OPINION: The unified Fire and Emergency Management service will be flexible enough to cope with the risks and needs of different communities.
OPINION: Anzac Day serves as a day to acknowledge our fallen, but perhaps we should also acknowledge some other imperatives.
OPINION: RNZ mighht be too full of itself sometimes, but The 9th Floor is excellent.
OPINION: The tougher and more "political" call in Monday's reshuffle was Nick Smith's demotion.
Six and a half years after it started, one of the more remarkable tenures in New Zealand politics is over.
OPINION: Hekia Parata's "big data" revolution holds promise - as well as risks.
OPINION: There is no shortage of unskilled people willing to be aged-care workers and their wages are comparatively pathetic.
OPINION: Everything else is changing so fast these days. Why not election campaigns as well?
Workers win a pay increase and Britain prepares for chaos.
OPINION: Vast sectors of our economy would collapse without immigrants but do we really need them?
OPINION: Putting fire and risk management under one umbrella won't bring the expected benefits but will see costs soar.
OPINION: There is little reason to think New Zealand's democracy needs saving by coercing people to vote.
OPINION: The Government's latest tweaks don't answer the bigger concerns about immigration.
OPINION: Immigration - can't do without it, struggle to live with it.
OPINION: The Government is right to curb the number of low-skilled migrants, but it doesn't go far enough.
OPINION: The debate about superannuation seems to focus solely on the age of eligibility. Equally important is how to limit the amount paid to those who do not need state support.
OPINION: NZ's pro-remain attitude reflects a maturing relationship with the UK and EU.
OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.
OPINION: The Reserve Bank's credibility was expensive to obtain, but could be lost cheaply, writes Damien Grant.
OPINION: A DNA testing firm touts for business from the lost and lonely by connecting them to history – and to a creepy racial ideology
OPINION: Countries all over the world are now scrambling to deal with porn dependency, so why aren't we?
OPINION: David Slack draws a line from John Clarke to your new $80,000 bathroom.
OPINION: New Zealand must try to constrain the veto-powers of the permanent five group on the Security Council.
OPINION: My dad the cop showed me how tough policing can be - physically and mentally.
OPINION: Do Easter trading laws have a place in modern New Zealand society?
SATIRE: Andrew Gunn stumbles across a top secret social media strategy calendar for PM Bill English.
Labour's heartland meetings are drawing bigger crowds than the party has seen in a long while. So what's changed?
OPINION: Just maybe, trailer parks are the answer to housing those in New Zealand who otherwise end up on the streets.
OPINION: For some waterways, reaching "desired outcomes" in cleaning up rivers and lakes is simply not going to happen in the lifetimes of most of us.
OPINION: What do monetary policy and Fred Astaire have in common, asks Vernon Small.