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OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.
OPINION: I think I'll pull out a long dead grandfather I never met and use him to make a point of some sort.
Well done and congratulations to Martin Egan, potential councillor. Today he was door knocking in our area and meeting people. No other candidate that I am aware of has made that effort, so I've changed my voting list around a bit. Thank you Martin. Peggy Wood
OPINION: I am concerned that the National Party list MP Jono Naylor appears to have broken ranks with his party.
OPINION: Of the many tributes written after Richie Benaud's death last week was penned by Billy Birmingham.
OPINION: The body camera is the logical though depressing answer to the United States’ apparent systemic culture of police brutality.
Prime Minister John Key picked a bad time to forget the name of the Islamic State’s leader. And he picked the worst time to not care he didn’t know.
Please inform Peter Taylor that I'm not in the least bit interested in his "Maori" flag.
In February, while returning from a book fair at Dhaka University, Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American blogger known for his atheism, and his wife were dragged from their rickshaw and hacked with machetes. The book fair, held annually to commemorate the 1952 protests that culminated in the Pakistani military opening fire on students at the university, is a typically Bengali response to violence. To turn the Nazi leader Hermann Göring's notorious barb on its head, when Bengalis hear the word "gun," they reach for their culture.
City council reporter Janine Rankin considers the luck of the draw as councillors pick up new roles
OPINION: John Campbell appears to have fallen victim to the chase for that younger, more mobile demographic.
OPINION: As the vultures circle Campbell Live, it would be a mistake to see internet protest as some kind of salvific oasis.
OPINION: Until several months ago I had never come across the term zero-hour contracts and had no idea what they meant.
OPINION: Education matters and there are good and bad ways to go about it. But let us not kid ourselves that it moulds a child's nature.
OPINION: There's a cosy convention in Parliament that MPs should not publicly criticise the Speaker.
OPINION: Graffiti is beginning to be globally recognised as a form of art, creating a divide between what is known as graffiti and what is just plain tagging.
OPINION: Trees and chainsaws. When the former is perfectly healthy the latter should not go anywhere near them.
A review of pedestrian crossings in Palmerston North found shortcomings, but behaviour is the biggest problem.
OPINION: It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time when air travel was an adventure.
OPINION: Is the legacy of being an All Black enough to keep rising rugby stars at home?
OPINION: Press clippings on politics from the days to come...
Credit must go to Viviene and Allan Still for trying to ensure others don't share their experiences.
Anyone who lived in Palmerston North at the time of the Lundy murders will know the feeling of dread.
OPINION: NZ's crushing loss to Australia in Sunday night's cricket world cup final was a fairytale with the wrong ending.
Many of our readers know a great deal about the challenges posed by the internet and social media.
OPINION: It almost feels criminal to wag a finger at Brendon McCullum after the exploits he thrilled us with this summer.
It was a tense old meeting for the Palmerston North City Council as Duncan McCann was anointed as deputy mayor and the shape of the new committee structure was rolled out.
OPINION: Anyone who has played sport at any level - from school and club to regional and national reps - will know them.
OPINION: Lately I've been labelled with words that make me feel slightly uneasy.