Columnists

Waiting for fallout of bizarre election

Kim Dotcom

OPINION: What a campaign. Its most striking feature has been the attempt by agenda-driven activists to influence the outcome.

Waging war's enough to turn your hair grey

OPINION: The job seems to have won. I, Barack Obama, have become my office.

Eye on the prize

winston peters

OPINION: There has been a sea-change in New Zealand politics during the past week.

Sweet hypocrisy

snacking

While the babies sleep, Haydn Jones opens the pantry door on some dark secrets.

New etiquette for the elite

Miley Cyrus

OPINION: They used to have debutante balls, and now they have strip-a-thons.

Gawping without guilt not really looking

Traffic lights

OPINION: Cars were edging round the scene of the prang. They went slowly, partly for safety, but mainly so as to gawp.

Is this a taxing time to be rich?

house for sale

OPINION: Labour's tax policy will lead to higher taxes for the wealthy, though not nearly as high as when those famous Marxists Keith Holyoake and Jack Marshall ruled.

Social media spurs prejudice

OPINION: Social media's influence is what has made this the ugliest NZ election campaign in memory.

Hacking awful, plastic bananas worse

rosemary mcleod

OPINION: So they opened Pandora's box, and creepy-crawly things gushed out.

Books are better

Books

OPINION: When on a plane coming in to land, I hold my book a little higher so I can be seen by those who've had to switch off their electric books.

Cycleway could start network

bike mayor

OPINION: The first stage of the Island Bay cycle way will proceed, but can it lead to a more cycle-friendly city?

Why spin when a wobbly works

Pam Corkery

Pam Corkery managed to turn the tide on to herself last weekend and make Crusher Collins look dainty.

A different game of two halves

iraq strap

OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.

Soundbiting catchphrases

John Key

OPINION: Could we dispense with the phrase "I think you'll find most New Zealanders think/believe/know/want"?

Fear of lost votes hurts reo

Dave Armstrong

OPINION: My employer doesn't reprimand me for Maori greetings, unlike the boss of a woman in Whangarei.

Latta day saint overlooks facts

NIgel latta

OPINION: Nigel Latta is one of those phenomenons that happen when you're not looking. One day, no one had heard of him; the next, it seemed you couldn't turn on your TV set without seeing him.

Politics' sick soap opera

Slater

OPINION: And so the sky fell in. Whatever you think of Nicky Hager, you've got to admit he's slick.

No bones about sale to kids

New World

OPINION: Children make top customers with their lack of critical judgment, trust in adults and slavery to appetites.

Dirty tactics, or just politics?

Nicky Hager

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.

Joe Bennett: Ah love

heart

OPINION: Ah men. Ah women. Ah love. It does such damage. Here's the story of a friend.

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