OPINION: Joe Bennett's mother's stroke shows us again that age is cruel, robbing us of our independence.
OPINION: Do we really have to bid a fond farewell to any voice in the world ever again?
OPINION: John Key warned Cabinet not to be arrogant and contract the dreaded disease.
OPINION: Prison is a vile place everywhere, and I'm unsure how much good it ever does.
OPINION: I was chatting over whisky with a man in the book trade. Is there no limit to the glamour of the life I lead? No, there is not.
OPINION: The prime minister should be considering honours for those who have brought the kakapo back from the brink of extinction.
I blame Helen Clark for politicians shamelessly hitching their wagons to the fortunes of national sporting events.
OPINION: While we might imagine New Zealand is leading the way in ensuring the right to education for people with disabilities, in reality we are way behind.
OPINION: When I think of Otago, I’m inclined to think of it as a place of solid, practical people.
OPINION: The thing that flushes the lavatory went bung.
OPINION: Our ECE centres are apparently safe, nurturing and warm. It's just that nearly half of them are lacking when it comes to actually teaching.
OPINION: It's sad to see a post-menopausal dinosaur suffering so publicly.
OPINION: When I read of the couple who were gassed and robbed in the south of France, the years fell away like a silk chemise.
OPINION: Too often bus rides in Wellington end up being too steamy and too slow to lure residents out of their cars.
OPINION: Time for the Government to stop downgrading the economic crisis.
OPINION: I want to congratulate Justice Minister Amy Adams for tackling domestic violence.
OPINION: I'm strangely unexcited about Wellington On a Plate festival - even as a food lover.
OPINION: The name "Cecil the lion" may be part of the problem.
OPINION: Only a madman would sign us up to a deal that had no benefit to us and lost control of our destiny.
OPINION: Imagine making a mistake that would later cost an innocent woman her life.
OPINION: The saying goes there is no such thing as bad publicity, and it may be true for Labour.
OPINION: The sun will more than likely come up tomorrow and New Zealand will sign the TPP deal.
OPINION: The least your children will do is embarrass you.
OPINION: I'm at a literary festival and I am feeling a little less chirpy than the blackbird that is currently mocking me.
OPINION: It's all laughable - Sky City's ad and the for-profit running of our prisons.
OPINION: The good people of Whanganui want my guts for garters.
OPINION: Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga flapped around like a kereru trapped in a DOC hut with hungry cabinet ministers waiting outside.
OPINION: The idea of financial compensation to victims for criminal behaviour has got to be offensive, and in sex cases it adds insult to injury.
OPINION: Nicky Hager's lawyer helpfully explained to Justice Denis Clifford in the High Court that his client's name rhymed with lager.
OPINION: Key stays sunny while the economic mood sours