Jami-Lee Ross: Together on Climate Change

Almost all of us in New Zealand want to see a country and a planet that we can pass on to our children and grand-children....

Brown: “Coalition chaos means three strikes law will stay”

I was very pleased with the announcement earlier this week that the Government will not be going ahead with its proposal to scrap the...

Ross: There are alternatives to new taxes

        Last week, Auckland Council voted 13-7 to keep pressing forward in their attempt to impose a new regional fuel tax on Auckland. National has consistently...

Quax, the pathfinder

Dick Quax was a straight talking character whose Dutch stubborness and determination in the 1970s led New Zealand distance runners back to the glory...

A Tribute to Dick Quax

Instead of my usual column today, I wanted to give a few thoughts and reflections on our local Councillor Dick Quax, who passed away...

Jami-Lee Ross: Budgets are about priorities

Every year the Government announces how it plans on spending the money given to it by taxpayers. Collectively, we spend billions on our healthcare, education,...

May fortune favour the brave

May boldness be the friend of selectors Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox for including newcomers Jordan Taufua and Shannon Frizell among seven...

Greats in every sense

Like many others who have grown to appreciate them as champion sportsmen and human beings, I took immense pleasure at the bestowing of knighthoods to...

Unnecessary raid on our wallets

The Auckland Council has now voted to open their final stage of consultation on the proposed Regional Fuel Tax for Auckland. If this is...

Umaga breathes more easily

Under seige Super Rugby coach Tana Umaga would have breathed a huge sigh of relief when the Blues held on to beat the Waratahs...

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