Editorial: Advice for Mark Brown on spending his $20 million

Editorial: Advice for Mark Brown on spending his $20 million

So, you are Minister of Finance Mark Brown and you discover a cool $20 million slipping around in the bottom of the glovebox – what do you do?

Thomas Tarurongo Wynne: What do we stand for?

My family and I marched against the apartheid-backed Springbok Tour – so what stand must we take on Israel Folau?

Letter: Give police and nurses MPs’ big pay rises

Kia orana editor,

When I heard of parliament sitting into the night this month, I said to my wife that the MPs were trying to justify their impending salary rise.

Te Ipukarea Society: Palming off environmental responsibility

Plastic Free July is approaching, and with the Cook Islands cabinet recently banning many single-use plastics, we deal this week with a recent initiative to reduce plastic use in our close neighbour, Samoa.

Editorial: When politicians agree, something’s amiss

The model of Parliamentary democracy we’ve inherited from Britain is a robust one. Westminster was one of the first to embed in law the idea of “Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition” – MPs whose very job it was to challenge and critique the government of the day.

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Give police and nurses MPs’ big  pay rises

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals

Virtues in Paradise

Young teachers hold hope for the future