Ross: Even more taxes coming

Last week the Ardern-Peters Government confirmed their transport policy with their finalised Government Policy Statement on Land Transport. This confirmation brings with it some...

Were Fencibles settlers or soldiers?

Historian Alan la Roche continues the series marking the area’s 170th anniversary this year After 20 years as front-line soldiers for the British Army in...

Brown: Government’s housing plan in disarray

During the election, the Labour Party campaigned on a promise of building 100,000 new houses over the next 10 years in addition to what...

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...

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