OPINION: Many Kiwis joke about the size of their population. "Forget about six degrees of separation," they chortle.
OPINION: Rising poverty and lack of attention to teacher quality are behind poor performance, says the head of the primary teachers union, Judith Nowotarski.
OPINION: We need to recognise Maori language more to help define us as a nation, writes Rawinia Higgins.
OPINION: John Banks' decision to stand down at the next election has removed a weight from the shoulders of the party and the Government.
OPINION: If a man is too good to be true, he undoubtedly is too good to be true.
OPINION: Nigella was making myth and an apparently paradoxical one because the point of goddesses is that they're not domestic.
OPINION: If you are a woman in your 20s or 30s and desperately seeking male company then saddle up your fastest camel honey and head for Christchurch.
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OPINION: Moving forward, whatever that means, was the catchphrase of this year's mayoral campaign.
OPINION: We're on a bus tour of Washington DC when someone asks, 'So, the government shutdown ended, right?'
OPINION: New Zealand needs to stop its rush to intensify agriculture, argues Mike Joy.
OPINION: Karl du Fresne has more pressing questions for our troubled times.
In the fragmented world of MMP politics, the trick is to compete and cooperate at roughly the same time.
OPINION: It's good to run a campaign against violence toward women and children, but what a cringe-making start it had on television the other night.
OPINION: It's not an either/or situation when it comes to water quality and dairying, writes Willy Leferink.
OPINION: BP's proposal to move its corporate headquarters north delivers a challenge to Wellington, writes Richard Norman.
OPINION: I have accepted an invitation to pontificate on the radio about the pronunciation of French words in English.
OPINION: Sex educators seem to be trying to prevent worst-case scenarios at the cost of childhood.
OPINION: With Labour's poll numbers faltering, there will be much agitated discussion in David Cunliffe's office.
OPINION: When 15,000 people a year make ACC claims for sexual abuse, and thousands march against rape, something is happening.
OPINION: New Zealand needs to tread carefully between China and the United States, writes Robert Patman.