Opinion

Time to prove himself

A bunch of faceless union hacks chose Andrew Little to lead the Labour Party this week.

Africa deserves better than a used Band Aid

No good deed goes unpunished, as British pop campaigner Bob Geldof discovered this week.

Did Labour stumble its way to right leader?

Andrew Little may have slid through a side window to gain the Labour leadership, but he has brought fresh air with him.

Sutton's resignation bad news for workplaces

It appears that Roger Sutton is a bit of a dork.

Young buyers squeezed out

Solutions become problems become solutions, and without a long-term view, nothing changes.

Good work reaps award

Humble people who would normally shun the limelight deserve to be recognised.

Agriculture's part

The overwhelming scientific consensus is that human activity, including agriculture, plays a significant role in climate change.

Labour needs a salesman

Tomorrow the Labour Party will announce its fourth leader in as many years.

Learn from taking risks

There was an extraordinary story published in yesterday's Manawatu Standard.

Alas Smith and groans: Corrections has lost our trust

OPINION: What a total bloody shambles. Phillip John Smith has made fools of our Corrections Department.

All that was missing was one little word

It appears that sorry is indeed the hardest word.

An international effort

I've been in journalism for 30 years and the change in that time is staggering.

Jury out on airline's regional commitment

If there's a lack of balloons at the launch of "Fly Palmy" today, it may feel like Air New Zealand has popped some.

In defence of backyard fireworks

OPINION: Guy Fawkes night is a thanksgiving for the survival of parliamentary democracy. Let's enjoy celebrating it.

Corrections errs as murderer escapes

OPINION: Corrections may be entrenched in a debacle, but at least it has admitted it was wrong not to check in on an escaped murderer's whereabouts

Outdoors must be respected

mt ngauruhoe

Yet another tramper has been hauled off of a mountain with a lack of provisions.

Inflating the terrorism risk

OPINION: "I don't want to overstate the risk," PM says. But only two passports cancelled this year.

Secret diary of a cup of tea

Mug of tea

OPINION: That's why my government has taken away the legal right for workers to have a tea break.

Blood on their hands

Pike River

Thursday, November 6, was a sad day for New Zealand. One of the saddest in its modern history.

Sevens need star power to survive

sevens strap

OPINION: Could the party really be over for the Wellington Sevens? And is that necessarily a bad thing?

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