Brian Rudman is a NZ Herald feature writer and columnist.
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Rudman: It's time for a genuine national day beyond the settlers
COMMENT: The anniversary day holiday list has a pro-settler bias, writes Brian Rudmand
Brian Rudman: Let natives flourish but spare the oaks
COMMENT: New trees are terrific, but it's a shame so many exotics have to be ripped out.
Brian Rudman: Time to throw monarchy from the reign
COMMENT: We need to formulate a succession plan for what happens on demise of the Queen.
Comment: Lawmakers take a blunderbuss to terrorism
Once again a government is invoking curbs on rights and liberties to crush terrorism.
Brian Rudman: Why voters ignore local body elections
COMMENT: Local body voters are rather like Christians, a slowly declining minority.
Brian Rudman: History move will fill in our missing pieces
COMMENT: The teaching of New Zealand history in our schools is long overdue.
Brian Rudman: Politicians travelling familiar publicity trail
COMMENT: Election Santas dish out the promises but what happens after?
Brian Rudman: Finally, Dame Kiri gets an overdue honour
COMMENT: Dame Kiri is coming home. It's a shame we didn't make it possible years ago.
Brian Rudman: Why no debate over Big Brother network?
COMMENT: Welcome to Auckland. We're watching you.
Brian Rudman: Ihumātao solution staring us in the face
Comment: Where would we be without youthful idealists?
Brian Rudman: John Banks on the money as he eyes mayoralty
COMMENT: With Banks talking about a comeback, Auckland mayoral race has got interesting.
Brian Rudman: Rough sleepers get raw deal in City of Sails
COMMENT: Eden Park could help needy enjoy a decent kip this winter.
Brian Rudman: David Seymour's Act of hari-kari has synchronicity
COMMENT: Politician comes out in defence of hate speech.
Brian Rudman: Deal of century could burn ratepayers
COMMENT: Secrecy shrouds sale of ex-council HQ.
Brian Rudman: Goff's pre-election war drums a stuck record
COMMENT: Bold action would speak far louder than yet another CCO review.
Brian Rudman: Leave Israel Folau out of hate speech heat
COMMENT: Banning Folau risks creating new martyrs and threatens our free speech tradition.
Brian Rudman: Drums of disquiet beat in the new Goff Jungle
COMMENT: Unless there are some neighbour-friendly regulations introduced.
Brian Rudman: Too much at stake - Time to quit chases
COMMENT: It's time MPs accepted that police pursuits are obsolete and should be abandoned.
Brian Rudman: Sick to death of poison-based pest remedies
COMMENT: Try genetic tools or get used to predators.
Brian Rudman: It's a battle of wheels versus heels
COMMENT: Time for walkers of the world to reclaim the footpaths.
Brian Rudman: An ark might be safest site for Te Papa treasures
COMMENT: Look to Manukau as a safe site for a national art collection.
Brian Rudman: 'Tis the season to be silly as scooters hit our footpaths
COMMENT: Transport Agency policy on Lime vehicles has Auckland pedestrians under threat.
Brian Rudman: Draconian power wrong way to fix housing
COMMENT: New authority will override the planning and consenting powers of local councils.
Brian Rudman: Online voting won't cure lack of interest
COMMENT: That local politics is no longer relevant to the non-voting majority.
Brian Rudman: Anti-progress stance on viewshafts misses point
COMMENT: PwC director out of sync with wider views on Auckland's volcanic cone viewshafts.
Brian Rudman: Housing crisis no respecter of class
COMMENT: After a decade of neglect, there are problems in all directions.
Brian Rudman: Lest we forget ravages of our own un-civil war
COMMENT: The colonial wars of the 1800s had a much greater influence than World War 1.
Brian Rudman: Time to bite the bullet on Auckland rail
COMMENT: Let's bite the bullet and build a heavy rail spur from the airport to Puhinui.
Brian Rudman: NZ First once more revving up anti-migrant bland wagon
COMMENT: There's no sign of NZ First's anti-Asian itch infecting the body politic.
Brian Rudman: Watch out for electric scooter bowling alley
COMMENT: Forcing pedestrians to share with motorised planks hardly creates safer streets.
Brian Rudman: Wētā sanctuary at zoo would be double win
COMMENT: Forest in predator-free zone could have corridor role in native bird revival.
Brian Rudman: Minister's tough turn on housing hard to justify
COMMENT: Phil Twyford is resorting to the tired old Wellington-knows-best line.
Brian Rudman: RWC fiasco lesson amid push for SkyPath
COMMENT: Bike lobby would do well to recall fiasco when rail revamp was tied to RWC 2011.
Brian Rudman: Debate on proposed museum's mana cuts both ways
COMMENT: Spotlight on Waitangi museum project gives new opportunity for basic questions.