TPP deal sits in the hands of the weakest link

Minister of Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

OPINION: Despite positive news about New Zealand hosting the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership early next year, the entire deal is now hostage to the weakest link in the ratification supply chain,

Case for longer runway builds

An impression of what Wellington Airport's runway extension might look like.

OPINION: Wellington should not submit to miserliness and give up on a proper runway too soon.

How do we carry on amid chaos?

The atom bomb became the feared enemy, says Rosemary McLeod.

Rosemary McLeod's parents wondered whether it was right to bring a child into this rotten world. That was just after WWII

Editorial: Wellington should extend the war against tobacco

Smoking maims and kills.

EDITORIAL: Wellingtonians rightly want smoking banned in more parts of the city. 


Editorial: It's not a distraction - vote on the flag

In the first of two referendums on the flag, which began on November 20, voters must rank up to five alternatives to the current flag.

OPINION: People should cast off any tiredness and cynicism they still feel about the flag process, and ask themselves what they really think.

Editorial: Law changes deserve more scrutiny

The Government has frequently passed important laws under urgency - including one this week to retrospectively change an error in another law passed under urgency.

OPINION: The Government has made a special art out of passing laws under urgency, bypassing the usual checks and balances.

Pike deaths a spur to do better by workers

The Government has announced a $10m track through Paparoa National Park, with a side track leading to the Pike River Mine, on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy.

OPINION: Safety and a proper concern for risk in the workplace must be the legacy of Pike River.

Editorial: A Kiwi who touched all of us

Rugby's first and perhaps only superstar, Jonah Lomu was mobbed wherever he went.

OPINION: No-one came close to Jonah Lomu.


Garner: Jonah was simply unstoppable

Jonah Lomu was mobbed by fans playing for Wainuiomata in 2000 - and spent two hours signing autographs after the game.

Duncan Garner: It's not that Jonah Lomu was a great rugby player, he was a great human being.

Lomu's legacy should be about more than rugby

All Blacks superstar Jonah Lomu carts the ball up for Counties Manukau in 1999.

OPINION: Malo e lelei. What a roller-coaster year it has been for Wellington rugby supporters, especially those of Pacific descent.

Lomu the Lionheart gallery

Former All Black and Sevens star Jonah Lomu in Wellington, where he played and lived for four years from 2000 to 2003.

The great All Black spent four years playing in Wellington for the Hurricanes and Lions, winning the hearts of fans all over the region.

However loopy it can be, cause for thanks in Christianity's legacy

The affable Pope Francis wouldn't dream of grabbing a gun and shooting you, writes Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: For all its faults, Christianity's values are pure benevolence compared to the Isis death cult.

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