New Zealand scores well on many international rankings of openness… those surveys have also pinpointed major weaknesses.
Hawai’i’s pro-Bernie, Assad-dealing Congresswoman meets her public
Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner?
It isn’t only foreigners who buy into the myth of New Zealand as an equal opportunity Paradise
Society teaches people that admitting to bad behaviour means accepting punishment and giving up support, which is why most people will try deny it.
New Zealanders support greater availability of abortion than the current law allows.
Elsewhere in the world, media cutbacks and consolidation haven’t exactly ushered in a bright new era of more diverse, more substantial news coverage.
Wellington Airport’s runway extension faces another legal challenge, on safety grounds
Even as they were being built, Rio’s Olympic projects were already starting to collapse…
An obsessive tale of two Westerns
Why won’t airlines abandon (or upgrade) the black box system?
Marketing coffee can be a mug’s game…
Taking the “guilt” tour in Auckland Art Gallery
What leaving the EU might mean for Britain
Menstruation is a pivotal issue in gender equality and human rights
The changes in the global climate are as extreme as the US presidential season
Why keep spending billions on defence, when there’s no discernible threat?
When will the Government dare to reform our sixty year old laws on adoption?
Singing the praises of your own company…
Shakespeare has relevant words for how the world should be responding to refugees and migrants
Already, the European Commission wants to scrap the TPP’s investor-state dispute mechanisms
The human cost of the ‘killing animals for food’ industry
An interview with Financial Times columnist John Kay
David Bowie never endorsed Velvet Goldmine but it has become the ideal tribute film.
Writing – and getting – letters is still something to treasure
A terrific new biography of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.
How the Japanese concept of kawaii exalts female vulnerability
Revisiting a 1978 photo shoot encounter with The Thin White Duke….
The Paris conference will deliver only paper promises on global warming
Immigration has become a polarising issue in the 2016 US election campaign