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.
OPINION: Branding used to apply to businesses and products, but it now applies to human beings - and the national flag.
By Rachael Le Mesurier, Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand
OPINION: The choice now seems to be between the existing flag or some form of silver fern.
Government is failing the test on Auckland and state housing problems.
All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.
OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?
OPINION: Government changes to Sunday trading laws still leave a shambles.
OPINION: Do we really have to bid a fond farewell to any voice in the world ever again?
OPINION: John Key warned Cabinet not to be arrogant and contract the dreaded disease.
OPINION: Prison is a vile place everywhere, and I'm unsure how much good it ever does.
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.