OPINION: Workable coalitions are unclear, parties with some good policies and people also have bad ones.
OPINION: The man behind the Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme is a doer, not a talker. He doesn't go looking for pats on the back.
OPINION: For more and more voters, Election Day has already come and gone. And maybe that's a good thing.
So the Targa rally drivers won't get their spin around the Levels Raceway. That's a shame, but not the end of the world.
It is a natural reaction. "Set up a legal highs shop near me . . . you've got to be kidding."
OPINION: We have a small window of opportunity to raise awareness of the potential hazards of using sky lanterns.
OPINION: I called back page 1 of the Herald on Tuesday night, for a spot of breaking news.
OPINION: Politicians don't answer questions because they don't know the answer; they don't like the true answer; or they don't want to be held to the answer.
OPINION: Oh, the delicious irony of it. People trying to have a perve at nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence bring New Zealand's internet to its knees.
OPINION: It would be a shame if a way can't be found for the Targa Rally competitors to experience a spin around Levels Raceway.
OPINION: How easy is it for you to believe that four years have already passed since the September 4 quake that changed a city forever?
OPINION: There are times when it seems quite easy to think of conflict being far removed from us - though this week we've plainly been affected.
What a difference a couple of months can make in motor racing.
OPINION: It really was a moment to feel proud.
Wellington housewife and Labour Party activist Harriet Wakefield puts aside her personal problems (lesbian affair, addiction to synthetic cannabis) to focus on the election campaign.
OPINION: Our front page today is given over to the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Ashburton.
OPINION: There is a quote - or misquote - that has never seemed so apt, or so understated, right now.
OPINION: New Zealand used to be a world leader in voter participation at general elections, but no more.
OPINION: Easier access to firearms means more tragedies. Period.
Why sometimes, said the White Queen to Alice, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
OPINION: Am I the only person in the world who finds the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping television and the internet slightly distasteful and extremely tedious?
OPINION: We asked each of the candidates to give us their top three local issues for the election. Those are important, because they affect us where we live.
OPINION: There's something about the Sonny Bill Williams situation that reminds me of an immortal line from George Orwell's Animal Farm.
OPINION: St John says it would like at least 50 more volunteer staff across its South Canterbury stations. But filling those spots won't be easy.
OPINION: ACT Party donor and Auckland mother of two Danyel Southwark forgets her personal problems (fraud, child abuse) to focus on the party's election campaign.
OPINION: I'm really relieved I'm a swinger right now - it means I have a chance to influence the forthcoming election.
OPINION: There's a disconnect somewhere between the outfit that oversees cruise ship visits around the country and the outfit that looks after the ships when they get to Timaru.
OPINION: It's hard not to feel a sliver of admiration for Porirua lawyer Chris Ellis.
OPINION: Wellington housewife and Labour Party activist Harriet Wakefield is sidetracked when she has a lesbian affair with an Internet Party supporter ...
OPINION: It stuck with me the whole weekend, and beyond.