Are electoral laws working?

Bill english

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English had plenty to say about the Government's accomplishments last month.

Digesting the debate

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OPINION: The first leaders' debate didn't result in a knockout but Labour's David Cunliffe generally has been credited with winning on points against a curiously lacklustre prime minister.

Freedom has its limits

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OPINION: The bylaws regulating freedom camping in the Thames-Coromandel District had been confusing, Motor Caravan Association lawyer Mai Chen said after a High Court judge this week ruled on their legality.

Concern still on dairy prices

Dairy cows

OPINION: While we are hoping for an early bounce-back in dairy prices, we can't afford to be indifferent to the case for greater diversification.

Affordability the main issue

Voting station

OPINION: Most party policies are intended to benefit somebody who, in all likelihood, is a voter.

Editorial: Bullied on liquor laws

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The Waikato District Council last week announced it wants citizens' ideas on alcohol licensing to help it draft a new policy.

Mining an election issue


OPINION: Chris Wilkes, Taranaki KASM co-ordinator, believes people are fundamentally opposed to seabed mining.

Waikato loses more jobs


OPINION: The discomforting reality for National is that the Waikato has 2100 fewer jobs now and 6100 more unemployed than in 2008.

Labour fails to fire up


Labour Party politicians and supporters will find plenty of cause for disquiet in the latest poll figures.

Editorial | Environment put to vote


The Waikato Regional Council has successfully taken two parties to court in recent days for breaching effluent disposal requirements under the Resource Management Act last year.

Fluoride debate spreads


OPINION: The Hamilton City Council last week announced it had added fluoride to the city's Water Treatment Plant.

Questions over Labour's policies

David Cunliffe

Teachers with fewer students can give each child more attention, but studies do not unequivocally show that this is the most cost-effective way of lifting performance.

Police discontent dismissed


OPINION: Only 44 per cent of the Waikato region's police agree the department has a clear vision of where it's going.

Environmental powers

Waikato River 300

OPINION: Two environmental issues this week have highlighted the importance of who controls the decision-making process.

Concerns over post service

nz post

OPINION: Longer delivery times are likely turning customers away from using NZ Post, thereby exacerbating the slump in mail volumes

Hard times for Cunliffe

Waikato Times

OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe had been teetering, politically, after a series of embarrassments in March.

Top marks to St Paul's

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OPINION: St Paul's Collegiate School has announced an $8m development including building a cutting-edge learning hub, expanding the school's music block and rebuilding a boarding house, Williams House.

Momentous task begins

domestic abuse

The first part of the privately funded Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and family violence paints a grim picture of violence breeding violence.

Hipkins misses mark

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OPINION: Labour's education spokesman, Chris Hipkins, has given Education Minister Hekia Parata a low mark.

Vaccine debate

Vaccination child

OPINION: As memories fade of the horror of polio, diptheria and measles, parents fret about vaccine safety.

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