Northland win a shot in the arm

OPINION: As the watchdog of the north, Winston Peters will harry the Government to help the poor whites he now represents.

Who can't you call? Ghost buses

OPINION: Why do so many empty buses seem to be heading to the mystical suburb known as Not In Service?

Bitter defeat the first hole in the dam

OPINION: National is moving fast to fix the damage caused by Northland's by-election.

Dear Baz and the boys

OPINION: Mate, you asked us to dare to dream. We did. Now the reality is dawning.

Festival a super success

The CubaDupa festival was a super-dupa success. The rain stayed away on Saturday evening and there must have been a crowd of 20,000 spread out along the length of Cuba St and intersecting streets. The sound of the combined bands and the orchestra was enough to make your chest vibrate. My wife and I liked Strike the best. A gelato each topped the night off and we arrived home at 10pm and heard the welcome and not unexpected news that Winston had won the Northland by-election.

Prescription drugs not 'easy way out'

I find it very interesting that Barry Millage was disturbed to read of the number of young people who are prescribed anti- depressant drugs (Letters, March 27).

Cup lurches from one farce to the next

Temporary limits for improved motorway

Govt stumbles over its housing policy

The Salvation Army's decision not to buy state houses is a serious blow - they're one of the great social agencies of the country.

Create a tribunal for school stoushes

Nobody would be happy if parents made a habit of challenging school disciplinary decisions in court.

Online tax needs global unity

End of the line for aged Hercules

National has botched this by-election

Winston Peters' lead, according to the latest poll, is so formidable that he is likely to win. John Key himself thinks so.

That which binds us needn't rule us

No one needs rules. Rules are the refuge of the narrow mind, especially when it comes to language.

X Factor judges take us to a new low

X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon slashing at the harmless Joe Irvine was a new low in our television history.

Key should concentrate on his DIY disaster

The move to amorality

Peters poised for Northland win

The signs, the anecdotes, even the way National is framing its messages are all pointing one way.

Comments: Why some don't make it

commenters BLOG: Ever wondered why your comment didn't make it on to our website? Here's why.

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