Tackling youth offenders head on

As this is my final column pre-election, can I say thank you to the Botany Electorate for the opportunity to be your MP for...

Sonny Bill lifts his game

Having been promoted to captain, Sonny Bill Williams lifted his game to help inspire the Blues’ first Super Rugby victory of the season with...

Thorny English rose aims to prick All Blacks pride

Rarely has a Rugby World Cup match promised such excitement as Saturday’s eagerly anticipated semi-final in which the English rose will seek to wound...

OPINION: Government throws debt target out the window

Right now it feels as though every week the Government breaks another promise to New Zealanders and last week was no different. Finance Minister Grant...

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...

Reaction: English thorns mortally wound All Blacks

By Ivan Agnew Having predicted in last week’s column that the English rose’s thorns could wound New Zealand in their Rugby World Cup Yokohama semi-final,...

A press cartoonist is born

Today we publish the first cartoon from Blomfield (Darren Blomfield), a cartoonist for more than 30 years and now part of the Times Newspapers...

COMMENT: A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I've spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Franks puts team first

It was sad to see 108-test stalwart Owen Franks fail to make the All Blacks 2019 Rugby World Cup squad but selectors Steve Hansen,...

OPINION: Balancing public transport and motorists

Last week I launched a petition calling on Auckland Transport (AT) to remove the T2/Bus lane on Pakuranga Road and restore its use to...

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