OPINION: Some neighbours have only to see a hedge before they dream of a chainsaw.
OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.
OPINION: Bill English's Cabinet reshuffle is deeply unexciting, but that's become his hallmark. If slow and steady wins the race, English's Government is a shoo-in for the elections.
OPINION: AS a rule when it comes to the animal kingdom, Joe Bennett's Mr Soft. But everyone draws the line somewhere.
OPINION: Changing landlines may make sense, but it's cold comfort for many.
OPINION: Where would we be without the volunteer parent coaches?
OPINION: Everything else is changing so fast these days. Why not election campaigns as well?
OPINION: Our mental health services are in disarray and it can't be ignored any longer.
OPINION: If cyclones are so unpredictable, why such certainty from weather forecasters before last week's Cyclone Cook?
OPINION: Cadet practice and compulsory sports used to be great outlets for aggression.
OPINION: Immigration - can't do without it, struggle to live with it.
OPINION: The beating of a United Airlines passenger saw a corporation pretending to care.
OPINION: If you're struggling to understand all that's going on in the world, Easter provides the answer.
OPINION: Encouraged by a ratings bump, Donald Trump's turning into a classic warmonger.
OPINION: SBW's a star and good guy but rugby bosses have indulged his every whim.
OPINION: What do monetary policy and Fred Astaire have in common, asks Vernon Small.
OPINION: Much as some women demand equality and respect, others seem happy to encourage disrespectful attitudes.
OPINION: Trump strikes at the heart of his populist creed.
OPINION: Yes, spending millions to upgrade Wellington Town Hall is sentimental and romantic - but it's also a no-brainer.
OPINION: With the ground shaking,flooding and drying up, it might be prudent to have more reporting boots on the ground.
OPINION: Don't pop those champagne corks just yet. Murray McCully's departure from the foreign affairs portfolio leaves a bigger hole than his opponents might think.
OPINION: With 139,000 people unemployed, why on earth are we importing foreigners to push heavy wheel barrows of concrete?
OPINION: Bill English has treated the public like morons over the Hit & Run allegations. Do we care?
OPINION: A person's dress sense is an excellent key to understanding them. Just look at some overseas politicians, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: Keats called autumn the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but there's nothing mellow about that autumn arrival, mushrooms, writes Joe Bennett.
OPINION: When the Donald says Trump, everyone, including his daughter, says "How high?"
OPINION: The $630m Kapiti expressway might be pushing chokepoints south, but it has its upsides too.
OPINION: Just build the roads. It doesn't matter who does it, says Duncan Garner.
OPINION: I have to hold my nose as I write it, but I support an inquiry.
OPINION: Accusations can swiftly become established truth in an internet age, writes Rosemary McLeod.