Sovereignty issues are snookering National in a slow-burning winter of discontent, writes Mike Yardley.
OPINION: Tim Groser is not known for saying silly things, writes Chris Trotter.
OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.
The odds are against former prime minister Helen Clark becoming the next head of the United Nations, although there is a remote possibility she will emerge as a compromise candidate.
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.
EDITORIAL: Nearly 5000 people – 4962 to be precise – were inured last year by what police using what they call their "tactical options".
OPINION: One of the joys of having grandchildren is going to the movies with them in the school holidays, writes Ken Strongman
OPINION: A better public transport system for the whole of metropolitan Christchurch is one that involves efficient, integrated multimodal services. That must include mainline rail for long-haul commutes, writes Christopher Kissling.
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.