OPINION: My open letter to MP Louise Upston: new dangerous dogs plan could result in the mass killing of dogs.
OPINION: Today's US presidential debate is set to be edge of the armchair viewing.
Opinion: It's much cheaper not to pollute waterways in the first place than to pay to get pollutants out of freshwater once they are there.
OPINION: The Government is copping flak from animal organisations - but many will support a crackdown.
OPINION: A bill to help living people donate organs without losing money will make a real difference. Why did it take so long?
OPINION: A few men's egos got in the way of a hard-fought and momentous resolution to the Taranaki Treaty claim – the latest in a long, shameful history.
OPINION: High turnover, payroll blowout and community station closures - this is a police force that deals with its problems by turning in on itself.
You probably thought you'd seen everything in politics until John Key came out singing Helen Clark's praises.
OPINION: Kiwi woman might have had the vote for more than 100 years but that doesn't make us equal.
OPINION: Just ban dog breeds and be done with it.
SATIRE: Do not expect the answers to be fair. Life is not fair. You might as well learn this now.
Opinion: Twenty years after bulk funding was roundly rejected, a similar scheme has surfaced again.
OPINION: No one walked away from a NZ-chaired UN debate on Syria, but did it really achieve anything?
OPINION: In politics it's inevitably the cover-up, not the cock-up, that does the most harm.
OPINION: The odds on Helen Clark winning the top UN job are are not good, but there's no harm in staying in for now.
OPINION: Gulf between diplomacy and bloody reality never seemed wider than in New York on Tuesday.
OPINION: New Zealand not pulling our weight? Actually, we are, Key tells US audience.
OPINION: The Kermadec Sanctuary deal is turning into a potential game changer for the Government.
Will John Key step up to Barack Obama's refugee challenge?
OPINION: Huge security operation surrounding UN after New York blast takes sense of threat to new level.
The UN is under intense scrutiny over failures in Syria - and former foes Helen Clark and John Key are right in the middle of it.
OPINION: What will it take for Labour to win the next election?
OPINION: Will John Key fold when it comes to over-riding Maori interest in the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary?
OPINION: Don't call NZ's rebranded government agency the Ministry for Vulnerable Children.
OPINION: A big week on the world stage for John Key just got bigger.
We vote for politicians, and pay their salaries, but we don't seem to trust them, writes Nigel Latta.
OPINION: Teenagers make mistakes - should they be written off as a result?
OPINION: On the anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, historian Katie Pickles ponders Christchurch's radical past.
OPINION: If the price is right, let Parliament build a new office block.
OPINION: Louise Upston has to stop taking a back seat on issues that matter.