SATIRE: "I thought I was pretty relaxed, but I didn't know meaning of pretty relaxed 'til I took a walkabout in the great Australian countryside."
OPINION: In the dance of the desperates, Winston Peters is whirling the fastest.
OPINION: Greens co-leader gets praise for coming out as a DPB cheat - but what about all the women who fed their children on less?
OPINION: Metiria Turei's benefit fraud disclosure shows lot of middle-class hand-wringing about a social group from which she is completely divorced.
OPINION: This election will offer clear choices in economic approach.
OPINION: Nobody from the Horowhenua council has explained why it's necessary to debase democracy.
OPINION: You can call Labour's fiscal plan a lot of things. Careful, even unambitious in places. But you can't call it profligate.
OPINION: Some local councils are using the mandatory code of conduct to thwart open dialogue by their elected members.
When some politicians are building walls, the Kiwi kids in this delightful video want to tear them down.
OPINION: Sir Wira Gardiner commends the proposal for a Wairarapa District Council, calls for a poll and says the ultimate decision now lies where it belongs – with the people.
OPINION: Former PM draws ire for accepting Australia's highest honour, but it's their medal and they can give it to whoever they like.
OPINION: Under-fire council chief executive must step aside for public inquiry.
Opinion: A lot has to go right for Labour, and wrong for National, for a change in Government.
OPINION: What is being done to stop the vast and growing swathe of young and rudderless Cantabs from rotting their lives away?
OPINION: NZ's most successful people will be to blame if this year's election becomes messy.
The Greens and NZ First are locked in a battle to say the most controversial things.
OPINION: A self-confessed benefit fraudster wants your vote. Her admission's a line in the sand that may backfire.
Opinion: Teacher appraisals should be treated with a high degree of caution.
OPINION: Missing-in-action Todd Barclay is becoming an expensive liability for the Government. So why's the PM protecting him?
OPINION: Greens and NZ First will jostle for the stronger hand. But the Greens will be careful not cross a line.
OPINION: Where's Todd Barclay? It depends on whom you ask, it seems.
The Greens are prepping for a bold move and this weekend marks "game-on" for them.
OPINION: He's asked Kiwis to give Trump a fair go, but he'd do well to consider giving those fleeing war the same.
OPINION: Time changes lots of things, especially laws. Being drunk in public is no longer an offence, for example.
OPINION: Has Labour been too cautious to tap voter discontent?
OPINION: A scathing report by the ombudsmen shows that almost half the prisoners at Hawkes Bay prison have been assaulted during their sentence.
OPINION: We thought young people could be trusted with alcohol. We were wrong.
Court of Appeal ruling against Ruataniwha project leaves National Govt facing hard choice: uphold the constitution or uphold "The Plan".
OPINION: She was an inspirational 71-year-old pensioner whose despicable beating was the life force behind a thunderous law and order referendum.
OPINION: NZ diplomats will need to tread carefully if a more isolated US leaves China and Russia to jostle for world leadership.