Police and MidCentral DHB take their fight against harmful effects of alcohol to the shop floor.
OPINION: Finally, some smart New Zealand financial brains are turning their attention to local body rates.
If Kim Dotcom was genuinely concerned about democratic transparency he'd reveal his information at the earliest opportunity.
OPINION: One of the saddest realities of war is that innocent people get caught in the crossfire.
Actual results challenge the belief that money and election results are linked.
A British supermarket's decision to remove sweets from checkout lanes are struggling to gain traction in New Zealand.
OPINION: Rock star economy? More like a one-hit wonder at best.
MATTHEW DALLAS DEPUTY EDITOR - Manawatu Standard
OPINION: Given how little can be bought for $1.50 these days, Telecom could perhaps be forgiven for thinking it a small price to pay for human contact.
OPINION: Too much weighting is accorded to the winners of World Cups, in all sports.
There appears to have been distinct lack of communication in Department of Corrections' dumping of course.
OPINION: All this makes it doubly hard to comprehend the hideous events that regularly cause America to convulse.
OPINION: Countdown management have gone from zero to hero in the space of 24 hours.
As far as visions go it's a nice one.
Being the new president of Federated Farmers, I want to ensure our discussions are informed by the facts, no matter how unpalatable they may be.
OPINION: Why don't I write more columns about how well Labour is doing at the moment?
JONATHON HOWE - CHIEF OF STAFF - Manawatu Standard
OPINION: Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe can be forgiven for being unsure about publicly announcing his homosexuality if the recent slurs from a fellow Australian broadcaster are an example of how these issues are treated by the sporting fraternity.
In the 2011 election campaign a certain fence spoke volumes about how elections work under MMP.
OPINION: Glenn Green and police say he is the country's most dangerous stalker and seems he's interested in stalking me.
OPINION: Now there is a face to the Malaysian diplomat scandal, the Government's run-for-cover tactics seem all the more shameful.
OPINION: The Government's report on Manawatu's economic strengths provides comfort in its predictability, but also irritation in the sense that we're getting strung along.
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