Opinion

Editorial: Your move, Air New Zealand

Jetstar has announced new regional flight routes, including Palmerston North.

OPINION: OPINION: Let the airfare price wars begin - and not a moment too soon.

Socialist utopia proves elusive

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In the minds of liberals everywhere, the nations of Northern Europe have mastered the alchemy of high taxation and stringent labour regulation needed to create a progressive paradise.

The challenge of conservation

Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki speaks at the Wildbase Recovery Conference in Palmerston North.

New Zealand's first threatened species ambassador has a tough, but potentially rewarding, job ahead of her.

Winter blues is bad news

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OPINION: While sick had no real outside contact with the world, no idea what's been on the news. It's been great, writes Rachel Stewart.

Saying sorry has complications

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OPINION: Crown might not be forthcoming with an official apology for historic abuse cases.

Inquiry a welcome barometer

Wellington lawyer Lecretia Seales died from cancer, shortly after hearing that a High Court bid to allow her doctor to help her die without criminal prosecution had failed.

OPINION: Terms of reference for a parliamentary inquiry into euthanasia conveys robust intent.

Shifting the goal posts

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OPINION: By sticking to their principles the Greens have come across as the bad guys over booze.

Concern over possible closure

Police were led on a major chase over the weekend from Cromwell and ending in Tekapo.

OPINION: The possibility of closing down small police stations has been talked about for many years but has yet to become a reality in Manawatu.

Easter trading change overdue

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The Government has announced plans to change Easter Trading laws to allow local authorities to decide if and when retail stores can be open on Easter Sunday

Lessons from British Labour

British Labour Party politician Jeremy Corbyn.

Look for a brutal reality check in pretty short order if Jeremy Corbyn wins the leadership of the British Labour party.

Back to the drawing board

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Michelle Lee pays some mini golf with her daughter Sophie Lee, 11. Michelle Lee is holding a mini golf and garage sale fundraiser on Saturday for Suzi Fray.

OPINION: According to the ACC which activity causes 15,000 injuries every year? 

Garner: The important lesson for cheaters

The Ashley Madison data dump included more than 90,000 New Zealand email addresses.

OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.

This is 'overt' for Kiwis

US golf fans get their flag on at the Ryder Cup. New Zealand prime minister John Key believes a fresh flag would encourage Kiwis to make patriotic statements of a similar vein.

OPINION: "Overt patriotism" is what John Key believes a new national flag would bring. But aren't we already getting that from those opposed to his $26 million referendum. 

Manawatu a sporting oasis

New Zealand's basketballers get too close and personal with the Aussie Boomers.

OPINION: When Manawatu teams take on the outside world, it's not really a fair fight.

Supermarkets must design for life

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OPINION: When a new supermarket is being built, you know what you are going to get. There is a sense of comfort in that, but also a nagging question: can we do better?

'Misinformed' just want info

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"TPPA Walk Away  -  Nationwide Week of Action".  Mid week rally at Parliament buildings, Wellington. Bill Norris with his placard at his first ever protest.

OPINION: John Key has dismissed the anti-TPPA protesters who took to the streets in centres around the country as "misinformed".

Speak now, or forever...

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OPINION: Speaking up now on civic matters could save lots of complaining later, writes Janine Rankin.

Politicians follow the wider culture

Former Conservative Party leader Colin Craig.

Colin Craig founded the Conservative Party, lavished millions upon it and made himself into its public face. What has been the return on that investment?

Milson has uncomfortable questions to address

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The Salvation Army Men's Hostel located in Lockhart Ave, Milson, Palmerston North has the community feeling intimidated by the residents, who are being naughty and creepy.

It's clear a community group in Milson, Palmerston North, wants the Salvation Army men's hostel out of the neighbourhood.

Nehe can put his feet up watching the All Blacks' safety video

Nehe Milner-Skudder poses with his family and his test cap  after the  Bledisloe Cup match  at Eden Park.

OPINION: Manawatu's Milner-Skudder did enough with little ball to earn his World Cup ticket.

Why is being PC bad?

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Why is politcal correctness a bad thing?

Garner: Are All Blacks fans too arrogant?

Richie McCaw willl be looking to right the ledger in the Bledisloe Cup decider.

OPINION: The All Blacks face relentless pressure to be the best team in the world.

Devil is in the details for workplace bullying

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OPINION: Results from a MidCentral District Health Board survey on staff culture throw up more questions than answers on workplace bullying.

Our Turbos team of the decade

We are wondering whether the Oval at Arena Manawatu might end up being Arena Manawatu.

OPINION: It is opportune to select our all-time Manawatu Turbos team of the decade.

"Party Poopers" stance on pub bill hard to swallow

What's so wrong with a beer with breakfast?

OPINION: OPINION: Isn't it refreshing when a Bill comes before parliament where most parties agree on something? Or not.

Pomp for princes does no harm

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When Tony Abbott’s Australian government reinstated knighthoods and damehoods last year, the chattering classes in the Australian media generally responded as expected: with snideness and sarcasm.

Nehe awaits his fate after heady test debut

Nehe Milner-Skudder celebrates with Aaron Smith after scoring  during The Rugby Championship match.

OPINION: The Massey University Rugby Club always knew Nehe Milner-Skudder would make his All Black debut.

Garner: Hitting bullies where it hurts

Minister of Justice Amy Adams.

OPINION: I want to congratulate Justice Minister Amy Adams for tackling domestic violence.

A battle of bad ideas

Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump speaks during the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

OPINION: The focus in recent weeks of the Republican primary race in America has been on Donald Trump and the series of remarkable statements he has made since entering the contest.

Police shooting raises questions

Charlie Chaplin

OPINION: At 7.23pm last Sunday night I was sitting inside my favourite New Zealand building.

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