Editorials

Editorial: Safe cycleways an achievable goal

cycle

OPINION: Cycling has health benefits and it takes cars off the road, improving traffic flows and reducing carbon emissions.

Editorial: Polls turn personal

vote

Constrained economic forecasts and slow recovery set election themes around personality, not policy.

Key must press Collins on leak

Colkey

OPINION: One of the more arresting details in Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, concerns Cabinet Minister Judith Collins.

Time for intervention without illusions

Iraq

OPINION: Sometimes American power is a clear force for good. Sometimes reality is more complex.

Hager book leaves questions

nicky hager

OPINION: Crusading left-wing journalist Nicky Hager has a new book out. Everyone's wondering what to make of it.

Campaign antics only half of it

beehive parliament

OPINION: Make way for the circus - electoral silly season has broken out.

Work to lift the shadow of depression

 Robin Williams

OPINION: Depression is an insidious, harrowing affliction that often makes no sense to people who have never had to suffer through it.

GP visits policy poorly targeted

stethoscope

OPINION: In a vacuum, Labour's headline health policy of free GP visits and prescriptions for over-65s would be a fine idea.

Sutch file: the smoking gun

Bill Sutch

OPINION: Finally we have the alleged smoking gun that shows the New Zealand official William Ball Sutch was a Russian spy.

Slogans not enough to fix obesity

obese child

OPINION: Governments will have to bring in a whole range of measures to tackle obesity. We are also going to have to change the way we think about the issue.

Enemy of democracy deserves scorn

frank bainimarama

OPINION: Frank Bainimarama is not a respectable person. He killed off Fijian democracy and replaced it with a nasty military dictatorship.

Basic work rights must be enforced

Jamal Zaytoun

OPINION: The case of a man underpaid by $83,000 is disturbing, as is the fact his employer has wound up the company that hired him.

Room for scrutiny - but not rant

dairy farm

OPINION: Farmland sales to foreigners are already a hot election issue - so stand by for an avalanche of one-sided arguments.

City slow-down priorities right

100km

OPINION: Reducing speed limits and getting tough on enforcing them is excellent news for Wellington.

Tears, cheers and the art of losing well

Glasgow

OPINION: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games had a spiky kind of charm. This is partly because they were notably friendly games, though held in a city which is a byword for bogan culture.

Editorial: Seeds of freedom

	 World War I Waihi tunnellers

OPINION: A century ago World War I began and New Zealand was changed forever.

Fanatics conspire against peace

Gaza conflict

OPINION: The killing in Gaza helps warmongers on both sides

Fanatics conspire against peace

Gaza

OPINION: The killing in Gaza helps warmongers on both sides.

Editorial | Action on Gully a relief

Transmission Gully

OPINION: After a century of hairpin turns and government congestion, the long-awaited Transmission Gully road is properly set to go.

Why Key has cut Craig out of the deal

Colin Craig

OPINION: Craig would have to be found a National seat where the local candidate was prepared to throw away his or her seat.

Editorial | Football feast a win for wellington

Wellington Phoenix

OPINION: Full credit to everyone involved in the weekend's flurry of football - the Phoenix owners, players and fans most of all.

Big push needed to unlock our potential

Wellington Waterfront

OPINION: Wellington has made real economic progress in the past year, as shown by today's article revisiting The Dominion Post's Wellington Report of a year ago.

Make MPs' spending records public

Claudette Hauiti

OPINION: It's scandalous that anyone in the public service can have their spending scrutinised, yet MPs remain protected.

'No' to binding referendums

paperwork

OPINION: Binding referendums sound good - "pure democracy" - but they are actually a worry.

Editorial: Flyover option needed

Basin Reserve flyover

OPINION: After years of planning, months of hearings and 8000 pages of transcripts, the Basin Reserve flyover is not a goer.

Winston's serving too thin

Winston Peters

OPINION: Winston Peter's has celebrated NZ First's 21st birthday with a round of dubious new policies.

Editorial : Fanaticism to blame for plane carnage

MH17 crash site

OPINION: The dirty war in Ukraine has claimed a planeful of innocent victims.

Aratere's woes were predictable

Aratere

OPINION: Too much has been made of the Aratere woes. It's time to start looking at things from KiwiRail's point of view.

New life emerges out of the gloom

elderly

OPINION: Small towns will die as their elderly populations dwindle, says the Royal Society's "Our Futures" report.

Editorial | Botch-up whichever way

OPINION: The Kim Dotcom fiasco seems to have no end.

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