Pam Corkery managed to turn the tide on to herself last weekend and make Crusher Collins look dainty.
OPINION: And so the sky fell in. Whatever you think of Nicky Hager, you've got to admit he's slick.
OPINION: Some of us remember the paranoia about the government security service, the SIS, in the 60s and 70s.
OPINION: A skein of violence runs through this country like a madwoman's ball of wool. Well, what else would you do with your time?
OPINION: I had a kosher breakfast after the Berlin Wall came down, in a former synagogue that was now a bistro.
OPINION: I doubt very much that rapists and violent offenders will respond to Cunliffe's battle cry of "stop this bullshit!"
OPINION: A war museum sounds great - but do we really want to wallow in the memories of our military embarrassments and stuff-ups?
OPINION: Many people like John Banks don't buy the view that welfare would have been good for them.
OPINION: Of all the nasty ways we've invented to avoid life's simple pleasures, the subverting of real tea, in trembling dread of caffeine, is among the least forgivable.
OPINION: I reluctantly use the B word – it's unkind to female dogs – but at times I mutter it. Some women, defying all soppy stereotypes for our gender, can be shockers.
OPINION: Beards. They tell you soothing lies about being an ageing woman, but they give that one a swerve.
OPINION: The dirty old man chasing a pretty young girl is a figure as old as men, but there's an update happening.
OPINION: How fearless we are. We live on the sharp rim of doom and just whistle at it.
OPINION: Wellington's greatest daredevils have finally been noticed.
OPINION: Bored people are boring people, and vice versa, but especially when stoned. When stoned, people I've known have been as thrilling to hang out with as last year's newspaper.
OPINION: An image of the arrival of Catherine in front of a near-naked Maori man will keep caption contests going for weeks.
OPINION: Featherston makes you shake your head and wonder. How can a small town, population 2325, get to have such rotten people in it?
OPINION: My on-again off-again relationship with Vogue was challenged again this week, but we really must accept that Anna Wintour, that skinny paragon of thin-lipped elegance, is never wrong.
OPINION: Was there ever a time when children were so readily labelled and so precious? Or have parents become slightly mad?
OPINION: For ages now I've noticed how the people I know are getting older, though I remain blessed with eternal youth.