We ignored infrastructure investment for three decades, and the past is catching up with us, says Shamubeel Eaqub.
OPINION: A young boy's outrage on our most sacred day of remembrance gets Alison Mau thinking about free speech.
OPINION: Can new education minister Nikki Kaye master "modernising" the cart without spooking the horses?
Opinion: Codeine is going to be restricted here despite the entire population at some stage. The stupidity is incomprehensible.
OPINION: We welcome immigrants, their families, their businesses - and their money. But at what point should NZ say 'Enough'?
OPINION: That sound National ministers keep hearing behind them? It's Winston Peters breathing down their necks.
OPINION: To complain about peace protesters laying a wreath on Anzac Day is to miss the point of what protest is all about.
OPINION: The best, easiest, and cheapest thing New Zealand could do for the land and water of the South Island is to stop high country tenure review.
OPINION: I couldn't disagree more with the idea that NZ lets in too many migrants.
OPINION: Being able to hire someone with the necessary skills is essential for business.
OPINION: Recent boom in work and student visas suggests room for cuts.
On Monday, Prime Minister Bill English appeared on The AM Show and pledged "more money for more people, because in the end this is a people business", when talking mental health.
OPINION: The unified Fire and Emergency Management service will be flexible enough to cope with the risks and needs of different communities.
OPINION: Anzac Day serves as a day to acknowledge our fallen, but perhaps we should also acknowledge some other imperatives.
OPINION: RNZ mighht be too full of itself sometimes, but The 9th Floor is excellent.
Six and a half years after it started, one of the more remarkable tenures in New Zealand politics is over.
OPINION: The tougher and more "political" call in Monday's reshuffle was Nick Smith's demotion.
OPINION: Hekia Parata's "big data" revolution holds promise - as well as risks.
OPINION: There is no shortage of unskilled people willing to be aged-care workers and their wages are comparatively pathetic.
OPINION: Everything else is changing so fast these days. Why not election campaigns as well?
Workers win a pay increase and Britain prepares for chaos.
OPINION: Vast sectors of our economy would collapse without immigrants but do we really need them?
OPINION: Putting fire and risk management under one umbrella won't bring the expected benefits but will see costs soar.
OPINION: There is little reason to think New Zealand's democracy needs saving by coercing people to vote.
OPINION: The Government's latest tweaks don't answer the bigger concerns about immigration.
OPINION: Immigration - can't do without it, struggle to live with it.
OPINION: The Government is right to curb the number of low-skilled migrants, but it doesn't go far enough.
OPINION: The debate about superannuation seems to focus solely on the age of eligibility. Equally important is how to limit the amount paid to those who do not need state support.
OPINION: NZ's pro-remain attitude reflects a maturing relationship with the UK and EU.
OPINION: Blenheim woman Kia King has some questions for our government departments.