OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: If New Zealand troops oversaw a vengeful attack that killed a 3-year-old girl, the public must be told.
OPINION: Joe Bennett gets a telling tap on the arm in a suffocating Dubai metro train.
OPINION: Our singular focus on GDP is distracting us from what really matters in life.
OPINION: It is extraordinary that Apple paid no tax in New Zealand despite selling billions of dollars of its products. The company is among the largest and most profitable in the world, partly because its technology is so brilliant. But Apple is not being a good citizen in New Zealand.
OPINION: Even The Economist thinks foreign buying is pushing up New Zealand prices.
OPINION: Phillip John Smith's fight to wear a wig in jail strikes many people as not only absurd but offensive. Smith is a monster who sexually abused a child when he was 17 and returned at the age of 21 to kill the child's father.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley is wise to soften the Government's stance on "whanau first" care of troubled children. It should be possible for social workers to ensure that a child is kept safe while also preferring to place the child within the whanau or extended family.
OPINION: Having to pay big sums for parking when visiting loved ones in hospital doesn't wash, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Why do women with unwanted pregnancies face such hurdles, asks Dave Moore.
OPINION: Too many parents are dumping on school teachers subjects that should be taught in the home.
OPINION: Abortion is so polarising that even the the opposing camps' labels are contentious, writes Karl du Fresne.