OPINION: Amidst all the finger-pointing, posturing and buck-passing that has followed the Pike River mine explosion there has been one constant. The families of the 29 men killed on November 19, 2010, have been let down.
OPINION: Witch-hunts rarely work. The expensive search for the leakers of the Mfat revamp plan is no exception.
OPINION: The Reserve Bank's u-turn over housing policy has come as a major major surprise - and a welcome one.
OPINION: New figures showing thousands of workers have been sacked while undergoing probationary periods of employment are not a good advertisement for the Government's new labour laws.
OPINION: New Zealand's delegation for Nelson Mandela's funeral is sorely lacking a protester from the 1981 Springbok tour.
OPINION: Thankfully, Parliament's privileges committee has confirmed what should have been obvious all along.
OPINION: Thankfully, Parliament's privileges committee has confirmed what should have been obvious all along to those investigating the leaking of a sensitive document to this newspaper.
OPINION: Nelson Mandela showed that goodness is a powerful force in politics. He spent 27 years in jail and in that time he became stronger than the apartheid regime that had locked him up.
OPINION: John Banks' decision to resign is a belated acknowledgement that he has lost credibility with the voting public.
OPINION: The education system has just been delivered what an earlier generation of teachers would have called "a swift kick up the pants".
OPINION: Pike River showed it; the unacceptable rate of death and injury in the nation's forests confirms it.
OPINION: Those tempted to regard National's crushing by-election defeat as the beginning of the end of the Government would be wise to remember a few words.
It's not often that the Government's little helpers join the Opposition.
OPINION: In the year to June 30, Greater Wellington Regional Council paid $36.4 million to the operators of the region's bus services.
OPINION: In the heat of the moment it is easy to overlook the progress that has been made reducing the road toll. It is particularly easy to overlook that progress if the moment happens to coincide with the arrival of a speeding ticket.
OPINION: Talk of local government amalgamation arouses strong passions. Elected councillors fear for their livelihoods; local communities fear for their identities.
OPINION: The nuclear breakthrough negotiated between Iran and six world powers is a triumph for economic sanctions not diplomacy.
OPINION: Gareth Morgan wants to do to football administrators what he wanted to do to cats – neuter them.
A study by Australian sports scientist Grant Tomkinson confirms what has long been suspected. Kids today are not as fit as their parents.
OPINION: Fifty years ago to the day, JFK was shot dead. And the legend of Camelot lives on – tarnished but not destroyed.
OPINION: A parliamentary select committee's call for an overhaul of sex education in schools deserves to be heeded.
OPINION: Dream. Hope. Believe. All Whites fans can do nothing more during tonight's return leg against Mexico.
OPINION: Operating a commercial airline is a risky business. The potential profits are huge; so are the potential losses.
OPINION: There has always been an uneasy tension between the desire of governments to keep secret information they would rather the public did not know.
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OPINION: If John Key ever wonders why New Zealand under-invests in productive enterprise and other activities that create jobs he need only gaze about the Government benches in Parliament.
OPINION: The decision to not proceed with a new ferry terminal at Clifford Bay came down to simple mathematics.
OPINION: The ugly truth about rape and sexual assault has been brought home like seldom before in the past few days.
OPINION: ''Fifty-three world leaders meet in paradise," reads the headline on the official website for CHOGM.
OPINION: Public confidence in the justice system is fragile. It would quickly wither if judges became involved in unseemly spats.
OPINION: David Cunliffe would do well to learn from National and start sending his underperformers the message it's time to move on.