So January Jones ate her placenta. What they never tell you is what it tastes like.
OPINION: After a two-day visit to Planet Zappa, it's clear he was never a genius, writes Grant Smithies.
SIMON CUNLIFFE - Sunday Star TimesOPINION: Labour MP Jacinda Ardern's credentials are challenged.
OPINION: Let me tell you what made me an antisocial, godless, illiterate criminal: comics.
OPINION: Alan Bollard is not, by all accounts, barking mad. Which is why the Reserve Bank is unlikely to hike interest rates today, writes Vernon Small.
OPINION: Not a lot cheers you up in freezing weather, with icy cold creeping up through floorboards – but cyclists are good value writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: Joe Bennett takes a sneak peek inside a mythical public relations agency as it congratulates itself on its recent success with the Royal Wedding and Osama bin Laden.
KARL DU FRESNE - The Dominion PostOPINION: Remember the euphoria that greeted the announcement that New Zealand would host the Rugby World Cup 2011? Well, it's rapidly evaporating.
JOE BENNETT - The PressOPINION: Joe's get-rich-quick scheme involves becoming an abstract artist.
CHRIS TROTTER - The PressOPINION: The Government's decision to rush through the remaining stages of the Marine and Coastal Area Bill is as ill-considered as it is dangerous.
OPINION: Illegal drugs make gangs bigger, richer and stronger, and overseas evidence shows that increasing law enforcement only inflates the situation.
LINLEY BONIFACE - The Dominion PostOPINION: Some people say romance is dead. If it isn't, I'd like to gun it down.
COLIN JAMES - The PressOPINION: The report on the Marine and Coastal Area Bill replacing the Foreshore and Seabed Act is a parliamentary collectors' item.
KARL DU FRESNE - The Dominion PostOPINION: More pressing questions for our times.
BY JANE BOWRON - The Dominion PostOPINION: I really did try my best to care about Alec Ross and his quest for truth and freedom in This is Not My Life, but after the first episode the show was a chore to watch.
BY CHRIS TROTTER - The Dominion PostOPINION: What's going on? At the local government level voters execute a sudden lurch to the Left, while nationwide opinion polls show them simultaneously clinging to the Right.
BY JOE BENNETT - The Dominion PostOPINION: The news is like Pacman. It consumes what's in front of it, then moves on to the next morsel.
BY LINLEY BONIFACE - The Dominion PostOPINION: Who should we blame for the Christchurch earthquake? If this were Italy, the culprits would be obvious: seismologists.
BY RICHARD LONG - The Dominion PostOPINION: Mark Twain once joked, after the premature publication of his own obituary, that reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated.
BY LINDA BURGESS - The Dominion PostOPINION: It'd be easy to loathe Annabel Langbein (The Free Range Cook TV One, 7pm, Saturday) if only she weren't so damn likeable.
BY COLIN JAMES - The Dominion PostOPINION: The "recovery" has gone patchy.
BY LINLEY BONIFACE - The Dominion PostOPINION: Death is all very well, but the concept of an afterlife is truly terrifying.
BY JANE BOWRON - The Dominion PostOPINION: The main drawback of having the flu is that the eyes become so rheumy you can't even read a good book.
BY KARLO MILA - The Dominion PostOPINION: Statistics New Zealand has just released a report measuring job creation and job destruction from 2001 to 2009.
BY VERNON SMALL - The Dominion PostOPINION: FIRST READING: Google "savings" and you get a cool 607 million entries to fossick through.
BY JANE CLIFTON - The Dominion PostOPINION: You might think that a beauty contestant who won't appear on TV is about as pointless as a cardboard bucket, but this non-appearance made a delightful item.
BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion PostAs poeple who take to hedonism with gusto, we sure have a problem with dying.
BY COLIN JAMES - The Dominion PostOPINION: Simon Power wants to reclaim the justice system for the people. He has made a start.
BY LINLEY BONIFACE - The Dominion PostOPINION: How to Survive A Robot Uprising, Bombproof Your Horse, Excrement In The Late Middle Ages, How Green Were The Nazis? and Across Europe By Kangaroo are among the weirder book titles published in recent years.
