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David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race
David Fisher: OIA a bizarre arms race

NZ Herald journalist David Fisher gave the following speech to an audience of public officials in Wellington on October 15. We republish it here to help the public understand the systematic difficulties faced by those seeking…

Fisher: OIA should bring no surprises

Herald reporter David Fisher outlined issues with the OIA at a speech last week to a Wellington conference…

John Clements: City that's big but far from super

What is Auckland Council's mandate? According to the royal commission on Auckland governance, amalgamation…

Opinion: State house boy pulls up ladder

The market has proven itself absolutely useless at housing the poor, the mentally ill, and the elderly…

David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win
David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win

Terrorism is an affront to our freedom, human dignity and right to life.

Hard to pin down slick PM
Hard to pin down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the Prime Minister is under real pressure in Parliament, writes John Armstrong…

Editorial: Elderly, poor hardest hit by draconian council ban
Editorial: Elderly, poor hardest hit by draconian council ban

According to the Auckland Council, a planned ban on domestic open fires and the use of old wood burners from 2018 will not…

Shelley Bridgeman: Are you confused about food?
Shelley Bridgeman: Are you confused about food?

In short, eating is a moral, political and ethical minefield, writes Shelley Bridgeman.

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John Armstrong John Armstrong
Hard to pin down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
One man's dream a nightmare for poor students

As the Labour Party goes through its latest leader…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Key catches drift on waterways

The Prime Minister has finally acknowledged the political…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Big ideas need salesmanship

All of Labour's policies are up for review, leadership…

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Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Crowd-pleaser Ranger could find no room at the inn

Roll out a "please come home" mat for Rene Ranger…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
That old black October magic

The October curse once again struck Wall Street. Since…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Factions and females - F words dog Labour

Attempts to put a ban on the word female in Labour…

Justin Marshall Justin Marshall
Hansen keeps the faith in epic win

Justin Marshall writes: Steve Hansen has faith by…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
Inside Money: Report 413 - the high commission conundrum

The Australian financial regulator churns out a lot…

Opinion

John Drinnan John Drinnan
Henry bait for money men

MediaWorks chief executive Mark Weldon will be hoping…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
Labour in safe and bloody hands

As the New Zealand Labour Party reels from its worst…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
ARU boss blames everyone else for coaching debacle

Far be it for a Kiwi to stick their beak into what…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
The next three years of National boredom

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's…

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