There is something repellent about paying for information about abuse - but the police have made a reasonable case for it.
OPINION: Restrictions on New Zealand journalists at the Olympics mocked the spirit of the Games.
An American navy ship brings a symbolic end to a 33-year nuclear argument.
Trade Minister Todd McClay has an unfortunate brain fade about a threat to the country's exports.
OPINION: The Olympics are a festival of nationalism - so a national punishment for systemic doping is fair.
New Zealand could be a pawn in a larger dispute between China and the United States.
OPINION: When developers don't show up, it is fair for a public agency to lead the way.
A national bowel screening programme is urgently needed, despite the squabbling among bureaucrats.
It's time to bring in the routine use of body cameras by the police.
OPINION: No job is harder than that of secretary-general of the United Nations. Helen Clark could do it.
OPINION: Women leaders are rising again, but the problems they face are formidable.
OPINION: Labour's housing plan is a plausible response to the crisis. It proposes government action to build affordable houses, especially in Auckland. That is a bold first step.
The era of anti-gay barbarism is still causing suffering today.
OPINION: A Wellington city councillor's plan is not quite workable, but giving more of the city over to pedestrians is a good idea.
OPINION: The damning Chilcot report on the United States-led invasion of Iraq has important lessons for New Zealand. Above all, a small Western country can say no to Washington.
Uber has no right to defy the safety laws governing its drivers.
The average house price in Auckland is now just short of $1m. This week the Government tried another indirect measure to do something about it.
Malcolm Turnbull asked voters for a fresh mandate - they replied with a yawn. And Pauline Hanson is back.
OPINION: Decisions about drugs are for experts, not politicians.
OPINION: Cycling will swing votes in Wellington this year.
OPINION: Wellington should not be spending public money to lure another call centre company to the city.
OPINION: Tax expert John Shewan has produced a lucid inquiry into New Zealand's foreign trust regime.
OPINION: The case of Moko Rangitoheriri has rightly led to street protests and harsh argument about the treatment of his killers. The torture and death of the three-year-old is another unspeakable addition to our shameful record of child abuse. If we didn't express rage and anguish about this we would be morally lost.
OPINION: Those who signed the petition against broadcaster Mike Hosking should be careful what they wish for. How would they feel if angry Right-wing viewers had mounted a petition against the Left-wing broadcaster John Campbell and got him sacked?
OPINION: The shockwaves from Brexit will shake the world for a long time to come. Few of the effects will be good.
OPINION: It's a piece of Wellington history, a tourist trap, and a useful public transport link to boot.
OPINION: Ombudsman Ron Paterson has put a full stop on a long and ugly saga: the witch-hunt for leakers at MFAT.
OPINION: New Zealand soldiers are stuck in Iraq while the Government's story keeps changing. John Key's decision to extend the military mission there for another 18 months is clearly a broken promise, and he will have to wear it.
OPINION: It's great news that the victims of an "offensive and objectionable" neighbourhood fence have been awarded $72,500.
OPINION: Hone Harawira was a politician whose hot temper and wild talk overshadowed his seriousness and his achievements. Now he wants to come back to Parliament, but the memory of his excesses will be his greatest problem.