OPINION: Good cities need residents in the centre, but there's no room in the new Christchurch for them.
OPINION: The urban/rural flame war is being stoked by a cynical Government and is not as deep as farmers believe, writes a farmer's son.
OPINION: The MSD's use of fake names disadvantages their clients.
OPINION: What is that grotesque practice of politicians kissing kids about, who started it, and why isn't there a law against it?
OPINION: Winston Peters steps into the politics of water.
OPINION: Jacinda Ardern looked and sounded like a woman in a fight for her political life. And she is.
OPINION: Bill English is killing NZ First and it's now clear he's making a dent in Labour too.
The polls don't lie – or do they? Is there one party people are too afraid to admit they'll vote for?
OPINION: A tui and a cup of tea with Jan and Joan. A conversation about goats that sticks in the memory.
OPINION: Judith Collins is not known to be a shrinking violet. Even when she's off the mark.
OPINION: This election campaign has featured bribery dished out with the fervour of a Boxing Day Sale at Harvey Norman.
OPINION: The rupture of the pipeline carrying Auckland Airport's fuel is not our first infrastructure fail.
OPINION: Morrinsville farmers' protest another chapter in lengthy story of rural antagonism towards the needs and aspirations of New Zealand's urban majority.
OPINION: Historian Katie Pickles sees shades of pioneering suffragette Kate Sheppard in Jacinda Ardern.
OPINION: The increased use of dangerous synthetic drugs has become a public health crisis.
OPINION: It was a week of politics, philosophy and song.
OPINION: World Heritage status would be valuable for Kaikōura.
OPINION: Let's not do this: Ardern singed by tax captain's call, but escapes being badly burned.
OPINION: How to build your own instruction manual on how to be you, even when you are no longer around.
SATIRE: The public loved her! They lapped her up! She was smart. Telegenic. And genuine. She reminded me of a young me.
OPINION: Listening to people around the country before the election suggests Jacinda Ardern's timing is a winner.
OPINION: I love the notion that manliness is more diverse and nuanced than the strong silent archetype would have us believe.
OPINION: What is the cost of Christchurch's desire for neatness? Let's grow wild, argues Liv Worsnop.
OPINION: Labour had to respond to National's "scaremongering".
OPINION: What's in, what's out in Labour's tax thinking? It's time to release the terms of reference.
OPINION: We shouldn't measure the value of a language only by its usefulness for overseas trade.
EDITORIAL: The official opening of the justice precinct seemed emblematic of the generally slow progress of the rebuild.
OPINION: Daniel Johnson is a recidivist criminal, in line for what could be his 76th prison sentence.
OPINION: Learning to love your holey socks, old bed sheets and other items of aired dirty laundry.
OPINION: The problem with learning to read English is not our Kiwi accent – the problem is the crazy English spelling system.