OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.
Trade Minister Tim Groser reveals the real reason New Zealanders have so little information about the Trans Pacific Partnership.
OPINION: Nearly 5000 people – 4962 to be precise – were inured last year by what police using what they call their "tactical options"; the actions they take when a person becomes unco-operative and has to be subdued or coerced by force. How many of those injuries were caused by Tasers? Just five. About one in 1000.
Distinguished engineer John Robinson was one of the first users of computers in New Zealand.
OPINION: Thanks for the dog parks, Christchurch City Council.
OPINION: It was a week of law suits, trade deals and animal stories.
'Oh the horror!' was how it began.
OPINION: It's easy to be seduced by the cute story in this ad. Don't forget what it's here to do.
A proposal that unrepentant criminals should have their sentences reconsidered if they make no efforts to seek help to reform is worth a look.
OPINION: In the wake of incidents of abuse at rugby grounds, Jale Moala relates his experience of racism in Christchurch.
It's never too late to develop a better understanding of Maori language, writes Johnny Moore.
OPINION: We need to stop being bystanders and call out the racists, writes Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.
Like all trade treaties, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is expected to have trade-offs. The true test is whether New Zealand benefits overall.
Racial abuse from rugby spectators appears to be growing. Rugby authorities need to do more to stop it.
OPINION: OPINION: There is no video evidence of it to go viral, so you are just going to have to trust me when I tell you I had a great tropical holiday.
OPINION: This winter has been a little bit nippy, hasn't it? Real brass monkey weather.
OPINION: Increasing paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 would not break the Government's books.
OPINION: As citizens of a civilised nation, we have a duty to care about what is being done behind prison walls.
OPINION: I think we see ourselves as a nation of pranksters always up for a good natured laugh, writes Tahu Potiki.
OPINION: John Key should introduce a punitive stamp duty to stop offshore buyers gaming the country's housing market, Mike Yardley says.
OPINION: I'm at a literary festival and I am feeling a little less chirpy than the blackbird that is currently mocking me.
The Canterbury health board has suffered a cut of $45 per person in its region while health funding nationally is up $24 per NZer.
OPINION: It's all laughable - Sky City's ad and the for-profit running of our prisons.
A High Court ruling on prisoners' voting rights is a notable step under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act.
OPINION: OPINION: History will remember the foreign tradies who came to Canterbury to help with the rebuild after the earthquakes of 2010-2011.
OPINION: We all like to dream about being very wealthy. But wealth has its own problems.
Dom, have you seen my – Dom? Dom are you crying?
Prison fights, lavish holidays, celebrity feuds. This week the news imitated reality television.
OPINION: OPINION: Bright lights, big city - as Christchurch rebuilds, there is an urgent need for politicians and planners to manage light pollution.
Editorial: The allegations about misconduct at Mt Eden are murky and the private operator must be kept to the standards expected of a prison service.