OPINION: As the watchdog of the north, Winston Peters will harry the Government to help the poor whites he now represents.
OPINION: National is moving fast to fix the damage caused by Northland's by-election.
OPINION: Winston Peters' lead, according to the latest poll, is so formidable that he is likely to win. John Key himself thinks so.
OPINION: The Salvation Army's decision not to buy state houses is a serious blow - they're one of the great social agencies of the country.
OPINION: Nobody would be happy if parents made a habit of challenging school disciplinary decisions in court.
OPINION: Netflix has done everyone a favour by admitting that it won't pay GST on the movies it will sell in New Zealand.
OPINION: It seems there are some in New Zealand who want an air force on the cheap.
OPINION: A portrait of carelessness and incompetence is the only way to describe the report on police handling of the "Roast Busters".
OPINION: A torrent of outrage has swept away the villainous judges of X Factor NZ, the TV talent show.
OPINION: X Factor judges Natalia Kills and Willy Moon slashing at the harmless Joe Irvine was a new low in our television history.
OPINION: Cyclone Pam is a terrible reminder of New Zealand's duties to our friends and neighbours in the Pacific.
OPINION: The super-city proposal has drawn all kinds of of flak for how it might suck the "local" out of local democracy.
OPINION: Why did the Government keep the 1080 terrorism scare secret for so long?
OPINION: If NZ really is clean and green it can never allow a developer to knock down a 500-year-old kauri tree to build houses.
OPINION: The Northland by-election has become hilariously unpredictable.
OPINION: John Key is anxious to discredit the revelations from American whistleblower Edward Snowden about the GCSB, but it won't wash.
OPINION: Nobody should think there is an easy answer to the problem of tourists driving unsafely on the roads.
OPINION: Vladimir Putin is a blight on his country and the world.
OPINION: Teina Pora shows why we need a new watchdog in the justice system.
OPINION: So MPs will not get their $8000 pay rises after all. Let's hope they didn't spend it in advance over the weekend.
OPINION: Winston Peters has at least made the Northland by-election interesting.
OPINION: It's time for politicians to put their money where their mouths are.
OPINION: Wellington super-city proposal is stumbling, but it needs a better hearing.
OPINION: When the politicians let the people down, sometimes the people have to do it for themselves.
OPINION: Charter schools should have to meet the same standards and rules as other schools.
OPINION: Islamic State is a gang of murdering fanatics who must be resisted. The only question is: how?
OPINION: Banishing every homeless person from Auckland's shiny CBD will never happen, and certainly not in a five-year timeframe.
OPINION: The Government is right to tighten up the rules around repossession agents.
OPINION: A new David Bain inquiry looks as if ministers are 'shopping around' for a decision.
OPINION: We should instead be asking ourselves how NZ can best reduce the terrible human suffering of Syria's civil war.