OPINION: Sometimes you just have to look death straight in the eye and get out your tools.
OPINION: If you ever wanted an example of irony, look no further than the timing of two events related to race relations in Taranaki last week.
When it comes to doing the dishes, there are two types of people in this world.
It wasn't just sport that made these All Blacks well known.
I received a photo of my two-year-old grandson last week. He was bawling his eyes out holding on to a half-eaten banana. He loves bananas as do I. The tears were because he'd just found that the more of his banana he ate, the less there was left, so he asked for another one because the one he had was "too small". When he was denied, the howling started. I got another of him in a similar condition yesterday because life had dealt him another cruel blow and I guess he'll soon find out that life isn't fair and he will just have to get over it.
OPINION: All Black's vs Wales test showed the concussion message may have got through at last.
EDITORIAL: Few escaped what was, at times, New Plymouth's vicious war of words and wills over Maori wards unscathed.
John "Horse" McLeod wasted $80,000 of ratepayers' money.
EDITORIAL: Guide or no guide, Mt Taranaki cannot be made safe.
OPINION: Sometimes life is easy. Sometimes you have to buy light bulbs.
OPINION: Statistically, Taranaki is twice as humble as the rest of New Zealand.
Dean Peter Beck is putting on his walking shoes and joining New Plymouth mayor Andrew Judd's journey to Parihaka.
The Waitara river is cleaner than it's been for decades. But that isn't clean enough.
OPINION: Ali in the flesh was like a watching a beautiful creature – a tiger, or bird of prey – perfect in its own skin.
EDITORIAL: We've done it and we'll be asked to do it again. This is the new normal.
OPINION: Is New Plymouth airport getting too big for its boots?
If you can't learn to love flies you might just be left behind.
Cat curfew would save native birds.
More questions need to be asked of the homeless.
Historically, Taranaki's strength upfront.
I suspect most Americans would condemn any budget Christ produced as thoroughly socialist.
OPINION: Happiness can be yours with a homemade peanut butter and sultana sandwich.
OPINION: Was the silence that met a deputation on Maori engagement the result of a backroom consensus?
OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?
OPINION: Mainstream media is not perfection personified, it's a mix of the good, the bad and even sometimes, the great.
Bandwagons are interesting vehicles to be on and just as interesting to watch drive past if only to see who is on board.
Maori are accustomed to intense attacks whenever the subject of increased representation in local government is raised.
EDITORIAL: Whether you love rugby league or not you should take your hats off to those who have made New Plymouth's Warriors match a reality.
OPINION: A hedge is better than a fence, if you know what you are doing.
It was utterly ridiculous and dominated headlines for a week. It was your fault.