OPINION: You could be forgiven for not noticing that NZ First had turned 21.
OPINION: The purity and cleanliness of our waterways now possess much, much more than mere aesthetic value.
OPINION: When I taught English, no-one wanted to know what I thought about it. Now that I don't, they sometimes do.
OPINION: Memo to voters: look less at what they say they will do and more at what they may need to do to win power.
OPINION: I doubt very much that rapists and violent offenders will respond to Cunliffe's battle cry of "stop this bullshit!"
OPINION: Last week a rare thing happened in the political world.
OPINION: The energy of the small is dragged off to augment the momentum of the large.
OPINION: Many people like John Banks don't buy the view that welfare would have been good for them.
OPINION: Welcome to the Fifa 2014 World Cup, with football being but a mere sideshow to big money.
OPINION: What's next on the comeback trail? Los Del Rio and the Macarena?
OPINION: Whatever else you might think of Sue Bradford, she sticks to her principles. You have to respect her for walking away in disgust from the Internet-Mana pantomime.
OPINION: Of all the nasty ways we've invented to avoid life's simple pleasures, the subverting of real tea, in trembling dread of caffeine, is among the least forgivable.
OPINION: Poor Yaya Toure. I bet he was bullied at school for being called Yaya. And now he's being bullied by a football club.
OPINION: Poor Winston, what's going on? It looks like you're struggling to land any decent hits in Parliament.
OPINION: Some time last year, somewhere far above New Zealander Dayl Jones and his companions, a circling Predator drone locked on to the convoy of vehicles he was travelling in and launched its Hellfire missiles.
OPINION: I reluctantly use the B word – it's unkind to female dogs – but at times I mutter it. Some women, defying all soppy stereotypes for our gender, can be shockers.
OPINION: There is now more computing power in your cellphone than there was in Apollo 11.
OPINION: New Zealand should not proceed down the path of decriminialisation when it comes to marijuana, writes Bob McCoskrie.
Have capping ceremonies become stale?
OPINION: When I attended Victoria University in the early 1980s, most arts students wouldn't be seen dead at graduation.
OPINION: . Over the last six years, National has managed to implement surprisingly sweeping reforms in most of those areas, and - with the exception of asset sales - with surprisingly little fuss.