Opinion

Letter: Give us a break

cup of tea

The pollies get a tea break. Why shouldn't we?

Letter: Thanks a million

Taranaki Community Rescue helicopter strap

I was the tramper rescued by helicopter from Mt Taranaki last week.

Unreported: Cop in the poo

Wine glasses

In this week's Unreported: Cop in the poo, a whine wine, touring hooliganism a glo-bones a goer.

Editorial: Roast Busters off the hook - for now

OPINION: Outrage from Roast Busters reignited this week by news that no prosecutions will be laid.

Letter: Thanks, Jim

Like many others, I am going to be so sorry to see Jim Hickey retire from doing the weather after so many years.

Letter: Caring church

I am a visually impaired single mother of three school-aged children living in the Bell Block area.

A possible watershed for equal pay

OPINION: The day after New Zealanders took their Labour Day holiday the Court of Appeal issued an important equal pay ruling. The public policy implications are significant, as the Government recognised when it asked to be represented at the hearing.

Letter: Pre-Maori myth

Red hair redhead

The letter by Deno Stewart (Taranaki Daily News, October 10) purporting to outline key facts about pre-European settlement in New Zealand is a dubious mix of speculation, theory and poor history.

Letter: Councillor did his job

The Eltham wastewater treatment plant pond where Fonterra has dumped buttermilk byproduct that is creating a stink with nearby residents.

I wish to register a protest about the intended dismissal of our popular South Taranaki District Council deputy mayor, Alex Ballantyne.

Region of generosity and hospitality

Taranaki rugby training

Two stories in yesterday's Taranaki Daily News are indicative of why we live in Taranaki and the characteristics that make this region such a special place.

Letter: Alarmist claim

Teeth

Claims that general anaesthetics for children under 5 to remove rotten teeth have gone up since fluoridation was stopped in New Plymouth in 2011 are unfounded and alarmist.

Letter: Last ship sails

There was no fuss at all when at midnight last Wednesday an end of an era came to pass at Port Taranaki.

Mind your pees and queues at Oktoberfest

Mike's Organic Brewery's Oktoberfest takes craft beer festivals back to being primarily about having fun.

There are better places to live than Taranaki, and here's a list of them: nowhere.

Our reputation needs to be justified

Police

According to global anti-corruption group Transparency International, New Zealand is, alongside Denmark, the world's least corrupt country.

Yarrow glory - this was a team effort

Editorial: We, Taranaki, are the champions

Rhys Marshall

OPINION: Saturday's clash at Yarrow Stadium showed why community can be a big part of teamwork.

Editorial: All power to the provinces

Taranaki rugby training

OPINION: Every now and again a community is united by an event.

I'm an instant millionaire - but can't afford my house

OPINION: This week the value of my home soared by 58 per cent - up by $268,000 over just three years.

Editorial: Slipping in and out of the emperor's cloak

John Key

OPINION: The headline on a political report said "Greens hold Key to account over Dirty Politics". But did they?

Letter: CF thanks you

ntm-cf

October 14 to 20 was Cystic Fibrosis Bubbles Week. There were a number of activities that heightened awareness and raised funds locally for our Cystic Fibrosis community.

Letter: A worthy city

tdn happy

I am happy to live here, not only because of the breathtaking beauty and vitality of New Plymouth but also because of the warmth of the people I live and work with.

Public displays are the safest choice

Fireworks light up the sky over Lake Te Anau

OPINION: he return of a public firework spectacular will resonate with many in Taranaki.

Awards' value gives food for thought

halamoana

OPINION: If there is a better Sunday night's entertainment in Taranaki than the annual Halamoana awards, we haven't seen it.

Caring drivers leave car parks for the disabled

Disabled car park

I discovered all the mobility parking spaces were occupied, so I parked as close as I could and went in, on crutches, to do my shopping.

Letter: Meds and suicide

Taranaki Daily News

We speak up not to scaremonger, but for the purpose of preventing treatment-induced suicides.

Awards' value gives food for thought

veronica

OPINION: If there is a better Sunday night's entertainment in Taranaki than the annual Halamoana awards, we haven't seen it.

