11 min ago OPINION: Among the "challenges" the Government acknowledges in our latest slide in maths, science and reading should be an honest re-examination of its own policies and processes.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The stairwell, the area outside the entrance doors and the trolley bay was a disgusting mess.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
I refer to the article in the Unreported column of the Taranaki Daily News on November 29, titled Death To The Sparrows.
FROM THE LEFT
OPINION: Many New Zealanders joke about the size of their population. "Forget about six degrees of separation," they chortle, "in this country you're lucky to make it as far as two."
These days it's all about the tortilla. Tortilla is a Spanish word which I believe means round flat bread but could also translate to omelette or be what matadors shout when they finally skewer their bull.
In three weeks I will have four barbecues. This is a lot, but hardly enough for what is promising to be a long, hot summer. Five or six would be better.
Fishy omelettes are back on the menu, unless you get shagged.
Tuesday's meeting of the New Plymouth District Council's monitoring committee was remarkably sanguine.
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We were out at the shops, trying to find the perfect party dress. I was 15 minutes into the task when I remembered my pledge from last year not to shop seriously with my 16-year-old daughter ever again.
It beats labour pains, teething, vaccinations and that first romantic heartache hands- down.
Did you know that I drive with my vagina? It's true.
If I didn't laugh I'd cry.
The saying "as old as Methuselah" is popular because the distinguished gentleman was the oldest living human by some considerable stretch.
There are so many very interesting things going on at the moment to write about that I'm spoilt for choice and so are you, dear reader.
Last Thursday the convenors of the Ahuwhenua Maori Excellence in Farming Awards visited Taranaki to encourage the region's Maori dairy farmers to enter the 2014 competition.
Kia ora koutou.
There was an interesting front-page story in the Taranaki Daily News last Friday concerning the objections of Federated Farmers to the projected sale of several eastern Taranaki hill- country farms to a foreign buyer for forestry purposes; the application for change of land use is currently with the Overseas Investment Office (OIO).
Last week saw a picket line at Port Tauranga - a demonstration of trade union muscle that for those of us who can recall the pitched battles and brouhahas of yesteryear is now thankfully rare.
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