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.
Graham Adams: setting up a new bureaucracy with the ultimate aim of closing a gap in life expectancy is quixotic, to say the least.
Karl du Fresne: the media have abandoned their traditional role of trying to reflect the society they purport to serve in favour of advocating on behalf of divisive & often extremist minority causes.
Martyn Bradbury: The Greens with one leader - Chloe - could be a 15% Party. Greens with a gendered woman and a 'any gender' co-leadership will be accused of pandering to their own woke dogma
Martin Devlin: The great thing about sports stars' names is they can take on a life well beyond the mere handle Mum & Dad picked out.
Geoffrey Miller: Ardern’s argument last week that an ‘artificial distinction’ was being made between lethal and non-lethal aid – later echoed by David Parker – may not hold up for much longer.
Dr Michael Bassett: it raises [an issue] founders of the UN hoped they wouldn’t face again once Adolf Hitler was dead: how to deal with a madman possessed of the wherewithal to blow up the world.
Free Speech Union: Over a third of Kiwi academics felt more constrained than free (5 or lower out of 10) for five of the eight questions.