OPINION: Why do so many empty buses seem to be heading to the mystical suburb known as Not In Service?
OPINION: The signs, the anecdotes, even the way National is framing its messages are all pointing one way.
OPINION: No one needs rules. Rules are the refuge of the narrow mind, especially when it comes to language.
OPINION: X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon slashing at the harmless Joe Irvine was a new low in our television history.
OPINION: The Northland by-election campaign has raised some intriguing questions.
OPINION: Have you noticed how hardly anyone bothers with bookshelves any more?
OPINION: Poor Dean Stewart died the loneliest of deaths inside his Wellington council flat, lying undiscovered for a month.
OPINION: I guess I'll be pushing up Astroturf before America gets its first woman president.
OPINION: The Government's political management, good, bad and ugly, has been brutally laid bare.
OPINION: The Franklin experience of super-city amalgamation provides food for thought.
Business gibberish pours forth in a limitless torrent, and in this world in thrall to commerce it is rarely condemned.
OPINION: Wellington has no need to follow Auckland down the super-city route, writes councillor Helene Ritchie.
OPINION: I guess one can conclude that John Key didn't major in history when he attended Canterbury University.
OPINION: There are very few issues on which I have no strong views, but I'm afraid amalgamation is one of them.
OPINION: There's no point in nostalgia. That's sucker stuff. Time moves on and guys have got to earn gang patches somehow.
OPINION: I made a promise to the dog. "I'll just watch the first five overs," I said. "Then I'll get back to work."
OPINION: The living wage rate needs regular updating for the concept to work.
OPINION: Amalgamation is not a 'them versus us' corporate takeover by an outside entity.
OPINION: Why is our Government wanting to charge people for police services that are in the public good?
OPINION: I'm open to persuasion that amalgamation would be best for Wairarapa, but no one has convinced me yet.