Tahu Potiki

Andrew Little hits his stride

OPINION: There is a settled and focussed feeling amongst the Labour camp that hasn't been present for some time.

Realising home ownership dream


OPINION: A new initiative could help families participate in the economy in a productive manner.

Trivial issues highlight real problems

Power cut in Auckland

OPINION: Considering it is not uncommon for power to be out for weeks after a Canterbury storm, Auckland's experience sounds a little jafa-oriented.

Maori swing misguided

Kelvin Davis

OPINION: In terms of redistribution of wealth and high-level political engagement, National have shown themselves to be committed.

One egg in Labour basket

David Cunliffe

OPINION: Labour has run a campaign focused on a single leadership personality - and it simply hasn't worked.

Leaders cooking up a storm

Winston Peters

OPINION: At 5.30pm the MKR 2014 contestants arrived at the the Internet Mana house. The judges, John Campbell and Paul Henry, arrived a few minutes later.

Performance matters in teaching

Air New Zealand generic

OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.

Do we care about dirty politics?

tahu potiki

OPINION: Nicky Hager up against Cameron Slater as front line news is not exactly the clash of the Titans.

Supporting those in need

Cliff Curtis in Dark Horse.

OPINION: My daughter wants us to support a have-not family - are we being indulgent or will it teach her a good lesson?

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.

Bite the bullet for Chch

City still needs the country's help to recover

Rangiora flooding

OPINION: Christchurch is doing all it can but it still needs the country's help.

Haphazard in face of death

Tahu Potiki

OPINION: When I once saw someone fall face-first into a fire, I thought it was a party trick.

SA crime rates unimaginable

Oscar Pistorius


OPINION: The fear of South Africa's violence is palpable so it is not surprising to find people shooting at shadows.

Get a grip Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School principal Tony Simpson

OPINION: Trotting your kids out to cry in front of the cameras makes me wince, writes Tahu Potiki.

Presence of Maori growing in dairy

Miraka processing plant

OPINION: The business arms of large Maori incorporations and iwi corporates have grown to participate in a meaningful way in the dairy industry.

Kohanga row a beat-up?

Derek Fox

OPINION: Kohanga Reo trustees may need to reflect on whether they remain the best people for the job.

Shocked how broken city remains

Christchurch CBD

OPINION: I was shocked at what a bomb site the CBD still appears to be on my first post-quake visit.

Shane Taurima has 'stuffed up'

Shane Taurima

OPINION: Shane Taurima would have been the country's most senior Maori broadcaster, but this is all history.

Message of Waitangi Day often lost

Michael Parata-Peiffer

OPINION: I can't help wondering what Waitangi Day might mean to our kids. At the moment, it means a day off school.

Hui help iwi's future leaders

arowhenua hui

OPINION: Since the new year I have attended three whanau-oriented hui and I made sure I took at least one of my kids to each of them.

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