OPINION: Stupidity killed the fun of the sevens, not those who had to drag them off to hospital or jail.
OPINION: It is crystal clear that more than just Clean Water proposals will be needed if New Zealand is to meet the expectations of its citizens on water quality and use.
She attended every year for 13 years. But the party's over, so one Wellington Sevens fan says goodbye.
OPINION: There's only so many times you can slap on a superhero costume, and slip over on the concourse before the novelty has worn off.
OPINION: Scott Brown, the likely new American ambassador to New Zealand, arrives at a tricky time for relations between the two countries. Wellington and Washington have been friends and often allies since the mid 19th century. There is an immense reservoir of warmth between the two peoples.
OPINION: Retrying Malcolm Rewa for the murder of Susan Burdett would be a splendid outcome for the cause of justice.
OPINION: The political pressure is building on Auditor-General Martin Matthews. Questions persist over his handling of the fraudster Joanne Harrison while he was head of the Ministry of Transport. Doing nothing no longer seems possible.
OPINION: National has finally shown signs that it recognises the depth of the housing problem. Yesterday it announced that it too is proposing to build houses. This is a major change in direction away from Nick Smith's approach of "do little except change the planning laws".
OPINION: Bill English has clearly been told to dig around for a personality - and promote it on social media. The results aren't good.
OPINION: Someone has to carry the can when things go badly awry. People expect it.
OPINION: So much history comes to us through our mothers, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: In the old days you robbed a bank. In the internet age you can hope to rob all the banks at once.