Justin Lester’s loss of the Wellington mayoralty may provide some lessons for Labour at a national level.
Electing local representatives to the governance boards of our hospitals is ineffective and farcical. We need a system which provides patients with better representation and support.
Why is there so little voter interest in local government elections? And how do we fix it?
James Cook arrived in New Zealand accompanied by an impressive Tahitian chief and priest. Eurocentrically writing Tupaia out of our history distorts it and loses valuable lessons.
Data from the newly released augmented 2018 Population Census seems to be OK in quality terms. But there are some irritating gaps – and perhaps deeper problems..
It turns out that the real enemy of free speech in New Zealand is local government corporatisation. Who is going to tell Don Brash, Stephen Franks and Jordan Williams?
The Speaker has applied a silly rule to stop National making fun of Labour MPs on Facebook. That’s largely Simon Bridges' fault.
A British Lord Chancellor, Lord Hailsham, described parliamentary democracy as an ‘elected dictatorship’. Recent events illustrate how right he was.
Reflections on small kindnesses, resort life and capitalism’s pros and cons after a week in Fiji
If the public are to decide whether to permit aid in dying in New Zealand, they should be asked a proper question. And that question is, do they want the only law that is on offer?