Kiwi rights in Britain under attack

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Editorial: Kiwi rights and privileges in Britain continue to be cut back. 

Finding Walt's wisdom amid the jakes

A daguerreotype of Walt Whitman is displayed at the New York Public Library.

OPINION: Auden last week, Whitman this. Sorry. It must be the time of year.

Bowron: In a froth at cafe owners

If a customer wants trim milk then cafes should serve it, Jane Bowron says.

Cafe owners who refuse to serve trim coffee seem to have forgotten that the customer is always right.

Editorial: A day to celebrate - and debate

It was fair enough for Prime Minister John Key to decline to go to Waitangi this year, but he was wrong to admire Australia's national day.

OPINION: Why does a national day have to be all sweetness and light?


Minimum alcohol prices are worth trying

Problems with alcohol

Editorial: Minimum prices for alcohol could reduce problem drinking.

Editorial: Donations reveal what Kiwis value

The campaign to buy the beach at Awaroa Inlet, near Abel Tasman National Park, is a striking expression of people power.

OPINION: New Zealand’s most spectacular places should not be owned by anyone.

Protest, but let all voices be heard

Anti-TPPA protesters are expected to flood into Auckland's central city ahead of the signing of the agreement today.

OPINION: "Opposition to the TPPA doesn't grow more powerful or persuasive if it becomes violent."

Editorial: WCC must avoid Lions' den

Wellington Lions players Ardie Savea, Brad Shields and Matt Proctor model the team's jersey complete with the Wellington city slogan.

OPINION: Wellington City Council should scotch the proposal that it sponsor the Wellington Lions.


Who killed the Wellington Sevens?

Akira Ioane of New Zealand fends Kwagga Smith of South Africa during the 2016 Wellington Sevens cup final match at Westpac Stadium

"Not I," said the leery, vomiting drunks. "Not I," said the PC fun police. "Not I," said NZ Rugby...

Garner: Idle hands and teen deaths

Duncan Garner says bored teens in small towns can lead to fatal consequences.

COMMENT: There's an old saying that idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Excuse makers shift responsibility for tragedy

The aftermath of a fatal crash on Queen St, Masterton, where two teens were killed.

OPINION: If police were to adopt a policy of non-pursuit, the inevitable consequence is that lawbreakers would be given carte blanche to defy them.

Learning to stick your neck out

A polo neck has no time for people with short necks. It jeers at us.

OPINION: Publicists for NZ Festival Writers Week couldn't possibly have predicted a phobic reaction to the image they're using to drum up interest.

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