OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.
OPINION: Nicky Hager up against Cameron Slater as front line news is not exactly the clash of the Titans.
OPINION: My daughter wants us to support a have-not family - are we being indulgent or will it teach her a good lesson?
OPINION: Some have dismissed comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Hitler as too provocative, and they may be right, but there are some common factors.
City still needs the country's help to recover
OPINION: Christchurch is doing all it can but it still needs the country's help.
OPINION: When I once saw someone fall face-first into a fire, I thought it was a party trick.
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OPINION: The fear of South Africa's violence is palpable so it is not surprising to find people shooting at shadows.
OPINION: Trotting your kids out to cry in front of the cameras makes me wince, writes Tahu Potiki.
OPINION: The business arms of large Maori incorporations and iwi corporates have grown to participate in a meaningful way in the dairy industry.
OPINION: Kohanga Reo trustees may need to reflect on whether they remain the best people for the job.
OPINION: I was shocked at what a bomb site the CBD still appears to be on my first post-quake visit.
OPINION: Shane Taurima would have been the country's most senior Maori broadcaster, but this is all history.
OPINION: I can't help wondering what Waitangi Day might mean to our kids. At the moment, it means a day off school.
OPINION: Since the new year I have attended three whanau-oriented hui and I made sure I took at least one of my kids to each of them.
OPINION: It is simply not an option to turn the clock back and create some steampunk fantasy world.
I thought I might just take some time to consider some of the Maori-related moments that have made their mark during 2013.
OPINION: I have been left wondering if other countries have turned the memorial service for Nelson Mandela into a circus or is it just us?
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.