OPINION: Labour has made a hash of its scheme to import young interns to help run its election campaign, and its timing was exquisite. Just when it was making serious trouble for National over the de-Barclay, as it's now called, Labour reveals its own scandal. Thanks, Matt McCarten. Once again you've raised doubts about your reputation as a fixer and campaigner of genius.
OPINION: A high tide of youth crime has caught social workers off guard.
OPINION: It's official: Government spies were entitled to help the cabinet minister's campaign to become head of the World Trade Organisation.
OPINION: The spat over an obscure National backbencher has caused serious damage to the reputation of Prime Minister Bill English.
EDITORIAL: Nicky Wagner's actual words were so off-key that it's hard to see how she would not know they would offend.
OPINION: Recycling might seem an unstoppable wave which will grow and grow as society becomes greener. In fact, there are obvious problems that are holding recycling back.
OPINION: New Zealand and Israel's smoothing over a a co-authored masterpiece of diplomatic ambiguity.
OPINION: Police know the misuse of alcohol causes great harm. But does that make it okay for them to lobby against liquor licences?
Opinion: Labour's immigration policy is not racist or xenophobic. It is a careful and moderate policy designed to deal with several serious problems at once.
OPINION: Did officials move quickly enough to contain the oyster parasite outbreak?
OPINION: Twice within a year, Tory prime ministers have gone to the ballot box expecting to gain British voters' support. Both times, they have been humiliated.
OPINION: Guns have no place in our primary schools, even when an army officer is showing them to the children. In this case the army allowed 9 to 13-year-old kids at Whakarongo School near Palmerston North to handle unloaded guns and learn how to assemble and fire an assault rifle.
OPINION: Wellington City Council's plan to turn inner-city buildings into social housing and affordable apartments is welcome.
OPINION: Transport Minister Simon Bridges' attempt to stop KiwiRail obeying the Official Information Act is a classic case of unwarranted political interference.
The Government's decision to put $12 million into fluoridation of drinking water is welcome. This means that as District Health Boards move progressively to order fluoridation, there will be government money available to allow it to happen.
OPINION: They won't win. Kiwi anthem sums up attitude to terrorism.
OPINION: Sir John Key's knighthood in today's Queen's Birthday honours list was a foregone conclusion.
Donald Trump has defied science, rationality and the world by pulling out of the Paris Accord on climate change. The president of the United States puts the planet in peril to please a minority of his supporters.
OPINION: Will the US ask us to do more in Iraq and Afghanistan?
OPINION: Wellington has long needed a good indoor arena. At present it is missing out on some major overseas acts because the capital lacks the proper venue. On the one hand the Westpac Stadium is too large for many shows and it is terrible in bad weather, which is not a rare event in Wellington. On the other hand there is the manifestly inadequate TSB Arena, which is both too small and unappealing in many other ways as well.
OPINION: The trend for gender-neutral uniforms and toilets show common sense provides answers to the critics' objections.
OPINION: The man at the top of the Five Eyes intelligence pact is a threat both to its security and to its deeper values.
OPINION: Lucrative offers will be made to Corby for everything from women's magazine cover stories to reality TV shows.
OPINION: The idea of a Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal without the United States would once have seemed absurd. It is access to the giant rich market of America, after all, that mattered most to all the other partners, including New Zealand.
OPINION: The Budget's $98 million boost for Wellington's railway network is welcome. It was also inevitable that the Government would provide it, because parts of the network are falling apart.
OPINION: Many of the Budget measures barely make up for the long years of tight budgets and big deficits.
OPINION: Manchester's profoundly civilised response is an act of defiance to the terrorists, who want to sow rage and despair and doubt.
OPINION: A new report raises fundamental problems in the operation of ACC. The question is whether the proposed reforms would cure the problems, or whether even more radical changes are needed.
OPINION: Stupidity killed the fun of the sevens, not those who had to drag them off to hospital or jail.
OPINION: Scott Brown, the likely new American ambassador to New Zealand, arrives at a tricky time for relations between the two countries. Wellington and Washington have been friends and often allies since the mid 19th century. There is an immense reservoir of warmth between the two peoples.