Helen Kelly: Keep up the pressure

CTU President Helen Kelly says pressure to improve worker safety has worked in forestry and now the agricultural industry is the target.

OPINION: Workers need a three-pronged approach to improve safety in the workplace.

Action needed to control housing inflation

There are ways to curb booming Auckland property prices.

OPINION: Despite Bill English saying 'pretty much not really anything' to do about Auckland['s housing boom, there are quite a few things that could be done.

When sought-after public opinion is ignored

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

OPINION: Why bother asking citizens to buy into a feel-good share idea scheme and then disregard their suggestions?

Tough laws needed for safety and assurance

Balloon pilot Lance Hopping piloted the stricken balloon.

OPINION: There must be no repeat of the terrible Carterton balloon crash.


This is a diminishing moment for PM

Prime Minister John Key has copped flak for his ponytail-pulling antics.

OPINION: Everyone agrees it is plain weird for a customer to tug on a waitress' hair.

Time to renew the war on smoking

It's time for new action on smoking.

OPINION: The war against tobacco needs to be renewed.

Editorial: Government too timid on Auckland housing disaster

News photo/Fairfax NZ General shot of houses in the Howick Ward, Auckland

OPINION: Auckland house prices continue to rise to absurd levels – the median is more than $700,000 now – and fatalism abounds.

No need to jump the gun on road-building

Details of the proposed Takapu link road between Tawa and the Hutt Valley.

OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.


War was hell and hardship, not guts and glory

Sunday Star-Times columnist Rosemary McLeod Byline photo Dinkus Portrait 07/11/2006 70088 SPL AKL This is the property of the Sunday Star-Times

OPINION: It is odd to be linked by memory to a depressing time in history that everyone else is excited about.

Propaganda and prestige propel presidential hopefuls

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

OPINION: Do you find US presidential campaigns entertaining? Me too.

Pushing for a cycle-friendly capital

0102015 Photo: Christiane Howe. Supporters of the Island Bay cycleway adorned themselves in body paint on Saturday as they demanded no delays to the cycleway process. Georgie Allison(left) and Hils Corkran lead the way.

OPINION: In the early 1990s, I found myself working in the inner city.

Deep waters ahead

Water flows out of a lagoon at Kaiteriteri.

OPINION: John Key is telling the nation there is nothing to fear over the long-running debate over iwi rights to freshwater.

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