OPINION: A plague on all their houses is how voters might feel after a week from hell for both major party leaders.
OPINION: There's only one winner this week – the smiling travelling salesman, Winston Peters.
OPINION: Social media aided by a bottom-feeding media are weakening society.
OPINION: London's catastrophic fire was all about the money.
OPINION: Joe Bennett is asked how his day is going and can't think of an answer.
OPINION: Excessive immigration is hurting the economy and the unemployed.
OPINION: The campaign against racism is more difficult than it looks.
OPINION: Watching my son choking shook me out of my complacency, writes Duncan Garner.
OPINION: When did you last hear of a judge resigning because honour demanded it, or to atone for a catastrophic error?
OPINION: Top leaders start as prefects at school, revel in the glory and it's downhill from there.
OPINION: There's no reason to go to Mars other than that for climbing Everest - because it's there, writes Joe Bennett.
OPINION: Wellington City Council moves to provide affordable rental housing while the Government keeps dithering.
OPINION: There is a horrible fascination in the demented antics of United States president Donald Trump.
OPINION: Dear MPs, it's time to get off your backsides (and the fence) and debate euthanasia.
OPINION: Theresa May squandered her thumping lead faster than you can say America's Cup victory parade.
OPINION: Opposition to Trump is deeper and more visceral than Kiwis' past issues with US presidents.
OPINION: Privilege is as old and predictable as time itself, human nature being what it is.
OPINION: Perhaps we should compare Trump with an actual despot like Kim Jong Un and see how he stacks up.
OPINION: Overall, I find Wellington's bus drivers mostly obliging and helpful.
OPINION: With the arrival of Lions rugby fans following their team, expect more carnage on our roads.
OPINION: The Greens may have some fresh faces, but they are strategically stuck in the past.
OPINION: We need to eradicate the plague of beggars descending on our cities.
OPINION: Karl du Fresne's column on St John uncorked some disenchantment among volunteers.
OPINION: Treasury may unearth more cash before the election.
OPINION: Stage-managed events where the caring middle class meet the under-privileged make Rosemary McLeod squirm.
OPINION: Tomorrow's always popular. It's neither immutable like yesterday nor a mess like today.
OPINION: Could it get any worse for President Trump? Well, yes.
OPINION: Formerly pro-extension councillors now seem to gone quiet on the need for it.
OPINION: National's Budget bribery was all about power. At all costs.
Brickbats and bouquets for Steven Joyce's first budget. But is he saving the best till last?