Mark Richardson: My verdict for World Cup squad
Mark Richardson: My verdict for World Cup squad

Stage one of World Cup preparations is over and a series win in Pakistan-friendly conditions was a good result.

Tim Dahlberg: Time to end Pacman games

Floyd Mayweather built a career - and made a fortune - by using deception to outwit his opponents...

Paul Lewis: Mental strength lifting Kiwis to the top

There's a common thread running through this unprecedented time in New Zealand sport when so many teams…

Paul Little: Dread, grinches and do-gooders

For most of us, Christmas is a time of unrelieved joy - crackers, carols and cake - but a significant…

Kerre McIvor: A child's life has no price
Kerre McIvor: A child's life has no price

Pakistan's Defence Minister, Khwaja Asif, summed up the dreadful toll that the war between the country's military and the…

Cartoon: Grim tidings
Opinion: The spark for a thousand hook ups
Opinion: The spark for a thousand hook ups

If we're to be defined for all eternity by the application we searched for most, 2014 was the year of Tinder.

Opinion: Sydney siege brings out the ranters
Opinion: Sydney siege brings out the ranters

The tragic Sydney siege is being used to make political points. But the points people are making are as opposite as the…


John Armstrong John Armstrong
Tax-cut signal looks like rod for National's back

Can Bill English continue to keep all of National's…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Annual windfall should benefit all

If the campaign to transfer ownership of the Auckland…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Plum US post still in the Xmas pudding

Prime Ministers have a huge sway in just which New…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Lima's main gain - We're all in it together

At least the global climate change conference at Lima…


Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Stunning effort from brave underdogs

Real Madrid can sleep easy. They won't be facing the…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
Oil-price plunge rattling markets

The dynamic of the new oil shock is moving fast -…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Review of Ferns wins praise despite harsh findings

Dana Johannsen writes: Silver Ferns coach Waimarama…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
Inside Money: Socks and Roses - The gifts of Christmas past

Inside Money blogger David Chaplin engages in a spot…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
A year of (neverending) Dirty Politics

After a political year full of controversy over Nicky…


John Drinnan John Drinnan
When will website be Freed?

The much-vaunted Freed website is still under…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
A festive verse for NZ

'Twas the end of the day before Christmas, when all…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
The year of apologies that keeps on giving

It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of…

David Leggat David Leggat
Still plenty of ifs and buts remaining

New Zealand arrive back from the United Arab Emirates…

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