Opinion

Returning Hansen to job would be jumping the gun

It strikes me that Steve Hansen talking about signing on as All Blacks coach for an eternity after the World Cup is a bit presumptuous.

The judicial system is failing to keep us safe

The story of murderer and child abuser Phillip Smith's escape and flight from this country was one suggesting chronic systemic failure.

Reviews: Hunger Games, Jimmy's Hall, Rise

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

OPINION: Movies reviewed this week: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, Jimmy's Hall and Rise.

Thank you Sue Bradford for standing firm

Sue Bradford, stand up and take a bow. You've earned it.

Little must address potential challenger

OPINION: Having been beaten twice in his quest for the leadership, Robertson says his aspirations are over. Should we believe him?

Time to look beyond dam spin

OPINION: If GWRC ever thinks this Wairarapa dam is going to be easy, it needs a cup of tea and a lie down.

All eyes on Ferguson as race relations broil

OPINION: All eyes in America are presently glued to a suburb of St Louis, and a decision to be made by 12 people.

No excuse for exploitation

A distant memory was revived with news that service station forecourt staff have been docked wages.

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.

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