OPINION: Lots of questions after the two main party leaders try to spread their political net.
OPINION: It's appalling how a Taranaki columnist was targeted after she mocked a Federated Farmers official.
OPINION: Drones will become a vital part of the economy. They will also make a possibly dangerous nuisance of themselves.
OPINION: The Civil Aviation Authority is taking a considered approach when it comes to regulating drones, writes CAA manager Steve Moore.
OPINION: Today it is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, and still we are helpless before it.
OPINION: To have trendy inner city bars open until 5am and make Wellington "party central" is great in theory.
OPINION: Will political life will gain a new sense of direction in 2015?
OPINION: One week fish oil is in, then it's out. What do you believe?
OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.
OPINION: Uber, the controversial and innovative passenger service, has landed in New Zealand.
OPINION: However Nick Smith’s planned RMA reforms play out, the balance between inflation and Auckland housing is on shaky ground.
OPINION: I can't help wondering whether Key's irrepressible niceness reveals something significant about his character.
OPINION: Nick Smith wants huge changes in the country's planning laws, but he has hardly made the case.
OPINION: Nobody was surprised at the latest bad news about house prices.
Decisions about people's safety at work should never be based solely on money. There is a moral test that also needs to be satisfied.
OPINION: No child should be hungry at school, and a system that allows it is a disgrace.
OPINION: Police say Tasers are an effective way of defusing violent situations - but the more it is used, the more likely it is to be misused.
Mania for enlightenment
OPINION: I once nearly hired a life coach, before noticing the little she had to offer was unbridled cheerleading at a week's wages once a month.
OPINION: Sir Ian Athfield was a great Wellingtonian who changed the face of his city.
OPINION: The post-Charlie age begins with a fire-fight in Belgium. The shootout in the city of Verviers is a tough reminder that terrorism remains and sometimes it will bring death. In this case, the terrorist plot seems to have been foiled and it was the terrorists who died. And thereby hangs a lesson.
OPINION: I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions. If you want to achieve something go and do it, any time of the year, I reckon.
OPINION: The trouble is, the legal book NZ wants to throw at toothfish poachers is "pretty slim and ineffective"
OPINION: Mockery is hard to take; it punctures vanity and hits sore spots. But it won't kill you.
OPINION: Whatever the real reason for Ian Fletcher's departure, it offers a chance for a new start.
OPINION: NZ faces weighty decisions as ministers mull how best to replace Air Force's ageing Hercules C-130 aircraft.
OPINION: Police Minister shares blame for muddled "zero tolerance" speed campaign.
OPINION: The good news? The Chinese are going to mine the Moon. The better news? It's one in the eye for the doom-sayers.
New Zealand needs to look to its own record on freedom of speech, writes Dame Anne Salmond.
OPINION: Nine people have drowned in New Zealand since Christmas: already it is being called a deadly summer.
OPINION: The Resource Management Act needs a tweak for New Zealand to develop the resources it needs for prosperity.
OPINION: My introduction to satire came at a very early age. My father, finding the cost of a ticket cheaper than a babysitter, took me to a filthy university revue, which I loved.
OPINION: There were a couple of stinkers who shot through and didn't pay rent, but on the whole flatting was a broadening experience.
OPINION: The freedom of speech that allows the magazine to ridicule Muslims also allows Muslims the right to practise their own religion.
OPINION: Police's 'stupid' zero tolerance campaign has 'utterly failed' and needs to be scrapped, says Duncan Garner.
I was 12 when I saw a man burn to death, security bars trapping him in his bedroom.
Every day I felt Fleur was on loan to us and that one day I would meet you. Then Fleur died at 27, never re-uniting with her birth mother.
OPINION: Bank economists predict NZ is heading for deflation. Ordinary folks may welcome the idea, but economists often do not.
OPINION: The massacre in Paris raises the toughest questions about free speech.
OPINION: I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found the police lecturing increasingly patronising.
OPINION: Electric vehicles would reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut oil imports.
OPINION: Fear and prejudice are driving the demonstrations against the "Islamisation of Europe".
OPINION: An Auckland supermarket that sold liquor to a drunk customer is rightly being punished.
OPINION: The Reserve Bank won't be taking away the punchbowl even though the party is in full swing.
OPINION: You might think Wellington City Council is a flaky organisation, but on New Year's Eve, they were resolute.
OPINION: The holiday season has denuded Wellington of people, the city feeling like the inner-city streets of Christchurch when everyone jumped in their cars and fled after the quake.
OPINION: It's a good time to think about exactly how New Zealand's link with Middle-earth can best be encouraged.
OPINION: Few countries saw such a turbulent 2014 as Russia.
OPINION: Wellington needs bolder, more coherent leadership, and residents should grab the opportunity for a shake-up.
OPINION: A better version of the honours list would be shorter, more surprising, and include more women.
OPINION: The year was marked by a landmark election victory, a vanished airliner and a vanquished flyover.
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