Editorial: Bible class complaint 'silly'


OPINION: Questions of religion do not loom large for most New Zealanders. | Schools for 'opt in'

Mesmerising Lake Tekapo


OPINION: One thing never changes, Lake Tekapo is always that same striking colour.

Johnny Moore: Can't blame red tape

Johnny Moore

OPINION: We've found all sorts of creative things can happen if you add enough hilarity and dick jokes to the equation.

Finding comfort over style

Joe Bennett

OPINION: A recent weight gain has meant I've rediscovered an old flame of my youth - track pants.

The rules for women

therese walsh, women of influence 2013

OPINION: It is hard being a woman. There are lots of rules, but none of them are written down in a list.

Rail decision a failure

Railway tracks

OPINION: The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.

Editorial: Curb Putin's ambition


OPINION: Before the shooting down of MH17 the outside world was vaguely aware of the chaos brought about by the Russian-backed rebellion in eastern Ukraine.

Is a larger world conflict looming?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

OPINION: Some have dismissed comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Hitler as too provocative, and they may be right, but there are some common factors.

Cunliffe must bring discipline

David Cunliffe

OPINION: There is no reason to doubt David Cunliffe's statement that he has been working extremely hard. All politicians have.

Mike Yardley: Rail out but email in

Railway tracks

OPINION: The rejection of commuter rail on the main north line could be damned as a short-sighted defeat for sustainable Christchurch.

Community key for water plan

Rakaia River

OPINION: Zone committees are a valuable way for ECan commissioners to build relationships with local communities.

Pool dream may be a gurgler

New Brighton whale pool

OPINION: The city council may have painted itself into a corner when it comes to New Brighton.

Editorial: Te reo Maori (in English)

maori language

OPINION: Language is more than about money. It is about identity, and as New Zealanders we need to embrace Te reo Maori.

Editorial: Te reo Maori

maori language week

OPINION: Language is more than about money. It is about identity, and as New Zealanders we need to embrace Te reo Maori.

And a mailbox full of bother


OPINION: Ever since I've been back in Wellington my street has been heaving with roadworks.

Heading off the Dot-bomb

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: Abseiling into the Dotcom jacuzzi with cash and a folder marked "Political Favours".

No more Football World Cup

Fifa Football World Cup Trophy

OPINION: Most top football players are cheats. And the World Cup is entirely predictable.

Smuggling in your underwear

Beck Eleven

OPINION: Given the choice, I'd prefer tobacco in my pants over cockatoo and galah eggs any day.

Brave stand exposes flaw

Jay Claydon

OPINION: Jay Claydon made a bold and courageous decision this week that will surpass any of his on-field feats.

Greens' policy on waterways worthy

Russel Norman

OPINION: Stop degrading our rivers and sucking more milk from the herd, and aim instead for a sustainable NZ.

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