Craig Cooper is editor of the Hawke’s Bay Today
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‘Is this article still available?': How I responded to the scammers on Marketplace
These were fine barstools, but couriering them half a world away seemed a little odd.
Opinion: We won’t mind if MetService gets it wrong this time
There is nothing like the fear of the unknown to get anxiety simmering away.
Craig Cooper: Symbolism of a cricket match at Treaty grounds
OPINION: The game struggles for diversity, despite being steeped in te ao Māori themes.
Opinion: City of Sails' deluge a wake-up call, again
The recent weather is a telling tale of two flooded cities, Craig Cooper says.
Opinion: People who want to be kind make terrible MPs
In close to two decades as a newspaper editor, I met very few politicians I liked.
Opinion | Karakia controversy: If you don’t understand tikanga, you can’t be a politician
OPINION: A newly-elected mayor landed with a thump that echoed through the country.
''It's racism evolved directly from the colonialism that hangs over NZ like a bad smell''
A moko kāuae is nothing to be afraid of.
My neighbours were a cannabis dealer, a nurse and the man called Pete
There was a nurse next door, a Black Power house over the road, and a man called Pete
Craig Cooper: Anti-vaxxers are now the enemy - get ready for the battle
OPINION: While shy on detail, Labour has declared anti-vaxxers are the enemy.
Napier waking up to flooding aftermath - 2nd wettest day in 150 years
Schools are closed and power out.