Disabled people can’t be allowed to fall through the cracks of the Covid-19 crisis

Robyn Hunt writes on the challenges facing disabled people and what needs to be done to support them during the lockdown.

High School 2.0: It’s time for education to prepare for the new normal

As New Zealand looks toward an uncertain future in all areas of life, a school principal sees an opportunity to overhaul high school education for the better. 

There is relief. There is anger. And there is still a demand for answers

We can now call him what he is: a terrorist. But there are questions that still need to be addressed, writes Anjum Rahman.

Chlöe Swarbrick: Take a moment. You’re not alone

Currently self-isolated, Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick says you need to do what you can to look after your mental health.

Opinion Archive

The case for a huge Covid-19 benefit reform

With mass unemployment coming, some existing benefit rules are going to exacerbate people’s problems.

Times of trial

Once again, New Zealanders are caught up in world events that will test our mettle. This time, the battles will be fought at home, writes Dame Anne Salmond.

This is history

What we choose to do over the next few weeks could define our lives.

Embrace the new normal: Why our earthquake recoveries give reason for hope

Some thought the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes would be the end of Christchurch – they weren't. We'll get through Covid-19, too.

Covid-19: How to keep New Zealanders in jobs? Buy local

With Covid-19 wreaking havoc on New Zealand's economy, shopping with local businesses has become more important than ever.

Covid-19: An urgent need to enable voluntary absence from ECE

They're far the highest risk gatherings for disease transmission in our communities. The ministry must act.

Covid-19: A hugger’s guide to staying the hell away from people

In these times of social distancing, we are going to have to accept that things are going to get awkward, writes Pallas Hupé Cotter.

Why equity for Māori must be prioritised during the Covid-19 response

Māori have fared worst in every pandemic New Zealand has ever experienced.

Covid-19 economic rescue package: The experts weigh in

Does the $12.1 billion rescue plan go far enough?

Emily Writes: Down the rabbit hole with the Covid-19 conspiracy theorists

When people feel like they have no control over their lives – like in the midst of a global pandemic – the comforting certainty of conspiracy theories seems increasingly attractive.

The satire puzzle and the Bob Jones v Renae Maihi defamation case

I was scheduled to appear as an expert witness on the subject of satire in the Jones v Maihi defamation case, and then it was cut short.

The world is on fire: My message to New Zealanders on Covid-19

Now we have a chance. But emergency measures might need to last many months, maybe longer.