Opinion

By Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The moment I found out that you found out, I acted swiftly

I am every bit as angry as you are. I am every bit as disappointed as you must be. The people with power, oversight and the ability to do something about these processes within the Labour Party should be ashamed. Whoever those people are, I am running out of patience […]

Opinion: Treat your car by buying it extra petrol to snack on while you aren’t driving

Opinion: Treat your car by buying it extra petrol to snack on while you aren’t driving

Yesterday morning, I waltzed into work, and as I walked past the drones aggressively typing out news on the computers I’ve repeatedly asked to be moved further away from, I caught a glimpse of the words “climate change”, and noticed that suspiciously they weren’t in condescending quotation marks. That’s not […]

Opinion: All of this is why I chose not to have any other MPs

Opinion: All of this is why I chose not to have any other MPs

Hi. Hi. Hi. Hi. I say “hi” four times so each of you get your own greeting. Everyone deserves their own “hi.” That’s why in an ACT government, we’ll be promoting our Legal Hi Bill. Everyone deserves a legal hi. Over the past four years, many New Zealanders have asked […]

Opinion: Honestly, I am fucking useless

Opinion: Honestly, I am fucking useless

Simon was right. I am fucking useless. I’m not ashamed of it. I never have been. In fact, that’s why I became an MP. I became an MP because I wanted to represent you, the people of West Coast-Tasman, and if there’s one thing I know, it’s that you’re useless. […]

By sports columnist Jock Harrison.

Opinion: Will Steven Adams at least play table tennis for New Zealand?

If Steven Adams has any decency left – and you’d have to say, it looks like he doesn’t – then he’ll at least consider playing table tennis for New Zealand. Or something relatively easy, like lawn balls, for goodness sake. How hard can it be? Front up mate. Do the […]

Opinion: Recent experiences have led me to believe that text voting would be a wonderful thing for our democracy

Opinion: Recent experiences have led me to believe that text voting would be a wonderful thing for our democracy

Hi. I’m David. Hello. You might know me by now, I’m on the TV occasionally, I pour my own beer in public, and I wear shirts that are handed to me. All good then. Well you must be wondering, what do I stand for? Anyway, I have some thoughts about […]