Opinion

New Zealand needs to make some noise around aged care

Elderly citizens do not deserve to be in fear of needing aged care or fear that they won’t be treated with dignity and respect, writes Corina.

19/06/2018

Why Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf has to go

It’s apparent he does not comprehend or care for the damage his comments have caused, writes Andrew Gourdie.

15/06/2018

Jeremy Parkinson: 'Think about what Shane Jones is saying'

Night talk - opening comments, Thursday 14th June 2018. Tonight: does business get an uneven say in how we live in New Zealand?

14/06/2018

Kim Blair: Does a ban on beggars ever work?

Night talk - opening comments, Wednesday 13th June 2018. Tonight: Tauranga City Council has voted to ban beggars near shops, but will the ban work?

13/06/2018

All Blacks vs France: A test match ruined

There's a reason video review exists - so why not use it, writes Andrew Gourdie.

10/06/2018

Labour must understand and work with Māori

Labour is very aware that it would still be warming the opposition benches if Maori had not delivered those seats, writes Mitch Harris.

05/06/2018

Has rugby crossed the 'nipple' line?

The change won't ruin the game - it might improve it, writes Andrew Gourdie.

27/05/2018

Why an Auckland waterfront stadium must be built now

The problems will deepen if we don't build it now, writes Andrew Gourdie.

20/05/2018

Mitch Harris: A tale of two portfolios

Many farmers and agri-businesses have thumbed their noses at the systems that are designed to protect them, writes Mitch Harris.

18/05/2018

The Royal Wedding: A rare reminder of the royals' trivial impact on New Zealand

What a lot of silly fuss over a couple of toffs, writes Graeme Hill.

15/05/2018

The royal rebel is finally tying the knot

I like to think that had Harry’s mother Diana lived she would have loved the whole thing, writes Wendyl Nissen.

10/05/2018