NZ could be ‘honest broker’ influence in geopolitics
Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon explains why the impact of China-US relations isn’t the only driver in today’s world order.
Life on other planets? Look to the moons
Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Douglas Van Belle suggests if we’re going to find extra-terrestrial life, we need to start thinking about it completely differently.
Cutting methane doesn’t buy time for CO2
Victoria University of Wellington’s Dave Frame unpacks the incorrect assertion that early action on methane buys time for mitigation of CO2.
Oil and gas bill: We deserve better
The University of Auckland’s Dr Edward Willis explains why we should be demanding better than our “current inadequate legislative process”.
Govt should fast-track loan shark clampdown
Dr Claire Dale is deeply disappointed that moves against predatory loan shark practice won’t be introduced until 2020.
NZ needs to tighten control on drones
Andrew Shelley looks at the risks of the increasing number of drones in NZ, and the difficulty of regulating and punishing offenders.
State sector rumbles headed for a quake
The most significant reform of our public service in 30 years will be but the latest of more than 450 state sector restructurings since 1960.
NZ’s fiscal position better than you think
NZ should pay more attention to the balance sheet and net worth when assessing our government’s fiscal position, and give less emphasis to debt.