OPINION: I may be ageing and paunchy but I can still dream. The dream takes place in court.
OPINION: Bill English has been Mr Boring but Sensible, making a virtue of his affable, taciturn nature.
OPINION: Hope and karma - what crazy Christmas presents they would be.
OPINION: It's a truth universally acknowledged that your average OECD report can be used by either major party to justify its plans.
OPINION: Did he but know it, Sam Lotu-Iiga got a masterclass from Hekia Parata in how to talk piffle in Parliament and get away with it.
A great aunt once handed down good advice about ignorance that struck a chord through the generations.
No one in the world can access computers with passwords like these, especially their owners.
OPINION: It was probably inevitable that Labour would face cries of "sellouts" and "mugs" after it agreed to back the foreign fighters law.
"We must not sink beneath time's all-smothering sea," Pete exclaimed. "We must take exercise."
OPINION: Andrew Little's call for Labour to redefine what it means by working people shows he is not solely a creature of his union backers and background.
Thanks to some members of Hobbitocracy the Bats Theatre is set to thrive.
OPINION: We have just witnessed John Key's worst week in office, all because he got far too relaxed and quite frankly too ill-disciplined.
OPINION: The Government looked cocky, arrogant and ill-discplined this week.
OPINION: The baffling sex lives of fur seals would make you flinch, just like the strange urges of human alpha males.
OPINION: Oil companies have helped take the word "service" out of "service station".
OPINION: The taxi driver looked in his mirror and stopped mid-chat to say: "I know who you are. You're that woman who writes for the paper, aren't you?"
OPINION: If Roger Sutton's speech at his now infamous resignation press conference was extraordinary, it should hardly have come as a surprise.
OPINION: Handling Grant Robertson and the party's "second power base" will be a key issue for Andrew Little as he puts his new team together.
OPINION: What's better than a letter from a corporation? How about a letter from two corporations?
OPINION: The births, deaths and marriages columns have contained some gems over the years.