OPINION: Recording who owns what will at least tell us how much land is already foreign-owned.
OPINION: Not all commitments of troops have been put to a vote, and there is no legal requirement for Government to obtain Parliament's consent.
OPINION: Laila Harre and Matthew Hooton, enjoying a skiing holiday together?
OPINION: I made a promise to the dog. "I'll just watch the first five overs," I said. "Then I'll get back to work."
OPINION: Education Minister Hekia Parata has invested a great deal of political capital in proving the critics wrong.
OPINION: More than 4000 US soldiers, and countless Iraqi civilians, have died in Iraq since 2003.
OPINION: It is tempting to wonder if our biosecurity system has gone to the dogs.
OPINION: Not many people frighten me - but Celia Lashlie certainly did. Fortunately she was on my side.
Different viewpoint Waitara is a great place to live with a vibrant community and positive attitude, which contradicts the views of those of Joe Rauner (letters February 9).
Fresh from having their fingers burnt at the SkyCity casino, Prime Minister John Key and Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce are musing on how much to sink into a fresh misadventure.
Whatever possessed the combined wisdom of the editorial staff and past editor Lance Girling-Butcher to offer such ill-disposed comments around the extraordinary achievement of "New Plymouth boy" Anthony McCarten?
OPINION: He's principled, but Labour leader Andrew Little needs to get a hand on his housekeeping.
OPINION: Government-industry partnerships aim to transform the sustainability and productivity pastoral and food industries through innovation, but are we getting value for money.
OPINION: This is a long shot, said the woman's voice on the phone.
Do you ever feel that you would be happy if only you had a ton of money with a bit of eminence and fame thrown in?
As Minister of Tourism, John Key has been peculiarly fixated on conference centres.
Writer's block. Who'd have it? Well, as it turns out, me. I feel like I've just admitted a common and private malady. Like erectile dysfunction.
OPINION: One of the most powerful messages this week came from a District Court judge named Pippa Sinclair.
OPINION: It is important to keep abreast of the modern world and the young who inhabit it.
OPINION: The parliamentary year has only just begun, but John Key already questioning over the SkyCity deal.
OPINION: The Treaty of Waitangi is more than just a simple document. It is more than just the sum of its articles, and its language of governance and property rights.
OPINION: Don Brash, when leader of the National Party, was widely criticised for raising questions about race relations.
OPINION: Helped by the Kiwi dollar's decline against the greenback, the US becoming a major export market.
OPINION: After restructuring DOC has failed to achieve its goals of significant steps towards conservation gains.
OPINION: Once upon a time you could get caught with your pants down and be the only one humiliated.
Two widely publicised lapses in standards have bruised the midwifery profession's reputation in recent days. Questions of professional ethics were raised in one case and of professional competence in the other.
Peak oil is so last year. Now we can worry about peak everything: peak food, peak soil, peak fertiliser, even peak bees.
OPINION: Do you have breadcrumbs in the house? And garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese? If so, you are four-fifths of the way to happiness.
Mike Sabin and Russel Norman's resignations had some notable differences.
OPINION: Since my last column, some in the dairy farming community have been telling me, and everyone else, who I am.
OPINION: Concert-goers in New Plymouth on Saturday night know timing is everything, after rain lashed the region yesterday.
OPINION: If state houses now are too big, too small or in the wrong place, how will they be more desirable under new ownership?
OPINION: It's appalling how a Taranaki columnist was targeted after she mocked a Federated Farmers official.
OPINION: The Sensible Sentencing Trust is pressing for "home invasion" to be established as a specific offence with a mandatory 10-year minimum jail term.
OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.
OPINION: Economic forecast heralds good and bad news.
OPINION: The FMA's strategic risk outlook lists seven priorities that directs the authority's work in licensing, supervision, compliance and enforcement.
OPINION: Any time is a long time to wait without water when there is no information from council on a pending shut down.
Concerns about the affordability of houses have been rekindled by a new report.
OPINION: More improvement is called for when one in nine working-age Kiwis lack the means to independently support themselves.
OPINION: Correction - a poll of New Plymouth citizens has not taken place that might even confirm that the majority does not want fluoride in the water.
OPINION: There are a few tell-tale signs leading me to the conclusion that dairy farmers are very close to the brink.
OPINION: Foreign Minister Murray McCully was talking tough last Monday.
OPINION: I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions. If you want to achieve something go and do it, any time of the year, I reckon.
OPINION: The country's 32 primary health organisations, funded through district health boards, must work with community groups, public health service providers and regional public health units to plan and deliver health promotion programmes.
The brutal murders committed by terrorists on Wednesday of last week during the Paris attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly, were a nightmarishly extreme and bloody form of censorship.
OPINION: It's always difficult coming back to work after a break and the small team at Unreported is not immune
OPINION: The speed limit is 100kmh and an overtaking lane is provided to allow vehicles to pass others travelling below that speed.
OPINION: Court proceedings are being delayed thanks to a law change around sentencing.
OPINION: Police Minister is asking police to review the public messages they issued during the contentious summer road safety campaign.
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