OPINION: Handling Grant Robertson and the party's "second power base" will be a key issue for Andrew Little as he puts his new team together.
OPINION: Can Andrew Little bury his loner status and unify Labour after his narrow victory?
OPINION: Roger Sutton's exit was stage-managed. But what about his victim?
OPINION: Paedophile Phillip Smith’s flight to Brazil was every government department’s PR nightmare.
OPINION: What a total bloody shambles. Phillip John Smith has made fools of our Corrections Department.
OPINION: The deaths of major political parties in Western democracies are often predicted but very seldom occur.
OPINION: "I don't want to overstate the risk," PM says. But only two passports cancelled this year.
OPINION: John Key's Guy Fawkes Day speech is not short of fireworks, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: Unicef report on child poverty in rich countries since 2007 includes special criticism of New Zealand.
OPINION: John Key's message is military action in Iraq and Syria may be an inevitable.
OPINION: Of all the MPs who might have asked awkward questions about National's state asset sales, few would have guessed it would be the ACT leader.
One in five Kiwi kids live in poverty, apparently. It’s a startling figure.
OPINION: National's social housing policy is ripe for accusations of privatisation by stealth and abandonment of govt's social obligations.
I give my maiden speech at Parliament tomorrow. Exciting!
OPINION: Long considered one of Parliament’s snazzier dressers, there is one style Winston Peters has never found becoming – the hair shirt.
OPINION: Labour Party rank and file know what impresses them in leadership race may not impress voters.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key apparently morphed into "the leader of the National Party" the minute he heard Cameron Slater's voice.
OPINION: Credit where it's due, our politicians certainly got into the spirit of pomp and pageantry that marks the opening of Parliament.
OPINION: This National Government looks a lot like the last one, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.