Politics and law
TikTok, echo chambers and data control
5 August 2020
Opinion: It's time to end to the manipulation of newsfeeds, demand fact-checking and smash our echo chambers, writes Gehan Gunasekara.
Some home truths about child protection
4 August 2020
Opinion: When it comes to child protection in New Zealand, it is time to lay the corporate warrior and troubled Pākehā conscience to rest, writes Ian Hyslop.
Who has the best dance moves for NZ's general election?
3 August 2020
Opinion: There’s no better time for politicians to do the dance of political management than ahead of the 19 September election, writes Jennifer Lees-Marshment.
Who will manage the economy better?
31 July 2020
Opinion: Felicity Barnes takes apart some historical but enduring myths about both National and Labour and which of the parties is best fit to run the economy.
28 July 2020
Opinion: “What is pragmatic and what might be principled does change from one era to another.” David Williams on private land, grievances, and Ihumātao.
What’s really wrong with our contact tracing app
24 July 2020
Opinion: Kiwis have little reason to think the Government's contact tracing app is up to standard. To get them on board will take some convincing, writes Tim Dare.
Should Kiwis pay for quarantine?
22 July 2020
Opinion: Ananish Chaudhuri asks if our model of society should be based on mistrust? Or should we assume most people are trustworthy and deal with the exceptions?
Anne Salmond: A Roman circus
18 July 2020
Opinion: Ignoring science has led to soaring death rates and economic devastation around the world. NZ must not follow this dangerous path, writes Dame Anne Salmond.
Virtual hosting of APEC a bold move
14 July 2020
Opinion: What New Zealand must do to play virtual host to APEC next year is something perhaps never attempted before. The rewards could be big, explains Rob Scollay.
Will US election be a geopolitical turning point?
13 July 2020
Opinion: Stephen Hoadley on how Donald Trump has moved the US from its role of international leadership which might not be easy for a President Biden to restore.
When you’re in a hole, stop digging
8 July 2020
Opinion: The incoming government needs to wake up and have a critical look at the child protection monster that is Oranga Tamariki, writes Ian Hyslop.
Facebook reforms not good enough
7 July 2020
Opinion: Matt Bartlett explains why Facebook should come to see political advertising and its challenges in the same way as Twitter.