It's wonderful to be so popular. Isn't it?
OPINION: Outsiders appear to be messing with our sports TV viewing when they would do well to leave alone.
Teachers are back in the firing line, this time for supposedly failing to inspire pupils on to tertiary education.
JANINE RANKIN - Manawatu Standard
Sometimes, good decisions take time.
Rural schools are often the heart of their communities and it's tragic whenever they are forced to fold.
There will be successful Labour prime ministers in the future. Some of them will even go on to become enduringly popular statesmen.
OPINION: For months journalists and political observers have had September 15 circled on their calendars.
I did not expect much from Snow, but I could not have begun to imagine how it would impact me.
There are a couple of popular sayings that sometimes come up around election time.
In a legal sense the Palmerston North City Council's safety audit of the Ferguson St pedestrian crossing was proficient.
OPINION: Winston Peters is likely to choose who our next prime minister, but voting for him is gamble.
Nothing dashes the communal spirit of a produce or farmers' market quite like a dour dose of capitalism.
Most encouraging it is to see the Palmerston North City Council acknowledges there is a need for a covered grandstand on the embankment side of the oval at Arena Manawatu.
MATTHEW DALLAS ACTING EDITOR - Manawatu Standard
By challenging his political opponents to pledge support for Mana Party's Feed the Kids legislation, Hone Harawira has shrewdly positioned the bill as a litmus test on both child poverty and the various parties' keenness to tackle it.
OPINION: Don't despair - despite noxious effluent in the form of hip-hop, not all politicians are dirty.
OPINION: After more than 300 years as part of the UK, Scotland could be days away from independence.
I did not have a beer for two weeks. Not by chance, but by choice.
OPINION: The announcement of National's proposed tax cuts yesterday can only be described as an anti-climax.
OPINION: What caused the downfall of Judith Collins? The style of politics she's become associated with.
OPINION: I am perhaps not alone in thinking that this has been the most repelling yet compelling election for some decades.
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