Farewell to John Campbell video

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John Campbell gets a selfie taken with a fan outside TV3 after the last Campbell Live show went to air.

OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.

School start times raise issues

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OPINION: Group entry intakes at schools need to ensure the best interests of the children are preserved.

Roundabout the logical relief for Roberts Line

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Intersection of Roberts Line and Napier Road.

OPINION: It's not complex - convenience and cost are no substitute for safety.

Online voting a must

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OPINION: Was the Palmerston North City Council really serious about boosting voter numbers?

Horvath a victim of pending workplace law

Nick Horvath, Tall Blacks and now former Jets basketballer.

It seems the Manawatu Jets board spooked themselves in cutting Nick Horvath from their playing roster.

Voting off-line

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PN New mayor Grant Smith is sworn in , at  Palmerston North City Council chamber.

OPINION: The Palmerston North City Council is keen for residents to trial electronic voting, but has a few issues with its own in-house system.

What next for Campbell?

John Campbell's show Campbell Live ran for 10 years on TV3.

OPINION: Axed television presenter John Campbell has more than a bit of Glenn Beck about him.

Convicted killer's interview should happen


OPINION: Convicted double murderer Scott Watson has hardly been the loquacious type since being found guilty of killing Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlborough Sounds, sometime after New Year's Day in 1998.

Dying Dad taught me how to live

Duncan Garner says we let work distract us from what really matters: family, friends and the joys of new experiences.

OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.

Customer service doesn't stop once the sale is made


OPINION: Everybody likes it when David gets one over Goliath, especially when the giant is a big business found to be treating a client like anything but a human being.

Why I care about Campbell

John Campbell

OPINION: This is dedicated to those of you who are cheering about the demise of Campbell Live.

Get serious about booze culture

Staying off the booze to help drug problems

OPINION: How long is it before we get serious about greater restrictions on alcohol in a bit to curb excessive consumption.

Everone has part in building city


OPINION: The transient nature of Palmerston North's population means we often see a lot of talented people passing through the city. 

"Staunchly parochial"

Manawatu Standard editorial

OPINION: New Manawatu editor Jonathon Howe speaks of his love for Manawatu in his first editorial since being appointed.

The truth about NCEA - and it's not good


OPINION: It is about time the public knew the truth about New Zealand's secondary school qualification,  NCEA.

Dairy industry critics need to tell both sides

Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard.

OPINION: Recent report on the cost of NZ's dairy industry needs to look further than evidence that suits its needs.

Letter to the Editor

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I can commiserate with Jenny Edwards (Letters, May 9) regarding the poor quality of the resurface on Park Rd.

Republicans far from stupid

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington after an unmanned aerial drone was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night. The Secret Service is investigating two senior agents after a car crash at the White House complex. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback says recently appointed Director Joseph Clancy has been briefed on the March 4 incident. The crash investigation is the latest embarrassment for the agency tasked with protecting the president. In the last six months several top agency officials, including former Director Julian Pierson, have been forced out amid revelations of multiple serious presidential security breaches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

OPINION: There's a presidential election in the US next year and there'll be lot of snarking about the Republican contenders are.

Time to end sweet nothings and act on child obesity crisis

Duncan Garner believes the flag referendum is a huge waste of money.

OPINION: Don’t expect an assault on obesity and its related killer diseases in next week’s Budget.

Cycle Classic departure a blow for Manawatu

New Zealand Cycle Classic - Tour of Manawatu - Stage 5. Main bunch on Stoney Creek Road near Bunnythorpe.

OPINION: The wheels are at risk of falling off Manawatu's bike-friendly credentials following the Cycle Classic's sharp exit to Wairarapa.

Feeling a little ginger at royal overload

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It came as a shock to me this week to learn that the fifth in line to the throne of Great Britain and the Commonwealth of Nations is sadly lacking in his knowledge of the Spice Girls.

Quake-prone policies will shake small towns

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Heritage buildings in Fergusson St Feilding - early morning

OPINION: Even with the requirements for earthquake-prone buldings being relaxed, the ability to find a workable, realistic middle ground for building owners remains shaky. 

Time for council to focus

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Final goodbye to Jono Naylor at a PNCC meeting this morning.

After a year of uncertainty, the Palmerston North City Council has a full complement and time to get on with it.

Riding the conservative revolution

Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street on May 11, 2015 in London, England. Prime Minister David Cameron continued to announce his new cabinet with many ministers keeping their old positions

OPINION: A spectre is haunting the English-speaking world — the spectre of conservatism.

Flag debate, spend $26m on kids

Duncan Garner believes the flag referendum is a huge waste of money.

OPINION: I couldn’t give a toss about changing our current flag. I just can’t get excited about the debate.

How's that common sense working for you?

Souuthland Times/Fairfax NZ. Courts minister Chester Borrows stops in to the Southland branch of the New Zealand Law Society.

Chester, Chester, Chester. Are you a MP or a court jester?

Yik Yak just a hairy hurdle of life

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OPINION: Bans and confiscations are 'old school' tactics and do little to further students' understanding of appropriate online behaviour.

Mayweather not one for the fair weather boxing fans

Floyd Mayweather, right, dances awayy from a Manny Pacquiao shot to the mid range.

OPINION: Money cannot buy happiness but can it guarantee a good boxing match?

Divorcing fact from friction

Marriage, based on new research, will make you happy for the rest of your life.

OPINION: I am not 'traditional' because apparently I'm contemporary. The two people who, I dare say, made me, are now in two different countries and because of this I'm not traditional. 

Explanation for funding cut please

Money, money, money

OPINION: Loss of funding for Safety Advisory Board is a blow to Palmerston North.

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