Opinion

Comedy series a winner

Aroha Rawson, left, Morgana O'Reilly and Anna Jullienne play primary school mums in Mean Mums.

Mean Mums is a promising new series with Morgana O'Reilly as its key ingredient.

Turbos' step into the unknown

Expect the unexpected from the Turbos this year, with 2018's disappointments firmly behind them.

New coach with a history of winning spearheads a team with the heaviest loading of local players since the division 2 days.

Black Caps' secret weapon? video

Laura McGoldrick, wife of opening batsman Martin Guptill, with baby Harley, looks on from the grandstand at the ...

Our cricket team's management made a conscious decision to do something for the first time - is that what might have made all the difference?

Ghahraman clumsy, not racist

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman walked into an antisemitic minefield when when she tweeted that the parents of Jesus were ...

If we really value freedom of speech, we have to accept people will occasionally flounder in that freedom.

Cricket a communal experience video

We're all behind you Trent. Well, Richard Swainson and a familiar bar fly are anyway.

OPINION: The heroic Black Caps win over India was a triumph for the ages, but did anyone notice it?

Down to the soap suds

A Place to Call Home has been a compelling series, writes Malcolm Hopwood.

Formerly magnificent period drama needs a major infusion of new material.

Over-ripe All Blacks will need nursing

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will have to work miracles if the team is to win its third successive World Cup.

Steve Hansen will be Stevie Wonder if he can help his charges avoid the same fate as the class of 91.

Remembering our forebears

No trace of the graves of Jolanta's grandparents, who were buried in 1942, remained when Karl Du Fresne and his wife ...

All New Zealanders – yes, Māori too – are immigrants, or at least once were.

How being in opposition destroys your brain

In 2014 David Cunliffe took the helm of the Labour Party amid a mood for radical change from party faithful. it did not ...

Powerless parties are often tempted to shift policies towards the radical. Disaster follows.

Indian roads chaotic but calm

Commuters are brazenly indifferent to regulations and there are few concessions to safety, but India transportation ...

OPINION: Motorcycles and tuk tuks hurtle past, but Indian roads have something NZ roads are missing.

Giving it more jandal than the rest

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Scott McLaughlin driver of the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Mustang celebrates on the ...

Redemption has swiftly turned to dominance for New Zealand's Supercars ace.

New beginnings and fond farewells

My boy is so ready for school, but I'm not sure that I am.

As the saying goes, the days are long but the years are short when raising small humans.

More houses key, not more rules

Political columnist Liam Hehir.

Discouraging landlords is the last thing we should be doing.

Axing evening buses short-sighted

Palmerston North's buses have been put back under a Horizons Regional Council-imposed curfew.

Even if they were right, regional councillors have no business thwarting city vision.

Sites left to ruin a stain on our city

The rundown High Flyers building in Palmerston North. One reader on Neighbourly suggested offering the city's decrepit ...

Landlords letting the side down on Palmerston North's town planning and pride.

Cullen's Manawatū stepping-stone

Cullen in the billowing Hurricanes shirt of 1998.

Today Christian Cullen would have been pounced on by some moneyed school and never spent time in the provinces.

Names a curious game video

The renaissance of the name Charlotte can't solely be attributed to the princess.

Names once considered unfashionable and of low status now have a certain chic among the upwardly mobile.

Big business not the enemy of red tape

New reporting standards and an effective complaints process will give a lot of people a sense of clarity about their ...

The view that big business is somehow the enemy of red tape is simply not true in any meaningful way.

Invisibility isn't good enough

Local body politicians, such as, from left, Palmerston North deputy mayor Tangi Utikere, mayor Grant Smith, and ...

OPINION: At this year's local government elections, it's best to ask questions rather than simply voting for the names you recognise.

Silver Ferns' odd omission

Aliyah Dunn may have failed to meet Netball NZ's yo-yo test mark, but surely her shooting stats are most important.

OPINION: Aliyah Dunn may have failed to meet Netball NZ's yo-yo test mark, but surely her shooting stats are most important.

Cold case stays frozen

Three Cold Case specialists came together to work on David Robinson's case, but they couldn't advance it much.

Cold cases are in fashion. Most of them are so chilly, they've gone from cold to frozen to refrigerated.

Russell takes on Turbos

New Turbos coach Peter Russell has an impressive CV and his experience will come in handy as he tries to lift Manawatū's ...

Manawatū's new rugby coach seems the right man to resuscitate the NPC team.

Don't ignore the climate catastrophe

Rachael Stone leads the School Strike for Climate march in Palmerston North last month.

If we want our decision-makers to prioritise climate change, then we must make people care.

The nuclear fallout of winter bugs

It's pretty hard to avoid bugs that are going around but so far, I have managed to.

By some miracle, I managed to avoid some pretty gnarly bugs that have moved through our household.

KiwiBuild: Socialism at its worst video

Phil Twyford has been bullish about KiwiBuild's chances of success, in the face of all the evidence.

As the wheels came off, blame was directed at construction firms. Really, the shambles falls at the feet of the Government.

Standing up for freedom

Many people reacted to the Christchurch mosque shooting by buying flowers as a visible act of support for Muslims, as ...

Martin Crowe and the New Zealand cricket team refused to bow to terrorism in 1992. We shouldn't start now.

7 Days welcome

7 Days personalities Paul Ego, left, Jeremy Corbett and Dai Henwood.

7 Days Road Trip packed up its bags and brought its risque humour and energy to Palmerston North.

Drawing a line on venues policy video

Palmerston North city councillor Brent Barrett speaks to the crowd of protesters outside Central Energy Trust Arena ...

Elected representatives are right to apply a conscience when ratepayers' money is at play.

Let bygones be bygones

The running between wickets of Ross Taylor, left, and Kane Williamson has unleashed the online commentariat.

Keyboard warriors are still banging on about Brendon McCullum's duck in the 2015 World Cup final. It's time to move on.

Leaving a lasting legacy

When you look at what John Key stood for and what he achieved, it didn't add up to much.

Conviction leaders have shaped New Zealand more than the great pragmatists such as John Key.

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