Opinion

Airport drone chaos foreshadows the dangers of technology

How can a device that can be bought at your local store cause such disruption and potentially such catastrophe?

22/12/2018

Andrew Gourdie: Saint Kentigern College offering a reality check for Kiwi sport

What St Kents is doing is consistent with the reality of modern professional sport, writes Andrew Gourdie.

09/12/2018

Rugby: St Kents boycott is the 'response of losers'

It says more about the attitude of the boycotting schools than it does about St Kents., argues Rodney Hide.

08/12/2018

Maggie Barry bullying claims possibly an inside attack - Bryce Edwards

Reports of Maggie Barry's alleged bullying probably came from someone within the National Party, it has been claimed.

03/12/2018

Andrew Gourdie: The shock reason why Shaun Johnson wasn't worth the money

The Warriors needed to send a clear message that no player was bigger than the club - even Johnson.

01/12/2018

Government’s credibility ‘eroded’ by Sroubek case

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister blundered in trying to cover for Iain Lees-Galloway's blunder, argues Rodney Hide.

01/12/2018

Mark Richardson: Hands off my beloved Remuera golf course

The 'evil' wealthy are being picked on by Phil Twyford and his 'People's Republic of Housing', writes Mark Richardson.

26/11/2018

Magic of Father Christmas threatened by overly sensitive society

Rodney Hide weighs in on Farmers sacking Santa for its Santa Parade for refusing to hire women to play the role.

24/11/2018

‘Frightening’: Year 13 students blame exam rather than admitting failure

They see the failure as not theirs but with those who set the exam, argues Rodney Hide.

17/11/2018

KiwiBuild: An expensive bandaid that’s not fixing the real problem

It would be far better to deal to the problem of affordability rather than buying houses off-plan to ballot, says Rodney Hide.

10/11/2018

Opinion: Make All Blacks vs Japan an annual fixture

From rugby's point of view, the NZ vs Japan rugby test was a success, writes Andrew Gourdie.

04/11/2018

Opinion: Residency mess not a good look for Government

The Government says we should trust them – but they are making that hard, argues Rodney Hide.

03/11/2018

Opinion: How Auckland set the blueprint for rugby

Auckland showed the rest of the country what provincial rugby can be, writes Andrew Gourdie.

28/10/2018

Councils should work with scooter companies, not against them

Councils should see the fun and the convenience in e-scooters, not just an accident waiting to happen, writes Rodney Hide.

27/10/2018

Opinion: The innocent may suffer the most in the Jami-Lee Ross Saga

The story of Maureen Pugh highlights how these public spats ripple out – affecting dozens for years to come, writes Rodney Hide.

20/10/2018

Opinion: Why the Breakers' controversial sponsor doesn't matter

Fans do not choose to support a team based on their sponsor, writes Andrew Gourdie.

14/10/2018

Opinion: We care more about petrol prices than climate change warning

The Prime Minister’s fury this week has been at petrol prices. Not the prospect of the end of life as we know it, writes Rodney Hide.

13/10/2018

Rodney Hide: New Zealand deserves to know why Ross is on leave

People react well to being trusted. They react badly to being kept in the dark, argues Rodney Hide.

06/10/2018

Teach your children well, pay teachers better

Expecting them to pick up the shortfall with our children’s education is just unrealistic, writes Roman Travers.

02/10/2018

Ewing Stevens remembers broadcasting pioneer Merv Smith

Merv Smith has been a broadcaster and a personality who has left his mark on society, writes radio veteran Ewing Stevens.

25/09/2018

Tough perennials for coastal conditions

OPINION: RadioLIVE’s Tony Murrell shares his recommended plants for a range of coastal conditions in New Zealand.

19/09/2018

Opinion: Why Beauden Barrett will remain All Blacks first-choice goal-kicker

The first-five's lapses proved costly against the Boks, but his job is safe, says Andrew Gourdie.

16/09/2018

Opinion: Why you can't rule out the Warriors for the NRL title

The Warriors shouldn't fear anyone in the playoffs, insists Andrew Gourdie.

02/09/2018

Opinion: Aussie banks' good cop, bad cop routine

Another meaningless Business Confidence Survey has been released by ANZ Bank, writes Night Talk host Mitch Harris.

30/08/2018

The change required to promote women's rugby

The women's game deserves to stand alone, insists Andrew Gourdie.

26/08/2018

Graeme Hill: Aretha - wow, she sure was something

Humble beginnings aren't unusual in soul singer history but this single fact should do, writes Graeme Hill.

Watch: Has the haka lost its mana?

The Sunday Sport crew discuss the relevance of the pre-match All Blacks ritual after comments from former All Blacks that they are 'haka-ed out'.

12/08/2018

Air New Zealand is far too plastic

Our national airline appears to have its head firmly wedged between two of its economy class seats, writes Roman Travers.

07/08/2018

The big decision facing Joseph Parker

Risk, retreat or retire? The Kiwi boxer's career is at a crossroads, writes Andrew Gourdie.

05/08/2018

Trudi Nelson: This pie nonsense has gotten out of control

It was a month of chaos for the world of pies, both in New Zealand and across the Tasman.

04/08/2018

Cheaper period products signal end of dark days for women - Marama Fox

Marama Fox told RadioLIVE that cheaper period products is a step away from the humiliation of the past.

24/07/2018

Why the All Blacks won't do a Germany

The All Blacks won't fall into the same traps that Germany did, writes Andrew Gourdie.

01/07/2018

The big problem with Damian McKenzie's try

The All Blacks coaches are geniuses, writes Andrew Gourdie.

24/06/2018

Mark Sainsbury: New Zealand’s elderly need your help

I want to see measures to be put in place to protect the elderly’s rights, writes Mark Sainsbury.

21/06/2018

Corina: I hope no one will suffer as my dad did

Elderly citizens do not deserve to be in fear of needing aged care or fear that they won’t be treated with dignity and respect, writes Corina.

19/06/2018

Why Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf has to go

It’s apparent he does not comprehend or care for the damage his comments have caused, writes Andrew Gourdie.

15/06/2018

Jeremy Parkinson: 'Think about what Shane Jones is saying'

Night talk - opening comments, Thursday 14th June 2018. Tonight: does business get an uneven say in how we live in New Zealand?

14/06/2018

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