Opinion

Limited options for Little

The political pundits were given plenty to ponder when newly-elected Labour leader Andrew Little announced his frontbench lineup and parliamentary team rankings.

UFB links electorate

With a heavy reliance on the internet, I am reminded on a daily basis just how important fast broadband is to our community.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

No race to lift the limit

The widespread calls to lift the existing 100kmh speed limit aren't simply the undisciplined clamour of an impatient public.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Confronted by sad cases

It's hard to muster much of a case of the feelgoods from another hugely against-the-odds rescue of a newborn baby.

Note to selves: yuck

No-one should have any difficulty accepting that our new notes will be harder to counterfeit, if only because of the nausea they'd induce..

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Support for the community

In a world where inequality has persisted for generations, businesses are more and more grasping the reality that they have an obligation to put something back into their communities.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

The curious case of Roger Sutton

Roger Sutton's managerial reputation is now buggered and his employer, the State Services Commission, is under fire.

We've got the Aussie deal covered

Australians are braying that their country's framework for a free trade agreement with China is bigger and/or better than New Zealand's with regard to dairy products.

Common Treaty beliefs jolted

The Waitangi Tribunal has given the country plenty to think about with the release of its findings on Stage 1 of the Te Paparahi o Te Raki Inquiry.

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Development and water important issues

OPINION: With the first year of this council's term already over, I am certain that council's decision to allocate resources to economic development projects has been the right move.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Deals stuck and frozen

Save for one of those monumental South Korean parliamentary brawls, a free-trade agreement with New Zealand is about to come into effect.

Ethical path to sanctuary

It may be age-related but I seem to be drawn to philosophy as the starting point for many of my musings these days.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

An especially squalid betrayal

OPINION: What happens in the back of ambulances is often invasive.

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OPINION: More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

More subsidies for businesses

OPINION: Tourist industry leaders published a short wish list before the general election.

Going down the plastic road

OPINION: When a Spark store declined to accept cash from a Timaru man trying to pay his bill, his frustration was picked up by many.

Show season is upon us

November marks the beginning of the show season and the Kaikoura electorate is blessed with many A&P shows.

A monster on the loose

Shockingly, it turns out that Phillip John Smith is not only a murderer and child molester. He's also a bit of a fibber.

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Dirty trick

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The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Dignity within a disgraceful outcome

Pike River

The Pike River families have held faith to an extent that deserves admiration as well as empathy.

A measured response to ISIS

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OPINION: The Prime Minister says the fight against ISIS affects New Zealand, but the effect is limited and our part in it should be limited too.

Lessons from the last election

 Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

Let's look at the Green Party's position on the New Zealand political spectrum.

Bigger bang theory

Fireworks Palmerston North

Prime Minister John Key's populist antenna serves him well when he predicts it's just a matter of time before fireworks would be for only public displays.

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Absolutely positively new approach

Herzog restaurant and winery

Only Marlborough is a small part of the story, but it is the catch phrase that will become the "shop front" of the campaign

Message is to keep yourself safe

police chase generic

OPINION: On the evidence so far, police and the public are entitled conclude that the right reactions kicked in during the robberies of two Invercargill stores.

Rural base needs voice too

The Marlborough District Council is developing a "smart and connected" project for the province, its people and business.

Browning didn't think it through

GREEN MP: Steffan Browning.

In a mentally alfresco moment, Greens list MP Steffan Browning suggested that homeopathy should be investigated as a cure for Ebola.

Uncle Brown is coming to town

TC Campbell

OPINION: Building resilience, or in more basic language, taking the "Oh, bugger" out of life and farming is core business for us Averys.

Not off the hook

How well the police did their job in their investigation of the Roast Busters is open to argument, but they proved no-one's innocence.

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Job well done

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Let's not sound the alarm

The family TV set could be more threatening than the terrorists whose mayhem it vividly brings into our homes.

Censorship imposed on the tame

Friends

When my flatmates and I are not working or hanging out with friends from church, we like to "chillax" in front of the TV.

New MP relishes experience

stuart smith

Last week, with the official opening of Parliament, being sworn in and giving my maiden speech, at last I have had a taste of the real thing.

Workers take wins where they can

Wellpack workers

Dispassion can be hard to muster when an employee is already feeling stressed to bits.

