OPINION: Light rail has its appeal, but the cost of bringing it to Wellington remains worrying.
OPINION: The New Zealand Wars are a foundational part of this country's history, and every person should have at least a passing knowledge of them.
OPINION: Some paedophiles must live in the community, but finding a place for them requires extreme levels of oversight and care.
OPINION: The Government is striking a new tone on climate change. It will bring forward ratification of the Paris climate treaty to the end of the year, it says.
OPINION: Mandatory microchipping for cats is a good idea. Other steps will be harder.
OPINION: It is time to allow the very sick legal access to cannabis - and to consider options for broader reform.
OPINION: New Zealanders don't expect to get sick drinking water from their tap.
OPINION: Penny-pinching has too often won out over ambition in Wellington architecture.
OPINION: Mercifully, there is a real choice in most of Wellington's mayoral races.
It's good to see people are thinking laterally about new ways of protecting our precious environment.
OPINION: The police can offer their opinion of alcohol harm, but they do not get to make the rules.
OPINION: Interlocks are especially effective when the normal punishments don't work.
OPINION: Dame Lowell Goddard's resignation is embarrassing for her, and for the British government.
OPINION: Term limits for councillors are anti-democratic.
OPINION: Even their most ardent fans were startled by how the Hurricanes came on this year.
OPINION: Celia Wade-Brown won an upset victory in 2010, but kept a low profile as mayor.
OPINION: Avertising guru's comments about women in leadership were condescending, outdated and offensive.
District Health Boards deal with people in crisis: that is their job. They must cope with patients and relatives who are angry, hostile, grieving or otherwise upset.
Bravery is one of the higher mysteries and always deserves our highest honour.
Of course New Zealand is chuffed that the Australian Government has decided not to back Kevin Rudd for the job of United Nations Secretary-General.
OPINION: The political consensus that house prices must never fall needs to be shattered.
OPINION: It's supposed to be New Zealand's 'Apollo programme', but $7m per year isn't enough.
OPINION: David Jones could give the city a blast of retail energy.
OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.
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.