OPINION: Could it get any worse for President Trump? Well, yes.
OPINION: The idea of a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal without the United States would once have seemed absurd. It is access to the giant rich market of America, after all, that mattered most to all the other partners, including New Zealand.
OPINION: Formerly pro-extension councillors now seem to gone quiet on the need for it.
OPINION: National's Budget bribery was all about power. At all costs.
OPINION: Many of the Budget measures barely make up for the long years of tight budgets and big deficits.
OPINION: Manchester's profoundly civilised response is an act of defiance to the terrorists, who want to sow rage and despair and doubt.
OPINION: A new report raises fundamental problems in the operation of ACC. The question is whether the proposed reforms would cure the problems, or whether even more radical changes are needed.
OPINION: Stupidity killed the fun of the sevens, not those who had to drag them off to hospital or jail.
OPINION: Let's bulldoze the pussy footing on the cathedral issue.
OPINION: Why do the old begrudge the young their moments of lunacy?
OPINION: You'll hear a lot of talk over the next few days about Thursday's "election year" Budget.
OPINION: The ancient gods knew a thing or two about the jaws of justice. Trump's' torture' is proof of that.