Anzac mateship as strong as ever
Anzac mateship as strong as ever

The special relationship is the bond encapsulated in the word "Anzac", the union of the soldiers of this country with those of Australia during the ill-fated Turkish campaign.

Why am I under investigation?

"The state apparently has me under covert investigation," writes Rodney Hide, who outlines his attempts…

Hands off our hair - lesson for us all

To sheet it home, in case there are other men and women who haven't yet got the message, you don't go…

Paul Little: We can do better with our new flag

Paul Little writes: Everything about our flag is wrong, starting with the colours. They belong instead…

Kiwis must see off Dad's Army
Kiwis must see off Dad's Army

New Zealand's record in the annual Anzac test is poor but they simply can't afford to lose this year.

Why Wayne Smith should helm Blues
Why Wayne Smith should helm Blues

As the Blues board consider who will coach the team next year - and with half this season gone, they must be - Wayne Smith…

Richard Loe: Basics can turn a season
Richard Loe: Basics can turn a season

If the Crusaders want to feature at the top end of the table, a handful of individuals need to take greater responsibility…

True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills
True grit: oh the misery at Les Mills

I'm someone who jogs most days and boasts to his friends that he's reasonably fit, writes Jack Tame.


John Armstrong John Armstrong
PM's hair-pulling has opened ugly can of worms

The day is surely not far away when John Key's gift…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Cone rates ahead for tourists

Tour bus passengers have been striding to the top…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Property tax - the case is clear

The case for taxing the income of residential property…


Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Time for Black Caps to harden up

The New Zealand cricketers need to harden up before…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
China's growing middle class puts society before GDP

One of the things I love most about China is that…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Complainants fare poorly in alleged sex-assault cases

When a sports star is accused of sexual assault, the…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
No noise as ACC makes big appointment

According to the latest government financial statements…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
Political roundup: Anzac fatigue and dissent

For many Kiwis, Anzac Day has an almost sacred or…


John Drinnan John Drinnan
Political pressure cuts both ways

An unusual aspect of the campaign to save Campbell…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
Leave the Prime Minister alone

Pity the Prime Minister, writes Toby Manhire. Imagine…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Peters will want to poop Greens' Bachelor party

The Green Party's leadership contest has had moments…

David Leggat David Leggat
Mediation might sort equestrian stand-off

David Leggat wants to bang a couple of heads together…

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