Community fury at sex offenders living in their street is understandable - but we can't allow mob justice to take over.
OPINION: Rosemary McLeod is grateful, for limited reasons, that her mother was vain.
OPINION: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who took the trouble to put me right about the number of laps in 10,000 metres. I'm not sure however you'll find it so easy to spot today's deliberate error.
OPINION: Kiwis can't be bothered getting out of bed for the minimum wage, hence the need for foreigners.
OPINION: Reports that nearly half of all Kiwi GPs are planning to retire in the next 10 years will be music to the ears of UK medical health practitioners looking to emigrate to New Zealand post Brexit.
OPINION: My generation has a lot to answer for. Recreational drugs, for example – or as former Wellington coroner Garry Evans preferred to call them, "wreckreational drugs".
OPINION: It is the purpose of uniforms to make the wearer look mildly, or hopefully horrendously, unattractive, and to negate individuality. Uniforms want clones.
OPINION: I have just had my quadrennial encounter with ectomorphic athletics, aka the Olympic 10,000 metres. It was an extraordinary thing.
OPINION: When your country fails to win an Olympic event and the reaction is national doom and gloom it doesn't say much about our flimsy egos and identities.
OPINION: After all the rancour caused by Island Bay, the council unanimously supported a 'refreshed' $37 million cycleway plan.
Rhythmic gymnastics? Synchronised swimming? These aren't even real sports, says Duncan Garner.
OPINION: What happened between the Chiefs and a stripper should shatter any illusions about the glamour of her business.
OPINION: As Rio erupts with rubber bullets, terrorist threats, fear of disease, doping allegations and other manifestations of the sporting spirit, here is the first in a series of columns about Olympic history in which I answer Frequently Asked Questions posed by astute and imaginary young people.
OPINION: The Chiefs have learned the hard way that the world is always watching.
OPINION: Will Celia Wade-Brown's withdrawal see a victory for the more-motorways brigade? Possibly.
OPINION: During President Barack Obama's oration at the Democratic National Convention, he was careful to drop into his speech, "that people outside of the United States didn't understand what was going on in our election".
Opinion: The Olympic Games haven't even started and I'm over them already.
OPINION: How flattering of Hillary Clinton to borrow fashion tips from Helen Clark while they both audition for top jobs.
OPINION: So New Zealand is to be predator-free by 2050. At first glance it's like hoping to make America great again. At second glance it still is.
OPINION: Wellington mayoral candidates will comment on anything at the drop of a hat... or banana skin.
OPINION: Moko's killers demand an appeal - so let's re-try them on a murder charge while we're at it.
OPINION: Business language has replaced the language of ethics, with its boring focus on fairness, and the world has never seemed more dangerous - in our lifetime - than it does now.
OPINION: In a time of mayhem, murder and Trump I bring you a celebration of the ordinary, my Hymn to the Unknown Shopper.
OPINION: Trump voters driven by toxic mix of moral indignation and violent desire to punish a US they no longer recognise.
Do I tell my children to move to Levin, or will they still be working in their 80s to pay off their mortgages?
OPINION: Back in November 2008 I had the privilege of watching Obama's election night victory speech on television with my father.
OPINION: With Mick Jagger there seems to be one constant: that Mick comes first.
OPINION: New Zealand is a kind of Norfolk, surely, far away from places where they're currently hunting Pokemons or committing mass murder
OPINION: Never feed a log burner while watching a coup d'état.
OPINION: Wellington has had a significant Chinese community for over a century.