Could Tamihere win Auckland?
‘Has he got any chance of winning?’ It’s a question that keeps getting asked about leading challenger John Tamihere’s chances of becoming Mayor of Auckland.
Emma Espiner: Māori boy
A moment of vulnerability from Alan Duff at a writers’ festival gets Emma Espiner thinking about her father and a whole generation of Māori men.
Local government’s missing voice
Chris Ford debunks the idea that disabled people are not up to the job of entering local government - and sees some hope on the electoral horizon.
Melanie Reid: We all failed Peter Ellis
Newsroom’s Melanie Reid knew Peter Ellis well. She sits down with Mark Jennings to discuss her friend and his long-running legal saga.
A better way to measure our housing crisis
Numbers can be misleading, and that’s why James Elliott suggests a more fitting name for KiwiBuild in his news of the week.
Six days on the road with McCahon
This year is the 100th anniversary of the artist Colin McCahon’s birth. Hamish Coney gets ‘on the road’ in search of the artist’s legacy.
Whitewashing ‘pillaging’ by top execs
A pledge by US CEOs to lead for all stakeholders, not just shareholders, ignores the most shocking economic trend of the past 40 years.
The constitutional case for Boris Johnson
Oliver Hartwich looks at the arguments in favour of Boris Johnson’s “mild course of action” in proroguing Parliament.