Opinion

A bridge for many reasons

A view of what Palmerston North's proposed cycle and pedestrian bridge would look like from upstream.

OPINION: OPINION: More information is needed to fill the cycle and pedestrian bridge void.

Sky stranglehold stupifying

Fairfax Media has pulled out of Olympics coverage in Rio.

OPINION: Sports lovers the losers in Olympics broadcast wrangle.

Realism needed in the war on terror

NICE, FRANCE - JULY 16: A woman weeps as she views flowers and tributes on the Promenade des Anglais on July 16, 2016 in ...

OPINION: The French prime minister is in a bit of trouble for saying "France is going to have to live with terrorism".

OPINION: Calm needed in police powers debate

The scene of a police shooting in Rotorua on Thursday.

 OPINION: We live in an age where jumping to conclusions has never been easier.

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Queues formed as people flocked to their nearest Lotto counter to buy a ticket for Saturday's draw.

OPINION: Last week, apparently everybody did, writes Richard Swainson.

Acting with minimum effort

Gary Sinise in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

OPINION: He might only be putting in 40 per cent, but Gary Sinise is a saving grace on Criminal Minds - Beyond Borders.

Stop the car, I feel sick

Vomiting is a common complaint for patients. Such was the case for Indy, a papilion like this one.

OPINION: Vomiting is a common complaint for many of the pets bought in to the clinic, writes Malcolm Anderson.

The music publisher minefield

The song Happy Birthday wasn't always public property, writes Karl du Fresne.

OPINION: A brush with the music publishing industry has left Karl du Fresne with a sour taste.

Why I'm (not really) relieved I didn't win Powerball

PAK 'n SAVE Hutt City Lotto shop sold a winning $7.5 million power ball ticket.

OPINION: Like many New Zealanders, I play Lotto.

OPINION: No excuse for derogatory remarks

Radio Sport host Mark Watson has been criticised for remarks made during his show.

OPINION: On air derogatory remarks against gay people and Fijians are unacceptable in modern New Zealand society.

Growing pains of middle life

There is more to life outside the Palmerston North City Council building.

OPINION: OPINION: It's July, and time for city councillors to take a breather before heading into the elections.

Black should leap at Blues shift

Otere Black has played more games for College Old Boys in Manawatu club rugby this year than he has for the Hurricanes.

OPINION: Otere Black should be fighting for the chance to move to the Blues rather than spending another year on the fringes of the Hurricanes' squad.

The dangerous waters in the South China Sea

United States Secretary of State John Kerry, left, with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. Kerry was in China in June ...

OPINION: Activity in the South China Sea may well get more exciting if an International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea doesn't rule in favour of China.

Debate about inequality needed after Brexit

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 15:  Bob Geldof supports the 'In' campaign as Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, ...

OPINION: It might be time to discuss the logic fail of some commentary around Brexit.

EU to blame too

Protestors with their faces  painted pose for a photograph during a 'March for Europe' demonstration against Britain's ...

There was dishonesty on both sides of the Brexit campaign. That's just politics, writes Liam Hehir.

Uses for cardboard boxes

Pets arrive at Anderson's Vet Clinic in a wide variety of containers.

OPINION: I have always thought that I should have started a photo collection of all the various pet containers that they arrive in.

Prey tells a good story

Philip Glenister and MyAnna Buring in Prey 2.

OPINION: One of the advantages of living in New Zealand is that you're far enough away from the troubles of the world.

OPINION: The symmetry of Brexit

A Brexit supporter holds a Union Jack flag at a Vote Leave rally in London.

Britain must summon up its resolve in the face of uncertainty, writes Liam Hehir

Reddy case shining example of good police work

Kamal Reddy has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering girlfriend Pakeeza Yusuf and her three-year-old daughter ...

OPINION: How the police trapped the loathsome double murderer Kamal Reddy was brilliant, writes Karl du Fresne.

Moala the future at centre?

George Moala was a constant threat for the All Blacks in their third test against Wales on Saturday night.

 OPINION: In 50 minutes George Moala changed the trajectory of his rugby career and thrust himself into the battle for a regular spot for the All Blacks at centre.

Lampedusa, a poignant and heartfelt reflection

Karlos Drinkwater plays Stefano in Lampedusa.

REVIEW: Lampedusa begins and ends on a bare stage with two spotlit chairs and two characters.

OPINION: Mid-winter madness

Palmerston North City Council.

OPINION: A massive amount of information was released by the Palmerston North City Council in June that could affect people's lives.

OPINION: Plans an investment for PN's future

An impression of an additional bus shelter and waiting room for regional bus passengers in The Square in Palmerston North.

OPINION: Plans to upgrade The Square are likely to have an economic impact on the wider region.

Finer points of wining and dining lost on bureaucrats

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OPINION: The finer points of degustation dinners could well be lost on the bureaucratic mind.

Policy 'plagiarism' irritates Peters

Winston Peters seems to get annoyed when other politicians agree with him.

OPINION: Winston Peters seems to have a long history of being irritated when other politicians agree with him.

All Blacks a step above

Beauden Barrett's line-break between Welsh midfielders Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies was what sparked an All Blacks ...

OPINION: We have yet to see a perfect All Blacks performance this year, but they are still a class above the rest of the world.

Great policing or just bad drug smuggling?

Pictures supplied by the police of the mega meth bust on 90 mile beach.
Northland Police make record seizure of ...

Was the Northland meth bust a case of cracker police work or just good fortune?

A trip to Melbourne reveals Australian culture

Richard Swainson had a secret desire to witness an Australian team defeated on home soil.

OPINION: Travel is said to broaden the mind.

A thought-provoking production

Jade Daniels and Jane Yonge in The Politician's Wife.

REVIEW: The Politician's Wife has a story ripped straight from the headlines about the desperate diaspora of war refugees.

OPINION: McGrail on verge of eighth decade in horse racing

Manawatu Standard racing reporter Stewart McGrail.

OPINION: On Stewart McGrail's last day at school, he was told by his headmaster someone had to come last; just not as far back as him.

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