Opinion

Simon Court: Climate change report should be binned

"There is no doubt that New Zealand needs a good and proper response to climate change – this just isn’t it" writes ACT MP Simon Court

11/06/2021

Peter Williams: Why you should be sceptical about the Climate Change Commission report

What the Climate Change Commission is recommending is a gross interference in the way we are expected to live our lives while China just keeps smoking

10/06/2021

High cost, little benefit': Bjorn Lomborg says renewables must be more cost-effective

Danish economist Bjorn Lomborg says we need to look at ways to make renewable energy genuinely more cost-effective to help solve climate change

10/06/2021

Peter Williams: Where would New Zealand be without colonisation?

In the 21st century, we have to accept a few things - that New Zealand is proud of its democratic history and is multicultural, writes Peter Williams

09/06/2021

Peter Williams: Sympathy for Craig McLachlan

Where is the justice for those accused of crimes they were cleared or never charged for asks Peter Williams.

08/06/2021

Simon Court: New Zealand is staring down the barrel of an energy crisis

So why has the prospect of energy shortages reared its head now?

04/06/2021

Peter Williams: Do you know what unconscious bias is?

Police apparently have an unconscious bias towards ethnic people and are now being asked to wear body cameras, writes Peter Williams.

03/06/2021

Peter Williams: New Zealand’s changing face

Are we ready for a new look New Zealand, asks Peter Williams?

01/06/2021

Chris Baillie: Why we need better education standards

I was a teacher for 22 years. I watched as some teachers put in minimal effort but were paid the same as those who prepared well, writes Chris Baillie

28/05/2021

Peter Williams: Who should be our best friend - Australia or China?

The Australians have hurt feelings because of our close relationship with China, while theirs crumbles away, writes Peter Williams.

28/05/2021

Duncan Garner: Government living in its own bubble of perfect vaccination rollout

At first, we believed them - Chris Hipkins told us we were proudly in front of the queue for vaccinations.

27/05/2021

Peter Williams: Do you care if your KiwiSaver is invested in oil and coal companies?

Grant Robertson has said default KiwiSaver providers must not invest in fossil fuels. Is that smart, asks Peter Williams.

26/05/2021

Peter Williams: Do we value teachers?

The sad fact is that New Zealand's educational achievement is falling, so how much do we actually value education - and those responsible for teaching

24/05/2021

David Seymour: ACT’s Budget for middle New Zealand

We can’t just oppose, we need to propose. ACT is doing just that.

24/05/2021

Peter Williams: Labour not helping anyone - including the poor

When will this Labour government realise that throwing money at the poor won’t actually get them out of poverty, writes Peter Williams.

21/05/2021