Opinion

Voters smarter this time

TALKING POLITICS BY GORDON CAMPBELL - Fairfax Media

OPINION: Election day in local government may not be until October 12, but mayoral races in our two largest cities already seem done and dusted.

Cup overshadows health

Porirua Union Health

OPINION: America's Cup hoopla has overshadowed the plight of community health clinics, which serve low-income people.

Timely promotion for Cunliffe

David Cunliffe

OPINION: New Labour leader David Cunliffe will have several opportunities to present himself as an alternative Prime Minister.

Are the polls to be believed?

OPINION: Polls have become the drug of choice in political life.

Punters being kept in the dark

Sky City

OPINION: While the Labour's Got Talent show rolls on, other political stories are being relegated to the shadows.

Is Cunliffe the answer after all?

David Cunliffe

OPINION: While Grant Robertson and David Cunliffe are both excellent public speakers, Cunliffe has been better able in the House to score hits on the Government.

Paula Bennett's bells and whistles

Paula Bennett

OPINION: If Steven Joyce provides much of the Government's intellectual firepower, Paula Bennett plays a different role for her colleagues.

NZ: 100 per cent vulnerable

Fonterra

TALKING POLITICS BY GORDON CAMPBELL - Wellington

OPINION: Parenthood is anxiety-inducing enough, without asking parents to play Russian roulette with what they're feeding their babies.

Key's prognosis is not our future

Absolutely positive about Capital

OPINION: Wellingtonians were justifiably rankled by the comments by the PM about their city, but the reality is that the region faces challenges

Real culprits dodging culpability

beehive parliament

OPINION: The public service owes an increasing amount of allegiance to the ministers of the day, but there's a sniff of scandal the ethos of the old public service kicks in.

Labour turns to housing again

House for sale, real estate, property

OPINION: When in doubt, talk about housing.

Be heard, demand a referendum

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Fenced dog-only area still needed

Upper Hutt Leader

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

National Standards not full story

Upper Hutt Leader

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Home coaches still the best

Robbie Deans

OPINION: They say top sport is now so international that the coach's nationality is irrelevant.

The real flaws in the spy bill

Kim Dotcom

OPINION: While Kim Dotcom and John Key clash at the GCSB legislation hearings, other submitters have highlighted flaws in the draft bill.

Fluoride safe in the right dose

Upper Hutt Leader

OPINION: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

National's tactics paying off

John Key

TALKING POLITICS BY GORDON CAMPBELL - Wellington

OPINION: Seventeen months out from the next election, National has the luxury of contradictory messages about the Opposition's credibility as an alternative government.

Views seen as pseudo-science

Upper Hutt Leader

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

The Christchurch fatigue factor

Christchurch Cathedral

OPINION: As the countdown ticks on towards the point when Christchurch City Council will need to have significantly cleared its backlog of building consents - or else the government will step in - the rest of the country has reacted with something that looks like apathy.

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