OPINION: It was hardly an underarm joke, but John Key engaged in a little trans-Tasman sledging this week, only moments after announcing Tony Abbott is coming for Anzac celebrations.
OPINION: Stark warning from Reserve Bank needs significant action from Government on May 21.
OPINION: Next Saturday, 100 years will have passed since Kiwi soldiers landed at dawn on Anzac Cove at the start of the Gallipoli campaign.
OPINION: John Key is telling the nation there is nothing to fear over the long-running debate over iwi rights to freshwater.
OPINION: John Key made his first foray of the year into the age-old world of pre-Budget announcements and frankly it was a fizzer.
OPINION: Education matters and there are good and bad ways to go about it. But let us not kid ourselves that it moulds a child's nature.
OPINION: No matter how many times John Key repeats the Government's line that "no one owns fresh water", it has been clear for some time that National is moving towards granting preferential rights to Iwi.
OPINION: There's a cosy convention in Parliament that MPs should not publicly criticise the Speaker.
OPINION: How is paying for a bunch of relative unknowns to be wined and dined across Europe somehow for the greater good?
The fuss over who paid for wives or girlfriends to accompany a group of MPs on a Europe trip may seem petty.
OPINION: Sound like a good idea? Tick. It's fair. Tick. It's a tax cut. Where do we sign?
OPINION: Nice work if you can get it. Being a Kiwi MP seems to have some rare perks.
OPINION: The impact of terrorism has played a part in many Western elections since 9/11.
OPINION: Foreign minister Murray McCully and trade minister Tim Groser are likely to go soon.
OPINION: John Key and his inner circle had two reasons to be thankful the morning after the Northland debacle.
OPINION: Peters' win will boost the Opposition's mood and spread doubts on the Government back benches in equal measure.
National's attempt to change RMA runs into political roadblock for the second time.
OPINION: The post-mortems in National over its crushing defeat in Northland will be long and hard and are already under way.
OPINION: Shockwave. That is what will be going through National after the Northland rout.
OPINION: The final day of the Northland by-election campaign has come down to one thing. Winston Peters versus John Key.
OPINION: Winston Peters' lead, according to the latest poll, is so formidable that he is likely to win. John Key himself thinks so.
OPINION: Did National pick the wrong candidate? Was it a blunder to make too many big spending promises? Did it choose the wrong campaign team?
OPINION: Livelihoods rely on protecting NZ's IT infrastructure, explain Andrew Colarik and Rhys Ball.
OPINION: It's time for the Government to pick up the slack around teacher salaries, writes Angela Roberts.
OPINION: Revelations the GCSB snooped on rival candidates for the job are as disturbing as they are explosive, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: Retiring at the election, did former health minister Tony Ryall bail out at just the right time?
OPINION: Officials needed to know whether lizards or native geckos exist at the property ... and whether their lives are in danger.
OPINION: It's a blood sport anyone can play. Shooting at MPs in their fishy barrel.
OPINION: Russel Norman single-handedly gave the Greens economic credibility and that credibility may depart with him.
OPINION: Are Northland voters about to inflict something of a trial separation from National?