It is extraordinary that Wellington City Council's chief executive could give large sums to an airline and leave almost no record about it. Kevin Lavery's decision might mean as much as $8m for Singapore Airlines over ten years, a substantial amount of money. The documentation of the deal is slender, amounting to perhaps two pages, with no sign of any significant analysis or correspondence. This seems a funny way to do business with public money.
OPINION: We need a framework for creating marine protected areas that places Maori and Te Tiriti at its heart.
The Government is right to toughen the law on dog attacks.
Opinion: It's much cheaper not to pollute waterways in the first place than to pay to get pollutants out of freshwater once they are there.
Convicted criminals complaining about unfair treatment don't usually find a sympathetic audience. Convicts who want compensation will find even less understanding.
OPINION: The digital tide can't be held back forever, but consumers who prefer bricks and mortar need a reasonable transition.
REVIEW: A tender, thoughtful, impressionistic and occasionally flat-out gorgeous film.
OPINION: Bringing the "Peter Jackson experience" to Matiu/Somes Island could be a brilliant idea, if it's done carefully.
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