OPINION: On the drive to the tunnel I felt like Noah on reconnaissance. The steep road was awash from kerb to kerb.
OPINION: It seems pretty obvious that the Government has lost all enthusiasm for Easter trading laws.
The death of a New Zealand-born man in a United States drone attack in Yemen raises serious questions.
OPINION: Climate change means New Zealand has to get real about irrigation.
OPINION: It's time for a shake-up in the way New Zealand trains its workers.
OPINION: Former All Black says Hurricanes and Highlanders are New Zealand's best teams at the halfway point of the season.
Sue Kedgley raises some valid points (Scrapping trolley buses foolhardy, April 21). But as good as they sound, they are expensive. The deferred maintenance and upgrade costs are horrendous, with some estimates well over $60 million (and that is only to upgrade the current limited network) plus the annual operating costs (which are significantly more than for standard buses). Skirting over these costs belies the fact that the tab must be met by taxpayers, ratepayers and bus users. We need to move to a low-emission fleet, but this can't be at the expense of increased bus fares. If we follow the Greens' approach we will end up with the world's greenest bus fleet and no passengers.
Somewhat unwittingly, New Zealand has begun a world-leading experiment in drug liberalisation.
I have often complained about New Zealand's unhealthy binge-drinking culture, so seeing Penthouse Cinema denied an Easter liquor licence gave me great pleasure.