Wendy Geus: Dr Reti uncovers explosive Government backdown on Māori health veto & Andrew Little misleads the House and press gallery look the other way
Lachlan Waugh: The Black Ferns have rugby masterminds onboard, and now there are no excuses for the players
Levi Gibbs: The Fair Pay Agreement fantasy is an ill-advised, union-driven attempt to hack a shortcut to higher wages. In reality, “It’s productivity, stupid”.
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?