A patient died after having been evicted from Christchurch Hospital and dumped at a bus stop. PAT PILCHER writes that there must be consequences.
PAT PILCHER is angry that – just out from an important election which will decide the immediate future for all of us – mass media is happily raking in the dollars while ignoring their civic duty to tell us the truth about policy.
GARY STEEL grew up in the punk era when everyone wanted to die but few did, and wants to know why suicide is suddenly at epidemic proportions amongst NZ youth.
PAT PILCHER is angry about international tech companies who get away with paying virtually no tax in New Zealand, and are wierdly given preferential treatment by our government.
All this talk about boots and camps is just silly stuff, writes PAT PILCHER, who has a few alternative ideas.
Could widespread knowledge of a simple piece of homespun philosophy set off a chain reaction and change the way we treat each other? GARY STEEL thinks so.
Is the issue really about Mike Hosking, or about televised election debates? PAT PILCHER weighs in on the topic of the moment.
PAT PILCHER has been thinking about New Zealand’s considerable problems as the election looms, and provides his five fixes. What are yours?
ANDREW JOHNSTONE is exhausted. He’s been interviewing Jacinda Ardern for a marathon two hours, and she’s just warming up.
We’re starting to talk about suicide at last, but we shouldn’t be congratulating ourselves just yet, writes ANDREW JOHNSTONE.
It’s a rite of passage for males that is not always strictly voluntary, and not always a positive experience. New in the big city, ANDREW JOHNSTONE gets dragged along to a strip club.
On this day one year ago, GARY STEEL moved away from Auckland and up north. What led to that decision, and how did it work out?