Smoking gun proves cover-up

Nicky Hager, left, and Jon Stephenson have produced a fine piece of investigative journalism, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.

Editorial: A chilling crime in London

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May rightly called for Londoners to return to their routines after the Westminster attack.

OPINION: We don't know precisely what inspired this rampage, but we do know how to respond.

Editorial: NZ needs a climate change plan

New Zealand has the highest car ownership rate in the OECD, a new report says.

OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.

Rights and wrongs for kids

Sex education is probably helpful, but if it's taught without a moral framework it's of little use, says Rosemary McLeod.

OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.


How teenagers choose their future

Productivity Commission chairman Murray Sherwin.

Perhaps no decision is more important than a secondary student's choice of career or further education. And yet often this decision is made with very little information or even much thought. A 16- or 17-year-old makes life-changing choices with little idea about what they involve.

Editorial: English's taxing problems

The Iphone is brilliant, but Apple's tax policy is not.

OPINION: It is extraordinary that Apple paid no tax in New Zealand despite selling billions of dollars of its products. The company is among the largest and most profitable in the world, partly because its technology is so brilliant. But Apple is not being a good citizen in New Zealand.

Editorial: One more measure of the housing crisis

New Zealand's housing market is the most unaffordable in the developed world, The Economist says.

OPINION: Even The Economist thinks foreign buying is pushing up New Zealand prices.

The justice of the piece

Phillip John Smith.

OPINION: Phillip John Smith's fight to wear a wig in jail strikes many people as not only absurd but offensive. Smith is a monster who sexually abused a child when he was 17 and returned at the age of 21 to kill the child's father.


Hospital parking is sickening

It is perfectly reasonable to charge a small fee for parking for hospital visitors, as free parking might encourage ...

OPINION: Having to pay big sums for parking when visiting loved ones in hospital doesn't wash, writes Jane Bowron.

Abortion hoops hypocritical

Anti-abortion protesters outside Southland Hospital.

OPINION: Why do women with unwanted pregnancies face such hurdles, asks Dave Moore.

Parents are teachers too

Too many parents are contracting out their jobs to schools, says Duncan Garner.

OPINION: Too many parents are dumping on school teachers subjects that should be taught in the home.

More than semantics at stake

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in the movie Room.

OPINION: Abortion is so polarising that even the the opposing camps' labels are contentious, writes Karl du Fresne.

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