Stuart Moriarty-Patten

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Complete break with capitalism required

April 27, 2019 11:44AM

Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa NZ have been carrying out a number of acts this week to make people sit up and take notice of climate change, …

Skills demand is evolving rapidly

September 3, 2018 3:00PM

International Literacy Day is celebrated annually around the world on September 8 to remind the public of the importance of literacy, not only for the …

Free speech: Rhetoric and reality

July 13, 2018 12:03PM

The far-right have developed a concern for civil liberties over the past few years and would have you believe that they are the true defenders …

Abortion a woman’s decision alone

June 1, 2018 3:08PM

After the overwhelming referendum result, Ireland’s abortion laws will become more progressive than New Zealand’s. Under current New Zealand law, women don’t have full bodily …

Democracy part of the problem

October 20, 2016 10:53AM

Thank you Samantha Wood for a very interesting article (October 15, TGH) on why people don’t vote. I especially agreed with this point: “People don’t …

Olympics far from original ideals

August 9, 2016 10:36AM

THE Olympic Games are here again and while it’s sold to us as a demonstration of peace, solidarity and the finest humans have to offer, …

Let’s not stop at plastic bags

June 25, 2016 8:45AM

The Tairawhiti Residents Association’s plastic-bag free campaign is highly laudable, but I would suggest that it should be taken a step further and we should …

Shattering a pompous public image

February 21, 2016 9:31AM

GEORGE Orwell wrote in a 1945 essay called Funny but not Vulgar, “A thing is funny when it upsets the established order. Every joke is …

Beware of capitalists bearing gifts

February 6, 2016 8:18AM

Economic policy changes over the past few decades have led to the super-rich being able to increase the concentration of their wealth to an outstanding …

Not such a good century so far

January 12, 2016 11:27AM

In an editorial at the beginning of the year, the New Zealand Herald announced that having enjoyed “a long period of comparative economic and political …

Another world is not just possible, but necessary

November 28, 2015 10:37AM

THE 21st meeting of the Conference of Participants (COP21) will take place at the end of this month in Paris. The purpose of the COP21, …

Boost wages for upturn

July 21, 2015 11:33AM

Re: Free city parking trial, July 18 story. I’m not sure if the cost of parking is the issue here or the fact that people …