Editorials

Editorials

Editorial: Kids not 'lab rats'

Anne Tolley

OPINION: No government should experiment on children.

Sometimes lives outweigh liberty

Tony Robertson.

OPINION: Tony Robertson presents a dreadful test for the justice system.

A peculiar and unhealthy saga

Director-General of Health Chai Chuah

OPINION: Why are health officials toying with revolutionary ideas?

Migrant move the least Nats can do

Prime Minister John Key announced measures to encourage migrants to settle in the regions at the National Party conference.

OPINION: Encouraging immigrants to live in the regions is an obvious but small step to take.

Editorial: City has a lot to be proud of

The splendours of Wellington.

OPINION: Wellington has transformed itself in the last three decades.

Editorial: Little choice with speed limit shambles

MPs did a quick patch-up on speeding laws.

OPINION: MPs had good reason to band together to fix the speed limit botch-up.. 

Editorial: Treaty botch-up far from resolved

The original Treaty of Waitangi document on display at The National Archives, Wellington

OPINION: Don't move the Treaty to the National Library. Put it in Te Papa.

Editorial: Andrew Little goes off in all directions

Labour leader Andrew Little has tacked to the populist Right in recent weeks.

OPINION: Andrew Little's flaws are starting to show.

Editorial: Prison fights point to deeper problem

The Mt Eden Corrections Facility, managed by a private sector contractor, Serco,

OPINION: The fight club at Mt Eden prison is fodder for sceptics of the Government's project to outsource prisons.

Power to sell liquor is a privilege

Cheap alcohol boosts the binge-drinking culture

OPINION: Supermarkets must not drag the chain on liquor laws.

Case strong for more use of parole

Victoria University professor Devon Polaschek's research suggests that longer stints on parole reduce criminal reoffending rates.

OPINION: How can a system that releases prisoners with scant support possibly improve public safety?

Serious questions over listeria case

Two people died in 2012 after a listeria outbreak.

OPINION: The Hawke's Bay listeria case is tragic and shocking.

Editorial: A lesson in the value of diplomacy

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement after a  nuclear deal was reached between Iran and six major world powers, beside Vice President Joe Biden, in the East Room of the White House in Washington DC.

The pact with Iran is a profound piece of evidence in favour of talking.

Editorial: Labour puts ugly spin on real issue

Labour's Phil Twyford has dived into the political swamp with his analysis of the ethnicity of Auckland house-buyers.

OPINION: Labour has made an ugly gambit with its racial analysis of a set of Auckland housing data.

Editorial: Into the nightmare zone

The Greek crisis has shown up the failures of the euro.

OPINION: Greece's euro deal is bad for everyone except German bankers.

Government should try harder on climate change

Minister for climate change issues Tim Groser.

OPINION: The government's new greenhouse gas emission targets are weak and disappointing.

Student data part of complex puzzle

The 2015 School Report project is about providing information about every school in the country.

OPINION: Parents always want to find the best school for their kids.

Editorial: Care needed with TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser says it's "show time" for the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

OPINION: NZ needs to be ready to walk away from the Trans Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t deliver.

Editorial: Parliament took its eye off the bullies

ACT leader David Seymour and four Green MPs were on the same side when they opposed the Harmful Digital Communications Bill in Parliament.

Despite a wave of online opposition, Parliament has passed a new law against cyber bullying.

Editorial: Greek bind shows the worst of Europe

Greece has been put through a kind of endless purgatory since being bailed out by European lenders in 2010. Even though it has implemented cost-cutting reforms, its economy has deteriorated further.

For all of Greece's profligacy, its treatment by European politicians and central banks has been worse.

Editorial: More to do on tackling scalpers

Queues for tickets at least privilege fans willing to sacrifice their time - though scalpers can always join them too.

OPINION: Until a better solution emerges, the government should widen its scalping ban.

Editorial: Risks and opportunities in council plan

Wellington City Council's big plans for the city have to pass a strict test before ratepayers' money is spent on them.

OPINION: The council can help lay the conditions for a dynamic city but needs to carefully balance its spending plans against cost to ratepayers.

Editorial: State house sell-off gets stranger

Australian non-profit company Horizons Housing is considering buying up to 400 state houses from the Government.

OPINION: The Government's Australian flirtation only makes the sales of state houses more dubious.

Editorial: Wheels turn at last for cycling

The Government has earmarked $45 million over 10 years for cycleways in the capital.

OPINION: Funding for cycleways has been an inconsequential trickle for many years. Now, all of a sudden, it has grown into a gush.

Editorial: Hurricanes surprised us all

The Hurricanes have had a grand season.

OPINION: Back in February, even the most one-eyed, optimistic mother of a Hurricanes player would have been hard-pressed to predict just how well this season was going to go.

Editorial: Restart contributions to Super Fund

NZ Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr has overseen a successful period for the fund, which was the best-performing sovereign wealth fund in the world over the past five years.

OPINION: The NZ Super Fund has been a winner, so the Government should start paying into it again now.

Editorial: Good start on reviving the sevens

It's an open question how many people will buy a joint package to the sevens and the races, but there's no harm in trying the deal.

OPINION: Sevens organisers' new plans are useful, but they should act on prices too.

Editorial: Hearing-aid case demands response

21102013 FAIRFAX KIRK HARGREAVES
Green MP Mojo Mathers pictured on the day she supports the Earthquake Disability Leadership Group spokesperson launching their Accessible Christchurch Petition at the Dux Dine entrance.

If it's true that audiologists sold an elderly man $6000 hearing aids that he did not need, it's outrageous.

Editorial: Cheers for cheap flights - while they last

A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

OPINION: Anyone who flies regionally now knows what to expect: an assault on the wallet.

Half-baked housing plans won’t cut it

The Government's housing policy for Auckland seems rushed.

OPINION: Leave it to the courts to sort out who’s right over the latest Auckland housing fiasco.

Ad Feedback
special offers