OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.
OPINION: Hell has no fury like a rich man in a snit is the lesson we should all have carved into our school desks.
OPINION: We now expect to see commerce everywhere. And even if we hide from it, it comes to find us.
OPINION: NZ is not really being asked to change its identity, but to take part in a costly corporate rebranding.
OPINION: Changes to scheme announced in Budget are a disservice to all Kiwi savers.
OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.
Budget gets a big fat 'F' for fiscal failure but it's a B for beneficiaries. They also deserve an A for audacious politics.
OPINION: Like Humpty Dumpty it seems MPs want their words to mean only what they choose them to mean.
OPINION: The call of the ginga is has faded from the land, and Rosemary McLeod is much relieved.
OPINION: What would you call an acre of steep land covered in waist-high grass, gorse and broom and walled on two sides by massive pines that groan in the wind? Well, I'd call it my back paddock, and so would you if you saw it, but neither you nor I are a city council.
OPINION: I have had at least half a dozen fantastic teachers. One of those was composer Jack Body, who died a week ago.
OPINION: Turning people blue is a lucrative business, it seems.
OPINION: Is this the Budget when National finally starts testing the boundaries of its huge election year mandate?
OPINION: Don’t expect an assault on obesity and its related killer diseases in next week’s Budget.
OPINION: Andrew Little has been content to work on establishing himself as a credible leader and – he hopes – future prime minister.
OPINION: It's easy to blame the booze for terrible university students, but it's not that simple.
OPINION: The day I’m given pink fluffy slippers will be when I abandon all maternal thoughts.
OPINION: With conflict and chaos abounding there's never been a better time for a round of Catabingo.
OPINION: Aren’t you sick of Auckland-centric stories dominating the news?
OPINION: Air New Zealand needs to forget the PR rubbish and highlight the professionalism of its frontline staff.
OPINION: I couldn’t give a toss about changing our current flag. I just can’t get excited about the debate.
OPINION: I worry for the Duchess of Cambridge that she's too perfect.
OPINION: The world is yours, if you read the fine print of the classified ads.
OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'
OPINION: I like holding doors open, to me it's a little sign of good manners. Or sexist. You decide.
OPINION: Indonesia has often been led by corrupt and brutal politicians. Perhaps this is because countries like ours, with our ‘me too’ foreign policy, have condoned Indonesia’s bad behaviour for over 50 years.
OPINION: Something was missing amid the outpouring of sentiment surrounding the Gallipoli centenary.
OPINION: We've got a housing crisis in our biggest city, we are falling short of our flagship economic promise...and, oh yes, I repeatedly pulled a waitress's ponytail.
OPINION: We may be better educated than people have ever been in the history of our race, but we still have our issues.
OPINION: It's everywhere. It's impossible to avoid. It's commercial language.