OPINION: Pop stars getting political is about damn time.
OPINION: Here we go again. North Korea launched a ballistic missile of intercontinental range on Sunday (saying it was just putting up a satellite) only weeks after it carried out its fourth nuclear weapons test (which it claimed was a hydrogen bomb).
OPINION: The Higgins company is not leaving town, despite the green light for the sale to Fletcher Building last week.
OPINION: Palmerston North beggars may soon run the risk of getting removed from their footpath possies if the city council follows through on plans to change the nuisance bylaw.
OPINION: Aesop told of a shepherd boy who thought it would be funny to scare the villagers by crying out that a wolf was attacking his flock.
OPINION: Zika, the mosquito-borne virus spreading through the Americas is just the latest new disease to spread panic around the world.
OPINION: The difficulties experienced by basketball player Tai Wesley in the naming of his firstborn son awoke old memories.
COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.
OPINION: “Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister.
OPINION: A sporting underdog story emerged this week, just when fans needed one.
OPINION: When Irish immigrant Dan Higgins started his small contracting company in Manawatu in the 1950s, he probably never imagined it would evolve into the industry powerhouse it is today.
OPINION: Everything has its use-by date and maybe time's up for Wellington and the international rugby sevens.
OPINION: Trees, a second bridge, and wastewater disposal were among the issues making headlines 20 years ago.
OPINION: Talk of New Zealand being corrupt is beyond ridiculous.
OPINION: How on earth can Labour beat John Key?
OPINION: The arrest of Ngatokotoru Puna over his $130,000 student loan has sent shivers up the spine of many and stoked the indignation of countless others.
OPINION: The news that the contraceptive pill may become available to women over the pharmacy counter could be good news, but only if the right groups are in mind.
The arrest of Ngatokotoru Puna was as much a PR stunt as it was a genuine attempt to enforce a law change that has given authorities greater powers to detain student loan debtors.
OPINION: Old-school opinions about rugby from yesteryear still ring true today.
OPINION: It is encouraging to see the number of convictions for drink driving offences in the Manawatu region have dropped, though it appears we still have a serious issue with repeat offenders being caught behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol.
I replayed the video of How Bizarre a few days ago, just to remind myself what all the fuss was about.
It seems strange that Sarah Palin would endorse Donald Trump.
OPINION: The idea of a free education is an oxymoron peddled by moron politicians.
A group of seduction specialists are no longer bringing their mysoginistc lessons to our shores, but the question remains whether immigration could have done much to halt the tour.
OPINION: You can never tire of watching Selica Winiata turning on her calypso skills.
OPINION: There's no pride in living rough and students are finally wising up.
RANKIN FILES: What city councillors were talking about 30 years ago.
OPINION: It's not what you can do in politics that matters, but how you sell it.
REVIEW: The Big Short
OPINION: A new sport is beginning to emerge on social media and it's starting to get on my ta-tas.