FROM THE EDITOR
So, we’re slowly getting back on board, sizing up the new year, and already there are issues. As if accommodating the lag known as back-to-work-itis, getting the kids ready for a new school term, and paying off Christmas don’t loom large enough.
Already, there are people campaigning for restoration of our waterways to ‘swimmable’, and shelter for farm animals. There are growing voices of disquiet over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, a rekindled euthanasia debate, the unremitting road toll, unemployment, climate change, oil exploration, the cost of housing, and soon enough, that flag referendum.
But there’s a holiday weekend ahead, and another in two weeks, so perhaps those and all the other issues, will have to wait their turn as each of us according to our individual priorities, personal interests and level of distraction, awaken from our summer siesta and reconnect with a world that never sleeps.