Editorial: UE wake up call

From the moment today's school examination system was conceived in the 1980s there were fears that standards…

Sideswipe: Time machine?

Paddling pool on the beach and missing plums.

Little captures our attention

The best way to find out what politicians are about is to listen to what they say. That's why this week's…

Catton funding money well spent
Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings…

Housing woes: What would Lee do?
Housing woes: What would Lee do?

It's worth approaching the tricky problem of Auckland's lack of affordable housing by asking the question: What would Lee…

Key and Plunket prove Catton's point
Key and Plunket prove Catton's point

Is Eleanor Catton a traitor? Does Sean Plunket have a brain? Has the Prime Minister read The Luminaries? Who would have…

Only the lonely take selfies?
Only the lonely take selfies?

My best friends gave me a selfie stick for Christmas, and a fair bit of cheek. "It's cos we noticed pretty much every photo…


John Armstrong John Armstrong
Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory

What if the Govt toiled night and day for years to…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Get real, Len, and look at the trams

Auckland mayor is struggling to put together a budget…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Turei needs to quit as well if the Greens want power

If the Greens are intent on becoming a mainstream…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Greece to Europe - "Enough!"

Greek voters have sent Europe's leaders a message:…


Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Shock! Player says something interesting

Dan Carter is the mouse who roared by rugby standards…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
Time-lag a risk in housing supply boost

The Government might have it right, betting big on…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Warner should look at his own kid's book

Australian cricketers sure do excel in hypocrisy…

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
What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly…


John Drinnan John Drinnan
Frenemies co-operate on news

The Prime News deal announced last week has warmed…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
I spy next boss of secret agency

Only fitting, really, for a spy boss to exit under…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Irish builders, burqas, tall poppies? Yep, still mad

Any hopes that this year will be less barking mad…

David Leggat David Leggat
Warner's marching orders overdue

David Leggat writes: Warner is the obnoxious face…

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