OPINION: This National Government looks a lot like the last one, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: Parliament's pre-opening swearing-in of MPs is always a hybrid of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe and the first day at kindy.
OPINION: My gift to the nation is that I make all sorts of things intensely interesting.
OPINION: Jim McLay looks overcome in photos of the moment NZ won UN Security Council seat, but it'll be no easy ride.
OPINION: Labour's three-ringed circus has taken the limelight away from the Government's handling of things, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Once upon a time in New Zealand, state houses really were joyous places.
OPINION: John Key will this month try to soften you up with a speech on "terrorism tourists".
OPINION: It turns out some of us care more about cows than we do humans.
OPINION: It has been a decade of high stakes schmoozing, but soon we'll know whether it worked to get a seat on the UN Security Council.
OPINION: After a chaotic and all consuming election campaign, it's business as usual for National.
OPINION: Andrew Little has breathed fresh life into a leadership race that had previously dwelt on personalities, finger pointing and recrimination.
OPINION: He's a rank outsider - but the party leadership could be within his grasp. | Little confirms bid
OPINION: Labour desperately needs something - make that someone - to spark public interest in its leadership stoush, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Will Labour make history and choose its first openly gay leader?
OPINION: Gerry Brownlee is once again leading the rebuild, but his other roles have changed significantly.
OPINION: National's new lineup delivers a number of younger ministers and a group of rising women stars that will give his Cabinet a very different face by 2017.
OPINION: Should we stand by impotently as more hostages are murdered by ISIS? Or join another US-led crusade?
OPINION: MONDAY: I sat behind my new desk in my new office and my new phone rang.
OPINION: The Labour leadership contest will be an ugly fight for control - but it could be a case of deja vu without the false niceness.
OPINION: If I led a major party and 76 per cent of voters rejected me in a general election, I'd resign on the night.