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.
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.
Ohariu is one of the most fascinating battlegrounds of this year's general election. The odds are mounting against the sitting MP, Peter Dunne, and Labour and the Greens have done a deal in a bid to finally see him off.
Governments don't like launching inquiries unless they have to. The decades-long scandal over abuse of children in state care is not something the National-led Government wants to investigate.
The Government has finally moved to do something about gay men who have been persecuted by the law. Gays convicted of specific offences involving sex with those over 16 can now apply to have the convictions expunged. This is the least the Government could do.
OPINION: Graeme Wheeler's departure offers an opportunity to make some overdue changes to an important institution.
Opinion: American visitors get a taste of what makes New Zealand special and distinctive.
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OPINION: Donald Trump has undercut the belief on which Western democracy is based - that the world can be made better.
Opinion: A day in the life of a car commuter.