OPINION: Replacing our old electronic scoreboard with a new $500,000 70sqm LED screen, which not only will be able to show live action, advertisements, the score but also replay footage, is a brilliant idea. It's a pity it couldn't screen overseas games live so people could come to Yarrow Stadium and watch it.
Taranaki Daily News
OPINION: It seems most apparent to me that Basil Chamberlain and Gary Bedford both lack the resolve to undertake the task that Government has charged them with: to oversee and implement the national water quality standards.
Kiwis Against Seabed Mining is preparing to do battle again.
OPINION: I watched a recent TV show on the plight of Filipino tradespeople employed on the Christchurch re-build.
OPINION: I was interested to read Averyl Maxwell's letter in Monday's paper (Taranaki Daily News, July 28). I, too, am concerned at what seems to be a policy of automatically failing these youngsters irrespective of their driving ability.
UNDER THE SKY TOWER
This time next week, I'll be missing you.
NZ's Mixed Members Proportional voting system, which we all know as MMP continues to throw up all sorts of vagaries.
Kevin Murphy's excuse for closing the TSB branch at Merrilands is because there are not enough customers.
Faith in Taranaki
OPINION: The recent shooting down of a civilian airliner in eastern Ukraine is the stuff of nightmares or Hollywood movies.
OPINION: We have the wonderful spectacle of the Commonwealth Games to remind us what is really important in this world - winning.
It's a busy and significant time for Taranaki Maori with two Treaty settlements on the verge of completion and a third settlement deal being finalised with the Government.
OPINION: Pakeha often feel intimidated by Maori culture and language. We're afraid of making mistakes and being mocked for it.
OPINION: The partners of footballers, well, those who don't play as well, often lament that football never ends.
OPINION: It has been 10 long months since anyone's felt brave enough to use the word "accountability" out loud.
Thirty-nine years have passed since the first Maori Language Week and the theme this year is "Te Kupu o te Wiki".
OPINION: While New Zealand is battling it out over water quality, California is quite simply running out of it.
OPINION: The mud city moas found a dry track suited them just as well in the premier club rugby final.
OPINION: Everyone has a spiritual home. A place you wish you were if only "real life" didn't get in the way.
OPINION: Rock star economy? More like a one-hit wonder at best.
OPINION: Have newspapers been scooped by the New York Times or have they fallen prey to clever PR?
EDITORIAL - Taranaki Daily News
OPINION: Small towns will die as their elderly populations dwindle, says the Royal Society's Our Futures report.
It might have been yesterday, so vivid is the memory.
OPINION: Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic on Friday.
OPINION: The introduced predators which dine on our unique wildlife love the New Zealand climate, frosts and all.
Discussions that give women more control as sperm catchers and baby carriers needs be in vernacular and niceties need be sidelined.
The article Dreaming of enough to eat (Taranaki Daily News, July 12) is not new and is wrong about the Marfell area.
OPINION: I wonder if you read this heartbreaking piece of news last week?
News that New Plymouth's popular coastal walkway will soon be hosting businesses dotted along it will no doubt get a mixed reception.
OPINION: A recent poll has predicted that the Maori Party faces the real possibility of exiting Parliament at the next election.
OPINION: Digging through archived photos, we unearthed one of Laila Harre in a flowing red dress, clutching red roses.
OPINION: I will miss the cut and thrust of farmer politics, but I am looking forward to getting back to farming.
OPINION: Glenn Green and police say he is the country's most dangerous stalker and seems he's interested in stalking me.
OPINION: Wealthy people like to make a fuss about the difference between tax avoidance and evasion.
The prime minister's declared support for speeding up the process of dying should fill us all with fear and trepidation.
From March 6-9, 2015 Okato and districts will celebrate 150 years of settlement.
CHRIS TROTTER - Taranaki Daily News
"I'm sorry for being a man, right now."
OPINION: The controversy around diplomatic immunity and the Malaysian diplomat accused of burglary and attempted rape has been rekindled by the complainant's appearance on TV3's 3rd Degree programme.
I can't work out why the chief executive [Barbara McKerrow] was so happy about wasting $2.05 million of ratepayers' money on the Waitara lease land case.
OPINION: The liquor outlet who served the man who killed Carmen Rogers should be brought to justice and made an example of.
OPINION: Only a very bad novelist would dare to write a scenario as simplistic as the current presidential election in Indonesia.
OPINION: The storm Scott Donaldson is facing 70 kilometres out at sea is hardly the run home he was looking for but his spirit is undaunted.
OPINION: It was enough to get the sweat beading on my top lip. The pert pink-lipsticked woman in front of me looked expectantly at my face, then sighed softly and said: "Is there a problem here?"
According to Equifax, the issuance of credit cards for 2014 is the most since the financial bust of 2008.
The pre-election season rolls on. Side-shows emerge, ignoring anything of substance.
Rugby is our national sport. We produce the best players, year in and year out.
GORDON BURNSIDE - Taranaki Daily News
There is nothing ever certain in this world, but you can be certain you are among the very few distinguished persons this morning to be absolutely certain of one thing at least; that there is at least one person reading my column today and that is you.
OPINION: Amid the indignation following a decision to discharge Korotangi Paki without a conviction last week, there were some sage words from restorative justice campaigner Kim Workman.
The chief executive and the mayor need to stop putting the lease issue blame on the iwi or the Crown, they did not do the damage.
Sad to see the outcome of the Waitara endowment land in the past few weeks.
OPINION: Finding out what people think and feel when they see a logo or brand is always an interesting exercise.
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