Opinion: As a country with a small population, it seems more personal for us.
Labour beware. Swing voters gave you carte blanche in 2020. That can so easily change.
OPINION: Can we all actually learn to stop being selfish and act responsibly?
"Fifty years ago we threw some gear into the back of my old Vauxhall and hit the road."
"The few police on the embankment were brushed aside like feathers."
OPINION: White supremacists do exist in our country, though hopefully not in great numbers
OPINION: Where is the action on our homelessness issue?
OPINION: Has Labour stolen the centre swing voter forever?
OPINION: Collecting books is now becoming an issue at the love shack on the hill.
Changes are needed to New Zealand's jury system but it must stay, Rob Rattenbury writes.
COMMENT: Many will feel ashamed about what they learn, writes Rob Rattenbury.
The Gallipoli campaign left families without sons, husbands, fathers and brothers.
OPINION: Labour may quietly be struggling.
Can you imagine what life would be like if there were no plumbers, builders, electricians?
This is not about a cultural difference; it is about respect and thoughtfulness.
OPINION: Why is caring about minorities, equality and representation worthy of ridicule?
Australians could not give a toss about upsetting the New Zealand Government.
Opinion: We're all so busy nowadays but should we still be connecting with our neighbours?
Opinion: The summer break hasn't been short of political shenanigans.
Opinion: And how do you fare when you're photogenically-challenged?
Well-meaning people try to remove risk from every single part of our lives.
OPINION: The connection we have to our ancestors is closer than we think.
Facebook has become the new Friday night drinks venue for people who live far apart.
Covid-19 for me, a retired chap, was a chance to kick back and enjoy life.
Opinion: There has been talk about the formation of a fourth international trading bloc.
Opinion: Compared to other schemes in developed countries, ACC is the most generous.
Rob Rattenbury: To say that I am useless at golf is an understatement, I am pathetic.
OPINION: If the Government makes homeownership more accessible, it will be rewarded.
Te reo is influencing New Zealand English, writes Rob Rattenbury
Opinion: The reality show that has been American politics is coming to an end.
Railways helped open NZ but many lines foundered due to the lack of population increase.
OPINION: Visiting health providers becomes more prominent as the body slowly wears out.
America has never come to grips with its history, including slavery.
OPINION: Success in protecting NZ from crippling Covid death tolls deserves respect.
OPINION: Whoever gains those Treasury benches in October has a huge job on their hands.
Rob Rattenbury takes up some sobering reading.
Hope and faith are things we should all have, otherwise what is the point?
Rob Rattenbury: we are an interesting mixture of cultures and beliefs.
Not all weapons have been handed in. A good proportion of them are still in the community
Times have changed and as a country we are much better at observing Anzac Day.
Is every day a Sunday in our bubbles?
COMMENT: New Zealand will not be the same when this blight leaves us.
Comment: Those who lived through the trauma will have mental scars to the day they die.
'We have nothing in common with Zeeland but everything in common with Aotearoa.'
New Zealand has yet to really grasp the concept of a national day.
Unless you are immersed in the language daily it is hard to maintain any fluency.