OPINION: An uninformed bystander could be forgiven for thinking every rental property in New Zealand is in dire need of a 'warm and healthy' makeover.
OPINION: Lessons mankind can learn from geese.
OPINION: I start with a confession – I'm as guilty as sin on this one. My wife is too.
OPINION: Getting a baby to sleep has many similarities to playing with a loaded high calibre pistol.
OPINION: Big flooding over the weekend proves that social media has improved the bush telegraph no end.
OPINION: There's an issue that has more than bugged me all week - it’s made me bloody angry.
Don't believe anyone who tells you that sheep are dumb. It's only a dumb person who says such rot.
OPINION: Editorial: Motorists are still failing to see cyclists on the road, but there are also cyclists who ignore the road rules.
OPINION: There's a lot of wisdom in proverbs. A stitch in time saves nine. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. Prevention is better than cure.
OPINION: As the coldest months of the winter arrive, the myth of New Zealand having a sub-tropical climate looks ever more flimsy and, like some houses, the cracks are showing in our ability to prepare for the polar blasts.
OPINION: After decades of searching, about five months ago I thought I had finally found the answer. It was 48.
OPINION: I've been wondering why I'm so grumpy lately.
OPINION: This week I met Amelia Tovo. She lives in a cold, damp state house with her six children.
OPINION: Lecretia Seales has become the face of the right to die movement in New Zealand, John Sargeant says.
OPINION: Ross Henderson examines a few contentious topics which have been in the news recently: the right to assisted suicide, in the wake of Lecretia Seales' tragic death and court case, and workplace Health & Safety.
OPINION: There is renewed pressure for warrants of fitness on all rental properties.
OPINION: Many of my friends have returned home from overseas in recent years because they say this is still the best place to raise children.
OPINION: Does anyone truly believe that the new leader of the Greens is the answer to all of their electoral, or the planet's, prayers?
It’s quite appropriate for NZ to be one of the first out of the blocks with social bonds. Or is it?
OPINION: Why we shouldn't turn people's health and wellbeing into "targets" and "outcomes".
OPINION: Ross Henderson springs to the defence of Andrew Little on the superannuation debate.
OPINION: Let's go viral - for good.
OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.
A reader warns of the consequences of allowing assisted dying, and others keep there eyes on city hall.
Readers take issue with the Conservation Department and suggest it's time to remove some power lines.
John Sargeant suggests Labour Leader Andrew Little has blundered on superannuation.
OPINION: A second major incident in the space of just three years is bound to lead to intense scrutiny over the future of Topec.
OPINION: Readers continue the debate over wards and a footpath.
OPINION: Duncan Garner: So, Dad, it's five years ago this week that you died of cancer.
OPINION: I'm not sure if it's coincidence or not but last week John Key described Labour Leader Andrew Little as 'Angry Andrew'.