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.
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.