My body is not the problem – my school’s obsession with ‘modesty’ is

They claim to be reprimanding me for what I wear for my own good – so I don't distract male teachers and boys in class.

Our maternity sector is at crisis point 

And it's a crisis that's been decades in the making.

The Covid vaccine was tested on animals. What does that mean for vegans?

If the only way to save the planet or your fellow humans is to kill an animal, sorry, but you should do it.

Opinion Archive

How the Christchurch earthquake gave rise to a new generation of businesses

Christchurch has changed a lot in the last 10 years. So too has its values.

We’re already forgetting about the Air New Zealand-Saudi Arabia scandal

It's hardly surprising that the story has faded from front pages – forgetting is just what we do when it comes to uncomfortable truths about New Zealand's actions overseas.

Back to school after a year stuck at home

Having recently moved here with his family from the UK, Chris Hall reflects on sending his two young children to school in New Zealand for the first time.

Some thoughts about Pākehā learning and speaking te reo Māori

Be gentle. Ask permission. Count yourself lucky.

New housing and incomes data underscores breadth of Ardern’s problems

Just-released pre-pandemic stats show that rises in disposable income have been matched by skyrocketing housing costs.

Gymnastics NZ has apologised for past abuses. Now it must empower athletes

Saying sorry isn't enough, writes a former international gymnast.

I’ll be long gone before the Royal Commission’s evidence is released

The inquiry into the mosque attacks was non-transparent from the outset.

Some people need to travel overseas for family – and we need to respect them

Those who lambasted Ricardo Menéndez March for heading to Mexico have no idea what it’s like to be 10,000 miles away from a dying relative.

Metiria Turei: Why the parliament necktie fight is so much more than some petty squabble

Why should wearing a business suit be considered business attire for an MP's actual business: being representative?

Microsoft just landed a knockout blow in Australia’s great digital media battle

The veteran tech giant has waded into the war between Facebook, Google and the Australian government – and may emerge the ultimate victor.

The Māori economy is up, but Māori employment is down. What’s the deal?

The Māori economy continues to grow, while employment drops and home ownership remains a distant dream for many.

While the ban on conversion therapy is delayed, queer people are being tortured

In 2021, it's still legal to erase queer identities in Aotearoa – and the government is dragging its feet.