OPINION: Whether it's a silver fern or a koru, a debate over the design of the flag always had potential to be divisive.
OPINION: Key is daring to go where no prime minister before him has been prepared to go. | Flag vote to go ahead
OPINION: Was on my way out the door this morning when I caught a reflection of myself in the hallway mirror and realised that my tie didn't entirely represent Labour values.
OPINION: Going relatively early to the polling booth is more than a little convenient for National, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Name another world leader who could get away with making a gesture that literally means stupid while his home city drowns in flooding.
OPINION: Dogs are supposed to be a man's best friend but they often have a funny way of showing it.
OPINION: The starting point for any politician would surely be disclose everything, hide nothing, writes Tracy Watkins.
OPINION: In politics rejuvenation rates alongside succession planning. Both are easy catchcries and generally seen as "a good thing".
OPINION: While John Key was pulling a ‘‘derp’’ face, Judith Collins was carrying an expression that would curdle milk.
OPINION: It has not been the greatest start to election year for Labour's David Cunliffe.
OPINION: As a philosopher, I'm keenly aware of the fallacy that incest between consenting adults is a problem.
OPINION: Matt McCarten's appointment as David Cunliffe's chief of staff was meant to be a moment of high theatre, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: I've got a very well-developed sense of humour and I was soon screeching with laughter.
Any back-slapping between John Key and his Cabinet after poll lead would have been cut short when they read criticism of re-build handling, writes
OPINION: Is there something in the water in the last few weeks that is breeding the current outbreak of collective nuttiness?
OPINION: Why it's time to find a better way to deal with our addiction to narcotics.
Someone is stealing my diary! It contained all my deepest thoughts.
OPINION: Since his reinvention during the Labour leadership race, Shane Jones has had a new lease of life.
OPINION: In politics, what goes up must inevitably come down - or at least that was the conventional wisdom before John Key.
OPINION: The secrecy surrounding TPP negotiations is typical of any such exercise - and nine other points.