From the left
BY CHRIS TROTTER - The Dominion PostOPINION: An armed band of about 150 terrorists enters an isolated village in a country torn by civil war.
VERNONSMALL - FIRST READING - The Dominion PostOPINION: If you would indulge me for a few minutes I would just like to share a Winston Peters speech. Not one of those old ones about pension cuts, asset sales and the Government's perfidy. With a promise to come back at the next election and expose the truth. That is so last decade.
BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion PostOPINION: It's been a secret for years, but I now feel free to confess to my passionate, tempestuous and altogether fantastic affair with John Lennon.
BY JOE BENNETT - The PressOPINION: Dear council. Thank you very much for your rates demand. I was excited to discover that my annual rates have exceeded $2000 for the first time. Well done.
BY JANE CLIFTON - The Dominion PostOPINION: It's hard to think of a more dispiriting programme on television at present than TV2's Neighbours At War.
BY COLIN JAMES - The Dominion PostOPINION: Elections are looming. That will have many at today's local government conference a bit on edge. But there is much more in the wind.
BY RICHARD LONG - The Dominion PostOPINION: Penalising the entire community will not relieve the underage drinking problem.
OPINION: In light of the teeth-gnashing and garment-rending that greeted the recommendation that MPs be given a 10 per cent pay rise, it's hard to imagine what New Zealanders might agree would be a fair payment to those who run the country.
OPINION: In the midst of all the midwinter sniffles, the sick children, the runny noses and the chilly frosts which are the delights of Aotearoa in June, there is a glowing highlight.
BY JANE CLIFTON - The Dominion PostOPINION: Building Minister Maurice Williamson was just winding up a particularly gloating series of pre-scripted answers about assistance for leaky homes, when a series of apparitions in the public gallery overhead began to distract attention.
BY JANE CLIFTON - The Dominion PostOPINION: In a way only Parliament's elliptical rules could allow, MPs spent nearly half an hour yesterday arguing over a question to which the questioner already knew the answer and to which the minister gave the answer, but was ruled not to have done.
From the Left
BY CHRIS TROTTER - The Dominion PostOPINION: The outrage was as plain as a Chinese pikestaff. Responding to Agriculture Minister David Carter's comment that the sale of 16 dairy farms to the Chinese- backed Natural Dairy (NZ) Ltd was "unlikely to go through", the company's vice-chairman, Graham Chin, cut straight to the chase.
OPINION: Telecom and the Government will be working furiously behind the scenes to put together a deal that would see Telecom sell down its stake in network arm Chorus to Crown Fibre Holdings.
BY TRACY WATKINSOPINION: Forget the confidentiality agreements and "need to know" rules of engagement, John Key's trip to Afghanistan was the worst-kept secret in town.
BY KARLO MILA - The Dominion PostOPINION: The New Zealand Government is supporting a proposal that will legalise commercial whale hunting for the first time in 24 years.
BY JOE BENNETT - The Dominion PostOPINION: I rejoice at the destruction of a cookbook.
BY JANE CLIFTON - The Dominion PostOPINION: Vipers in the bosom are usually quite subtle operators, but we're talking about Rodney Hide here.
BY BOB BROCKIE - WORLD OF SCIENCE - The Dominion PostOPINION: Recent fossil discoveries mean we must redraw the human family tree.
BY LINLEY BONIFACE - The Dominion PostOPINION: So let me get this straight: Jesse James has issued a public apology to you, me, and the remaining 6.8 billion people on the planet for cheating on Sandra Bullock.
BY COLIN JAMES - The Dominion PostOPINION: Sometimes climate change talk ascends into a kind of mysticism.
BY ROSEMARY MCLEOD - The Dominion PostOPINION: I know, I know, it's wrong of me - but I have gazed at the unusual, not to say challenging, facial features of Stephen Versalko for the past week, and marvelled at how that goofy blandness wangled him $17.8 million.