Martin van Beynen

So long, Tau, and thanks

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OPINION: Few will mourn the departure of Tau Henare from the political scene.

We're a long way from a cycling city

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OPINION: Despite all the guff about sharing the road, bicycles and motor vehicles are a bad combination.

We all have our bad days

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OPINION: So, what are we to make of Cera's latest wellbeing survey?

Time to sell Ellerslie

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OPINION: If hospitality and accommodation providers want special events, let them bring them in.

Money makes us happy

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OPINION: 'I think and therefore I am - a member of the ACT party, in fact the leader.'

The celebrity circus is in town

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OPINION: People love this stuff. It's even got a medical name. Celebrity worship syndrome.

North Koreans' suffering

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OPINION: The plight of North Koreans allows little hope for change, writes Martin van Beynen.

Air NZ takes wrecking ball to safety video

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OPINION: Welcome to the party at Air New Zealand. We're going to do safety the Miley way.

Guilt, sadness but still a celebration

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OPINION: Any celebration of our foundation treaty, now 174 years old, is going to be tinged with guilt, grievance and sadness.

Election bribes: When will we ever learn?

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OPINION: If election bribes really worked, it shouldn't be too hard to win elections.

More than a whiff of leniency

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OPINION: A factory rendering animals to make gelatine is never going to smell pretty.

Fear realised at T20

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OPINION: If I was going to the catch the ball, I knew it was going to hurt.

Let's talk about dairying

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OPINION: Between 1996 and 2008, nearly 300,000ha, mainly in Canterbury, Otago and Southland, were converted from sheep and beef land to dairying.

Time to revamp honours system

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OPINION: Frontmanship in the aftermath of disaster is not a great test of a leader. Consider Peter Whittall after Pike mine tragedy.

Do dairy farmers actually farm?

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OPINION: Like thousands of Kiwis, Martin van Beynen decamped to the hinterland to spend the Christmas period away from the safety and comfort of home.

Christchurch hi-vis capital of the world

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OPINION: If, despite the shortage of chimneys, Santa does visit Christchurch this year, you can bet he will be wearing a hi- vis vest.

Life on Struggle Street

More to poverty than lack of money

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OPINION: If you read The Press this week you will have had a nasty reminder of life on Struggle Street.

Dreaming of escape from mundanity

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OPINION: Otira is the ultimate DIY challenge, the Do-Upper extraordinaire.

Oil drilling: The great imponderable

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OPINION: Martin van Beynen has decided he needs to take a position on oil exploration in New Zealand.

Struth, another sleuth on the phone

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OPINION: Australian spy agencies targeted the personal mobile phone of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and his wife, Bronagh, documents leaked by United States intelligence renegade Edward Snowden reveal.

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