OPINION: Winston Peter's has celebrated NZ First's 21st birthday with a round of dubious new policies.
OPINION: The dirty war in Ukraine has claimed a planeful of innocent victims.
OPINION: You could be forgiven for not noticing that NZ First had turned 21.
OPINION: Rock star economy? More like a one-hit wonder at best.
OPINION: The purity and cleanliness of our waterways now possess much, much more than mere aesthetic value.
OPINION: Small towns will die as their elderly populations dwindle, says the Royal Society's "Our Futures" report.
OPINION: Tania Billingsley hasn't been a pleasing complainant.
OPINION: The Kim Dotcom fiasco seems to have no end.
OPINION: New Zealand is facing an explosion of rats and stoats and, as a result, an extraordinary threat to our native bird population.
OPINION: When I taught English, no-one wanted to know what I thought about it. Now that I don't, they sometimes do.
The Wellington region has much to be proud of in our public transport system.
What a terrific World Cup. It had drama, humiliation, heroism - and biting.
OPINION: The recent announcement on bottom lines for water quality has re-ignited the debate on the impact of farming on our rivers and lakes.
OPINION: As long as talk about education during the election campaign doesn't descend to simplistic slogans, that's a good thing.
It was 30 years ago today that David Lange's Labour Party won the election that would change all our lives.
OPINION: Glenn Green and police say he is the country's most dangerous stalker and seems he's interested in stalking me.
OPINION: Wellington City Council has found 137 heritage buildings that are earthquake-prone.
OPINION: Craig Cliff indulges in a brief history of time travel.
Blaming dairy for all New Zealand's water pollution problems is not fair, writes the boss of Water New Zealand.
OPINION: Aggresive tax avoidance has gone the same way as smoking: once common and even respectable, nowadays it's seen as a vice.
OPINION: Is it any surprise that people tune out when they hear the cries of global warming alarmists? The words "boy" and "wolf" come to mind.
OPINION: I doubt very much that rapists and violent offenders will respond to Cunliffe's battle cry of "stop this bullshit!"
OPINION: Memo to voters: look less at what they say they will do and more at what they may need to do to win power.
OPINION: Living centrally means giving up some of the classic "not in my backyard" attitude.
Football's World Cup really is a cup for the world - everywhere you go, everyone's watching.
Our waterways are not healthy. The toll of the dairy boom has been dirty rivers and lakes.
Sugar taxes will extract more money from citizens' wallets for governments but do nothing to curb obesity.
Asking young people to vote is like asking them to a party with old people where they won't understand the chat.
OPINION: Everyone knows the vital importance of education - the possibility it brings of transforming a child's life and prospects.
Opinion: Time to re-think how we censor films
OPINION: It turns out that usually we don't rate the movies we show. The Australians do.
OPINION: Last week a rare thing happened in the political world.
OPINION: A new report on New Zealand's spies has reached damning conclusions.
Labour's immigration announcements have one important thing right: an overdue boost to NZ's refugee intake.
OPINION: Why are secondary school pupils being trained like professionals, asks Hadyn Jones.
OPINION: After losing an entire plane, the Malaysians have managed to make NZs official look even more inept than themselves.
OPINION: Critics of the sentences handed down to three journalists in Cairo have drawn the wrong conclusions.
OPINION: There is an argument for some form of "need to know" policy, but not if it keeps the department head in the dark.
OPINION: The energy of the small is dragged off to augment the momentum of the large.
The sex crimes of Rolf Harris are shocking and abhorrent.
OPINION: It's all too easy to call for heads to roll but it's hard to think of a more justified occasion than the diplomatic cock-ups by Mfat.
OPINION: We'd taken a wrong turn - and a wrong turn's always the right thing to do.
OPINION: Why on earth should New Zealand allow the wreck of the Rena to be left on the Astrolabe Reef?
OPINION: We still have a long way to go before we eliminate bullying - from our schools, and from our culture.
OPINION: Diplomatic immunity is supposed to protect diplomats from harassment by foreign governments. It is not designed to shield alleged sex attackers.
To have long hair in schools or not to have long hair in schools, that is the question that has been dividing the country.
OPINION: In declining to fund the planned Hundertwasser Arts Centre, council has delivered a major blow to Whangarei.
OPINION: Despite some progression in official attitudes, family violence remains a dreadful problem in New Zealand.
The end of our commuter nightmare?
Trolley buses have been a feature of Wellington for year, and not everyone is happy about the decision to scrap them.
OPINION: Having a kid makes you long for the strangest things.
Rod Herd was one of the lucky ones. Twenty-eight years on, he remembers July 2, 1986, well.
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