Why aren't lifejackets mandatory?

Lifejackets OPINION: What makes the Kiwi boating fraternity so powerful that our government buries its head in the sand on the simplest of safety measures?

Abuse of OIA disgraceful

John Key OPINION: Politicians know information is power, and they don't like sharing power. So they don't willingly share information.

Gruesome overtones subdue

beehive OPINION: Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.

Wisdom won from worst kind of madness

WWI OPINION: Exactly 100 years ago this past Thursday, Wellington was heaving with thousands of soldiers from around the country.

Ebola threat to world as we know it

I want to go on record and request that the Government resign immediately if we have one case of Ebola pass through our Customs gates.

Go with the silver fern

The Union Jack was appropriate for New Zealand in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but we are no longer a little bit of Britain in the South Pacific.

Gauge opinion before spend-up

Kids not to blame for dog attacks

Unanswered questions from SCF trial

NZ money, cash The global financial crisis has left some hard questions unanswered in New Zealand.

Editorial: Security must not trump human rights

The right to travel is a fundamental one and governments must not lightly interfere with it.

Plenty of ways to improve savings

Government right to stoke innovation

Editorial: Church's warmer tone a welcome step

The Catholic Church startled observers this week with a striking new tone on gay people.

Poking fun at accents cheap point-scoring

John Oliver Mocking other people's accents is an age-old way of asserting cultural and social superiority.

Evil capitalist baby-boomer

It's a stain on my character that I don't totally sympathise with people who moan that they can't buy a house.

If a word gets your goat, you don't get goats

Sad state of state housing

Public need the truth

How do you eat without coming down with some ghastly food-poisoning bug?

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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