By any measure, we are big into machines that guzzle petrol.
The "three-napkins protocol," as its inventors jokingly dubbed it, revolutionised the internet.
OPINION: Tighter alcohol rules will knock the stuffing out of our city's nightlife.
OPINION: As Taronga Zoo celebrates another gorilla birth, animal rights groups in the Americas are trying to persuade courts to free great apes from captivity.
OPINION: Let's go viral - for good.
The internet developed from its unlikely roots in a Pentagon research agency into a global communications network, but no one managed to build security into it.
Dressers on Broadway are the invisible quick-change artists who transform stars like Helen Mirren in a moment.
The new Greens co-leader has a chance to reset strategy so the party, after more than 25 years waiting, may attain office.
Fifa representatives got tailored suits, $480-a-night hotel suites, business class flights and glass trophies while in NZ.
OPINION: Go take a bloody well-deserved break, you marvellous bugger.
OPINION: A charismatic man who crusades for the poor, the downtrodden, the sick and the lame is sacrificed on Black Friday.
New Brighton is in a dilapidated state and locals have finally had enough.
The day started out as a simple hitchhike to see family but would become one of New Zealand's most enduring mysteries.
OPINION: The new Budget provides a historic increase in benefits - but it could also create incentives for having more kids.
OPINION: Pioneering artists in the new Christchurch are helping the city shake off its former reputation for conformity, writes George Parker.
Kevin Sanderson has no memory of his day spent trail biking - he's just glad he's still alive.
Years of sniping about Te Papa's logo, name and architecture were forgotten at the waterfront museum's joyous opening in 1998.
Most look at me and only see a blue-eyed and freckled, 20-something, who loves to run and dance.
OPINION: North Korea is one of the world's most cruel and repressive regimes yet its under-20 football team is welcomed into NZ.
New dairy farm owners thrilled with their decision to milk their herd once a day.
A potential new hominin has been discovered, giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus came along.
OPINION: A punitive approach to farm safety will not work, writes Federated Farmers' Katie Milne.
OPINION: World football's minnows are expected to come under scrutiny in the wake of the Fifa corruption scandal.
A year on and there is no sign of the missing plane - who's to blame?
Less is sometimes more according to organic dairy farmer Mark Flipp.
OPINION: Messy dog owners are creating a stink, Johnny Moore says.
OPINION: They say politics is the art of the possible, but it's equally the art of deciding what it's possible to risk.
In southern Ecuador's Tapichalaca Reserve, armies of hummingbirds' beating wings are so loud they sound more like bees.
OPINION: New Zealand can play a huge part in climate change talks this year, writes Professor Dave Frame.
OPINION: Calls for men to boycott the "feminist" Mad Max movie are laughable, writes Michele A'Court.