Bridges’ ego-juggling challenge
Simon Bridges would have a testing time putting together a Cabinet that balanced talent with experience and not too many sore egos
Our nuclear-free moment? Yeah right
Without the feebate scheme - which was mildly ambitious at best - the Government has virtually no policy on cutting transport emissions.
Ihumātao was long meant to be public land
Former regional parks chair Sandra Coney says a purchase of the disputed land at Ihumātao by Auckland Council would be entirely in keeping with historical precedent and the actions of local government in preserving open spaces for future generations.
Oranga Tamariki running for cover
Vivienne Martini, who worked for OT and its predecessor CYFS for 15 years, says the case of the boy badly injured at his home in Flaxmere raises deep issues about the practices at the children’s ministry.
An own goal of unprecedented proportions
The National Party donations scandal that had nothing to do with the National Party was the big news of the week. James Elliott has some thoughts on that.
Time for Ardern to confront the elephant
In the interests of her party, let alone her Government, it is surely time for the PM to cut the Gordian knot, and cast aside New Zealand First.
Why our ECE crisis is everyone’s problem
Overworked and stressed teachers, overcrowded classrooms and substandard nutrition have ECE at crisis point. ECE teacher Susan Bates explains why everyone should care.
Our cruel yeah-nah migration ‘policy’
NZ’s effective policy of tempting guest workers here with the chance of permanent residency and then quietly withdrawing that chance has become a damaging economic addiction that is mean and fraudulent, Bernard Hickey argues.
A health gap that should be election issue
Dental decay is NZ’s most common chronic disease, yet it is not covered by the health system. Cat McLennan explains why we should introduce free dental care for adults.