OPINION: It’s the world’s biggest sport, so it is oddly fitting that Fifa, football’s governing body, is now tied up in the largest case of sports corruption.
OPINION: Parliament's workload is light under a do-little government.
OPINION: The war on Isis is less than a year old, but its consequences keep rippling around the world.
OPINION: Police aren't free to break the law, even when prosecuting gang members.
OPINION: The boom has brought only modest gains
OPINION: The Government has made a start on the problem of child poverty. It is not a big step, because the cupboard is bare, but it is something.
OPINION: John Banks has been acquitted and he is justifiably angry.
OPINION: Finally the Government has moved on housing speculators.
OPINION: The new committee reviewing intelligence oversight is not equipped for the task.
OPINION: Like Wellington's earthquakes of 2013, this week's Big Wet was a glimpse of nature's speed and strength – and a reminder of our region's vulnerabilities.
OPINION: The Reserve Bank has pulled the handbrake harder on Auckland housing.
OPINION: The cuts to ACC levies are too little and too late.
OPINION: We need to have a debate about the flag - and then choose a new one.
Nothing can disguise the fact that this Budget also brings a big broken promise.
OPINION: Taxpayers should not have to pay so much in travel perks for former prime ministers.
OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.
OPINION: University hostel alcohol bans show student drinking can quickly cross the line.
OPINION: The arguments for decent cycle lanes are simple and convincing.
OPINION: John Key had to raise human rights with the barbarous kingdom.
OPINION: New Zealand is right to condemn Indonesian executions
OPINION: Nepal has more than enough willing hands - what it needs now is expert medical staff, and money.
OPINION: There must be no repeat of the terrible Carterton balloon crash.
OPINION: This is a special Anzac Day.
OPINION: Everyone agrees it is plain weird for a customer to tug on a waitress' hair.
OPINION: The war against tobacco needs to be renewed.
OPINION: Auckland house prices continue to rise to absurd levels – the median is more than $700,000 now – and fatalism abounds.
OPINION: The Basin Reserve flyover has cast a long shadow over transport politics in Wellington.
OPINION: Te Papa boss Rick Ellis has wasted no time in getting to work.
OPINION: Wellington has a legal and a moral duty to strengthen its earthquake-prone buildings.