Politics: Have your say
It's great our kids get to try exciting things at school, but not at the expense of reading, writing and maths.
It's election time once again, and this time round I'm struggling to find a reason to vote.
What would you do if you were the Prime Minister? Share your vision for New Zealand.
Our unis are failing us by focusing on science and ignoring academia, languages and the Arts.
What do you think needs to be done to improve the educational standards of young Kiwis?
This election is missing something for the over 60s, like a return on our years of tax investments.
Voting for your personal interests in this election is a wasted vote, Gerard O'Neil writes.
If we continue to ignore the need to address the behaviour of violent offenders, we will see no real change.
Why is no-one addressing the issue of stealing and publishing private emails? Derrick Wales writes.
If National wins the election are we saying we endorse the kind of behaviour in Dirty Politics?
If Kiwis were stripped of the right to vote they'd be up in arms. Yet they don't exercise that right.
Politicians are competing for a job to help run the country. By voting, you get to pick who succeeds.
A fortune is spent on special needs education but pupils and teachers are still not being helped.
Our forefathers broke the land in, now we're controlled by bureaucrats. What's happened?
High food prices, immigration policies, dental costs - these are the issues that really matter to Kiwis.
Stewart Andrews would rather vote for a party that makes jokes than one that's an unintended joke.
NZ's binge-drinking culture has long been a source of nationwide debate, but how can we change our boozing ways?
We need a system that promotes betterment for all Kiwis, not just the few, Lawrence Allen writes.
Nothing will stop Lizzie Shaw voting in this year's election - her last before becoming an Aussie citizen.
No change will take place by sitting in your armchair and complaining, Peter Wilton writes.
Real change comes from the grassroots, and will take more work than ticking a box, Sam Buchanan says.
Calling out non-voters for being lazy won't help the situation of a failing democracy, says Oren Oaariki.
It is not sufficient to just vote, we need to vote wisely, not based on personality or sound bytes.
Voters are forced to choose the party they find the least offensive to their values, Jeremy Arnold writes.
Voting is the only way to change the system from within a democracy, Rob Rattenbury
Karl Hutchins says he'll be lining up to vote this year, and hopes to see Winston as King Maker again.
When 10 per cent of the population doesn't vote, it's apathy. But you can't dismiss 30 per cent.
The very freedom I am supposed to be voting for is taken away from me by the intrusion into my privacy.
Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.
Imagine arriving for school and knowing that other parents disapprove of your presence.
Politicians need a lesson in education from the coal-face with teachers, Carly Avery writes.
Non-voter takes a stand this election over fears legal highs will return to our shelves.
The Government is far too soft on the housing crisis, Janneane Andrews writes.
It's call the property ladder because more often than not you start at the bottom and climb.
Why are we pushing the educated people of New Zealand into more debt? Clark Williams writes.
House sales are languishing, but will pent up property pressure release soon?
The zero-carbon future I'm working towards is so close I can pretty much taste it.
The cost of housing is shaping up to be a major election issue. What needs to be done?
If Dan Kelly had a chance to meet world leaders on climate change, he'd try to use more than words.
I have diabetes and I can't fault the care I've received from specialists, doctors and nurses.
If you could speak to world leaders about global warming, what would you say?
The fact we have a group called "Quake Outcasts" at all is worrying, Lindsay Breach writes.
Without addressing poverty, we won't see a decrease in family violence, Carolyn Cragg says.
This year's budget was meant to be for families, yet my family is no better off, Dougal Harding writes.
To stop family violence, society must support parents under stress, Susanne Grosswiler writes.
Do not wait to have your hand out for a pension at retirement, do something for yourself now.
We must show Kiwi kids there's a better way, and educate them to be great parents, Grant Magrath writes.
Without safeguards, many elderly people would live in poverty when their health is slowly declining.
Is KiwiSaver a key issue when it comes to deciding which party you're likely to vote for?
To battle obesity rates, the Government needs to educate, advertise and intervene, Zach Holland says.