Let's start a revolution and sever our ties to Auckland - John Key can be their premier.
OPINION: I recently bought a house, and it feels great. Kind of.
OPINION: As the Government fiddles, house prices remain on fire. Do the Aussies have the answer?
OPINION: Weddings – I've had a few.
OPINION: How can a country so rich in human capital deliver such a dispiriting set of candidates for the most powerful office in the world?
OPINION: Try to imagine the future and you'll inevitably find it has bypassed you entirely, bringing a new present instead, part tragedy and part farce. Cannabis is a fine example.
OPINION: Today's subject is envy. It arose when I read a potted biography of Samuel Beckett, the Irish miserablist.
We need jail space and accommodation - so here is the solution.
OPINION: Why on earth do we let multinationals cash in on a valuable resource: water.
OPINION: Many Wellingtonians will be aware how brilliantly the arts are currently doing.
OPINION: Gareth Morgan should direct his ire towards dangerous dogs and their owners.
OPINION: It was Thomas Hardy who said that if we are only patient, the world will come to our doorstep. Well a bit of it's just come to mine.
OPINION: Two things happened this week that could signal the beginning of the end of John Key and his Government.
Editorial: Once again Parliament's Speaker is leading a group of MPs on an overseas junket. Once again there has been derision and scorn. Once again Speaker David Carter has reacted badly.
OPINION: If Wellington's former Teachers' College is put up for sale, there's an obvious public use for it.
OPINION: These dogs are loaded weapons. They have a predisposition to kill. They shouldn't be in our country.
OPINION: Hear the one about the Taxpayers Union going after big business? Didn't think so.
OPINION: A garden is a lovely thing, a patch of order lying somewhere between civilisation and chaos, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: Hands up if you were surprised by the Panama Papers. Absolutely. Me neither.
OPINION: Making beggars pay a fine is just a cheap and desperate move.
OPINION: Ban on beggars debated, privately-owned airport spend supported.
OPINION: We need to clean up our own backyard to battle corruption and tax evasion.
SATIRE: Tax haven? More like tax paradise! Work with me here, I'm the Minister of Tourism.
OPINION: When life gets you down, there is always the bacon alarm clock to rally you.
Rosemary McLeod remember playing in the river's clear water, but today a dog can be dead in half an hour if eats its toxic algae.
OPINION: Grasshoppers are besieging my house. Some stand all day in the backyard and hop only when my dog nudges them with his nose.
Why have we become so apathetic about shoplifting, given it's us shoppers who pay for it, asks Jane Bowron.
OPINION: What every MP should read: How to avoid looking like a moron on social media.
OPINION: Frank Torley's was a voice that was interesting and informed, and definitely of this country. It was passionate but never gushy.