Andrew Little has had a poor year and some Labour MPs are already resigned to him losing the next election.
OPINION: This Budget shows the Government is blinded by its own poll success, says former Labour Party president Mike Williams.
Bill English has delivered a bland mid-term budget, says Right-wing commentator David Farrar.
OPINION: One way or another Donald Trump and I are linked in the great genetic daisy chain of misty isles, loud tartans, terrible food, and worse weather.
OPINION: Six months from now the Americans will elect Trump as president.
When marae threw open their doors to the homeless, they showed up the Government.
OPINION: Every single one of us has role to play in preventing child abuse.
OPINION: In recent weeks I feel I have witnessed the best and worst sides of local body politics.
OPINION: The education system did me proud when I learned New Zealand history - briefly - at primary school. It never bothered again.
OPINION: Tattoos come in three types: the emotional, the aesthetic and the informative. The one I'm thinking of getting is informative.
OPINION: Is New Zealand a racist country? A lot of urban liberals, myself included, as well as many Maori,were saying a big fat 'yes'.
OPINION: Housing Minister wouldn't bet one of his houses on foreign buyers' data being in any way credible.
OPINION: Am I going mad? Hillary Barry changing her job does not warrant national grieving.
OPINION: So the big guns Donald Trump will aim at Hillary Clinton will focus not on her, but on her husband. What a great way to completely discount her.
OPINION: Havana's just had a fashion show, its first for 60 years. How happy it must be.
OPINION: We must never, ever forget Moko.
OPINION: Auckland's house prices have been shooting through the roof and Wellington's are starting to do the same.
OPINION: The Overseas Investment Office is a mechanism for attracting more foreign investment and exchange without asking too many questions.
OPINION: Documentaries like one planned on the Sounds killings make entertainment out of murder.
Let's start a revolution and sever our ties to Auckland - John Key can be their premier.
OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.
OPINION: As the Government fiddles, house prices remain on fire. Do the Aussies have the answer?
OPINION: Weddings – I've had a few.
OPINION: How can a country so rich in human capital deliver such a dispiriting set of candidates for the most powerful office in the world?
OPINION: Try to imagine the future and you'll inevitably find it has bypassed you entirely, bringing a new present instead, part tragedy and part farce. Cannabis is a fine example.
OPINION: Today's subject is envy. It arose when I read a potted biography of Samuel Beckett, the Irish miserablist.
We need jail space and accommodation - so here is the solution.
OPINION: Why on earth do we let multinationals cash in on a valuable resource: water.
OPINION: Many Wellingtonians will be aware how brilliantly the arts are currently doing.
OPINION: Gareth Morgan should direct his ire towards dangerous dogs and their owners.