OPINION: Jonah Lomu changed the rugby world, but he did not possess the range of skills Julian Savea is developing.
OPINION: It seems pretty obvious that the Government has lost all enthusiasm for Easter trading laws.
OPINION: On the drive to the tunnel I felt like Noah on reconnaissance. The steep road was awash from kerb to kerb.
OPINION: Climate change means New Zealand has to get real about irrigation.
OPINION: It's time for a shake-up in the way New Zealand trains its workers.
The death of a New Zealand-born man in a United States drone attack in Yemen raises serious questions.
Mehrtens: Standings don't tell the full story
OPINION: Former All Black says Hurricanes and Highlanders are New Zealand's best teams at the halfway point of the season.
Wellington's trolley buses have plenty of advantages over diesel, and it would be short-sighted to axe them.
OPINION: I have often complained about New Zealand's unhealthy binge-drinking culture, so seeing Penthouse Cinema denied an Easter liquor licence gave me great pleasure.
OPINION: Somewhat unwittingly, New Zealand has begun a world-leading experiment in drug liberalisation.
Time to re-examine our holiday trading?
OPINION: NZ's shop trading laws are one of the last bastions of religious tradition, union strong-arming and pork-barrel politics.
OPINION: The state-owned asset sale process has done little to foster a new culture of investment at a time when the Government and the Reserve Bank lecture on the dangers of overinvestment in bricks and mortar.
OPINION: I approach the looming school holidays with my usual mix of trepidation and anxiety.
OPINION: Don't try ordering a glass of wine at the movie theatre tomorrow.
OPINION: A work move has Craig Cliff fondly revisiting ghosts of offices past.
OPINION: The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet.
OPINION: The royal couple and their young prince farewelled New Zealand yesterday for Australia, but left behind an enchanted audience of fans during their historic 10-day visit.
OPINION: Bored people are boring people, and vice versa, but especially when stoned. When stoned, people I've known have been as thrilling to hang out with as last year's newspaper.
Winter is coming. So is an election, with hibernation increasingly the favoured response to both.
OPINION: If any government agency ought to tread carefully around privacy issues, it is ACC.
OPINION: New Zealand farmers' efficiency is minimising greenhouse gas emissions, write Harry Clark, Mark Aspin and Andy Reisinger.
OPINION: It is six years since then New Zealand trade minister Phil Goff signed a free trade agreement with China. He reflects on what has been achieved – and what New Zealand needs to do now.
OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, I wonder if it's time to shake things up and maybe take a step back from South Africa.
OPINION: The kohanga reo leaders' press conference did little to repair the organisation's reputation for arrogance and secrecy at the top.
OPINION: Forget about a game of two halves, this was a season of distinct thirds.
OPINION: Flying across the Tasman recently I got chatting with a fellow passenger who commuted regularly between Wellington and his work at the University of Melbourne.
OPINION: What are the royals, but celebrities?
OPINION: New Zealand has a proud history of sucking up to the monarchy, and though republicans like myself are ever-hopeful that it will stop, who are we trying to kid?
Lydia Ko, the remarkable 16-year-old Kiwi golfer, is asking for $208,000 in government funding this year.
OPINION: Hadyn Jones introduces us to the cult of multiple personalities.-
OPINION: Don Brash is Mr Might-Have-Been. He was a radical but clumsy politician who narrowly missed becoming prime minister.
OPINION: I never thought I'd say this but Peter Dunne is right.
OPINION: Local government does not get the best rap in this country.
For John Key, a poster on Wellington streets cannot be easy for the son of a Jewish refugee from Nazi barbarity to bear.
OPINION: Chorus has found itself in a waking nightmare, despite providing much of the country's telecommunications backbone.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOPINION: In this extract from his autobiography, Brash talks about both of his marriages and the temptation of adultery.
OPINION: An image of the arrival of Catherine in front of a near-naked Maori man will keep caption contests going for weeks.
OPINION: The picture that emerges from the latest report on public servant numbers is an incredibly stable one.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNZ and the rest of the world need to stand behind Ukraine, writes the acting chief of the US Diplomatic Mission to NZ, Marie Damour.
OPINION: Many difficult choices are having to be made in inner-city Wellington because of the threat of earthquakes.
OPINION: Curmudgeonly isn't just a fine word. It's also a fitting way to respond to many things.
OPINION: Knowing which country the pork on their table comes from is not the only thing Kiwis need to be informed about, writes Shanti Ahluwalia.
OPINION: You don't have gambling without problem gamblers. So New Zealand has a major problem in this area.
OPINION: The Wellington weather has been outrageously stunning, with Saturday's the most outstanding.
OPINION: Pacific people are suffering more under this Government, but the Pacific vote is not entirely Labour's for the taking.
OPINION: At 11.30am today, the royals arrive in New Zealand - so let's give them some Kiwi hospitality.
OPINION: There are five reasons why Labour could still form a government at election day this year.
OPINION: A lower speed limit in downtown Wellington is obviously a good idea.
OPINION: Gidday Steve, long time, no see. I'm writing to tell you I'm really bored with Super Rugby this year. It's putting me to sleep, mate. Seriously, I've fallen asleep on the couch twice this year watching it live on the telly.
OPINION: Can John Key convince voters to believe a Labour Government could be "part of the problem" of higher mortgage repayments?
OPINION: A wedding puts the fate of the nation in Craig Cliff's hands.
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