OPINION: It's that time of the year again when Finance Minister Bill English tells us how he is going to spend our money.
OPINION: The Government has maintained a cautious, steady course, generally avoiding outlandish spending.
OPINION: Let's pray the enlistment of venerable lock Kane Thompson will go some way to curing a few of the Manawatu Turbos' ills of last season.
I am 30 years old, married and the father of two. Our family lives in a big villa on a large section in a quiet street.
OPINION: Planning rules seek to strike a balance between restricting individual freedoms to create the best outcomes for the wider community.
OPINION: It's past time for rugby league commentators to lift their game on pronouncing players' names.
REVIEW: Tina White reviews the Abbey Musical Theatre's revamped version of Hair.
New Zealand Music month always poses the question of what constitutes our best song, Richard Swainson writes.
The tale of shopping pioneer Harry Selfridge is both fascinating and tragic, writes Malcolm Hopwood.
I have lots of fond memories of my friend and mentor, Mike, whose little clinic I used to cycle to almost every day after school to help out.
OPINION: The Russians were right about Assad, Gwynne Dyer writes.
To heck with bring back Buck; let's just bring back the ruck.
OPINION: The shocking pain and guilt caused by the vow of celibacy is hidden behind a wall of silence and hypocrisy, writes Karl du Fresne.
OPINION: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has urged the British people to vote to leave the European Union.
OPINION: To the general public, it seems obvious – if churches wish to avoid being pushed to the margins of society, they should abandon sexual discrimination and probably other forms of discrimination as well.
Roadworks should be an inconvenience, not part of the Manawatu lifestyle.
OPINION: A real man is not selfish. He understands that love is about giving. He is prepared to sacrifice himself for a cause, writes Grant Miller.
OPINION: The year is 410 AD. Rome is being overrun by barbarians who have broken through the city gates and ransacked the place for three days straight.
OPINION: OPINION: Progress on Palmerston North cycleways is gaining momentum, but cyclists still worry about their safety on the way.
OPINION: For decades it was alcohol that was the pressure-relief valve of choice for sports stars.
OPINION: Grass is a word with many meanings including the green area around the house to electric lawn clippings that are inhaled.
People who follow Luther (UKTV, Mondays) and Bosch (Box, Tuesdays) deserve a small mention in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Only a small one.
OPINION: It has been a pain in recent years tripping along to watch Manawatu club rugby matches when so many of the best players aren't on show.
Eye in the Sky is a movie for anyone fascinated with drones.
OPINION: National are appeasing the Right with minimum effort.
OPINION: As good as a $100 steak sounds, it's got to be tough for the New Zealand public to swallow.
OPINION: Peter Sellers is dead. Of course he is, you might think. Never that physically robust, Sellers' health didn't really recover from a series of heart attacks suffered whilst filming Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid in 1964.
OPINION: It's a bit like an early Xmas every day at the pet hospital lately.
OPINION: The good news is that the killing in Burundi has not yet grown into a civil war.
OPINION: Any kids who have been rudely told they will never make it at sport could do worse than go see the Eddie the Eagle movie.