Editorials

Editorials

Editorial: Shorter deadline for quake fix is welcome

Canterbury earthquake survivor Ann Brower with Housing and Building Minister Nick Smith.

OPINION: The Canterbury earthquake continues to force improvements to our law.

Editorial: NZ duty-bound to help refugees

Prime Minister John Key refuses to raise refugee quota

OPINION: New Zealand cannot ignore the worldwide refugee crisis. Our pitifully small intake is a stain on our international reputation. It suggests to the world that we are indifferent to massive suffering.  

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John Burrows, chair of the Flag Consideration Panel,  announces the four final flag designs.

OPINION: The choice now seems to be between the existing flag or some form of silver fern.

Editorial: Parental leave love will be spread thinly

Labour MP Sue Moroney.

The Government doesn't want to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks. But it knows the policy would be popular.

Editorial: Housing is the Government's Achilles heel

Housing Minister Nick Smith.

Government is failing the test on Auckland and state housing problems.

Keep the break from the ads

Putting advertisements on around the clock might seem consistent - but few viewers want it.

All can unite against the final victory of commercial yawp.

Fixing failures with CYF kids will be costly

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley wants to shake up the system for state care of children, but it is not clear how.

OPINION: How far is the reforming minister really prepared to go with state care for children?

Editorial: Holiday hodge-podge will remain

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.

OPINION: Government changes to Sunday trading laws still leave a shambles.

EDITORIAL: Take next step on sex offenders' register

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley

OPINION: A sex offenders' register is worth investigating and may be worth putting into practice.

Editorial: Time to quit the flyover

An artist's impression of the proposed Basin Reserve flyover seen from the top of Kent Terrace, looking towards Buckle St and the national war memorial.

OPINION: Wellington needs to leave the flyover behind.

Editorial: Push comes to shove over town belt

Mount Victoria from Wellington town belt.

OPINION:The Wellington City Council wanted to strengthen the protection of the town belt. The Government didn't. 

Editorial: New tax would help level playing field

Netflix streams movies and videos into Kiwi houses - but pays no GST.

OPINION: GST isn't charged on imported goods and services. It should be.

Silver Ferns allowed us all to believe again

Australia's Caitlin Bassett, right, competes with Silver Ferns captain Casey Kopua in the championship final.

OPINION: In the end it came down to three measly goals.

Editorial: Government helped dig SOE's big hole

Former Solid Energy company boss Don Elder and former chairman John Palmer at a select committee in 2013.

IT wasn't just the market that killed Solid Energy.

Editorial: Failure of ambition in bus overhaul

For some reason, the latest consultants' report on Wellington's new bus system revived a cheaper version that had already been rejected.

OPINION: There is no case for simply painting a few more stretches of Wellington road green and hoping for the best.

Editorial: Auditor-General must probe Saudi deal

Auditor General Lyn Provost.

OPINION: The Government's Saudi sheep deal remains unclear and the Auditor-General should investigate it.  

Editorial: Right to open up pubs for cup games

ACT MP David Seymour  picked some low-hanging political fruit with a bill to open pubs for Rugby World Cup games.

The Green Party's complaints were too precious by half - this wasn’t the issue on which to make a heroic stand about the perils of drink.

Editorial: There's no star among these 40 flags

Time for a change? The current flag.

OPINION: The "longlist" of 40 possible new flags contains nothing to inspire the country.

Editorial: Don't cut the music

Pietari Inkinen conducts the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

OPINION: Government cuts are hurting the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

Editorial: Weak safety bill misses the mark

Sonya Rockhouse(left) and Anna Osborne,stand among 291 crosses placed at Parliament  last month to mark the number of workplace deaths since the Pike River disaster. Sonya lost her son Daniel and Anna lost her husband Milton in the 2010 explosion.

OPINION: New Zealand's appallingly high rates of death and injury in the workplace demand urgent action. The politics of this have been hot ever since the Pike River tragedy, and the Government has promised reform. 

Unlikely campground worth a try

Happy Valley is not Wellington's most picturesque spot, but that's one reason it might work as a budget tourist camping ground.

Wellington needs an option for low-budget tourists looking for a place to park up for a night or two.

Family violence law changes needed

10102014 News Photo: Kirk Hargreaves/ Fairfax NZ
Amy Adams, National MP.

OPINION: Family violence is rife and changes must be made to the law.

Opinion: Follow Obama's lead on coal use

Huntly power station, which is powered by coal and gas.

OPINION: Barack Obama's radical climate change plan spotlights the need to cut coal use. 

Editorial: Come down hard on the unsporting

Indigenous Aussie Rules star Adam Goodes has taken leave from the sport after being repeatedly booed by fans at stadiums.

Lengthy bans are absolutely justified for violent or racist outbursts on the sports field.

Editorial: Proceed with caution on Tasers

Senior Sergeant Alan Reece with a X2 Taser.

OPINION: The decision to arm all front-line police with Tasers should be a trial only.

When transport plans hit the skids

NZTA had to remove these cycle lanes on a road near Cambridge after a single day.

OPINION: Cycle lanes are a good idea, but implementing them poorly simply gives their critics ammunition.

Editorial: Time for cold, hard look at trade pact

Tim Groser

OPINION: A fog of politics stops us seeing the cold hard facts of the TPPA.

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?

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