DAVE ARMSTRONG - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Some years ago, a client took me to a restaurant to discuss working together.
Sex education in schools is a hit-and-miss affair, and it needs to change.
I'm leaving Shaky Town, Cone County, Christchurch, to move back to Wellington.
OPINION: Break out the Buzzy Bees – Kate, George and William are on their way.
OPINION: Cabinet ministers must avoid conflicts of interest or any appearance of them.
OPINION: Craig Cliff listens to the voice in his head and finds out what it's like to be Liam.
OPINION: Be careful how you treat your Russian citizens, Vladimir Putin is saying, because the Bear is watching.
OPINION: The Holden and the Falcon are Australia on wheels, but they survived only through massive taxpayer handouts.
OPINION: Wellington's transport system is not broke, but it could be made better, and that process is under way.
OPINION: News that a West Coast school was in a flap over sex education made me nostalgic for the comforting imaginary past.
OPINION: In politics rejuvenation rates alongside succession planning. Both are easy catchcries and generally seen as "a good thing".
New legislation means more protection for New Zealand's ocean, not less, argues Environment Minister Amy Adams.
OPINION: David Cunliffe has made a hash of the donations issue. He was slow to admit that he used a trust to hide those who gave to his campaign for the Labour leadership.
OPINION: Last week I flew to Auckland and discovered that the safety briefing had gained an extra verse.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Taking a child from his or her parents is something that is never done lightly, says the Children's Commissioner.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Wellington is a wealthy city but also one where some workers struggle, writes Brian Dawson.
OPINION: The police don't always like to say sorry. It is striking, then, when one says he is "ashamed" over a case.
OPINION: If history has taught us anything, it is that environmental matters are too important to be left to businesspeople and bureaucrats.
OPINION: As fully privatised airline Qantas tanks, Air New Zealand returns about $70m to the Kiwi taxpayer.
TRACY WATKINS - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: There are some things you shouldn't have to state on the campaign trail.
OPINION: I met an interesting family in Glen Eden on Thursday night.
OPINION: Rejuvenation is always difficult for political parties. Politicians don't usually go voluntarily, and they are absurdly optimistic by nature.
Living Wage chickens are coming home to roost for Wellington City Council, writes Raewyn Bleakley.
© Fairfax NZ NewsHealth Minister Tony Ryall politically anaesthetised a tricky portfolio for the Government, writes Vernon Small.
So the dinosaurs are back. Richard Prebble returns to run ACT's election campaign. Matt McCarten returns to become Labour leader David Cunliffe's chief of staff.
OPINION: What have we just seen in Kiev? A revolution? It certainly looked like one.
New Zealand's public service is not broken, writes State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman.
Nothing substantial will happen with TPP until Japan and the US strike a deal, writes Jane Kelsey.
OPINION: It's a hard fact to swallow, but swallow you must: some people won't like you. I mean, really really won't like you – and never will.
Wellington has a reasonably efficient commuter rail service. It is not perfect but it is improving.
OPINION: Matt McCarten's appointment as David Cunliffe's chief of staff was meant to be a moment of high theatre.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: Wellington should not fear become a bicycling city, writes Green MP Julie Anne Genter.
OPINION: Tomorrow I'm going teaching again. Partly because I will be paid but mainly because I miss the classroom.
OPINION: So the partial sale of state assets will lumber on to its appointed end. Nobody could say that this was a brilliant success at raising funds.
OPINION: The real benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal go well beyond tariff cuts, writes Stephen Jacobi.
OPINION: Wellington City Council may live to regret its enthusiasm for the living wage.
OPINION: The washing machine was going through a particularly vigorous cycle and emitting a noise that sounded like a tribe of warring Zulus.
OPINION: How politicians convey their competence in images will be critical to this year's election result, writes Claire Robinson.
OPINION: Public transport presents a dilemma for officials - there are plenty of problems, but few obvious solutions.
OPINION: It is amazing that the Government Communications Security Bureau has had to apologise to PM John Key.
OPINION: The prosecution of an elderly pair of environmentalists for cutting native trees on their property has caused an understandable ruckus.
OPINION: It doesn't get much bluer than the blood that runs through the veins of former National Cabinet minister Philip Burdon.
OPINION: The bus rapid transit solution planned for Wellington may be a mistake, writes Paul Young.
OPINION: It's started already, and the election is still months away.
OPINION: A United Nations inquiry has likened North Korea to Nazi Germany and called for "action" against Pyongyang.
OPINION: There needs to be a serious debate about the proposed Phoenix stadium in Petone.
OPINION: Is there something in the water in the last few weeks that is breeding the current outbreak of collective nuttiness?
OPINION: In a world so hypersensitive about rights, the state's right to take a baby from its mother just hours after birth makes me uneasy.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: The debate over the role of sugar in New Zealand's obesity challenge needs to be focused on a simple equation.
JOE BENNETT - © Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: I stopped in a country town to stretch my legs and eat a heavyweight pie.
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