OPINION: And so the sky fell in. Whatever you think of Nicky Hager, you've got to admit he's slick.
OPINION: Children make top customers with their lack of critical judgment, trust in adults and slavery to appetites.
OPINION: For press gallery journalists frantically skimming through Hager's book, its revelations seemed less surprising than they may to the rest of the public.
OPINION: Ah men. Ah women. Ah love. It does such damage. Here's the story of a friend.
OPINION: I was intrigued to hear Sir Bob Harvey, the personable former Waitakere mayor, describe himself recently as a socialist.
OPINION: John Key's decision to vote in favour of the anti-smacking bill meant middle-class liberals could now vote for National with a clear conscience.
OPINION: I had a kosher breakfast after the Berlin Wall came down, in a former synagogue that was now a bistro.
OPINION: Howzat! The umpires have rejected the dodgy pitch of the NZ Transport Agency for a Basin Reserve flyover.
OPINION: Everything he said circled back to the point that his time in the Beehive was ending. It was like he was dying.
OPINION: Some sudden, intrusive sounds provoke what I can only describe as an involuntary, irrational rage.
OPINION: You could be forgiven for not noticing that NZ First had turned 21.
OPINION: The purity and cleanliness of our waterways now possess much, much more than mere aesthetic value.
OPINION: When I taught English, no-one wanted to know what I thought about it. Now that I don't, they sometimes do.
OPINION: Memo to voters: look less at what they say they will do and more at what they may need to do to win power.
OPINION: I doubt very much that rapists and violent offenders will respond to Cunliffe's battle cry of "stop this bullshit!"
OPINION: Last week a rare thing happened in the political world.
OPINION: The energy of the small is dragged off to augment the momentum of the large.
OPINION: Many people like John Banks don't buy the view that welfare would have been good for them.
OPINION: Welcome to the Fifa 2014 World Cup, with football being but a mere sideshow to big money.
OPINION: What's next on the comeback trail? Los Del Rio and the Macarena?