OPINION: It's early days in the battle to pick candidates for this year's election, but the Greens are stealing a march.
A satirical look at the Trumps' waltzing whisperings.
OPINION: Ah, election year - but US events trump a genteel start at home.
OPINION: Too much of what passes for "news" these days involves people saying things they ought not.
Opinion: Environmental implications were top of mind for KiwiRail when considering whether to use more diesel locomotives on the North Island main trunk line.
OPINION: Out of an international environment of deepening nationalism and insularity, New Zealand might win greater links to some of its biggest trading partners.
OPINION: The super-rich are not paying their fair share of tax as wealthiest NZers declare incomes less than $70,000.
So what is a neoliberal anyway, asks Liam Hehir.
Alcohol should be allowed to be advertised in support of professional sport's viability, writes Mike Yardley.
OPINION: Considering the urgent need for action on climate change, can it really be wise to bet on diesel trains?
OPINION: Will the new PM's plan to help the vulnerable be undermined by ideological hostility, asks Chris Trotter.
Donald Trump’s inauguration this week will be as notable for those absent as for those present. We report from the Divided States of America.
OPINION: He was a boy. Fresh out of college. He worked on Chicago's impoverished south side, fighting for a job centre and clean water.
SATIRE: The new Prime Minister struggles to be heard.
OPINION: We tend to attribute bad motives to those we disagree with but blaming your partner doesn't end a fight.
OPINION: A mother and miner who lost her son in Pike River demands justice and closure.
Opinion: David Lange is remembered for his one-liners and his repudiation of nuclear weapons. But all is not what it seemed.
OPINION: Booze underwrites much of NZ's misery. Fans of cannabis need to prove it would really be a positive thing.
Opinion: There are more steps the National Government could take to penalise Israel for its position on the Palestine issue.
Opinion: Discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires recognition of the need for just treatment of displaced Jews as much as of displaced Palestinians.
This week, the Mad Butcher learned that no white man is an island.
OPINION: The most significant political event of 2017 could well be the collapse of the Labour Party.
OPINION: We need to fix our groaning tourist infrastructure, but why should Kiwis be nailed by tourist taxes in their own country?
This year is election year, and two questions arise. Can the National-led Government pull off the almost-impossible by winning a fourth term? And will some form of Trumpism come to New Zealand?
A political bombshell will change the election course and install Andrew Little as PM - maybe.
With 365 days still to go, there's got to be some good news in 2017.
OPINION: Academics can say how you will turn out. What do we do with the information?
OPINION: New Zealand has taken a principled stand on the Palestinian problem.
OPINION: This was a year of rejections - and dashes for the exit.
OPINION: Live from the basil patches of Newtown, our columnist's annual gongs.