Stuff didn't ask me to write this blog.
It's hard not to gloat here - but this week I received what I consider an early Christmas present.
OPINION: If New Zealand is a village on the world stage, what kind of village are we, asks Chris Trotter.
Well, here we are - the penultimate blog post at On The Box...
Every year, at about this time, I'm asked to blog about the best/worst Christmas songs.
OPINION: John Banks' decision to stand down at the next election and relinquish the ACT leadership in March has removed a weight from the shoulders of the party and the Government.
OPINION: The only reason ACT is not dead yet is because John Key is not ready to turn off the life support, writes Tracy Watkins.
The Walking Dead brought the first half of its fourth season to a close last night (TV2, 9.30pm) with an action packed hour of television.
From time to time I ask for guest blogs - I never posted this one when it arrived. It seemed (just a little) absurd.
TV2 manage to hold on to the top spot for the second straight month, even though we have a new champion at the top of the monthly power rankings!
Asking a reader to name their "all-time favourite titles" is like asking a parent to choose between their children.
On Sunday night I was lucky enough to see Iris DeMent and Greg Brown perform in Wellington at the lovely venue, Old St Paul's.
I recently finished reading Linda Ronstadt's book. What a wonderful read - music fans should get this straight away.
OPINION: Mornings won't be the same. Neither will reports. Or the bird call.
Something pretty cool happened last week. At age two, Oscar named his first musician.
Well, this news sucks: TVNZ have announced that Nothing Trivial has been cancelled and will not be returning in 2014.
You see tonight I'm playing a one-hour set of favourite electronic tracks as part of the Square Wave Festival's Vinyl Only Party.
OPINION: In the fragmented world of MMP politics, the trick is to compete and cooperate at roughly the same time, writes Vernon Small.
I'm not sure how, but a show cancelled 18 months ago has become one of my favourites.
So, I thought that today we could each share one link to a FREE album on Bandcamp that you reckon is worth hearing.