Opinion

Fewer reasons not to vote this time

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Early voting in this year's general election starts tomorrow.

Social policy means big business

business finances

OPINION: There's a persistent assumption that big business suffers under Centre-Left governments and prospers under Centre-Right.

Editorial: Robust debate and respect should rule

If the wheels have not fallen off, they're looking awfully wobbly.

Maori candidates show respect

Maori Party logo

OPINION: Imagine a TV political debate where afterwards the candidates publicly congratulate each other on their performance.

No more Mr Nice Guy

Duncan Garner

OPINION: John Key won't last forever. At his best he was unbeatable. But time marches on.

TV battle fought on wrong front

TROUBLE MAKER: Television.

Though many viewers would have missed it, a missile was launched against broadcast TV yesterday.

Zebra crossings a leap of faith

Crash

The death of student Stefanie Von Bueren on a pedestrian crossing on Monday evening is senseless.

Haka is all the fireworks we need

Fireworks

Temporary suspension of fireworks displays from prematch celebrations at All Blacks tests smart move by NZRU.

A word on rubbish branding

So the Brewers Guild of New Zealand awards have come and gone, and, in what is typical fashion for me, I got almost all my predictions wrong.

Internet-Mana could influence election

hone harawira

What started as an outfit few people took seriously may be in the process of becoming a force.

Complacency issue dealt with

John Key at dinner

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key warned the National Party faithful about the perils of complacency.

Finances forecast Infracon's failure

Infracon

The collapse of roading company Infracon due to poor financial performance will have come as shock to many.

Key punching at shadows

Duncan Garner

John Key can hardly sack a minister for something he's neck deep in as well.

Education policy a problem for National

A teacher writes on a blackboard

National Party supporters have likely been hoping media coverage of the election would move to policy and away from the ongoing fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics.

Garner undermined public's trust in him

Duncan Garner

OPINION: Fallout from Dirty Politics crossed into ridiculous with fake news tip from Radio Live host Duncan Garner.

Flytipping of lowest form

Flytip str

OPINION: Charitable organisations such as the Red Cross, Arohanui Hospice, Methodist Social Services and the Salvation Army do a lot of good work for the people of Manawatu.

Voters have more to worry about

Cameron Slater

OPINION: Having barely secured a copy of Dirty Politics, I've had to speed-read to get my take into this week's column.

Distraction antics wearing thin

Hager strap 2

Any hope prime minister had that fallout from Nicky Hager's book would blow over must now be dashed.

Gazing into my beer-filled crystal ball

Beer awards

As you may be aware, the Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are coming up soon - really soon.

Redistributing wealth a bold plan

Green Party

The Green Party was reported as being frustrated with a lack of media coverage.

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