OPINION: Are councillors the best people to oversee $2.5b in assets if they have no previous governance experience?
OPINION: Much high-level protest about animals is driven by how attractiveness it is.
OPINION: Surely much can be learnt from recent government policy adopted to reduce tobacco consumption.
OPINION: Teenage boys of a certain character are prepared to use violence and exploitation to dominate and shame women. It excites them and is condoned by certain forms of degrading media. This is where the problem really requires action.
OPINION: I have been watching the evolution of the monorail project over the years and have, at different times, been hot, cold and now warm to the idea.
OPINION: With X-Factor scoring about twice as many votes as local elections, it is no wonder the government is looking at alternative voting.
OPINION: I am allowed to see pictures of Rihanna semi-clad, but I am not allowed to know that my daughter may be living with a murderer.
OPINION: Things are looking pretty rosy for Ngai Tahu.
OPINION: I do feel for Team New Zealand, but the general public need to get over themselves.
OPINION: The words kapa haka literally mean a haka group. The term is now applied to the genre of Maori performing arts in general where bands of men and women perform on stage in competition against each other.
OPINION: It surprised me how shaken I was after a near-miss between my daughter and a ute.
OPINION: After Nike's U-turn on tights with traditional tattoo designs, I am left wondering where the line is drawn when it comes to cultural property rights.
OPINION: Our childhood leisure time was significantly different to the way our kids spend their playtime.
OPINION: I am not convinced that the Opposition has picked the right issue in its efforts to place the prime minister under pressure.
OPINION: The Maori relationship with the royal family has endured on a similar basis for a very long time.
OPINION: It has taken them a term and a half but it seems this government is really starting to find its stride.
OPINION: I received an email last week entitled, "Urgent: Blessing Required".
OPINION: Pita Sharples standing down and then party president Pem Bird stepping aside are worrying signs.
OPINION: For several years many iwi have debated what their role should be in the delivery of social services to Maori.
On the Beemer, bach, and boat scale Kiwis are amongst the "most satisfied" in the world.