OPINION: Russel Norman - an unknown when he took over after Rod Donald's death - will be missed.
Writers don't often get into political quarrels in New Zealand, which is a pity.
OPINION: Lots of questions after the two main party leaders try to spread their political net.
OPINION: Drones will become a vital part of the economy. They will also make a possibly dangerous nuisance of themselves.
OPINION: Today it is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, and still we are helpless before it.
OPINION: Will political life will gain a new sense of direction in 2015?
OPINION: Uber, the controversial and innovative passenger service, has landed in New Zealand.
OPINION: Nick Smith wants huge changes in the country's planning laws, but he has hardly made the case.
OPINION: Nobody was surprised at the latest bad news about house prices.
OPINION: No child should be hungry at school, and a system that allows it is a disgrace.
OPINION: Police say Tasers are an effective way of defusing violent situations - but the more it is used, the more likely it is to be misused.
OPINION: Sir Ian Athfield was a great Wellingtonian who changed the face of his city.
OPINION: The trouble is, the legal book NZ wants to throw at toothfish poachers is "pretty slim and ineffective"
OPINION: Police Minister shares blame for muddled "zero tolerance" speed campaign.
OPINION: Nine people have drowned in New Zealand since Christmas: already it is being called a deadly summer.
OPINION: The freedom of speech that allows the magazine to ridicule Muslims also allows Muslims the right to practise their own religion.
OPINION: Bank economists predict NZ is heading for deflation. Ordinary folks may welcome the idea, but economists often do not.
OPINION: Fear and prejudice are driving the demonstrations against the "Islamisation of Europe".
OPINION: An Auckland supermarket that sold liquor to a drunk customer is rightly being punished.
OPINION: The Reserve Bank won't be taking away the punchbowl even though the party is in full swing.
OPINION: It's a good time to think about exactly how New Zealand's link with Middle-earth can best be encouraged.
OPINION: Few countries saw such a turbulent 2014 as Russia.
OPINION: Wellington needs bolder, more coherent leadership, and residents should grab the opportunity for a shake-up.
OPINION: A better version of the honours list would be shorter, more surprising, and include more women.
OPINION: The year was marked by a landmark election victory, a vanished airliner and a vanquished flyover.
OPINION: Is the drink-driving message finally getting through to New Zealanders?
What other time of year compares with Christmas?
OPINION: After a year of exuberant announcements, city's convention centre plan is in shambles.
The world has often seemed on fire of late. So it's well to note a milestone of huge positive significance when it occurs.
OPINION: Aministerial forum led by former rugby league coach Graham Lowe wants to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports.