Climate change is coming, we must be ready
Climate change is coming. Preparing for it means we may have to dramatically change how we live our lives, writes Marc Daalder.
Easing open the bars of the Covid cage
We need to crack on with building the systems and infrastructure necessary to be able to safely accommodate far more travellers than the system can currently handle.
A second term PM for crises and the status quo
Jacinda Ardern is taking a low target policy platform to the election, despite having an historic chance under MMP to campaign for transformation, Bernard Hickey writes
Where the parties stand on animal welfare
Cat MacLennan looks at where the political parties stand on animal policies ahead of the election.
Minor parties start major scrapping
The smaller parties are jockeying for position as polling day nears.
From ‘prissy’ to popular
A code of conduct for Parliament has been proposed twice in the last 25 years, and both times it was emphatically rejected by the very individuals and parties now falling over themselves to appear in favour of the idea.
A pragmatic approach to nicotine addiction
Nicotine addiction cannot be eradicated, but its harms can be reduced by giving people safer options and refusing to make the perfect the enemy of the good, writes Shane Te Pou.
Changing the character of the EU
There was an opportunity to give the toothless EU tiger a dental prosthesis by making funds for member states contingent on their ongoing compliance with the rule of law. But it did not.
Collins struggles to wake National from rogue state
Rogue poll or not, Judith Collins’ first fortnight as National leader has not been smooth sailing.