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.
OPINION: Britain has become hysterical about the issue of its possible exit from the European Union. Both sides are claiming armageddon will follow the decision during this week's referendum. In fact, the skies won't fall, Brexit or no Brexit.
OPINION: Teina Pora deserves much more than $2.5 million for the 21 years he spent in jail.
OPINION: The Government could have doubled the refugee quota if it wanted to. But it doesn't want to.
OPINION: New Zealand can't be sure that an Orlando-style massacre is impossible here. American gun laws are insanely lax, but deranged or fanatical loners in other countries have found ways around much tougher gun controls.
OPINION: What is it about hardline politicians that makes them change their minds about the law when they get behind the wheel of a car?
OPINION: Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama cannot yet be called a democratic leader.
OPINION: Defence White Papers do not excite the average citizen – even when, like the latest one, they propose a $20 billion spend-up.
OPINION: Pay equity is about justice in the workplace.
OPINION: There is a case for reducing net immigration flows from their present very high rates. This is not at all to support xenophobic calls to "cut immigration to the bone". But there are problems that need attention.
OPINION: A momentous transition looms for the public service.
OPINION: Muhammad Ali was an international celebrity because of his sporting genius and his huge personality. He was world famous in New Zealand too.
OPINION: It is curious that Finance Minister Bill English thinks Wellington can't fix its traffic troubles because it lacks a "progressive attitude".
OPINION: Labour and the Greens have agreed to mate but not to marry. They are sort of engaged but the deal only lasts till election day.
OPINION: The move by major sports codes to fight homophobia is welcome but overdue.
OPINION: The police continue their crackdown on breaches of the alcohol laws.
OPINION: The ground should not have been allowed to stagnate as it clearly has.
OPINION: The Government stands accused of making a fortune out of tobacco addicts.
OPINION: The Budget was dull, as promised: John Key's Government has made tedium a virtue.
OPINION: The Department of Internal Affairs has disgraced itself with its absurd arguments for refusing to release information about ministers' use of Crown limousines.
OPINION: Labour is forecasting tax increases after the next election. Its policy is deliberately vague and non-committal, but it's a useful signal. It contrasts with National's equally vague and non-committal signal about tax cuts.