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John Roughan

Editorial writer and columnist, NZ Herald

john.roughan@nzherald.co.nz

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  • 4 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: There is frustration as well as fury in the messages mainstream media are receiving. Somehow we need to work out what is not being said.
  • 28 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: I thought when most countries abandoned closed economies in the 1980s, New Zealand a bit later than others, that I'd never see a reversion. But here it comes. America First, writes John Roughan.

John Roughan: Card wasted on ageing Boomers

  • 28 May, 2016 5:00am
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Cardholders were told this week that from July 1 they will need to buy a new gold version of Auckland Transport's card for $10 and put a minimum of $5 credit on it.

John Roughan: Putin power play instructive for West

  • 19 Mar, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: I bet every Western leader was privately impressed with Putin's tactical agility.

John Roughan: Did Lecretia Seales really die in pain?

  • 2 Jan, 2016 5:00am
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The question matters because unendurable agony is the reason we are asked to legalise euthanasia, writes John Roughan.

John Roughan: One last salute for the Anzacs' centenary year

  • 26 Dec, 2015 5:00am
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A century on, the retreat from Gallipoli looks far from the miserable failure it felt to evacuated soldiers at the time, writes John Roughan.

John Roughan: Herald moves with times

  • 12 Dec, 2015 5:00am
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After 152 years, the Herald is moving out of the Queen St valley where it and Auckland began.

John Roughan: SBW's gesture betrays fans and teammates

  • 7 Nov, 2015 5:00am
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For Sonny Bill Williams to give away his medal for no reason at all suggests he didn't really want it, writes John Roughan.

Here's hoping we can raise a Cup to Carter

  • 31 Oct, 2015 5:00am
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Sickening tackle two years ago looked like a career-ender but our peerless No 10 is poised to finish the way he deserves.

Roughan: TPP? Let's suck it and see

  • 17 Oct, 2015 3:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
The debate over this trade agreement has been more intense than any I can remember, writes John Roughan.