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Dita De Boni: Our teachers really do know best
Dita De Boni: Our teachers really do know best

The Government would have us believe school teachers are just a pack of whiners, writes Dita De Boni. It is exhausting, relentless work, mentally and physically, and I for one am happy to admit I could never hack it.

Paul Thomas: Stumped by insensitivity over school massacre

How many Pakistani children have to be slaughtered to stop a cricket match? We don't know, but it's…

Innes Asher: Low-income families' safety net needs repair

The latest figures show nearly one quarter of our 1.1 million children under 18 live in households with…

Editorial: Why $40,000 fine for quad bike couple makes sense

At first glance, it seems extraordinary that a farming couple could be fined $40,000 for not wearing…

Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all
Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all

If the campaign to transfer ownership of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust into the hands of Auckland Council fails, we…

Best of 2014 - Agree to disagree?
Best of 2014 - Agree to disagree?

Karl Puschmann provides his alternative Best of 2014 picks - but he doesn't expect you to agree with him.

Chris Rattue: Stunning effort from brave underdogs
Chris Rattue: Stunning effort from brave underdogs

Real Madrid can sleep easy. They won't be facing the might of Auckland City. They won't have to spread their tentacles into…

Toby Manhire: A festive verse for NZ
Toby Manhire: A festive verse for NZ

'Twas the end of the day before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was txting, not even a mouse.

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John Armstrong John Armstrong
Tax-cut signal looks like rod for National's back

Can Bill English continue to keep all of National's…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Annual windfall should benefit all

If the campaign to transfer ownership of the Auckland…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Milk price could sour English's optimism

Rock star to rock bottom? That's not where the New…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Lima's main gain - We're all in it together

At least the global climate change conference at Lima…

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Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Stunning effort from brave underdogs

Real Madrid can sleep easy. They won't be facing the…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
Oil-price plunge rattling markets

The dynamic of the new oil shock is moving fast -…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Review of Ferns wins praise despite harsh findings

Dana Johannsen writes: Silver Ferns coach Waimarama…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
Inside Money: Socks and Roses - The gifts of Christmas past

Inside Money blogger David Chaplin engages in a spot…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
A year of (neverending) Dirty Politics

After a political year full of controversy over Nicky…

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John Drinnan John Drinnan
When will website be Freed?

The much-vaunted Freed website is still under…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
A festive verse for NZ

'Twas the end of the day before Christmas, when all…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
The year of apologies that keeps on giving

It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of…

David Leggat David Leggat
On the fast track to Cup success

You can argue the wisdom of playing a couple of no-account…

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