The belch threatening the planet

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright, at home in Houghton Bay.

There is no silver bullet which will blast away agriculture's troublesome greenhouse gases. But that doesn't mean the government should do nothing.

Whitebait need protection under law

The main culprits of the decline in numbers of adult whitebait are deteriorating water and habitat quality over much of ...

Opinion: The way things are going whitebait species will be gone before most of our grandchildren are able to see them.

Bax's loyalty misplaced

Kylie Bax says the women who've been groped and insulted by Donald Trump just want five minutes of fame.

OPINION: How a man treats his perceived friends and equals is not the true test of his nature; it's how he treats the people he regards as inferiors that matters.

Parata should go immediately

Education Minister Hekia Parata speaks to media after announcing she won't stand in the next election.

Hekia Parata's surprise decision to step down in 2017 is good news for John Key's Government.


Paying the cost of rental damage

Housing MInister Nick Smith.

Renters might be alarmed at a proposed law change that would charge them up to four weeks' rent for damage caused by carelessness or negligence. Certainly there needs to be a thorough public debate about this proposal. The law change, however, arises from a legal case which is now preventing common-sense decisions affecting tenants' and landlords' responsibilities.

Remember the civil war

Vincent O'Malley author of new book on the Waikato War.

NEW ZEALAND still hasn't come to terms with its civil war.

Editorial: A campaigner who left NZ richer

Helen Kelly shone a spotlight on the high death toll in the forestry industry, low wages in New Zealand, and poor ...

OPINION: Not everyone agreed with Helen Kelly, but most people respected and admired her.

Editorial: Prison fears were well-founded

Corrections Minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Mt Eden Prison was a caricature of what can go wrong with outsourcing.


Ignoble parting of ways

A young Bob Dylan

Opinion: Their friendship hit a bum note and Joe and flatmate Zim parted ways.

No alternative to Clinton

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump has made the critical mistake of not reading the demographics and ...

Opinion: Land of the free to patronise minorities

Rugby not diverse enough off field

A Springbok tour protest in 1981. At the time rugby administrators said the game was so important that it didn't matter ...

Opinion: New Zealand Rugby needs to do a whole lot more in terms of reflecting the ethnic and gender diversity of its players.

Garner: Key a cunning thief

John Key is proving a clever and cunning thief of other parties' policies.

OPINION: John Key has become the 'Chief Thief' as his desire for a fourth term sees him stealing his rivals' policies.

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