'After-work drinks on steroids'

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Labour leader Andrew Little serves the beer he brewed in ...

The West Coast IPA Challenge is quite possibly the most fun day on Wellington's craft beer calendar.

Pest-free plan needs teeth

The writing could be on the wall for stoats if a pest-free plan for New Zealand comes to fruition.

OPINION: It's supposed to be New Zealand's 'Apollo programme', but $7m per year isn't enough.

A fair tax regime for all

People like Kate Sheppard would be staggered to learn that their egalitarian dream is no more.

OPINION: it is not fair that nurses, for example, must pay taxes on their earnings, while those who add greatly to their wealth simply by owning assets, pay nothing.

Editorial: High-stakes bet on Wellington

The first David Jones store outside Australia has opened in Wellington.

OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.


Editorial: Odds against Mallard

Trevor Mallard has been MP for Hutt South since 1993.

OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.

Paying for child abuse tip-offs

It's an indictment on all of us that payments for child abuse tip-offs have to be considered.

There is something repellent about paying for information about abuse - but the police have made a reasonable case for it.

Editorial: Sky's Olympic rules rob public

Fairfax Media has decided not to send journalists to the Olympics.

OPINION: Restrictions on New Zealand journalists at the Olympics mocked the spirit of the Games.


Joe Biden speaking during his whistle-stop peace visit to new Zealand this week.

An American navy ship brings a symbolic end to a 33-year nuclear argument.


Ode to unknown shopper

Why do we need celebrity chefs like the coy Nigella Lawson?

OPINION: In a time of mayhem, murder and Trump I bring you a celebration of the ordinary, my Hymn to the Unknown Shopper.

From student farce to American tragedy

Donald Trump voters are driven by a toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish an American they no ...

OPINION: Trump voters driven by toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish a US they no longer recognise.

Garner: My biggest fear

The average price of an Auckland house is an astronomical $970,000.

Do I tell my children to move to Levin, or will they still be working in their 80s to pay off their mortgages?

Moving from 'yes we can' to 'what is this?'

Roger Ailes, the outgoing chairman and CEO of Fox News and Fox Television Stations.

OPINION: Back in November 2008 I had the privilege of watching Obama's election night victory speech on television with my father.

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