OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.
OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.
OPINION: The saying goes there is no such thing as bad publicity, and it may be true for Labour.
OPINION: The sun will more than likely come up tomorrow and New Zealand will sign the TPP deal.
OPINION: The least your children will do is embarrass you.
OPINION: I'm at a literary festival and I am feeling a little less chirpy than the blackbird that is currently mocking me.
OPINION: It's all laughable - Sky City's ad and the for-profit running of our prisons.
OPINION: The good people of Whanganui want my guts for garters.
OPINION: Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga flapped around like a kereru trapped in a DOC hut with hungry cabinet ministers waiting outside.
OPINION: The idea of financial compensation to victims for criminal behaviour has got to be offensive, and in sex cases it adds insult to injury.
OPINION: Nicky Hager's lawyer helpfully explained to Justice Denis Clifford in the High Court that his client's name rhymed with lager.
OPINION: Key stays sunny while the economic mood sours
OPINION: If it hadn't been for the flags it would have been faultless.
OPINION: As soon as the TV weather nears Wellington's forecast the mind slips.
We have two New Zealands. The difference has never been so stark.
OPINION: Many years ago, Wellington had a lot movie theatres yet very little variety in what was screened.
OPINION: Three words sum up the evasiveness of the way we deal with tragedy.
OPINION: Joe Bennett's open letter to Robert, no, Rob, Mugabe.
OPINION: Judging by a recent day, some mornings it's just better to stay in bed.
OPINION: New Zealanders support those fighting for democracy overseas but don't seem too fussed on it themselves
OPINION: Young girls' lives are melodramas that could easily suck up all the oxygen in the world. I used to be one, so I know.
OPINION: I wonder if the time has come to abandon the myth that New Zealanders and Australians are kindred spirits, joined at the hip.
OPINION: The same week our positive economic outlook was stolen, Bill English's surplus has been resurrected.
OPINION: Joe Bennett on the Greek crisis and the terrible task of putting socks on.
OPINION: Ticket scalping is just taking the free market to its logical extreme.
OPINION: Kiwi singer Lorde has been recorded on a celebrity medley album for the Dalai Lama to help raise his profile with a younger audience.
OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.
OPINION: I can take or leave other peoples' nudity, but mainly I'd rather leave it. You can have too much of a good thing.
It's one thing to respect Maori heritage, but that doesn't mean deferring to folklore that we know to be absurd.
OPINION: The stroke ward was called Solomon. My mother was on a bed in the corner. I didn't immediately recognise her. She was slumped to one side, asleep.