OPINION: Wednesday's Taranaki Daily News had two news stories which stand in stark contrast to each other.
Gareth Morgan wants to get rid of all cats, because ''cats are a major player in the destruction of native birds'' and New Zealand has ''a feline population of 1.4 million''.
Sir David Attenborough looks at the world quite differently. The human population of the planet is a far greater problem than that of cats: ''We are a plague on the Earth.''
Humans have played a much greater role in the extinction of native species than cats, and have ruthlessly exploited natural resources and caused pollution on a huge scale.
Gareth Morgan suggests that people should not replace a pet cat when it dies. Cats might well consider not replacing their humans when they die.
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Waitara's Jason Matthews shows his class during the first day of the Fisher and Paykel Taranaki Easter Masters surf competition held at Arawhata yesterday.
Home's French Provincial design is part of a special lifestyle close to the city.
When you are playing with a depleted roster you generally have to do the basics right.
Spotswood United bounced back to thump defending champions Southern.
Tropical storm Ita downed trees and powerlines and drowned the Taranaki region.
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