Cautious voters should assume the worst

voting OPINION: Voters have had their moment of truth - and many remain baffled.

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

OPINION: The job seems to have won. I, Barack Obama, have become my office.

Mallard and Bishop battle in tight race

Labour MP Trevor Mallard, pictured with colleague Jacinda Ardern OPINION: Hutt South has probably never seen so many Cabinet ministers in such a short space of time.

Trio in all-or-nothing tussle

NZ First candidate Ron Mark A winemaker, a TAB bookmaker and a mayor are squaring off in Wairarapa, and the contest in the National stronghold looks to be more even than it has been for several elections.

Pressure was on Pistorius judge

Much is made of the fact that in the recent trial of Oscar Pistorius the judge was a black woman and presided over a trial where the prosecution and defence counsel were all white men.

Lions need all the help they can get

Why on earth is Victor Vito swanning around the United States on an international rugby junket when he could be back home helping his team to win their first NPC game of the season?

Economy should be front and centre

Hard to get fired up about election

Cool heads win out

Obama is anxious to make his attack on Isis look different to Bush's on Saddam Hussein. He may not succeed.

Electoral laws need rethink

Electioneering law in this country continues to cause mystification.

Editorial: Runway extension not a done deal

Editorial: Bring back the heckle

Editorial: Dictator poses as just another candidate

Tomorrow Fiji has an election for the first time in eight years.

Sweet hypocrisy

snacking While the babies sleep, Haydn Jones opens the pantry door on some dark secrets.

New etiquette for the elite

They used to have debutante balls, and now they have strip-a-thons.

Gawping without guilt not really looking

Is this a taxing time to be rich?

Eye on the prize

There has been a sea-change in New Zealand politics during the past week.

Comments: Why some don't make it

commenters BLOG: Ever wondered why your comment didn't make it on to our website? Here's why.

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