OPINION: The only reason ACT is not dead yet is because John Key is not ready to turn off the life support, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: The cone of silence surrounding New Zealand's spies was lifted for just 90 minutes yesterday.
OPINION: They say winners are grinners and on Saturday night it was hard to wipe the smile off the faces of Labour Party faithful.
OPINION: Election campaigns are full of known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. So, what do we know?
OPINION: No matter what, MPs will always say they prefer the satisfaction of doing the little things for their constituents, writes Gordon Campbell.
OPINION: In the fragmented world of MMP politics, the trick is to compete and cooperate at roughly the same time, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Short terms and having to keep voters on side are stopping governments making necessary reforms, writes Stephen Mills.
OPINION: Some of his politics just seems whack, but you got to hand it to him, Colin Craig is a fine fellow.
OPINION: With Labour's poll numbers faltering, there will undoubtedly be much agitated discussion in the office of the Leader of the Opposition.
OPINION: The asset sales party's ended and didn't quite hit the high notes the hosts had planned, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Legislation finally dismantling a cornerstone of NZ's cradle to grave welfare state - state housing - passed surprisingly quietly.
OPINION: How well the Environmental Protection Agency is doing its job goes under the spotlight in the Supreme Court.
OPINION: Should New Zealand go or not? Should a nation that so prides itself on upholding democratic values take a stand and boycott a visit to Sri Lanka?
OPINION: Apparently what counts in making a marriage happy is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility. Could it apply to MMP?
OPINION: They say politics follows the laws of nature, where the fittest survive and the biggest sharks feed on the small and the weak.
OPINION: Is the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting just a relic of the British Empire?
OPINION: Some of the proceeds from state asset partial sales should go into building a hospital for Wellington's kids, writes Brendon Bowkett.
OPINION: Low voter turnout is a symptom of disillusionment with democracy, writes Sue Kedgley.
OPINION: Our film industry needs all sorts of productions to survive - and looking only to foreign investment is not the best way, writes Dave Armstrong.