OPINION: One of politics' darkest arts is learning how to grin while swallowing dead rats.
OPINION: As an Australian business leader, most Kiwis would expect me to back the local horse, Kevin Rudd.
OPINION: The quality of imported steel has been in the news, but anti-dumping is not about quality.
OPINION: The Government has announced plans to form a joint-venture company to spearhead pest eradication efforts and exterminate all rats, stoats and possums in New Zealand by 2050.
OPINION: Trevor Mallard has had a chequered record in the House, but that could be a help to him.
OPINION: Trump voters driven by toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish a US they no longer recognise.
Social work is a tough job. Why are hardly any men doing it?
Opinion: Former Labour Prime Minister Peter Fraser believed that "every person, whatever his level of academic ability, whether he be rich or poor, whether he live in town or country, has a right as a citizen, to a free education of the kind for which he is best fitted, and to the fullest extent of his powers."
Clive Staples Lewis knew a thing or two about the human condition.
OPINION: Locking someone up for 23 hours in a day can only make their mental illness worse.
OPINION: The three-decade-long self-imposed freeze on United States ship visits has been declared over.
OPINION: Who's up and who's down in the week of politics?
SATIRE: I remember when I first met Melania. There was something in the air that night. The stars were bright, Fernando.
OPINION: Reprisals against New Zealand's key exports by China are about as serious as a trade dispute could get.
US Vice President Joe Biden has touched down in New Zealand and TPPA protesters were there to welcome him.
Public bodies should expect a bit of scrutiny. Rachel Stewart is happy to provide it.
OPINION: After giving them a hurry up, John Key will breath a sigh of relief the Reserve Bank has cracked down on property investors.
OPINION: The central bank is adding new lending restrictions, but it is not trying to solve the problem.
OPINION: The actions of the Erdogan regime make it clear that constitutional government in Turkey has become a fiction.
The Government's rushed its bowel screening programme, no doubt. But Treasury would rather no programme.
OPINION: Is National experiencing a midterm crisis?
Who's up and who's down in politics this week?
OPINION: A government needs to be very careful about being generous.
OPINION: Under the surface at the UN is a seething cauldron of bitter rivalries and intrigue. Clark is at the centre.
OPINION: It's hard to fault the Government's reaction to the highly-charged ruling that China's maritime rights claims in the South China Sea have no historical or legal merit.
OPINION: Labour's housing plan is a plausible response to the crisis. It proposes government action to build affordable houses, especially in Auckland. That is a bold first step.
OPINION: Maybe it will go down in history as the $92 million tweet.
OPINION: The Housing Crisis – especially in Auckland – is dragging National deeper and deeper into the electoral mire.
OPINION: Once, he committed a heinous crime. If you really want to, Google him and you'll find his name.
OPINION: Why are so many children born into benefit-dependent families?