OPINION: TV shows shouldn't just be about profit
OPINION: Wellington Town Hall, a "yellow stickered" building, has now been closed to the public for over two and a half years. Buildings with that notice are under 34% of current code for earthquake resilience, but owners have 10-15 years to strengthen them.
OPINION: Three things would solve Wellington's airport to city traffic problems.
OPINION: Closing police stations to save money is shortsighted.
OPINION: Wellington's "warm" view of its "street people" is likely due to the low numbers involved
OPINION: It’s not all that long ago since every shop was closed on Saturday and Sunday – that’s 102 no shopping days a year.
OPINION: Readers are worried about Otaihanga's troublesome roundabout, the housing situation, and council democracy.
OPINION: So the Airways New Zealand public servants want to build a leaning tower.
OPINION: The Government continues its unbelievable retrograde rundown of the railways with its plan to remove electrification from the Hamilton-Palmerston North section rather than complete the North Island Main Trunk Line electrification from Auckland to Wellington, by filling the gaps.
OPINION: Easter is upon us and the usual quagmire of trading hours arises.
OPINION: It would be easy to see Winston Peters' victory in Northland as a big vote of confidence in the old warhorse and a huge hit for National, but the reality lies elsewhere.
What right has any government to even consider suggestions by developers that they should qualify for income-related rent assistance to develop properties for social housing?
Over the past 18 months I have been going through Hawke's Bay Prison outer to inner security areas as access-security-cleared co-ordinator of inmates support.
Karl Oliver (Letters, March 30) is correct to say our removal of the road shoulder, and narrowed lines on Wellington's urban motorway, have potential safety implications. That's why we've reduced the speed limit and put in a free vehicle removal trial during peak times in April and May.
Once again the America's Cup challenge is turning into a farce.
I find it very interesting that Barry Millage was disturbed to read of the number of young people who are prescribed anti- depressant drugs (Letters, March 27).
The CubaDupa festival was a super-dupa success. The rain stayed away on Saturday evening and there must have been a crowd of 20,000 spread out along the length of Cuba St and intersecting streets. The sound of the combined bands and the orchestra was enough to make your chest vibrate. My wife and I liked Strike the best. A gelato each topped the night off and we arrived home at 10pm and heard the welcome and not unexpected news that Winston had won the Northland by-election.