Opinion

Don't mistake Kiwi tradition as a right

Banning cars from populated parts of some beaches is not a total ban, writes Greer Berry.

OPINION: There's something strange happening when a person voices an opinion that is seen by many as an attack on a long-held Kiwi tradition.

Grand old dame of TV

Fair Go presenters Haydn Jones and Pippa Wetzell.

OPINION: I think Fair Go should receive a Queen's Birthday Honour.

Millionaires tread in All Blacks' shadow

The rich men of Manchester City will this weekend take a trip to Wales' sporting heartland.

OPINION: Rich pin-ups from Manchester City drawn to pitch where Wilson Whineray's famous team suffered their only defeat.

Lessons learned from Toyota grant saga

Grant Smith is championing a register of behind-closed door council decisions.

OPINION: Register of closed-door council decisions a good start, but we still don't know why $391,000 payment was kept secret.

Can we impeach in NZ? video

While the Republicans controlled the House, it seemed very unlikely that it would move to impeach Trump, writes Liam Hehir.

OPINION: Could Parliament move the impeachment of a minister with the aim of removing him or her from office?

Ban cars from beach hot spots

Himatangi and Foxton beaches in Manawatū are sadly more synonymous with tyre tracks than they are sand castles.

OPINION: Give me sand castles, not tyre tracks and high stress levels.

When the music stops

Peter Posa is a New Zealand guitarist, and is most famous for his instrumental "The White Rabbit" which made it to the ...

OPINION: The real tragedy - or at least the real sadness - was the death of a man.

Underarm documentary delivers

Brian McKechnie and Bruce Edgar show their frustration as Trevor Chappell bowls underarm.

The infamous underarm incident is one deodorant too many.

Don't taint the water

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OPINION: Let's talk water quality and dairy farming, but let's do it with clear eyes.

Rugby no longer winter sport

Jackson Garden-Bachop of the Hurricanes passes during the pre-season Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the ...

Bring the Super teams to small towns in the February melt and the punters will flock in.

What decides our fate

We know more than native Americans did about elements that would decide their fate, but we may be no better at avoiding ...

OPINION: The Black Death killed about 30 per cent of the European population in a few years in the middle of the 14th century.

Random thoughts on Waitangi Day

"We're not perfect, but we're doing lots of things right," says Karl du Fresne.

OPINION: We're not perfect, but we're doing lots of things right. Happy Waitangi Day.

What will Winston do?

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters.

Is Winston a dominating force or just a bit player giving support to Jacinda Ardern?

Happy hearts, happy hounds

There are lots of different types of heart disease in four legged furry friends and cats are very different to dogs in ...

PAWS AND CLAWS: Most of us take it for granted without a thought, every day: your life pump.

Toyota deal overshadows progress

The Palmerston North City Council's good year got off to a bad start.

The 2019 year can only get better for local government in Palmerston North after awful start.

The cult of Nigella in NZ

Nigella Lawson had the audience in her hand, perhaps except Richard Swainson and his wife.

OPINION: The cult of Nigella Lawson keeps her disciples in a swoon as the domestic goddess puts on a show.

No excuse for riding roughshod

Many people don't know one end of a dictionary from the other these days.

OPINION: Spending our time hunched over small screens has robbed us of our affinity for words.

FBI is grim and grimmer

Missy Peregrym's facials go from grim to grimmer.

TELEVISION: Expressions of FBI agent actors start and end at grim.

International cricket on the village green

India's cricket team attract a sea of support no matter where they play.

OPINION: India's cricketers must be wondering if they are playing on club grounds in New Zealand.

If mumma ain't happy

Greer Berry is throwing off the shackles of home to join the F45 fitness craze.

OPINION: Guilt is overrated, so Greer Berry is shaking off the shackles of home life and working out.

The rise of 'fake but accurate' attitudes

A student wearing a MAGA hat and jeering at Native Americans at a rally in the US. Or was he?

OPINION: Before too long, it became clear that the actual events involving the Covington Catholic teens were not as reported.

Honey, your dinner's in the lab video

Lab-grown meat may not appeal to everyone, but it's an important step in reducing the world's meat intake.

OPINION: The future of food isn't veganism, it's "meat" grown in laboratories.

Finding fault with Oscar nominations

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in a scene from Bohemian Rhapsody, a film hated by reviewers but loved by the Academy of ...

OPINION: Several pieces of movie-making mastery miss out, while Bohemian Rhapsody is showered in nominations.

Midsommer death and destruction plods on

Neil Dudgeon plays Detective Chief Inspector John Barnaby, alongside Nick Hendrix in Midsomer Murders.

OPINION: Formulaic murder show in its 20th season shows no signs of slowing the carnage.

Hartley proves elusive

Brendon Hartley wasn't keen on an audience with Peter Lampp after a year under the media spotlight.

OPINION: Toro Rosso's spurned driver not keen on a chat during his visit home for Christmas.

Ardern's Brexit plea video

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern outside Number 10 Downing Street in London. ...

OPINION: Prime minister's awkwardly timed visit sought assurances Britain cannot possible offer.

Technology and its history of false promises

Geeks might be excited about 5G, but the technology is guaranteed to disappoint at first.

OPINION: IT users have been conditioned to accept a failure rate that wouldn't be tolerated in any other industry.

No escaping Venezuela's past

Amid international calls for Venezuela's President to step down and a devastating economic crisis, support remains.

While Ardern's ministry sits on Centre-Left, it is decidedly neoliberal compared to Venezuela's.

Making ends meet in the middle

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OPINION: The gap between the well-heeled and those hurting is increasingly hard to comprehend.

Stop blaming the police

NZ First MP Darroch Ball says a law introduced by National in 2017 made it easier than ever for drivers fleeing police ...

OPINION: We need to stop the blame game when it comes to the rise in fleeing driver incidents, says Darroch Ball.

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