Richard Prebble: The Chinese are being successful in the Pacific because they are funding what the locals value. New Zealand is losing influence because we fund what we think they should value.
Dane Giraud: To say heterosexual sex can be homosexual, based purely on submission being symbolic of womanhood, is to try to reanimate stereotypes of women a good progressive would hope were long dead
Graham Adams: A bill to give some voters more power than others in Rotorua’s council elections makes the government’s disregard for democracy clear.
Geoffrey Miller: Jacinda Ardern’s trip to Japan and Singapore is about more than just trade
Richard Prebble: We need to restore low inflation as the Reserve Bank’s sole remit
Jonathan Ayling: the conduct of the NZME Board at last week’s Annual General Meeting confirmed the worst fears of many shareholders concerning a disregard for free speech.
Chris Trotter reflects on the Labour Government and what may eventuate if their polling fortunes continue to tumble. Who will replace Ardern?
Dane Giraud: Context should matter. Plenty of people would frown upon the representation for a myriad of reasons. But, should this sort of material be potentially leading to prison or investigations?
Dr Don Brash: if the person who wins the electorate is from Labour, National or ACT, it will make little difference to the balance of political power between now and the next general election.
Martin Devlin: New Zealand Rugby are telling us they have no reason at all to remove Moore and have full faith in him to lead the team into an important year on the field.