OPINION: Having children start school before their fifth birthday may not really be good for them.
OPINION: Situation in Turkey shows what happens when a populist president believes himself to be in the cross-hairs. Will America's democratic legacy be next?
OPINION: Do the maths: National can't afford not to strike deals with its support partners.
OPINION: What is the use of a democracy if only the middle class vote? The Electoral Commission is to blame for a voting crisis.
Opinion: This year, both Tory and Green supporters could be holding their nose as they cast their vote in Ohariu.
Malcolm Turnbull and John Key got on like a house on fire. The Bill English relationship might need work.
OPINION: This is a public apology, given in the name of the people who feel unable to make it.
OPINION: We can't use a national tragedy to score political points.
OPINION: If we as a nation find Senator Scott Brown's actions abhorrent, we can do more than talk. We can say no.
OPINION: My friend was seriously injured by a visiting driver. Ministers just don't get it – until they too lose a loved one.
OPINION: Who was in control as Christchurch hills and homes were ravaged by fire? No-one very smart is the answer.
OPINION: The ability to stare into a camera and tell a bald-faced lie seems to be a prerequisite for staff in Donald Trump's administration.
OPINION: The Indian students at Ponsonby's Unitarian Church aren't the first case and won't be the last case of duped students.
Aussie PM Malcolm Turnbull has packed his pyjamas for his first diplomatic sleepover since New Zealand's change in prime minister. Will the bromance flame burn on?
OPINION: The PM, minister and mayor were all singing the same song – forget about the muck ups.
OPINION: Despite all its quake practice, Civil Defence is giving out unclear messages, and creating more anxiety.
Opinion: Until there are leaders in Israel and Palestine with a longer-term vision, the world should do all it can to help find regional or creative solutions to the conflict.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull and Bill English are set to pow wow at a luxury Queenstown resort. So why should we care again?
OPINION: The prime minister needs to take a stand on Australia's offshore detention horror.
A bowel cancer screening test saved Ainslie Talbot's life but he worries the national programme has too many catches.
Opinion: The latest United Nations resolution on Israel's settlements activity, co-sponsored by New Zealand, will hinder peace efforts rather than enhance them.
OPINION: Sure, he wasn't as outrageous. But he was rude, frank and once got naked at a cocktail party.
Opinion: As the new US administration displays values at odds with our own, NZ must never be afraid to speak out.
OPINION: Electorate votes cast in by-elections should not be able to make or break a government.
OPINION: Political experts have begun speculating as to whether we might be in line for an Antipodean version of "The Donald".
OPINION: For nine years I have watched communities disintegrate while some in our beautiful country have advanced.
OPINION: Graeme Wheeler's departure offers an opportunity to make some overdue changes to an important institution.
OPINION: If we send killer William Nduku back to Zimbabwe, it will be to his death.
As cool rain swept across Auckland and Peter Thiel's residential status fuelled angst among what passes for our intelligentsia, I sweated through a few days on Efate's southern shores.
As Aristotle mused, while slapping sunscreen on the skin left exposed by his beach toga: The whole is greater than the summer of fits and starts.