OPINION: Ticket scalping is just taking the free market to its logical extreme.
OPINION: Kiwi singer Lorde has been recorded on a celebrity medley album for the Dalai Lama to help raise his profile with a younger audience.
OPINION: I've waited nearly 20 long and painful years to write this.
OPINION: I can take or leave other peoples' nudity, but mainly I'd rather leave it. You can have too much of a good thing.
It's one thing to respect Maori heritage, but that doesn't mean deferring to folklore that we know to be absurd.
OPINION: The stroke ward was called Solomon. My mother was on a bed in the corner. I didn't immediately recognise her. She was slumped to one side, asleep.
OPINION: I was having yet another tedious argument along the lines of everything being ‘the media’s fault these days’.
OPINION: I start with a confession – I'm as guilty as sin on this one. My wife is too.
OPINION: Let's hope the new Native Affairs' biggest challenge won't be dealing with management.
OPINION: One of the crowning accomplishments of technology is that it has enabled the government bureaucracy to place itself out of reach of the people it’s supposed to serve.
OPINION: I took time out this week to visit our new historic monument, at MBIE.
OPINION: It happened on the No 22 tram. Or rather it almost happened on the No 22 and it will since have happened on a different tram.
OPINION: You’ve got to wonder at the arrogance and stupidity of convicted sex offender Rolf Harris.
OPINION: The public perception of the regional council is not good and just getting rid of Fran Wilde as chairwoman will not fix that.
OPINION: There's an issue that has more than bugged me all week - it’s made me bloody angry.
OPINION: OPINION: Real life imitated satire this week as the Government lurched from one self-dug hole to the next.
Everest is a challenge with cold offerings.
OPINION: If I were an assistant professor I might not expect to get national super, or need it, ever.
OPINION: It's not every day I fall in love with a bloke from the eighteenth century. It happened by epitaph.
OPINION: With the Health and Safety Reform Bill, John Key has a historic opportunity. He can 'show some guts' and actively ensure that legislation with teeth is passed that will protect New Zealand's most vulnerable workers, in big and small businesses.
OPINION: Shedding excess baggage is an ongoing process, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: This week I met Amelia Tovo. She lives in a cold, damp state house with her six children.
OPINION: Justice David Collins drew the short straw when he was assigned to hear Lecretia Seales’ case seeking the right to die at a time of her own choosing.
OPINION: First some faint praise.
OPINION: The richest people in the world never grow up, they just grow older disgracefully, give the world the finger, and stay put of hellholes.
OPINION: Want pleasure? No. I take that back. I start again.
OPINION: I am both sad and happy to hear Kirkcaldie & Stains is closing down.
OPINION: Many of my friends have returned home from overseas in recent years because they say this is still the best place to raise children.
OPINION: Opinion: When it comes to maths, most of us treat what is essentially an art form as bad medicine that must be endured. I'm not sure making kids do even more rote learning – the same way Isis recruits learn the Koran – is the answer.
OPINION: The ongoing story of Gloriavale, the West Coast Christian cult, is a Gothic tale that makes for great winter Sunday night entertainment - but not before dinner.