Tear it down and start again? Fixing our antiquated education system

Our current school system isn’t just underfunded, it’s outdated, by about a century. 

What the hell happened to Christchurch’s Huanui Lane?

Motorists in the southern city have overrun a public laneway with next to no pushback from the council. What would have happened if cyclists or pedestrians did the same?

Bernard Hickey: A solar panel for every roof

The only solution to our broken electricity market is to tear the whole thing down.

Opinion Archive

West Auckland trusts’ ‘fighting fund’ another symptom of a broken monopoly

It's becoming increasingly clear that West Aucklanders want change.

How I learned to love Auckland, by walking all over it

The best way to discover a new city – even one as car-obsessed as Auckland – is on foot.

Why election promises aren’t the be-all and end-all

Is the government making decisions outside of its mandate, as alleged by Judith Collins? The answer isn't clear-cut.

What New Zealand’s huge gap in Covid outcomes tells us about systemic racism

How Covid-19 will unequally impact Māori and Pacific populations. And what to do about it.

Reviewed: The controversial essay that was cancelled by the army

Alex Braae reads the ‘anti-diversity’ essay that won a Defence Force writing contest before being removed by the top brass.

‘Nothing changes unless there’s public embarrassment’: the stain of state treatment of children in 2021

On the face of it, Oranga Tamariki’s leadership has come a long way. But why does it take media exposure for those in charge to do the bare minimum?

Why a group of lawyers are taking the Climate Commission to court

The group argues that the commission gave bad advice to the government based on faulty carbon calculations.

How the Great Walk booking challenge left me baffled and fuming

While thousands of 'eager Kiwi' trampers miss out, private companies appear to be snapping up places in our taxpayer-funded DOC huts.

Why I’m losing patience with the Canterbury vaccine rollout

As the vaccine programme kicks into second gear, Christchurch residents are left wondering why they're already so far behind.

The hospitality industry needs much more than a reset

The model we have in New Zealand is broken, and continuing to patch it up with cheap labour is not a solution.

How protecting Wellington’s character homes is leaving tenants out in the cold

And why listening to residents' associations isn't the answer.

Is Judith Collins a Karen? 

An investigation.