OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.
OPINION: Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.
OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.
OPINION: I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but last week John Key described Labour Leader Andrew Little as 'Angry Andrew'.
OPINION: This is dedicated to those of you who are cheering about the demise of Campbell Live.
OPINION: Maori wards are out, paying for night parking isn't popular and people miss John Campbell. Are we surprised?
Ross Henderson reviews this week's budget.
Taranaki farmers will again start planting almost half a million plants on May 25, signaling the end is in sight for New Zealand’s biggest environment project on private land, writes David MacLeod.
The fall out from last week's Maori ward vote continues in our latest batch of letters.
Just one issue has our readers in debate mode this week, and it all relates back to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Not so very long ago, I attempted to join the ranks of those many many gorgeous and talented people who manage to take flattering photographs of themselves. And I am very proud to say, I not only attempted it- I achieved it!
OPINION: Recent report on the cost of NZ's dairy industry needs to look further than evidence that suits its needs.
In letters to the editor the New Plymouth District Council explains some funding issues and a reader takes issue with in-store sounds.
Columnist Dion Tuuta reviews New Plymouth district's rejection of Maori wards.
OPINION: Don’t expect an assault on obesity and its related killer diseases in next week’s Budget.
It may finally be here: the National government's long-awaited budget surplus. Since they gained power in 2008 they've held it up as the Holy Grail of good government, the ultimate symbol that the Global Financial Crisis which nearly brought the Western world to its knees was well and truly behind us.
Readers welcome the return of a town v country soccer rivalry and continue the debate over the treaty of Waitangi.
Philanthropist and Technix owner John Matthews puts his side of New Plymouth’s Devon Rd pathway debate.
There is further condemnation of earlier letters in the latest offerings in the mailbox, and concern at the approval of a liquor permit
OPINION: They can draw the pension, but they are still drawing a wage
More on the Real Tart Gallery funding and Peter Moeahu responds to a three letters at once.
Readers keep debating Maori issues in the latest batch of letters to the Taranaki Daily News
OPINION: Readers lament the perilous position of the Real Tart Galley in letters to the editor.
The timing of a news story at the weekend from the Bay of Plenty gives more food for thought to those who have yet to vote in the New Plymouth District Council referendum on Maori wards.
Getting the coffee right - therein lies a lesson
OPINION: I couldn’t give a toss about changing our current flag. I just can’t get excited about the debate.
Bad rules? Rachel Stewart begs to differ.
There were breathless headlines proclaiming that dollar parity with Australia was just around the corner – and the implication, though no one ever spelled out exactly how this would happen, that this would mean good things for our economy. Those of us fortunate enough to have the spare cash to holiday on the Gold Coast would be able to buy more stuff – as long as we ignored the impact the ongoing high Kiwi dollar had on our manufacturing exporters. And boy, we'd stick it to the Aussies!
Today's letters include an update on recycling and a tribute to young biscuit makers.
The centenary of the Gallipoli campaign has caused me to ponder what a different world we now live in. The virtues of honour, duty and especially 'knowing your place' were surely more highly prised a century ago. This has further led me to consider the idea of 'submission'.