Opinion

Hey, Labour, dads matter too

Paid parental leave is a no-brainer, writes Duncan Garner.

OPINION: It shouldn't just be mum at home holding the baby in those important first few months.

Welcome home Jacinda! How was Trump?

SATIRE: Skip the almond latte and bring me the biggest bottle of Baileys we've got. And a glass. And keep pouring.

A day at the races

Racegoer Peter Olds shows that printed media still has a life when he fashions a hat from The Press on Cup Day.

OPINION: While horses ran, there was good and bad news from Australia.

Acting prime minister a trainwreck

Labour's deputy leader Kelvin Davis has had his first taste of standing in for the prime minister. It did not go well.

OPINION: Kelvin Davis' debut as acting prime minister did not go well - at all.

Living the lazy life is not as beautiful as you think

Matilda Rice "does indeed appear to be living a beautiful life. Like, I mean she won a reality show and wasn't pulled ...

OPINION: Laziness is embodied by the fact I'm working from home today, am late for deadline and I've only just bothered to put undies on. It is 2pm.

Better deal for parents

Cabinet Minister  Iain Lees-Galloway.

OPINION: Labour should accept National's idea of parents being able to share parental leave.

My first speeding ticket

The police officer could tell it was my first speeding ticket.

OPINION: There are few things in life that get me down more than failure.

Manus Island crisis complex

Wellington protesters against Australia's policy on the Manus Island refugees at the gates into the Australian High ...

OPINION: Some hard facts about the Manus Island crisis show Gerry Brownlee is right about going carefully.

Manus Island crisis complex

Wellington protesters against Australia's policy on the Manus Island refugees at the gates into the Australian High ...

OPINION: Some hard facts about the Manus Island crisis show Gerry Brownlee is right about going carefully.

Health's uneasy relationship with fast food

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Alistair Humphrey has over-egged his criticisms of McDonald's.

OPINION: Even casual links between health providers and fast food companies may one day be seen as taboo.

My summer of hydrosliding Nirvana

Connor Erikson, 15, tries the hydroslide at Jellie Park in 2014.

As a young teen, after being chucked out of Java for wasting space, a suburban swim was one of few remaining options for Johnny Moore.

Bullying inexcusable - at any age

Fifteen-year-old Holly and her dad Mike Reed.

OPINION: We scramble to find an excuse for bad behaviour rather than confront it.

United's future is history

As United Future leader, Peter Dunne became the face of sensible politics.

OPINION: United Future revealed MMP's potential and its limits.

Leaks and the free press

NZ First Leader Winston Peters

OPINION: Winston Peters' hunt to find who leaked his super overpayment is not only futile, it is bad for democracy.

Remembering New Zealand's worst natural disaster

The medicine depot in Cathedral Square where the Government's standard influenza medicine was supplied. (Historical ...

One hundred years ago New Zealand suffered its deadliest disaster when the "Spanish" flu killed almost 9000 people.

The law is an ass - so is teaching

One lasting discovery from Joe Bennett's years of teaching was that when you met the parents you forgave the child ...

OPINION: Teaching? Why I wouldn't touch it with a 10-foot bar, swung by an angry student.

Not the worst day of your life

Matt Hope, left, and Liam Crum may actually have had the best day of their lives.

OPINION: A horse racing sceptic returns to Cup Day and has a pretty good time.

Govt needs to help councils

Central government will have to get more directly involved in dealing with coastal hazards rather than leaving it all to ...

OPINION: Central government will have to get more directly involved in dealing with coastal hazards rather than leaving it all to local authorities.

Queenstown vs Airbnb

Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult says the council isn't trying to stop people renting out their home when they're away ...

OPINION: Residents are fed-up that parts of their town are turning into commercial rackets.

A very lucky escape

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks with Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker at the ...

OPINION: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not dead, but neither can it be said to be in the rudest of health

Putting the wind up Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan's rant in the wake of the death of the PM's cat was particularly ill-timed, writes Jane Bowron.

OPINION: I found myself talking cats, PMs and Gareth Morgan with a young man in a skirt.

Editorial: CPTPP a shadow of its former TPP self

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang shakes hands with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the APEC Economic ...

Kiwis always had mixed feelings about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

Kiwiana: Quirky and questionable

Buzzy Bee, that "migraine-inducing pull-along toy" is the embodiment of Kiwiana.

OPINION: British icons have gravitas, but our official cultural symbols are as trivial as it gets.

Fresh air, birds and other excesses

Kākā like to eat apples and pears, leading to fears that if we are too successful at restoring populations, they could ...

OPINION: In this world of excess, can you really have too much of anything, asks Beck Eleven.

Govt puts pragmatism over principles

Jacinda Ardern's decision not to take on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the plight of Manus Island ...

OPINION: Labour's realised government isn't about what's right or what's best, but what you can get done.

Moggy mugger Morgan ponders TOP's election failure

SATIRE: The Opportunities Party's election debrief gets sidetracked by its tweeting leader.

Time to rethink Redcliffs School

The old Redcliffs School photographed in February 2017. Should the school return to the abandoned site?

OPINION: Bad news about flooding should force the Ministry of Education to reconsider Redcliffs School.

Putting women and children first

There were cheerful scenes in Parliament as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Acting Prime Minister Kelvin Davis, left, ...

OPINION: It was a week in which children were the political future.

Aspirations of a checkout operator

The Prime Minister asked Parliament why checkout operators should not aspire to having her job.

OPINION: Must all checkout operators aspire to be something more, as Jacinda Ardern suggests?

Watch out, tax-dodging Queen

The Duchy of Lancaster, which provides the Queen with an income, invested about £10m (NZ$19m) offshore, leaked documents ...

OPINION: Paradise Papers make it look as if only middle class and poor suckers pay tax.

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