Without good journalism, Aotearoa will never become the nation it has the potential to be.
It's the end of the season. The only thing that matters now is who will fill the final relegation spot.
Religion can be useful for teaching children to play nice, but it can't be so black and white.
After a week of weighty issues, readers appeared to be looking for something more frivolous to comment on.
Penalties for breaking rules and deliberately putting lives at risk should be more severe, says David Wardley.
This week's travel photo entries take us from Ho Chi Minh City to New Caledonia.
Dan Wein captures the beauty of some North Shore beaches in our pick of reader weather shots.
It's so good to have such an influential 90s band back releasing invigorating 'real' music again in 2015.
Religion taught to illustrate its role in culture is fine. Religion taught as fact must remain in places of worship.
Reptiles like Khaleesi the water dragon seem scary to some, but they are great pets says Ellie Duffy.
Paul Wilson's stunning astrophoto puts the Milky Way at the centre of its own star globe.
"Morals, integrity and community spirit will walk out of the TV3 doors when John leaves."
Help raise awareness of the impact breast cancer has on Kiwi lives by sharing your story.
Did the government get it right for the 2015 Budget? What would you have done differently?
The outright refusal of drivers to drive to the conditions is what's behind our road toll, Gavin Buchanan writes.
A father is taking his daughter's school to court over Bible classes - where do you stand?
I'd like the Government to spend money on those who need it - in poverty, in healthcare, in education.
Going up Mount Stanserhorn on a cloudy day Peter Gallagher never expected this sight from the top.
Campbell Live is coming to an end. Is that the right decision and what do you want to see replace it?
It's the pride we have in the achievements of our country, not the flag itself, that must carry the debate.
Desmond had terrible breath, but his owners had no idea it was because he was allergic to his own teeth.
We are determined to ensure that our Little Dragon Girl's short life will not be in vain.
The idea people are too dependent on their mobiles is ridiculous. I rely on mine to potentially save my life.
Our readers battled through the slow connection barrier to post these top comments.
We're on the hunt for Kiwis to share their views and experiences on news events and issues.
What does being a New Zealander mean to you and what do you want our national flag to represent?
Watching people attempt to cook, sing, fix houses or be ninjas is fun, but how much more can we take?
Life is for living, and I could not imagine living without a dog. It is worth the sadness when they pass.
How can Kiwis get ahead when it comes to saving? If you've got any top tips on spending less, share them here.
Sharking the streets of Wellington to spice up a training plan and find the perfect run.
I would rather live life than watch it on a cell phone. I do not need this electronic zimmer frame.
In 10 years as a school nurse I've dealt with five rape cases. All involved alcohol, none were straightforward.
There are small businesses closing every day in New Zealand, resulting in people being out of work
Ali and Izzy were living at the SPCA until Hayden Riches' family gave them a forever home.
"You know your view is screwed when even a Fox show host cringes at it."
"The programme was shonky at times, embarrassing even, but the winner does have the 'X Factor'."
What lengths have you gone to to get your child into the 'right' school?
Police have a difficult job but they need a serious rethink of their road safety strategies, says Noel Burland.
Are you lost without your mobile or are our phones the things that are making us miss out?
Give the referee associations more control over the refs and the standard will improve, says Paul O'Donnell.
Even if you're taking people photos, to get a truly great travel shot you need to include the scenery.
Dodger could climb a person to sit on their shoulder as a kitten, but she's hopeless with trees.
We are learning in our society that to stay safe we must live in fear, Kara Greening writes.
I always put travelling in the "one day I'll get there basket". My mum's death reminded me it's too easy to put things off.
Referees are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons - are we right to criticise?
The teen pregnancy rate and incidence of STDs in New Zealand speak for themselves, says Richard Caves.
What's the one thing the Government could include in the Budget that would make your life better?
Look past the obvious and pay close attention to the light to get the best travel photos, says Stephen Blackwell.
By leaving sex ed to parents you run the risk of misinformation or no information at all.
Bella can be cautious, but she moves at the speed of light if she hears the fridge door opening.
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