Clusters help rural business to blossom

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams

Ifor Ffowcs-Williams makes the case for innovative business clusters to boost the economy.

Not perfect, but worth a shot

Generic cold and flu

There's no case for reproach against those who chose, or manufactured, this year's flu-shot vaccine.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Voting more than speaking rights

voting

New Zealand's competitive side tends to kick in when it comes to contests such as our just-won seat on the UN Security Council

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Caught out on a routine journey

lifejacket

They weren't quite famous last words, though it would be a good thing if they became memorable.

Experience life in the slower lane

nature

OPINION: Finding a way to slow down and simply enjoy what's around us is something we all should learn to do.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Take a broader view of fashion

Mannequin

Don't you just love it when a fashion maven complains that a row over thin mannequins has been "blown out of proportion"?

Chopper needs our support

Big screen

It's a touch ironic that the very service that provides a lifesaving service needs some rescuing itself.

A taste of life in the city

Prudential Assurance building

One of the benefits of living in Blenheim is the ability to zip over to Wellington for a weekend and not spend all day travelling.

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Marlborough

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Working towards a great event

 Katrina Lange

Perhaps the one thing Marlborough 4 Fun could have done was consult more widely on the timing change for the annual Christmas Parade.

More practical solution needed

St Peter Chanel church

Perhaps the final solution for the Spring Creek intersection will be a bolder approach that will be more logical and practical for all motorists.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Wages should be higher priority

Bill English

The Marlborough Express

The role of incomes was glaringly absent from the issues considered by the Ministerial Committee on Poverty.

A lot of learning for new MPs

Stuart Smith

OPINION: New Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith writes about his first few days in Parliament.

Feedback invited on junction overhaul

Marlborough

OPINION: A roundabout is the best solution for Spring Creek junction, Marlborough roads manager says.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local, national and global talking points.

A project that got out of control

Sean McDonald

Marlborough

It sounds like it started off as something innocent enough, and then got wildly out of control.

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Region well represented

Alzheimer’s Marlborough

After the final count and clean-up, Marlborough will have two MPs in Parliament this term.

A funny bloke

Ewen Gilmour

Ewen Gilmour, he of the lank, lifeless hair, is now a bit lank and lifeless all over.

Worse than cold coffee

Power cut in Auckland

There was barely restrained glee in some of the responses to yesterday's news coverage of the massive power outage facing Aucklanders.

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The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Imperilled pedalists

Cyclists

The fewer cyclists on our roads, the more imperilled they are. Proportionately, anyway.

Makos on a roll

 Mitchell Scott

It's been a good season for the Makos. We'll soon know if it's destined to be a great one.

Heart-rending reminders

Search for Jack Dixon

A 5-year-old child playing on the shoreline at Mt Maunganui hadn't been alone and didn't venture into the seas. But they claimed him anyway.

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More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Letters to the editor

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Swinging hard

It wouldn't be hard to pick apart Murray McCully's address to the United Nations.

Message being heard

John Kirwan

To call Sir John Kirwan one of the country's favourite Aucklanders is perhaps to damn him with really, really faint praise.

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Doing the best we can

Jack and Vivian Waller with Sophie

Marlborough

Shortly before she died, New Zealand and the world came to know Vivian Waller. Or rather, to know of her.

Hope amid crushing poverty

slum

Coming from New Zealand, it is difficult to understand a life in the slums. How can one find joy in such a situation? And yet people do.

No time to dawdle

David Cunliffe

Lots of people are saying Labour needs to lick its wounds. No-one's saying the tongues are out for David Cunliffe.

Letters to the editor

Elections, education and the economy are up for discussion in today's batch of letters to the editor.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

A mixed bag of views on a wide range of issues in today's letters to the editor.

Can't take it back

Jenny McNee

Jenny McNee faces a pointy reckoning for her sloshed, sour squirts of racist abuse at Queenstown taxi driver Ganesh Paramanathan.

No-show for work

Aaron Cruden

The ritual hanging out to dry of an All Black who regretted a night out has been performed this week.

Letters to the editor

The Marlborough Express

More correspondence from Express readers on local and national talking points.

Go well, Stuart

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith has shown an ability to get things done. He deserves our full support as he sets out on his new career in Parliament.

Emphatic result

John Key

John Key has received an emphatic and considered endorsement from an election that proved gaspingly bad for the Opposition.

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