OPINION: The Reserve Bank's u-turn over housing policy has come as a major major surprise - and a welcome one.
OPINION: When we praise Nelson Mandela, it wouldn't be a bad idea to acknowledge the protest movements constantly at work.
OPINION: This time next year we will have a new government.
New drinking laws will assign extra responsibility to parents, bars and bottle stores, writes Justice Minister Judith Collins.
OPINION: New figures showing thousands of workers have been sacked while undergoing probationary periods of employment are not a good advertisement for the Government's new labour laws.
OPINION: Heat in the first week of summer. The dog spent the day in the shade, laid out on his side as if shot. I, too, slept in the afternoon, naked on the sheet, spread like a starfish.
There's more than a touch of irony in Mana Party leader Hone Harawira going to South Africa to pay his respects at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela.
New Zealand's delegation for Nelson Mandela's funeral is sorely lacking a protester from the 1981 Springbok tour.
Amid all the hoo-ha over who should have gone with John Key to Nelson Mandela's funeral was the debate over the role of the Springbok tour protesters.