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.
Playing radio chicken
RNZ’s ploy was the equivalent of strapping Concert FM to a car’s front bumper and gunning the engine, and it seems to have worked.
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.
Yesterdaze: What are the odds?
On an international day of anonymous gift-giving, James Elliott looks at some anonymous gift-giving of our own and places some bets.
How to wreck a political system
After 15 years in office, German chancellor Angela Merkel will leave her successor with a shambles of a democracy
Get back to basics on public broadcasting
Structural change that does not get to the heart of what ails public broadcasting at present will be no change at all.
Jacinda vs Simon: Round 1 of election year
Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges faced off for the first time in election year yesterday, with duelling lists of achievement and failure, writes Tim Murphy.
NZ Golf’s gender bending air shot
Inviting a woman to play in the perennially all-men’s NZ Golf Open field is for novelty value, not to embrace change, writes Steve Deane.