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There are clear and unavoidable responsibilities that come with being in charge of a group of teenagers. The Labour Party has failed dismally on that front, Finlay Macdonald writes.
Opinion - A good old binge-watch of Danish TV drama Borgen might be just what certain National MPs need to help them adapt to the realities of a new era, writes Finlay Macdonald.
Opinion - MMP doesn't remove the combative element of parliamentary politics, but yesterday's debacle was puerile, writes Finlay Macdonald.
Opinion - Claims that National will make a strong opposition are far from reliable, and Jacinda Ardern's political honeymoon may be just beginning, writes Finlay Macdonald.
Opinion - "Which way will Winston go?" is the question that's bored a nation to tears. Perhaps a better question might be: "which Winston will turn up?", Finlay Macdonald writes.
Opinion - The MMP parliamentary system is designed to create a diverse government for the country, but it rubs against the binary thought processes taught over generations of two-party struggle…
Opinion - After seven weeks of policy debate, the right face at the right time could still be all it takes to change the government, Finlay Macdonald writes.
Opinion - Metiria Turei said the scrutiny of her family was a major decision behind stepping down as co-leader today. What else did she expect, asks Finlay Macdonald.
As principal of Auckland Grammar School, Sir John Graham had an unwavering sense of what was right, a ready smile and a genuine interest in the fortunes of his students, writes Finlay Macdonald.
Opinion - Only a big idea can catapult Labour out of the hole the party has dug for itself, writes Finlay MacDonald
Opinion - There is always something faintly absurd about picking over political party announcements in the early days of an election campaign, writes Finlay Macdonald.
No songs, no socks: New Zealand has discarded the trappings of pride in what has always been a rich man's pastime. Let's keep it that way, writes Finlay MacDonald.
Opinion - John Key remained a popular prime minister by never committing to anything, but leaves behind a backlog of neglect and deferred decisions, writes Finlay Macdonald.