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Body-shamer shaming is ... shameful

An image from Mum's Diet by Joy Cowley, who says that, far from shaming fat people, the 1987 children's book promotes a healthy acceptance of all body types.

OPINION: It’s time we faced up to the harm that can be done by extreme literary diets.

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NZ Post want to reduce deliveries.
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'Yes, but' – measuring tiny steps

Greens have questions worth asking.

OPINION: Our Government already acknowledges that for any new piece of legislation, it's a good idea to be getting reports on the "yes but" bits.

Solving the maths equation

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Education Minister Hekia Parata two years ago described the results as "seriously worrying", when New Zealand children at year 5 scored well below average (34th out of 53 countries) in the 2010-2011 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. 

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Correspondence from readers of the Marlborough Express.

Patience is no virtue

Christchurch mum Sonya Tranter's bed is an armchair because there is no room left after fitting three families into her two-bedroom rental.

OPINION: Our housing stock has far too many awful properties and we all know it.

Housing health needs injection

The leaky Housing New Zealand home where toddler Emma-Lita Bourne was living when she died.

The revelations in recent days that two people's deaths have been linked to the condition of their housing has reignited debate around the quality of rental accommodation in New Zealand.

Time to review refugee quota

Ami and Ashbu, both three-years-old, walk  arm in arm  in the Zafaye refugee camp, some 15 kms (10 miles) from downtown N'djamena, Chad, Wednesday March 11, 2015. Both from the PK5 district of Bangui, have been living in the camp for over a year with  over 5000 other refugees of Chadian descent who fled the fighting in Central African Republic. Chad is also hosting thousands of refugees fleeing the current Boko Haram fighting in Nigeria. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

John Key's remarks have focused attention on New Zealand's policy towards refugees.

Reflections on the 2015 Budget

Stuart Smith at his office in Blenheim.

OPINION: Aspects of the 2015 Budget were history-making, writes Stuart Smith.

Long labour delivers little

Labour leader Andrew Little.

OPINION: EDITORIAL: Andrew Little has a long way to go.

Greens go into pastures new

The newly appointed co-leader of the Green Party James Shaw speaks after getting the job.

OPINION: New Green party co-leader James Shaw can help increase the party's vote

OPINION: The business opportunities in doing good

Nick Meeten arrived in Marlborough this year to work as a buildings, water and sustainability consultant with Smart Alliances. He is a former team leader on green buildings with Huber SE in Germany.

Nick Meeten wraps up the series of articles this week on growing the Marlborough economy and doing good at the same time.

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26052015  The mailing box in Groundsell Crescent, Belmont, one of more than 30 that NZ Post will remove from central Lower Hutt.

Correspondents write about the Marlborough Express, art and daffodils.

OPINION: Celebrating our oceans

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World Ocean Day is June 8 – a day to celebrate why our oceans are so important to our daily lives.

OPINION: Banging heads over cod

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OPINION: On the release of the Marlborough Sounds Blue Cod Consultation Document it would be wonderful to announce that something meaningful and sustainable had come from this six year process, however...

OPINION: Higher value niche markets critical to success

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Nick Main continues the series of articles this week on the global opportunities for Marlborough with a sustainable focus.

OPINION: Out of challenge comes opportunity

Jane Henley is the former chief executive officer of the World Green Building Council (WGBC).

Jane Henley continues the series on growing the Marlborough economy and doing good at the same time.

Honours should be based on merit

The man who picks the honours - Prime Minister John Key

OPINION: Queen's birthday honours should be awarded on merit, not politics

Marlborough creating a sustainable future

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith opens a series of opinion pieces this week about global business opportunities for Marlborough with a sustainable focus.

Education ministry priorities out of step

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Someone has to publicly come out and ask what many of us are quietly thinking - "What  has become of our so-called Ministry of Education?"

Flag should represent the people

Marlborough Youth councillor Mark Makin.

Marlborough Boys' College year 12 student Mark Makin explains what it's like to be a young person in Marlborough.

Should Watson go on the record?

Scott Watson appears in the High Court.

If there is a chance a convicted criminal may have been subjected to a miscarriage of justice, that individual should be allowed the opportunity to express their views in public.

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Robbie McEwan and his father Bill McEwan end their sit-in to create awareness of climate change after a week of fasting.

Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in, health board funding and kea numbers.

See you around

Steve Mason competing in the Forrest Graperide, one of the many events and adventures he has been part of during five years as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Steve Mason says goodbye as editor of the Marlborough Express.

Questions remain in Banks case

The Court of Appeal has ruled John Banks was the vicitm of a miscarriage of justice.

John Banks' colourful talk of a "jihad" does not mean he should never have been charged.

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Correspondents write about the climate change sit-in in Blenheim and the use of poison for pest control.

The Claytons capital gains tax

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You misheard if you thought a 2014-15 budget surplus has been the Government's fiscal-policy target for the past several years.

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