Opinion

Stench of hypocrisy wafts into sweatshops

OPINION: Politicians are often accused of being two-faced. It's the classic throwaway line from people unhappy at the antics of those elected to lead them, and paid handsomely to do so.

Dear Baz and the boys

OPINION: Mate, you asked us to dare to dream. We did. Now the reality is dawning.

Editorial: Better for girls to be teens first, mums later

OPINION: As Albert Einstein once said: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

Te Rure plunder wounds Turbos

The signing of Manawatu Turbos first five-eighth Jade Te Rure by Scotland had me puzzling about the integrity of contracts.

Biggest shot at an endless summer

As Grant Elliott smashed the ball over for six, the crack of willow on leather was a cultural boom for the sport.

Bar staff now 'scared' to serve pregnant women

OPINION: You know hysteria over alcohol has reached a new level when a waitress refuses to serve a glass of wine to a pregnant woman.

Govt breaking social contract with sell-off

OPINION: The Government is, apparently, now flexible about a number of things, including who it sells houses to.

Boycotts are highly situational

OPINION: The atrocity avenged, we have basked in the warm glow of self-congratulation since.

Extreme begets extreme

OPINION: Having witnessed the sacrifices these young rowers endure, I have a little bit of sympathy for their stance.

That which binds us needn't rule us

OPINION: No one needs rules. Rules are the refuge of the narrow mind, especially when it comes to language.

Editorial: Police let down Roast Busters' alleged victims

No police lost their jobs over IPCA's report of the police investigation of the Roast Busters.

Can reptiles derail a new house?

OPINION: Officials needed to know whether lizards or native geckos exist at the property ... and whether their lives are in danger.

Editorial: Bullying the bullies: The irony of it all . . .

OPINION: I only need to say two names and you will know what subject I'm about to cover. These two names caused controversy and sparked strong opinions in our nation over the past week.

Big trouble ensues

OPINION: Just a week after my thermos was summarily emptied by the gestapo, there was another incident.

Home care must be safe

OPINION: There is an old adage that suggests that the last place a person wants to be if they are ill is in a hospital.

Predicting the Northland by-election too hard

The Northland by-election will not serve an indication of how the country will vote in the next general election.

Editorial: Pressure goes on to discourage smoking

Is it time for outdoor dining areas to go smokefree?

In reality, raging dinosaurs boost TV ratings

Quite a few years ago, a colleague dreamed up what would have been the ultimate reality TV show.

Oil drilling waste a real issue

OPINION: That feeling of being smack dab in the middle of the twilight zone continues.

New team could be a winner

OPINION: It may be hard to tell, even with time, whether Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith is the leader of a "winning team".

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