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.
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.
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.
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.
Hon. Rodney Hide: There is one acceptable view on everything and anyone expressing alternative views is morally reprehensible and to be condemned and destroyed.
Ani O'Brien: why is rainbow lobby group InsideOUT trying so hard to prevent information about their involvement in schools becoming public?
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..
Jonathan Ayling: Without free speech, there is no free press
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
Dr Bryce Edwards: it has become increasingly clear that the hate speech proposals themselves were a kneejerk reaction that would actually worsen social relations.