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Can Three Waters be salvaged, or will Nanaia Mahuta have to go?

Dr Bryce Edwards: There could be very good reasons for introducing a co-governance model. The problem is the Govt has yet to make the case and surveys continue to show the public is deeply unconvinced

March 10th, 2022
nz politics

Pssst...don't mention iwi

Karl du Fresne: The Govt has tried hyperbole, disinformation & scaremongering – witness the infantile & dishonest “public information & education campaign” at a cost to the taxpayer of $4m.

March 10th, 2022
opinion

How significant is New Zealand’s new Russia sanctions law?

Geoffrey Miller: The breakneck speed at which core elements of New Zealand’s own foreign policy are being rewritten is an echo of equally dramatic changes internationally.

March 10th, 2022
nz politics

Hypocrisy intolerable from those who champion Hate Speech laws

The Free Speech Union: Hate speech laws will always be applied hypocritically. If some hate is tolerated, because it aligns with the views of those in power, any laws will be a violation of equality.

March 8th, 2022
nz politics

IWD: I'm angry at other women

Ani O'Brien: International Women’s Day has become a farcical parade of corporate pink-washing overlaid by a nepotistic circle-jerk of privileged & influential liberal women giving each other awards

March 8th, 2022
opinion

From pigeon to statue: Siouxsie Wiles’ reputation takes a fresh hit

Graham Adams: Wiles faced flak last year for her role in the debate over including mātauranga Māori in the school science curriculum. Now a ruling by the Media Council has her back in the firing line.

March 7th, 2022
nz politics

It'll take more than tax cuts, Mr Luxon

Chris Trotter: This was not the speech of a serious – or even a very careful – politician.

March 7th, 2022
nz politics

Luxon hit the big issues

Liam Hehir: In New Zealand politics we sometimes talk about the need for politicians not to bark at every passing car. Whether you agreed with the content or not, Luxon did not do this on Sunday.

March 7th, 2022
nz politics

Justifying mandates and protests

Dr Bryce Wilkinson: Your freedom to swing your fist must end before it hits my nose.

March 4th, 2022
Satire

The N95 mask of the red death

A tale of horror much repeated in whispers at dinner parties in Grey Lynn and Karori

March 4th, 2022