OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.
The new memorial for the victims of the Canterbury earthquake is not just for Christchurch. It is for all of New Zealand, and even for the wider world. Death took 185 people on that day six years ago, and they came from many different parts of New Zealand and the globe.
Opinion: The cost to taxpayers and the damage to the environment far outweigh any small benefit the Kapit Expressway will bring to car travel times.
Cadbury's abandonment of Dunedin poses hard questions about profits and power. Cadbury's owner, the giant multinational Mondelez, made the announcement more in sorrow than in anger. It said it just couldn't afford to keep making chocolate in Dunedin when 60 per cent of it was sold in Australia and had to be shipped across a very expensive bit of water.
OPINION: Bill English would be right to sack members of the board of the Super Fund.
It's the deal-making season for politicians. The latest is the proposed marriage between Mana's Hone Harawira and the Maori Party, the group he divorced with such biting acrimony back in 2011.
The call for hate-crimes legislation is understandable and even laudable. In an age of mounting xenophobia, those who preach hatred of other races or religions no longer seem a minor or fringe element. Some of the worst xenophobes now hold power in countries which used to preach tolerance and diversity.
The trans-Tasman leaders' meeting was a disappointment. The two prime ministers traded bromides about the Anzac spirit and announced small beer news about scientific co-operation.
Opinion: It was a dog day afternoon for Jane Bowron.
Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.
OPINION: Who was in control as Christchurch hills and homes were ravaged by fire? No-one very smart is the answer.
Opinion: American visitors get a taste of what makes New Zealand special and distinctive.