Why Anzac Day is our national day

Sarah Henderson is tasked with playing The Last Post at Wellington's Anzac Day dawn service.

OPINION: This is a special Anzac Day.

The PM, ponytails and pratfalls

20042015 News. Cameron Burnell/Fairfax NZ. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott hold a joint press conference at Te Papa.

OPINION: He can be a fun guy, but this week Prime Minister John Key looked like a prize jerk.

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.

Key must speak up on human rights in Saudi Arabia

Ensaf Haidar, centre  takes part in a demonstration in Canada earlier this year calling for the release of her husband, Raif Badawi, a journalist sentenced by Saudi Arabian authorities  to 1000 lashes.

OPINION: Prime Minister John Key needs to seize the opportunity to promote human rights when he visits Saudi Arabia.


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.

Editorial: Worrying signs at Te Papa

02/04/2011 Dominion Post NEWS A view of Te Papa - the national museum of New Zealand on the Wellington Waterfront.

OPINION: Te Papa boss Rick Ellis has wasted no time in getting to work.


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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