OPINION: Author Nicky Hager and journalist Jon Stephenson had provided some inconvenient facts.
OPINION: We don't know precisely what inspired this rampage, but we do know how to respond.
OPINION: NZ faces unique challenges, but that is no excuse for ignoring the problem.
OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.
Perhaps no decision is more important than a secondary student's choice of career or further education. And yet often this decision is made with very little information or even much thought. A 16- or 17-year-old makes life-changing choices with little idea about what they involve.
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.
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.