OPINION: National's New Plymouth MP Jonathan Young is unlikely to admit it, but having Labour list MP Andrew Little "mouthing off about New Plymouth" for the last three years kept him on his toes.
I see only 23 pohutukawa trees are to be removed from the Waitara River bank.
This election has revealed things that should have most people scratching their heads and asking a few questions.
OPINION: Apple has a freakish ability to deliver irresistible goodness we don't yet know we want.
OPINION: New Zealand's isolation is often seen as a negative.
I parked under the Warehouse on Friday, September 12, at approximately 8am, and worked through to 5pm.
Further to the many newspaper reports and to the recent Campbell Live report, re the appalling and dangerous stink afflicting the citizens of Eltham.
OPINION: New Zealand spies on its allies, says journalist Glenn Greenwald, and promises the details later. Greenwald is right, and this fact has been known for some years. Many other countries do it too. The question is: is it wrong?
OPINION: Lost in translation
I'm sure I'm not the only one in this position so I feel that the time has come to point out the real danger around the removal of fluoride in our water supply - substantial weight gain and itchy scalps.
Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.
The Taranaki Daily News (September 8) describes the rotten teeth of a toddler who has been consuming a daily 1.5-litre bottle of coke.
I disagree with Winston Peters. He needs to listen to the future of New Plymouth, because that is common sense!
In days gone by, a job with the Government was an attractive option for many.
Does Dotcom truly want to save New Zealand by giving us free internet to watch with some legalised cannabis?
It was a very good editorial in Saturday's paper (September 6) with some important points and questions raised, and in my view is aligned with what this council is hearing from the mayoral-led Community Conversations.
OPINION: Love it or loathe it, boxing in its various forms has captured the imagination of sports fans in Taranaki.
I wonder how many of my friends and colleagues in sport and recreation are readying themselves for the health and safety reforms scheduled to come into force April 1, 2015.
Having fished all Taranaki rivers for more than 50 years, I feel qualified to comment on their state.
OPINION: I couldn't have timed this holiday better. It's sunshine, salt water and sand instead of election promises.
OPINION: Winston Peters is likely to choose who our next prime minister, but voting for him is gamble.
OPINION: Some issues never seem to go away and fluoride is one of them.
Ammunition to shoot down poll
OPINION: Andrew Little is right to question his abysmal showing in the Taranaki Daily News election poll result but he cannot ignore it.
OPINION: Winston Peters has cast himself earnestly as the person who will ultimately decide who will lead the next government.
John Sargeant's column on August 30 is like the column before and the one before and the one before that.
Investing in Educational Success (IES) is the Government's current flagship education policy.
OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe is doing a poor job of selling a good policy: his capital gains tax.
I wish to complain to the Taranaki Rugby Football Union about playing the Development team on a No 2 ground.
People give up their right to belong to our society when they abuse our children.
I am Ethan Griffiths, I'm 12 years old and a student at Francis Douglas Memorial College.
With all the large Maori Treaty settlements made which add up to millions of dollars, surely it must go a long way to helping the poorer Maori families that we hear about struggling with housing problems etc.
The election came to New Plymouth with a bang on Monday night.
Thank you for the interesting interview with Barrie Slyfield and his recollection of wartime days. There was a reference to a crash near Omata and the absence of information about the event.
It is disappointing to read about the looming demolition of the 98-year- old school boarding hostel building at the New Plymouth Boys' High School.
OPINION: Serendipitously I find that the day on which I get to write my first contribution to this column is Random Acts of Kindness Day.
OPINION: Crime and punishment have long been matters of dissent within our society.
In 1984, the then Minister for Maori Affairs Koro Wetere called a hui of Maori leaders to consider the future for Maori development.
The Vickers-to-City upgrade will be commencing in the near future.
It concerns me that two businesses have, or have applied for, liquor licences for the East End and Fitzroy Beaches.
OPINION: Dear as we might hold them, the best things about Taranaki need to be more than oil, gas and dairy, as Taranaki-King Country National candidate Barbara Kuriger so succinctly put it on Prime Television last month.
OPINION: Did Craig spit the dummy and go away? No. He lifted his game.
OPINION: The biggest story of the week in this neck of the woods was the KFC catching fire.
The way has been opened for further court action as Maori reclaim rivers they say they never willingly sold.
OPINION: With Georgina Beyer what you see is what you get. At least as a politician. So what was it that Internet Mana didn't see?
OPINION: What happened in Ashburton on Monday will reverberate throughout the country for a long time to come.
OPINION: In the digital age keeping information private is a major challenge.
I watched Friday's council meeting online and was not very impressed. It was stated that all affected groups had worked out this (Waitara) deal.
Much vitriol has been generated by the warring political parties in the lead-up to the general election.
If I hear one more politician tell me what New Zealanders want I'm going to change my nationality.
OPINION: While politicians and the news media focus on the upcoming election, we here in Taranaki get on with real life and what really matters.
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