Use it or lose it, Upper Hutt

First in, best dressed: Upper Hutt mayor Wayne Guppy at the opening of the city's new recycling drop-off station. The ...

A new drop-off station has to be positive development for the controversial issue of recycling in Upper Hutt.

Trump will push New Zealand closer to China

Against Donald Trump's protectionism, Chinese president Xi Jinping is casting his country as a bastion of free trade.

OPINION: If Trump starts a trade war with China, New Zealand will have little choice but to side with Beijing.

Jenny Cameron: Have a plan for when power's out

A power outage in Gisborne caused retailers to close in December.

OPINION: Emergencies put lives at risk, especially for those dependent on a consistent, safe supply of electricity.

Editorial: Too soon to give up on sevens

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester takes part in a running race to drum up attention about the sevens.

OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.


The Trump era begins

Donald Trump lost the popular vote, but won in the US electoral college.

OPINION: Democracy means leaders you might not like, at least some of the time.

Editorial: Welcome noises on trade

Prime Minister Bill English, right, meets with his British counterpart, Theresa May. May has pledged to work on a "bold" ...

OPINION: Out of an international environment of deepening nationalism and insularity, New Zealand might win greater links to some of its biggest trading partners.

Ignore simplistic outburst on beggars

Sir Bob Jones says beggars are a "disgrace to the human race."

OPINION: Further abusing those whose lives have often been long sequences of abuse and addiction is no answer.

Look at boost for arts

Wellington's regional subsidy for the arts is much lower than Auckland's, even on a per-capita basis, a new report says.

OPINION: There's no need for panic, but the sector does seem to have lost steam.


Bright lights, big city, heart of darkness

Keeping the lights on is more important than a runway extension, says Dave Armstrong.

OPINION: How many council employees does it take to change a light bulb? One to change the bulb and 14 to work in the call centre?

Love is not in the air

Air New Zealand has the habit of changing its livery to cash in on whatever's trending, whether it's the Rugby World Cup ...

Air NZ has cultivated a successful public image, but some have a less positive view, writes Karl du Fresne.

The obscenity of super wealth

The super wealthy love to own superyachts.

NZ's super rich are not an inspiration to the bottom 30%, who just want a job and a home, writes Rosemary McLeod.

Trumped by his past

A company owned by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign manager till mid-2016, lobbied for dictators throughout the world.

Paul Manafort's fate suggests all's not lost for freedom-loving people in America and the rest of the world, writes Joe Bennett.

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