So if crime is dropping how much safer do you really feel?
OPINION: The prime minister was right to go to Iraq, but saying the trip "vindicates" him was strikingly premature.
OPINION: Over the past few weeks two significant reports on the experiences of New Zealand's vulnerable children while in state care have been released.
OPINION: The prime coastal spot has been a dump for too long - and Wellington should do what it can to get things moving.
Forget the lofty talk about how much of the Earth’s landmass the TPP covers – for New Zealand, this looks like a slim achievement at best.
OPINION: Australia’s round-up of New Zealand offenders for deportation starts, like much of that country’s immigration policy, with an understandable premise, and ends up closer to cruelty.
OPINION: Chris Brown shouldn’t be allowed to tour New Zealand. His 2009 assault on girlfriend Rihanna is too fresh and too horrible for him to expect to be treated like an innocent citizen.
OPINION: Wellington already has the best public transport passenger figures in the country, so why aren’t its fares the lowest?
OPINION: 'A Mad world, My Masters,' is a play by Thomas Middleton, a contemporary of Shakespeare. The play's not much cop, but the title's genius.
OPINION: he convergence of WOW (World of WearableArt Awards) with the school holidays in the capital has made the footpaths absolutely positively heave with seething hordes of humanity.
OPINION: Even if the Green Party is not your cup of camomile, we must thank them for bringing public transport fare increases to our attention.
OPINION: Jeremy Corbyn, the recently elected leader of the British Labour Party, has been described as a throwback to 1970s-style socialism.