OPINION: Our free trade deal with China seems to be about trading pandas for kiwis to distract the masses from weightier issues. Will the TPPA be any better?
OPINION: Australia is having a laugh when it talks about a special bond between the big country and New Zealand.
OPINION: Posturing and bureaucracy have stymied necessary change at the UN.
OPINION: Has the Education Minister sidelined her ministry over plans for a new school funding model?
OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.
OPINION: Social Development Minister Anne Tolley takes aim at 'incorrect claims' in child abuse debate.
OPINION: Judith Collins responds to a 'vicious and hurtful personal attack' over her stand on Chris Brown.
John Key is adamant New Zealand soldiers won't still be in Iraq in two years time.
OPINION: Judith Collins needs to apologise for her own mistakes before she can scold Chris Brown.
OPINION: Jeremy Corbyn, the recently elected leader of the British Labour Party, has been described as a throwback to 1970s-style socialism.
OPINION: The state has absolutely no place banning people from having children.
OPINION: There are people in the Labour Party who take an almost forensic interest in the Greens. They can discourse at length on the "fundi/realo split"; "Deep Green" versus "Red Green"; and whether the electorally perilous potential of "Blue Green" will ever be realised.
John Key will this week join a star-studded cast at the United Nations in New York.
OPINION: Like many of us, I feel like I'm going cross-eyed, starting to see Red Peak everywhere . . .
OPINION: If New Zealand wanted to pick the most boring flag then it would choose Red Peak.
OPINION: Did Andrew Little miss his "smacking" moment?
OPINION: The zoo is already popular with the ordinary people of this city. What would a couple of pandas do to the current reasonable admission price?
OPINION: It's been a big week in Parliament. Don't worry, we've got your back.
OPINION: Child Youth and Family is a mess. Nothing less than a complete overhaul will fix it.
OPINION: National has done everything possible this year to set itself up for the opposition benches.
OPINION: What's cute, cuddly, vegetarian and suddenly popular with Prime Minister John Key?
OPINION: I grow increasingly uncomfortable with how we save specimens and keep them in cages while destroying the places they really belong in.
OPINION: Growing public opposition to a flag change is a condemnation of the way the process has been handled.
OPINION: John Key is proud of his government's performance. Twelve months on from the 2014 General Election his message to the people of New Zealand is characteristically upbeat, writes Chris Trotter.
Confusion and defeat characterise Labour parties around the world at the moment, writes Steve Maharey.
There will now be, in addition to the two flag referendums, a third pre-referendums referendum in order to establish the form and wording of the two subsequent referendums.
OPINION: Foreign investment is not always a blessing.
OPINION: As its ministers fall back on hubris and lazy rhetoric, Labour's arrows are starting to penetrate.
OPINION: Red Peak. The French and their Coq's. Who's up and who's down after another political week.
OPINION: Auckland grew in size last year by more than the growth rate in the rest of New Zealand put together.