Letter: Are we losing the family?

OPINION: ''You were made for me, I was made for you . . . The angels must have made you, and they made you just for me''. These are the words of a popular song of about 80 years ago.

Letter: Medicated suicide

pill

Statistically we don't know how many suicides there are and how many were on medication.

Heart-stopping win over Auckland

Taranaki rugby training

OPINION: Should Taranaki win the NPC rugby premiership next Saturday night at Yarrow Stadium no-one will accuse them of doing it the easy way.

The chilling truth about water safety

Lifejackets

OPINION: Having grown up with beaches nearby, most Kiwis don't give the sea nearly enough respect.

Letter: Happy homes

Builder, new house, generic

Hardly a week goes by without your paper running a story on housing.

Letter: Rates don't pay

bowl xmas tdn

Your correspondent Sue Verbeet (Taranaki Daily News, October 14) states ''Christmas at the Bowl is funded by the council, mainly for children . . .''. This is not true.

Cynical delay in documents' release

CABINET MINISTER: Paula Bennett.

OPINION: Official advice to the Government on poverty was bound to raise hackles, once the documents were flushed into the open.

Careful seniors deserve a dignified life

elderly

OPINION: Yesterday's story in this newspaper about a couple of pensioners struggling to make ends meet would have struck a chord with many.

Tips on how to drive people crazy on roads

Oil drilling

Apart from Facebook, the next best way to demonstrate our gene pool depth and redness of the neck is on the roads.

Editorial: Politicians deluding us and themselves

Generic money

OPINION: Politicians are deluding us when they claim to be fostering prosperity by investing our money in high-tech sector.

Letter: Great work

Southland Times photo

I would like to acknowledge the wonderful work that the volunteer (not sure if there is more than one, if there is this includes you, too), does in the Te Henui Cemetery. She plants and keeps the garden areas in and around graves and headstones, and keeps them looking ever so nice. Thank you very much.

Letter: Missing camera

Canon EOS-1Mark IV DSLR

I hope some of your readers might help me. In October 2013 I was travelling through Wellington airport on my way to Nelson. I have a neurological condition, which on this day, was affecting me quite badly.

Letter: House of Debt

PRIME MINISTER: John Key.

John Key is playing cards with the House of Debt! In offering young New Zealanders an election bribe to take on debt to buy houses, John Key is not acting as a responsible leader but as a Merrill Lynch banker pushing debt on to society like a drug dealer selling crack on the street.

What's the source of Fed funds?

William Rolleston

OPINION: Paying big money for political influence. Only happens in America, right? Think again.

Time to revert to diverse investments

New Plymouth ratepayers received some welcome news on Friday, not that many would have been aware of it.

Be nosy, find out what your children are doing online

DUNCAN GARNER - Stuff

OPINION: I'm a dad worried about my children growing up surrounded by social media and the dangers the darker side of the internet presents.

Little has backing for Labour leadership

Andrew Little

The truth of the old saying "a week is a long time in politics" has been evident in the last seven days.

Government playing with a house of cards

Generic housing

OPINION: The Government is not being upfront about its plans for housing.

Limited options in countering Isis

OPINION: The history of failed interventions in Iraq is undeniable.

Analysis of mountain tragedy vital

Nicole Sutton and Hiroki Ogawa

OPINION: The inquest for two climbers on Mt Taranaki nearly a year ago brings back sad memories for friends and family.

On losers, the common good and poverty

poverty

PAT SCAIFE - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Losers are news this week: election losers, council vote losers, sport losers.

Editorial | Moderation must be reciprocated

OPINION: Islamist terror has sometimes helped bring Islam and the West together.

Letter: Maori have rights

andrew judd

Does New Zealand really have to follow America in everything it does?

Letter: Learning curve

John McLeod

No doubt many hats will be thrown into the ring for the by-election.

Farmers with a lesson for all of us

Sheep

OPINION: It is easy to be passionate about something if you do not actually have to do anything to advance or maintain your ideals.
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