Pledge of troops raises questions

OPINION: Our Iraq-bound soldiers face a complex deployment, writes Defence and Security academic Anna Powles.

No good will come from super-city

Wellington super-city logo OPINION: Wellington has no need to follow Auckland down the super-city route, writes councillor Helene Ritchie.

Our subservience to 'the club'

OPINION: I guess one can conclude that John Key didn't major in history when he attended Canterbury University.

Agnostic, but open to, amalgamation

OPINION: There are very few issues on which I have no strong views, but I'm afraid amalgamation is one of them.

Stop delaying on Bain compensation

Putting aside one's personal feelings on the guilt or otherwise of David Bain, the New Zealand judicial system found him not guilty of a crime, for which he had served years in jail.

Mad to fly fresh milk to China

Airfreighting milk to China (Kiwi fresh milk brand launches in China, February 25) is irrational and is a good example of how brand-based consumerism is destroying our environment.

Celebrities don't have model accent

Faith beats contraception

Super-city plan deserves consideration

Wellington super-city logo Wellington super-city proposal is stumbling, but it needs a better hearing.

Let the people solve super problem

When the politicians let the people down, sometimes the people have to do it for themselves.

No mercy for charter schools

NZ must face a grim duty

Stop hollow politicking over MP salaries

It's time for politicians to put their money where their mouths are.

Bennett: Cricket, oh, what a pleasurable war

I made a promise to the dog. "I'll just watch the first five overs," I said. "Then I'll get back to work."

Living wage good for families

The living wage rate needs regular updating for the concept to work.

Beyond a polarised debate

It's barmy to pay for police vetting

Bar set high for earning patches

There's no point in nostalgia. That's sucker stuff. Time moves on and guys have got to earn gang patches somehow.

Comments: Why some don't make it

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