OPINION: We need to stop being bystanders and call out the racists, because hatred starts small and if it's ignored it quickly embeds itself in communities, writes Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy.
OPINION: In the wake of incidents of abuse at Canterbury rugby grounds, Jale Moala relates his experience of racism in Christchurch.
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.
Grandma hasn't been well at all this week. Dicky heart and the suchlike.
OPINION: Depicting a woman in her underwear is sexist and demeaning. Why is it "a bit of fun" when it's Gerry Brownlee?
Retrospective law should generally be avoided but in the case of the faulty speed laws it was right to use it.
OPINION: OPINION: Johnny Moore experiences an 'impending sense it'll never get better' when he contracts the flu.
OPINION: Some of our city's most innovative buildings are ones you don't see every day, unless you happen to work there.
OPINION: Women may not the talkers they are made out to be, writes Michele A'Court.
EDITORIAL: A curb on smoking outside cafes and bars may be discriminatory, but it would be a natural step to take towards a smoke-free nation.
OPINION: A council crackdown on freedom campers does not go far enough.
OPINION: OPINION: I have tended to be pretty blase about the privatisation of correctional facilities. Clearly I should not be.
OPINION: It is the early 1860s in the Waikato. A Maori newspaper editor, and fervent supporter of the Kingitanga movement, has a great idea for a story.
Questions about gender designed to elicit more information about the diversity of society should be useful in framing better policy.