Politics and law
National doesn’t need a John Key 2.0
26 May 2020
Opinion: New National leader Todd Muller needs a fresh new campaign message to show the party is taking post-Covid needs into account, writes Jennifer Lees-Marshment.
Changing your mind on cannabis
22 May 2020
Opinion: Will Kiwis pay attention to information that doesn't bolster already pre-conceived notions about cannabis come the referendum? Ananish Chaudhuri explains.
What will New Zealand's place in the world be after Covid-19?
20 May 2020
New Zealand needs to leverage its safe, strong reputation and unique position of being Covid-19-free for its economic advantage, say experts.
Fijian coup 20 years on: how ordinary people coped with chaos
19 May 2020
A vivid personal account of the 2000 Fijian coup from the viewpoint of the Indo-Fijian community is being republished this month to mark the coup’s 20th anniversary.
Budget’s worrying debt-to-GDP red flags
15 May 2020
Opinion: Projected debt of 50% plus of GDP by 2023 could pose a risk for a small island nation very much dependent on global economic trends, writes Ananish Chaudhuri.
What the Budget means for women
15 May 2020
Opinion: The Budget’s physical infrastructure investment will help NZ’s economic recovery. But the Government must remember, few women work in construction.
Why this Budget matters for intergenerational fairness
14 May 2020
Opinion: Susan St John and Claire Dale explain what we do and don't need from the Budget to help share the pain of economic crisis between the generations.
NZ’s toolkit for the Covid-19 response limited by our institutions
13 May 2020
Opinion: "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" could describe New Zealand’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, says Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart.
Social cohesion threatened in post-Covid-19 world
8 May 2020
Top social scientists say New Zealand’s strong national unity during lockdown is now under threat as grim new economic realities and prolonged disruption in personal lives hit home for many.
The ethics of contact tracing apps
6 May 2020
Opinion: Professor Tim Dare examines some of the potential ethical and privacy problems with using Covid-19 contact tracing apps here in New Zealand.
Completing Harvard during a pandemic
29 April 2020
While undertaking a master of laws in the US, the Covid-19 outbreak forced alumnus Dylan Asafo to return home and start remote learning.
What’s driving the lockdown protests over Covid-19?
28 April 2020
Opinion: Protests over Covid-19 lockdowns have erupted around the world, but what's causing them? Robert Bartholomew explores what history tells us about epidemics and civil unrest.