Why Lieutenant-General Keating must be stood down
An independent inquiry into the 2010 SAS raids in Afghanistan is inevitable and necessary because the NZDF cover-up is so obvious, writes Dr Jon Johansson.
Abolish UE and brace for inequity
Abolishing University Entrance would either be ineffectual or damaging to social equity, writes Michael Johnston.
Standing Rock parallels to Aotearoa
Resistance over the Dakota Access Pipeline is about to start again, thanks to the recent actions of Donald Trump. University of Auckland historian Dr Hirini Kaa looks at the protests and their grounding in the religious histories of indigenous...
Communicating science to climate change deniers
What’s the role of science communicators when people prefer to embrace information supporting their beliefs, asks Rebecca Priestly.
A great place for the wealthy to die
If we are truly concerned about growing inequality, then a low rate of death duty would start to rebalance the ledger, writes tax expert Mark Keating.
Are tax cuts a good idea?
Norman Gemmell asks how the partnership of English as Prime Minister and Steven Joyce as Finance Minister will approach tax cuts - and will they be a good idea.
Time to scrap unfair pension rule
A rule that means a person’s pension can be docked if their spouse gets an overseas pension is unfair and needs to go, say University of Auckland economists.
The cascading impacts of climate change
Imagine you’re a local kiwifruit farmer, says Dr Judy Lawrence, and the consistently warmer weather means the harvest season has come early. “If you have higher temperatures earlier, it means you’ve got to...