OPINION: Budgets come and Budgets go but only a few claim their place in history.
OPINION: What was Andrew Little thinking?
OPINION: Alright class, settle down and sit still. Key, you know what I mean.
OPINION: The Government wanted the Budget to be about addressing hardship and deprivation.
OPINION: No one saw that coming. Finance Minster Bill English's "hardship Budget" delivers on the post-election promise to look after the poorest children in New Zealand.
OPINION: It has been a long road, but John Banks has been entirely exonerated of the electoral offences he was accused of.
OPINION: Like Humpty Dumpty it seems MPs want their words to mean only what they choose them to mean.
OPINION: New Zealand risks its relationship with Pacific Island countries by ignoring concerns about a regional trade agreement.
OPINION: The media have an obligation to report what's happening in the rest of the country as well.
Cheerful, clear-eyed, square-jawed and thoughtful, Prince Harry failed to live down to our expectations.
It is an extraordinary anachronism to see New Zealand treating Prince Harry as an eligible bachelor, who might provide some starry-eyed young woman with her lucky break in life.
OPINION: Is this the Budget when National finally starts testing the boundaries of its huge election year mandate?
James Cartwright would seem an unlikely campaigner for nuclear disarmament. He is a former US Marine Four Star General. He rose to be vice-chair of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and headed America's Strategic Command.
OPINION: Andrew Little has been content to work on establishing himself as a credible leader and – he hopes – future prime minister.
OPINION: The hate-filled, rancid vitriol piled on a councillor who courageously said no to yet another hand-out is contemptible.
OPINION: Europe and Scotland are high on the agenda for the new government in Britain, but the biggest test will be the economy.
From one royal to another, the paradoxical and parodic Perfect Mike Hosking welcomes Prince Harry to New Zealand.
Imagine the horror experienced by the families of the two Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, on learning their children had been so brutally executed by firing squad in Bali recently.
Nothing can disguise the fact that this Budget also brings a big broken promise.
OPINION: New Zealand's rockstar economy has cancelled all future appearances amid rumours that it has gone into rehab.
OPINION: The belated birthday present Andrew Little needs will come gift-wrapped in Bill English's seventh Budget.
OPINION: A bill to advance the Pacific trade agreement in the US Senate is hung up over Malaysia' dismal record on human trafficking.
OPINION: Bill English must feel a little like Mother Hubbard when he looks at the Budget he will bring down in two weeks time. So much to do, such an empty cupboard.
OPINION: Problems no longer come in threes for John Key. They are piling up at his door.
OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.
Like emerging artist Stephie Key, our children may end up taking bolder risks than we anticipated. And we should, like John Key, support them wholeheartedly.
OPINION: Finance Minister Bill English has all but buried his pet policy of returning to surplus this year.
OPINION: The Maori Party is walking a delicate line between speaking against the Australian Government and staying true to its values.
OPINION: No Government expects their third term to be easy.
Bali executions and NZ's trade push in the Middle East stir debate about the death penalty.