Isis fight not all it's cracked up to be

The only reason Turkey doesn't shut its border is that it doesn't really want to.

That's rich, to say wealth can be shared

I don't know whether we should be flattered or flabbergasted. Or simply just aghast.

Rare treat at Tangimoana

Polo is a sport we report on briefly about once a year, but which remains mostly a mystery to the general population.

Catton does New Zealand proud

OPINION: Eleanor Catton has spoken her mind. Well, how dare she.

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The team behind Yeastie Boys are hoping to convert people to more than just their mad-yet-magical beers

Blinkered over kids on quads

OPINION: We would never let a child handle a gun, but we let them ride quad bikes.

Taking us for a ride

OPINION: We have a pronounced aversion to TV commercials in our house. They have to be muted.

Movie review: Into the Woods


Carla Amos reviews 'Into the Woods', starring Meryl Streep.

Threats go beyond freedom of speech

Social media seems to the favourite platform for revealing the darker, nastier and potentially violent side of human nature.

Labour needs to devise a strategy

OPINION: As long as Labour can be disciplined enough, there are methods of beating National in the next election.

Tennis stars' outfits no excuse for sexism

OPINION: The focus should be on the game, not on tennis stars' outfits.

Exciting race for mayoral chains

OPINION: Janine Rankin is very excited. Our Palmerston North City Council reporter is normally reasonably phlegmatic.

More about politics than art

OPINION: Last week's Academy Award nominations have attracted criticism. Fault has been found.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

The last thing we need

OPINION: Unfortunately, Western media cannot resist turning stories like the Paris killings into a media circus.

Put yourself in her shoes

OPINION: One of the unexpected effects of being a parent is enhanced empathy.

Finals dud without drawcard

OPINION: We're into our third week of racketeering at a time when we all become lounge-lizard tennis experts.

Owning it all

OPINION: Seventy million. It's not a small number. Quite sizeable in fact, especially when you consider it in a Kiwi context.

Free parking - always a good idea

OPINION: Paying for car parking is such a grudge purchase.

Drilling down on political correctness

OPINION: Vaughan Dennison has the reputation of possessing a safe pair of hands, with the personality to match the topography of the city he strives to lead.

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