Opinion: The political focus on what's a 'successful' secondary education is ill-advised and damaging to our kids.
Opinion: John Key's early departure poses some challenges to National.
It is said all political careers end in failure, but John Key's didn't, and in that he is unlike perhaps any other New Zealand prime minister.
Opinion: Accommodation levies for tourists are fairly standard in Europe and the US; does NZ need one too?
OPINION: The state abandoned children put into its care – and now it must do what it can to put that negligence right.
Labour can't hope to form a government without the Greens. That is a brute fact of arithmetic: Labour polls at about 30 per cent, and there are no signs it could win enough votes to govern on its own. Hence Labour's "memorandum of understanding" with the smaller party.
Politicians wanting to spend $100m on new buildings at Parliament can't expect the voters to applaud. The public expects a double standard: one rule for MPs, and a tougher one for everyone else.
The Government's quake relief fund for Wellington is welcome. Businesses trapped inside the cordons in the capital are as much victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake as the tourist operators in Kaikoura. Both are cut off from their customers by a natural disaster outside their control.
Opinion: The fire's gone out of the belly of Labour under Andrew Little.
Opinion: The last thing anyone true to a rebel cause wants is to become ordinary.
Opinion: Make no bones about it, a chest freezer frees you from being dependent on the seasons.
Opinion: The recent stop in Wellington by a flotilla of foreign navy ships was a PR exercise but also raises questions around our defence partnerships