Opinion

Quest for perfect lawn never-ending

1diggerS

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

OPINION: Everybody has a vice, or so they say. For many of us it is more than just one.

Cup overshadows health

Porirua Union Health

OPINION: America's Cup hoopla has overshadowed the plight of community health clinics, which serve low-income people.

The America's Cup con job

America's Cup

OPINION: I've been trying to work out why New Zealanders got so swept up in the America's Cup over the past month

Democracy doesn't always deliver

PIERS FULLER - Wairarapa News

OPINION: On some levels local body democracy is so impotent that it is almost a sham.

The tortured road to Damascus

LONG VIEW BY RICK LONG - Wairarapa News

OPINION: What we need is a modern-day Saul of Tarsus.

Voters smarter this time

OPINION: Election day in local government may not be until October 12, but mayoral races in our two largest cities already seem done and dusted.

Revitalised party ready to lead

David Parker and David Cunliffe

OPINION: David Cunliffe has won the battle to be Labour leader. Chances are he will probably be New Zealand's next Prime Minister.

Timely promotion for Cunliffe

David Cunliffe

OPINION: New Labour leader David Cunliffe will have several opportunities to present himself as an alternative Prime Minister.

The perfect travelling companions

Catalogue has everything you need and more

1JackS

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

OPINION: It's been said good things come in small parcels and so it is that lifting the flap on the letter box always generates a sense of excitement.

Are the polls to be believed?

TALKING POLITICS BY GORDON CAMPBELL - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: Polls have become the drug of choice in political life.

Paradox of fashionable ink

PIERS FULLER - Wairarapa News

OPINION: Tattoos are great ideas at the time - therein lies the rub. Time moves on; tats don't.

Punters being kept in the dark

Sky City

OPINION: While the Labour's Got Talent show rolls on, other political stories are being relegated to the shadows.

There is method to this madness

1talkS

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

OPINION: I'm not sure what the definition of insanity is, but if it includes talking to oneself then I'm in trouble.

The virtues and sins of the fathers

David Shearer

LONG VIEW BY RICK LONG - Wairarapa News

OPINION: We want decent people to be politicians, but then we decline to treat them decently.

Is Cunliffe the answer after all?

David Cunliffe

OPINION: While Grant Robertson and David Cunliffe are both excellent public speakers, Cunliffe has been better able in the House to score hits on the Government.

Hospitals are not always havens

stethoscope

THE LONG VIEW BY RICK LONG - Wairarapa News

OPINION: According to an article in Time magazine nearly twenty per cent of people admitted to US hospitals acquire an infection while they are there.

Paula Bennett's bells and whistles

Paula Bennett

OPINION: If Steven Joyce provides much of the Government's intellectual firepower, Paula Bennett plays a different role for her colleagues.

Confessions of a fast food addict

WALT DICKSON - Wairarapa News

OPINION: The fat tax is back on the agenda and frankly it can't come soon enough.

Fonterra have got it all sorted

condensed milk

LONG VIEW BY RICK LONG - Wairarapa News

OPINION: It seems that 20 years on we export contaminated whey powder for other countries to manufacture baby formula and import all our condensed milk.

NZ: 100 per cent vulnerable

Fonterra

OPINION: Parenthood is anxiety-inducing enough, without asking parents to play Russian roulette with what they're feeding their babies.

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content