Baker’s Banter

Baker’s Banter—17 April 2018

Anyone using the roads and/or public transport in our part of the world is aware of the need for some serious investment. The reality is that whilst we have some way to go in terms of modern trains, single seat journeys and more regular services, what we have is significantly better than what used to exist as recently as five […]

Baker’s Banter—20 March 2018

With the advent of technology and how we communicate, we have seen the creation of a whole new language. One such new term is “clickbait”. Wikipedia defines it as “web content whose main goal is to get users to click on a link to go to a certain webpage or video”. I prefer the Urban Dictionary definition “It’s a link […]

Baker’s Banter— 20 February 2018

It is pleasing to see Mayor Goff come out swinging about those who think it is ok to dump their rubbish on the sides of the roads. Being a mainly rural area with fewer houses, less traffic and obviously less chance of being seen, Franklin is a popular destination for the toe rags who do this. However it is not […]

Baker’s Banter—23 January 2018

Just after Christmas I was asked by the local Police to help out with a video clip they were creating to highlight the issues and challenges faced at Karioitahi Beach. The challenges are complex and there is no easy solution as some like to suggest. At the end of the day it simply comes down to personal responsibility, decision making […]

Baker’s Banter – December 2017

I know a lot of people saw the video footage of the guy getting driven into on Karioitahi Beach last week and the things leading up to that moment and the things afterwards. As an ex cop I am worried when well meaning folk try to take the law into their own hands It might seem like the right thing […]


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