Opinion

What crisis? It's all good in New Zealand

OPINION: The way people talk you'd think we were on the verge of collapse.

Turbos won't see recovering Milner-Skudder

The victorious Manawatu teachers rugby team after beating their Taranaki counterparts in New Plymouth on Saturday.

Nehe Milner-Skudder is on the road to recovery.

Pitt-Jolie split adds to Hollywood marriage flops

Hollywood A-listers Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing.

OPINION: Brad has been found wanting as a father and Ange is very consciously uncoupling for the sake of the children.

Kids' safety over dog breeds

Stock image angry dog running at camera, aggressive dog, menacing, teeth

OPINION: Just ban dog breeds and be done with it.

Win over Canterbury reignites Turbos' campaign

Jackson Hemopo, of the Turbos, is tackled by Canterbury full-back Jordie Barrett. The Turbos upset the Cantabs 19-13.

OPINION: Shame on the infidels who thought Cantabs would romp home.

Labour leader must grow the beard

Is it time for Andrew Little to grow a beard?

OPINION: What will it take for Labour to win the next election?

Tenancy tribunal decision must be overturned

Let's hope the district court overturns a Tenancy Tribunal ruling made over this property's soiled carpet.

OPINION: The tribunal's decision defies belief and will leave landlords worried.

Election campaigns brings on all sorts of experts

Oli Jakobs, 12, with a letter inviting him to enrol to vote.

OPINION: Local body election time brings out some hardy perennials from the garden of our discontent.

Keeping the bounce in your bunny

Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as a household pet.

The domestic rabbit is fast becoming one of our most popular pets.

Ad breaks ruin the momentum

Masterchef Australia judges Gary Mehigan, George Calombaris and Mett Preston.

OPINION: If television was invented purely for advertising and entertainment, there should be a time limit on shows.

Brazil post Dilma

Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff.

OPINION: Former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff leaves behind a successor who risks indictment.

Tatana shows honesty is the best policy in golf

Junior Tatana's honesty should be rewarded.

OPINION: Foxton golfer Junior Tatana's display of sportsmanship deserves a gong.

Weak argument for abandoning monarchy

There's no reason to think Queen Elizabeth will be New Zealand's last monarch.

Opinion: The inevitability of New Zealand becoming a republic not so evident.

Dear Rachel Stewart ...

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 Manawatu River at Fitzherbert Bridge looking towards the Tararua Ranges.

Horizons Regional Council is thinking long term in its implementation of the One Plan.

I like that old time rock'n'roll

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OPINION: When did rock music really emerge?

Was Manawatu robbed?

Manawatu halfback Toby Morland, right, here tackling Waikato prop Atu Moli, was unlucky to be ruled offside during a ...

Turbos fans should be feeling aggrieved after the officiating in their Ranfurly Shield challenge against Waikato.

Dads better than Batman to little kids

stock image: dad and daughter holding hands, man walking with child, girl.

OPINION: I think I've figured out one of the best things about being a dad: you get to relive childhood again.

A welcome start to the season

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REVIEW: It is hard to imagine a more celebratory welcome to the season than Swing into Spring.

White, middle-aged men dominate voter choice

Looking at things differently, one council candidate is appealing to voters on the way out as well as on the way in to ...

OPINION: OPINION: Do you have to be grey and white to be a councillor? Janine Rankin asks.

OPINION: Trump's Mexican meeting unpopular

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto shake hands at a press ...

Mexican leader Enrique Pena Nieto's decision to invite Donald Trump to his country for talks may have been a case of 'what if'.

Wilder's Waco Kid one of his greatest roles

Actor Gene Wilder, known for his roles in The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and ...

OPINION: Gene Wilder's explanation of the Waco Kid's backstory was one of his greatest screen moments.

A season to scratch and sniff

Pollen doesn't tend to make our pets sneeze like it does us, but it can make them extremely itchy.

OPINION: This week at the hospital has been dominated by itchy patients and sneezing owners.

Jericho good, escapist fun

Jessica Raine in Jericho.

COMMENT: When you think of Vanity Fair and shudder, Jericho is nothing like it. It's good escapist fun.

Ngani Laumape making huge impact in the NPC

Manawatu Turbo Ngani Laumape is one to watch.

OPINION: At the rate he is going, Ngani Laumape might just be the find of the year for the Manawatu Turbos.

Horizons should have stuck with One Plan's intent

Horizons Regional Council, 2015

OPINION: I have reached an age and a stage where I simply will not accept an invoice for services I have not received.

Tax power must stay with Parliament

Tax law changes propose taking power away from MPs, which is problematic.

Opinion: Tax law changes propose taking power away from MPs, which is problematic.

Shield reunion brings back Manawatu expats

Former Manawatu netballer Te Paea Selby-Rickit, who is now with the Southern Steel, debuted for the Silver Ferns against ...

OPINION: Manawatu's Ranfurly Shield winners got together to re-live the glory years.

Too COOL for school

Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools have to keep up with being in the 21st century and the technology that ...

OPINION: Oh to be a fly on the wall when the acronoym for 'Community of Online Learning' proposal was decided.

Library uproar needs solving

Gary Barnett has taken his complaints about bad behaviour at the Feilding Public Library to the Manawatu District Council.

OPINION: Do the teens causing chaos at the Feilding Public Library need a space of their own?

Turbos looking good if they can cure leakages

Is lock Kane Thompson the man to help steady the Turbos shonky form at lineouts.

OPINION: You have to be able to take the pain if you are a Manawatu Turbos fan.

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