Can you fix the economy?
Why does nationalisation seem like a dirty word in our country? asks Roland Askew.
Let's make things in New Zealand for New Zealanders, writes Amrit Okhan.
A new convention centre is unrelated to the debate on pokie machine restrictions, and should stay that way, writes Simon Paterson.
We seem irreversibly addicted to the somewhat archaic concept of land and housing as a commodity and status symbol, writes Carl Timms.
Amanda Greenwood shares her ideas on how to boost New Zealand's flagging economy.
New Zealand should work to attract investment to develop new industries, like Singapore has done, writes Wilson Owen.
Most people in New Zealand work hard and still can't keep up with rising rents and food prices, writes Russell Thompson.
The good, sound governing of New Zealand is constantly jeopardised by the restrictive nature of MMP, writes Graeme Bennett.
Bill Doland says Aucklanders should pay higher mortgage interest rates to help kick start our country's economy.
Subsidising apartments would lower the cost of suburban housing and decrease the cost of roading, writes Marty White.
If our government can take back control of printing money, it can take back the control of debt, Dion Marie writes.
New Zealand could save on millions of litres in imported petrol if we got automatic cars off our roads, Mike Campbell says.
The only way to turn our economy around is to increase people's incentive to become productive, Richard Cruice writes.
The difficulty we face in today's economic environment is not unlike the depression years of the 1930s, writes Bill Doland.
Taranaki has intelligently exploited its natural resources producing low unemployment, high average incomes and a balanced lifestyle.
Bad workplace and lifestyle habits are affecting our economy, writes John Murphy, who calls for a healthcare focus.
Some tough decisions need to be made if we are to thrive in the coming years, writes Callum Davies.
New Zealand could provide hundreds of jobs by rebuilding our rail infrastructure, writes Ian Turner.
More jobs, greater opportunities, an improved economy, and a better brighter future is just around the corner, Maxine Webb says.
The New Zealand government is too focused on big business, William Scuby writes.
Investment in alternative energy and a drive to cut drunkenness are part of Deb Gilbertson's recipe for an economic fix.
New Zealand needs to become a price setter rather than a price taker, says Murray Ansell.
Mark Geraets discovered that in a foreign country he could teach and get paid well - so returning to New Zealand seemed pointless.
New Zealand's economy needs more than just a banker used to just clipping the ticket, writes Murray Hawkes.
New Zealand needs to attract more skilled migrants to its shores to create a bigger demand for products and services, writes PJ Macormaic.
Buy New Zealand-made and make your dollars work for our economy, writes Ian Fenn.
Sending our manufacturing and services overseas has meant Kiwis have no jobs and no money, Laurie Sutherland writes.
The following is my view on the things that are being managed wrong in our economy today:
We need to change our structure so lawyers, politicians and public servants get less money and social status, Peter Lewis says.
Helping young businesses, removing tax on fuel and lowering the minimum wage would help fix New Zealand's economy, Matthew Greaves thinks.
New Zealanders need to increase their knowledge of economics so they understand what they're voting for, Samuel Forty says.
New Zealand needs to make changes to its benefit system if we're to keep skilled workers on our shores,
With annual costs of $790m to house our criminals, is it time to look at sending our prisoners overseas?
Only with a common New Zealand-Australian currency could we hope to close the wage gap and retain skilled workers, Ken Watson says.
What we call economics has taken over common sense in New Zealand, Victoria Wimpenny says.
New Zealand's tax system is too cumbersome and we need a flat tax to get back on track, but can it happen?
Helen Auger outlines her plan for getting back to basics and fixing New Zealand's economy.
Secondary tax hits the people who can least afford it and is another obstacle in trying to get ahead, Catherine Ternent writes.
Peter Majorhazi says secondary tax is an unfair burden on people struggling to make ends meet.
The current housing market is causing a lot of strain on the economy, writes Jacob Hamlin.
CHRIS & ANNETTE SCHNACK
Remember what Grandma told you, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves, write Chris and Annette Schnack.
A fix for the New Zealand economy seems so mind-numbingly simple when there is no asset-backing of our currency, writes Derek Watt.
We need a fair society, so that people have a reasonable chance to succeed and are motivated to try to do better, writes Eduard Vaks.
Today's children are tomorrow's nation; so why are we not focusing our attention on their future? Natalie Cozens asks.
It is no secret that the more people that have jobs, the more money people have to throw around.
NZ dollar needs to be aggressively devalued until overseas corporations find propping up Kiwi companies untenable, writes Albert Lindsey.
Susan Hutt believes the economy can be fixed by lowering the retirement age and means testing Super.
Closer links with Australia could strengthen the economies of both countries, writes Steve Wells.
Since National took over, New Zealand has slid into deficit and the gap between rich and poor has widened, writes Chris McLaughlin.
Socialism is great until the money runs out and that time has come, writes John Rowan.
The economy and families would be given a boost if more people helped encourage part-timer workers, writes a mum of two.
A 30-hour working week isn't a new idea. What Rodolfo Rupp describes is a way to accomplish it.
When dealing with the economy, it is difficult to pull a string without affecting something else, writes Diego Martin.
New Zealanders needs to appreciate what they have and focus on the strengths which can build our economy.
Parents in New Zealand have to choose whether to work more and suffer, or rely on the Government and be better off, writes Alexia Welsh.
In a collaborative, caring community people do better and true prosperity grows, writes Clive McKegg.
The economy cannot be fixed without a fundamental change to the social system, writes Daniel Talis.
We need to invest in infrastructure, lower the dollar, scrap GST ... and legalise marijuana, writes Nick Forrest.
New Zealand needs greatly improved transportation and wireless communications infrastructure, writes Brodie Stopforth.
Cody Hayward-Morrison says if we want to fix the economy we have to think a lot more about how to put people to work.
Tax cuts and a reduction in Government spending will give an immediate boost to the economy, writes Ankit Chopra.
The current exaggerated high value of the New Zealand dollar is killing the economy, writes Dave Gordon.
RICHARD TE GROEN
We could benefit so greatly in many ways by becoming an island state of Australia, writes Richard te Groen.
Have you ever tried to work out the cost to you of interest? Kelvin Deal says we should think hard about it.
In order to fix the economy, we have to first understand what is wrong, if anything, writes Mick O'Malley.
Investment in our core sectors is the best way to secure long term economic growth, writes Stephen Beath.
Everyone is trying to save our economic system - if only the public understood the true underlying problem and the ecological urgency at hand, writes Scott Andrew.
The economy and people of New Zealand will only reach their true potential when they have real freedom, according to Andrew Taylor.
Nigel Mayson has 12 simple ideas to help stop New Zealand's slide down the OECD rankings.
The Kiwi dollar is overvalued and the rich pay too little tax, changes are needed, writes William Bryson.
Lara Iriarte has a radical idea to solve our economic woes - do away with interest charges.
In spite of higher unemployment there is a skilled worker shortage, and a lack of reading comprehension doesn't help, writes John Callahan.
Economics is the greatest confidence game of all, so let's stop putting ourselves down and be proud of where we are, writes Allan Mitchell.
New Zealand needs to turn itself into an innovation factory, says Susan Harris.
Kiwis need to invest in New Zealand companies and be encouraged to do so, writes Ken Fortune.
A land tax would curb property speculation and make more lending money available for business and entrepreneurs, Gerald Tait writes.