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Editorial: NZ duty-bound to help refugees

Prime Minister John Key refuses to raise refugee quota

OPINION: New Zealand cannot ignore the worldwide refugee crisis. Our pitifully small intake is a stain on our international reputation. It suggests to the world that we are indifferent to massive suffering.  

This hunt for a national brand is a joke

The flag process is an elaborate prank and a waste of $26 million, says Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Branding used to apply to businesses and products, but it now applies to human beings - and the national flag.

New Zealand should take lead on climate change in the Pacific

Cyclone Pam was one of the strongest ever recorded in the South Pacific.

By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand

Editorial:

John Burrows, chair of the Flag Consideration Panel,  announces the four final flag designs.

OPINION: The choice now seems to be between the existing flag or some form of silver fern.

Editorials

Editorial: Housing is the Government's Achilles heel

Housing Minister Nick Smith.

Government is failing the test on Auckland and state housing problems.

Keep the break from the ads

Putting advertisements on around the clock might seem consistent - but few viewers want it.

All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.

Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Editorial: Holiday hodge-podge will remain

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.

OPINION: Government changes to Sunday trading laws still leave a shambles.

Columnists

Here's the news, read by Jennifer Lawrence

With modern technology, Jennifer Lawrence's voice could be reading the news.

OPINION: Do we really have to bid a fond farewell to any voice in the world ever again?

National gets third-termitis

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse: likeable, but out of his depth.

OPINION: John Key warned Cabinet not to be arrogant and contract the dreaded disease.

Life locked up is not one of luxury

Prison is not a place anyone wants to be.

OPINION: Prison is a vile place everywhere, and I'm unsure how much good it ever does.

Books are back - and in living colour

Books are back! Or, at least that's what Bookman says.

OPINION: I was chatting over whisky with a man in the book trade. Is there no limit to the glamour of the life I lead? No, there is not.

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