A new drop-off station has to be positive development for the controversial issue of recycling in Upper Hutt.
OPINION: If Trump starts a trade war with China, New Zealand will have little choice but to side with Beijing.
OPINION: Emergencies put lives at risk, especially for those dependent on a consistent, safe supply of electricity.
OPINION: Forget what the tournament used to be - it's still a good event.
OPINION: Democracy means leaders you might not like, at least some of the time.
OPINION: Out of an international environment of deepening nationalism and insularity, New Zealand might win greater links to some of its biggest trading partners.
OPINION: Further abusing those whose lives have often been long sequences of abuse and addiction is no answer.
OPINION: There's no need for panic, but the sector does seem to have lost steam.
OPINION: How many council employees does it take to change a light bulb? One to change the bulb and 14 to work in the call centre?
Air NZ has cultivated a successful public image, but some have a less positive view, writes Karl du Fresne.
NZ's super rich are not an inspiration to the bottom 30%, who just want a job and a home, writes Rosemary McLeod.
Paul Manafort's fate suggests all's not lost for freedom-loving people in America and the rest of the world, writes Joe Bennett.