Tattoo removal would be a better use of money than a court case to reduce a man's sentence due to his ethnicity.
OPINION: I hope this is the best and most influential column I ever write.
It seems fashionable these days to be anti-American and given world events one can understand why.
Sean Plunket writes an open letter to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
OPINION: I've never been held in a jail cell but it is, I imagine, not a very pleasant experience. I also imagine Russia would be one of the worst places to find yourself incarcerated, along with North Korea, Myanmar, El Salvador and China.
OPINION: After the America's Cup, the contents of entirely different kinds of cups caused some controversy in our media.
OPINION: I don't know how many Kiwis actually sail but I'm picking there are fewer than the America's Cup watchers.
OPINION: I have never been a fashionista so I was well outside my comfort zone when I accepted a generous invitation from a good friend to attend the Trelise Cooper show at Fashion Week in Auckland on Wednesday night.
OPINION: I, like most of you, have never been to Syria, and if I'm honest would be hard pressed to locate it precisely on a map if asked to do so at short notice.
OPINION: Captain Shearer squinted as he scanned the troubled sea from his chair on the bridge of the SS Labour.
OPINION: I wasn't even a working journalist when Sir Robert Muldoon uttered the famous line, "I love you, Mr Lange".
OPINION: Well knock me down with a feather, the proposed Basin Reserve flyover is likely to get a bit windy at times.
OPINION: What a week that was. We knew it was coming, we'd planned for it, experts had tried to predict it and in a strange way we wanted it.
OPINION: With Auckland pricing itself off the market, Christchurch munted and Hamilton rejecting fluoride, Wellington is perfectly placed to become the Cultural Creative Capital.
OPINION: Among the rumours of coups, new evidence from Joe Karam and the conscience vote National MPs have when they're not having a conscience vote was a story that really got me thinking this week.
First up John Key and Mr Peters are both wrong. Wellington isn't dying and Auckland isn't a cesspit of gambling, prostitution and crime.
Kids riding scooters and skateboards don't need laws to make them wear helmets - they need to be educated about safety.
OPINION: There be a lot of things wrong with Wellington, out of control parking enforcement, a dithering council, an inconsistent rugby team and a poorly managed stadium, but at least the weather is good and the water is fluoridated.
OPINION: They might not have been politically correct, but Al Nisbet's food in schools cartoons reflect the views of many New Zealanders.
OPINION: Defence lawyers must be rubbing their hands with glee after the release of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Report into the Operation Eight raids in Ruatoki.