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On the joys of long-haul travel

Karl du Fresne: On our recent trip to and from the US, my wife and I were relatively lucky. Despite reports of chaos at airports, all our flights left on time.

August 08, 2022

Truly Tolerant Campaigning Guidelines

August 03, 2022

NCEA Literacy and Numeracy OpEd from NZ Initiative

Dr Michael Johnston: We need an urgent review of the way in which literacy and numeracy are taught in primary schools.

July 27, 2022

Health Workers Show Plenty of Heart

Sean Plunket: I can’t praise them enough for the remarkable care I received

July 21, 2022

LGNZ's Inclusive Campaigning Guidelines

As a public and community leader take the opportunity to be an upstander. Inclusive campaigning and respectful debate supports diversity and inclusion in our communities.

July 21, 2022
nz politics

New Zealand Govt on verge of cancelling 2023 census to avoid another embarrassment

While Australia completes their census in June within weeks of change of government

July 12, 2022

Covid complacency could be a problem again in 2022

Bryce Edwards: The decision to bring in greater Covid restrictions is clearly a political one to be made by the Government.

July 11, 2022

Abortion in New Zealand: the statistics

Karl du Fresne: A peculiar aspect of the report is that it refers to pregnant "persons" and "people" rather than "women", but disappointingly it doesn't disclose the number of men who became pregnant.

July 09, 2022
nz politics

Tinkering with Donation Laws Leaves Money Buying Politics

Bryce Edwards: The suspicion has always been that the parties that go into government will know which companies or individuals have supported them, and are therefore able to reward them with contracts

July 07, 2022

Even Mediocre Would be Easier to Bear: How NZ Lost its Mojo

Oliver Hartwich: 50 per cent of New Zealanders believe their country is going in the wrong direction.

July 06, 2022