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How important is New Zealand’s new military support for Ukraine?

Geoffrey Miller: The new package is a measure of the pressure New Zealand is feeling from Western partners that have been eager to offer support to Kyiv and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

March 22, 2022

Transgender sport debate must come down to fairness

Martin Devlin: What I do know is that the main voices not heard nearly enough on this issue are the women who now have to compete against male-born transgender athletes.

March 22, 2022

Next stop for co-governance - science and universities

Graham Adams: The inevitable conclusion to such a makeover, especially if the Green Paper is read alongside Te Pūtahitangi, would be co-governance with iwi of universities & Crown Research Institutes.

March 21, 2022

Can Wellington rediscover its lost mojo?

Karl du Fresne: Whoever wins the mayoralty will need to be bold, decisive and visionary, because Wellington is a city that has tragically lost its way.

March 20, 2022

Aotearoa: The New New Zealand

Hon. Rodney Hide: There is one acceptable view on everything and anyone expressing alternative views is morally reprehensible and to be condemned and destroyed.

March 18, 2022

InsideOUT coach schools how to avoid disclosing rainbow policies

Ani O'Brien: why is rainbow lobby group InsideOUT trying so hard to prevent information about their involvement in schools becoming public?

March 18, 2022

The sinister thing about co-governance

Former Minister of Local Government Dr Michael Bassett: There is no desirable alternative to democracy, majority rule, unless we all want to set off down the road towards an authoritarianism..

March 18, 2022
Free Speech

Free speech must be cornerstone of RNZ/TVNZ merger

Jonathan Ayling: Without free speech, there is no free press

March 18, 2022
nz politics

Behind attempts to defend Jacinda's fall from grace

Wendy Geus: Truth has been a casualty of Ardern’s Covid response and commentators need to remove their blinkers as Ardern and her Government’s fortune’s fall in the polls

March 17, 2022
law and order

Labour’s sensible taihoa on hate speech law

Dr Bryce Edwards: it has become increasingly clear that the hate speech proposals themselves were a kneejerk reaction that would actually worsen social relations.

March 17, 2022