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.
OPINION: News that a West Coast school was in a flap over sex education made me nostalgic for the comforting imaginary past.
OPINION: It's a hard fact to swallow, but swallow you must: some people won't like you. I mean, really really won't like you – and never will.
OPINION: In a world so hypersensitive about rights, the state's right to take a baby from its mother just hours after birth makes me uneasy.
OPINION: We're inclined to think that romantic love or the love of parent and child are the only forms of love worth celebrating.
OPINION: Justin Bieber's antics make me nervous for Lorde, despite her apparent level-headedness.
OPINION: It's a rare event to see a chief executive put his own foot in his mouth and swallow it, but Mark Powell of the Warehouse has managed that remarkable feat.
OPINION: How do I dislike ACC? Let me count the ways.
OPINION: My grandfather was a kid of 20 when he signed up for the war to end all wars.
OPINION: The true beating heart of the world reveals itself when nothing is happening, like now, with the news mostly about, a) the weather and b) fat people.
OPINION: There is a rule about summer holidays and it is this: disaster lurks.
OPINION: I'm wondering how many modern families will get through tomorrow without a major row or temper tantrum.
OPINION: I'm ending this year on a mutinous note, giving old technology for Christmas presents. It's called books, and count yourself lucky if you get one.
OPINION: When we praise Nelson Mandela, it wouldn't be a bad idea to acknowledge the protest movements constantly at work.
OPINION: If a man is too good to be true, he undoubtedly is too good to be true.