Taupo Times - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - Wil­lie Moana

The team at Fam­ily & Fi­nan­cial So­lu­tions Trust of­fer their sin­cer­est thanks to Mal­colm at Mal­colm Flow­ers In­sur­ances Ltd Taupo – who has gen­er­ously con­trib­uted to­wards the cost of six months’ rent.

We con­tinue to be amazed at the fan­tas­tic sup­port by the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity. This sup­port al­lows us to con­tinue the jour­ney with fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als in need.

Thank you Mal­colm – we are truly grate­ful for your sup­port.

Fam­ily & Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Trust is a lo­cal not for profit or­gan­i­sa­tion. We of­fer ad­vo­cacy and holis­tic fi­nan­cial men­tor­ing ser­vices to fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als, who come to us, at times, with com­plex needs. This is a free ser­vice to the com­mu­nity.

Olivia Manu Fam­ily & Fi­nan­cial So­lu­tions Trust


Con­ser­va­tive party can­di­date Mr Schuker must suf­fer from short­term mem­ory loss.

His em­bel­lished syn­op­sis of self-ap­praisal in re­gards to cam­paign­ing for lo­cal govern­ment hon­our­ing the treaty is laugh­able if not in­sult­ing.

In the past, Mr Shuker is a com­plainer never hav­ing any­thing pos­i­tive to say about Maori is­sues.

Reg­u­lar ar­ti­cle sub­mis­sions to the now de­funct, ‘‘Truth’’ news­pa­per and any other rep­utable newsagent will­ing to print his let­ters. Ar­ti­cles like ‘‘Beaches must stay with the crown, & ‘‘Just like Egypt’’ printed in the Waikato Times & Do­min­ion Post are in­dif­fer­ent to let­ter pro­vided to the Taupo Times.

Be­ing disin­gen­u­ous per­son­i­fies why many New Zealan­ders dis­trust politi­cians, a rea­son why some are re­luc­tant to vote.


A friend once said to me; ‘a politi­cian is some­one who shakes your hand be­fore an elec­tion and shakes con­fi­dence af­ter it.

Some­how I have no doubts about that, mainly be­cause of the many promises the par­ties are mak­ing, al­most willy nilly, to gain votes.

My per­sonal is­sues will be ig­nored, mainly be­cause I am a fer­vent be­liever in the sanc­tity of life.

The is­sue of abor­tion will not go away and it never will and the same will be for eu­thana­sia.

Suc­ces­sive gov­ern­ments have swept it un­der the car­pet. It will, how­ever, keep rear­ing its ugly


We wel­come let­ters to the ed­i­tor on any sub­ject. Let­ters can be up to 400 words. They might be edited for style, taste, le­gal rea­sons or to fit the avail­able space.

The opin­ions ex­pressed on this page are those of the writer and not those of the Taupo¯ Times.

A reader is skep­ti­cal of hand­shak­ing politi­cians.

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