OPINION: Sex education is probably helpful, but without a moral framework it's of little use, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: Joe Bennett gets a telling tap on the arm in a suffocating Dubai metro train.
OPINION: Having to pay big sums for parking when visiting loved ones in hospital doesn't wash, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Why do women with unwanted pregnancies face such hurdles, asks Dave Moore.
OPINION: Too many parents are dumping on school teachers subjects that should be taught in the home.
OPINION: Abortion is so polarising that even the the opposing camps' labels are contentious, writes Karl du Fresne.
OPINION: Porn and violence are closely linked, yet we react as if this is a novel discovery.
OPINION: Venturing into the world of the old and demented leaves Joe Bennett searching for any small succour.
OPINION: Porn and Trump tell boys like those from Wellington College that sex is theirs to take, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Racism is pounced upon, but it seems OK to attack someone because of their age. It's not OK, writes Dave Armstrong.
OPINION: Bill English was at his bad old worst in announcing a plan to raise the retirement age. We need a wider debate on this vital issue.
The All Black jersey is spoken of like a holy relic - or, even more sacred today - a brand. By Rosemary McLeod.
Like sandwiches, the game of rugby has become a behemoth - and so have the players, writes Joe Bennett.
OPINION: Rather than dissing the young unemployed, as Bill English did, we need to provide our youth with real hope and opportunities.
OPINION: Anecdotes of what people face to find accommodation in Wellington indicate a crisis rather than a "problem of success".
OPINION: Jacinda Ardern's promotion has already paid dividends - she's got people talking about Labour.
Opinion: Modern police are turning into moralistic crusaders, who think we need to be protected against ourselves.
Amid the tricky politics of genderless toilets, Rosemary McLeod writes there's nothing wrong with wanting privacy.
Opinion: To fish anywhere is good, but to fish in Nelson is to sup with the gods.
OPINION: Are the rest of us sloths supposed to look on admiringly at these narcissists, asks Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.
OPINION: Not all the players have a plan to cope when the superstar lifestyle ends.
OPINION: She was full of contradictions, like all of us.
Opinion: It was a dog day afternoon for Jane Bowron.
Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.
OPINION: Who was in control as Christchurch hills and homes were ravaged by fire? No-one very smart is the answer.
Opinion: American visitors get a taste of what makes New Zealand special and distinctive.
OPINION: Let's be honest - they're the heroes of the underwear world.
OPINION: Donald Trump has undercut the belief on which Western democracy is based - that the world can be made better.
Opinion: A day in the life of a car commuter.