New ferry the right fit

OPINION: We're confident the Stena Alegra is the right investment decision for the travelling public, for our freight and trucking customers.

Surplus crowing was premature

OPINION: That the Government is now projected to post a modest deficit instead of a modest surplus this financial year is materially not very important.

Measured response to siege

OPINION: Exactly what happened in the Sydney hostage tragedy will take some time to emerge.

George Dubya admits guilt?

OPINION: I may be ageing and paunchy but I can still dream. The dream takes place in court.

Focus on patient care

The Government has seen the light and given the three DHBs plan the heave-ho.

Right taxes can have right effect

Michael Barnett (Letters, December 15) is right: the inequality debate needs to focus on reforms that don't undermine wealth creation.

Blame goes all the way to the top

Runway argument remains flawed

Huge public pay packets disturbing

The annual report on public sector chiefs' pay is out, months late for some unclear reason.

Wait for smartcard far too long

Work has begun on a single prepaid card that will let people travel across all public transport within the Wellington region.

Torture report damning for US

Rennie's judgment in doubt

Editorial | Pay docking policy must change

It would be odd if bank tellers were fined whenever someone managed to rob the bank.

Street sinning and karma

Hope and karma - what crazy Christmas presents they would be.

Labour at inequality crossroad

It's a truth universally acknowledged that your average OECD report can be used by either major party to justify its plans.

Talking nonsense with aplomb

I'm with Huxley and Hawking when it comes to new tech

Time for new ideas?

Bill English has been Mr Boring but Sensible, making a virtue of his affable, taciturn nature.

Comments: Why some don't make it

commenters BLOG: Ever wondered why your comment didn't make it on to our website? Here's why.

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