Martin van Beynen

The dummy who drove with jet lag

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OPINION: The view when I wake up is not good.

No more Football World Cup

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OPINION: Most top football players are cheats. And the World Cup is entirely predictable.

Welcome to the fat years

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OPINION: Obesity is a contender for the worst of all self-inflicted problems in the world.

Don't judge by off-the-cuff comment

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OPINION: Aren't there more important things to get worked up about?

Football a force for unity

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OPINION: Wolfson College has unleashed the demons of football nationalism.

Lock them up before they offend

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: What does society do with a prisoner who has served their time but who is certain to commit another violent offence?

Unable to speak your mind any more

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OPINION: In these over-sensitive times, frank conversation might be more at risk than English pubs.

Racist rage shakes political landscape

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: You might not have heard but earthquakes struck Britain and Europe this week.

Mum searches for son's ball date

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OPINION: She had to be talkative, honest, sincere, aged between 19 and 22 and, most importantly, blonde.

Singer gives Putin a black eye

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OPINION: A bearded transvestite in a silly contest made one of the world's most powerful dictators look ridiculous, too.

Paddling through shared history

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OPINION: Here in a distant corner of the world, in a small local museum, was something of all New Zealand,

The art of an ordinary impression

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: When you are living in another country (I'm in England), comparisons are inevitable.

Cambridge trip could raise IQ

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OPINION: Although I may currently be the dumbest guy in Cambridge, I'm hoping for improvements.

Climate change not a hair-shirt moment

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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

OPINION: Climate change is a bit like religion, not in its theoretical base but in our response to it.

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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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

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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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

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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MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - The Press

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.

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