OPINION: An election campaign is the worst possible time for a government to launch an inquiry into its own alleged sleaziness.
OPINION: It is only by taming the car that we have made the progress we have in Wellington.
OPINION: Three weeks to go till voting day and weird things have begun to happen.
OPINION: The Independent Police Conduct Authority rightly acknowledges the problems and even dangers that police face when called to a rowdy gathering.
OPINION: There are serious warnings that more mentally ill people will be forced to live on Wellington streets.
OPINION: Schools sometimes go too far persuading parents to pay "voluntary" donations.
OPINION: National plays its housing card and hopes it can get the election back to arguments about policy. Certainly there is an argument to be had.
Tomorrow National "launches" its election campaign.
OPINION: Football's campaign against violence must not change just because one victim supports his attacker.
OPINION: Cycling has health benefits and it takes cars off the road, improving traffic flows and reducing carbon emissions.
Constrained economic forecasts and slow recovery set election themes around personality, not policy.
OPINION: One of the more arresting details in Nicky Hager's book, Dirty Politics, concerns Cabinet Minister Judith Collins.
OPINION: Sometimes American power is a clear force for good. Sometimes reality is more complex.
OPINION: Crusading left-wing journalist Nicky Hager has a new book out. Everyone's wondering what to make of it.
OPINION: Make way for the circus - electoral silly season has broken out.
OPINION: Depression is an insidious, harrowing affliction that often makes no sense to people who have never had to suffer through it.
OPINION: In a vacuum, Labour's headline health policy of free GP visits and prescriptions for over-65s would be a fine idea.
OPINION: Finally we have the alleged smoking gun that shows the New Zealand official William Ball Sutch was a Russian spy.
OPINION: Governments will have to bring in a whole range of measures to tackle obesity. We are also going to have to change the way we think about the issue.
OPINION: Frank Bainimarama is not a respectable person. He killed off Fijian democracy and replaced it with a nasty military dictatorship.
OPINION: The case of a man underpaid by $83,000 is disturbing, as is the fact his employer has wound up the company that hired him.
OPINION: Farmland sales to foreigners are already a hot election issue - so stand by for an avalanche of one-sided arguments.
OPINION: Reducing speed limits and getting tough on enforcing them is excellent news for Wellington.
OPINION: The Glasgow Commonwealth Games had a spiky kind of charm. This is partly because they were notably friendly games, though held in a city which is a byword for bogan culture.
OPINION: A century ago World War I began and New Zealand was changed forever.
OPINION: The killing in Gaza helps warmongers on both sides
OPINION: The killing in Gaza helps warmongers on both sides.
OPINION: After a century of hairpin turns and government congestion, the long-awaited Transmission Gully road is properly set to go.
OPINION: Craig would have to be found a National seat where the local candidate was prepared to throw away his or her seat.
OPINION: Full credit to everyone involved in the weekend's flurry of football - the Phoenix owners, players and fans most of all.