OPINION: Road deaths involving alcohol have gone up since the blood-alcohol limit was lowered. What's going on?
Opinion: Art's ugly side is exposed yet again with revelations over the making of Last Tango in Paris.
OPINION: The poetry of the ancients and the comparatively moderns muses on many of the same feelings and themes.
Opinion: Accommodation levies for tourists are fairly standard in Europe and the US; does NZ need one too?
OPINION: In pre-texting days when friends regularly popped round unannounced you didn't immediately jump to the conclusion that an unsolicited knock might herald a religious nutter.
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
Opinion: Earthquakes foster a climate of guilt as well as fear.
Opinion: Walkable and cyclable cities come with huge pluses.
OPINION: Kaikoura is suffering a double blow: a major quake and it happening at the start of the tourism season.
Opinion: Trumpophobes need to get over the US presidential result.
Opinion: There's a reason why responsible media vet their content and contest what's doubtful before publishing
Opinion: Humans are partial, gullible, and above all emotional creatures and we make our societies in our own image.
OPINION: A heavy-handed approach by police to the Toast festival marred an otherwise great day
OPINION: Kiwis turned to National Radio in a time of uncertainty. But the state broadcaster has its own funding crisis.
OPINION: Here's a a practical and emotional kit that might be of help after a big quake.
OPINION: People lose so much in earthquakes, but I seem to keep hold of every silly little treasure I have accumulated.
OPINION: Colin the truckie had his finger on the pulse and called the Trump victory, while many others believed the polls.
OPINION: So now the blame starts with journalists turning on 'The Media' as they wonder how to distance themselves from their part in the debacle of the US election.
OPINION: A few thousand dollars is worth it if councillors are making decisions that save ratepayers millions of dollars.
OPINION: There will be other female candidates after Hillary Clinton, ideally with fewer skeletons in their closets, writes Karl du Fresne.
Opinion: Other rich men have put their hat in the political ring, but Gareth Morgan is different - he has policies.
Opinion: Should a person who fails to maintain our electricity supply really earn twice that of the prime minister.
OPINION: Leaving sick fraudster to die in jail is a form of state-sanctioned torture, Duncan Garner writes.
Opinion: Philanthropist Gareth Morgan is now putting his toe into party politics.
Opinion: Our jails don't work so why spend $1 billion on more prison beds.
OPINION: Paul Henry's latest gaffe was actually a relief after all of America's wieners.
Opinion: Humans are a plague upon the planet and we're pushing everything else off the edge.