OPINION: For decades it was alcohol that was the pressure-relief valve of choice for sports stars.
OPINION: Grass is a word with many meanings including the green area around the house to electric lawn clippings that are inhaled.
People who follow Luther (UKTV, Mondays) and Bosch (Box, Tuesdays) deserve a small mention in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Only a small one.
OPINION: It has been a pain in recent years tripping along to watch Manawatu club rugby matches when so many of the best players aren't on show.
Eye in the Sky is a movie for anyone fascinated with drones.
OPINION: National are appeasing the Right with minimum effort.
OPINION: As good as a $100 steak sounds, it's got to be tough for the New Zealand public to swallow.
OPINION: Peter Sellers is dead. Of course he is, you might think. Never that physically robust, Sellers' health didn't really recover from a series of heart attacks suffered whilst filming Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid in 1964.
OPINION: It's a bit like an early Xmas every day at the pet hospital lately.
OPINION: The good news is that the killing in Burundi has not yet grown into a civil war.
OPINION: Any kids who have been rudely told they will never make it at sport could do worse than go see the Eddie the Eagle movie.
OPINION: The pain of property value increases will hit Palmerston North homeowners when the next rates demand arrives.
Don't read American reviews of The Man Who Knew Infinity. It's not to be missed.
OPINION: Picture yourself crammed into a tiny boat, headed for what is now known as Anzac Cove.
REVIEW: Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot more than lives up to its military jargon name.
OPINION: Hysteria is defined as 'exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement' and has been known, if used well, to serve a useful purpose.
OPINION: It's a blessing Anzac Day has been spared the rhetoric of the flag debate.
REVIEW: Phoenix is a tale of lost and false identity, loosely adapted from a 1961 novel.
OPINION: I have recently become a victim of crime.
OPINION: The City Council is quick to point out how well its finances are doing but should they be celebrating the results?
OPINION: Milton Friedman once said it's a great mistake to judge things by their intentions rather than by their results.
OPINION: The current international controversy that we are told could change everything here is the "Panama Papers".
OPINION: Gareth Morgan's crusade to rid New Zealand of stray cats has extended to the company he played a major role in forming.
OPINION: Manawatu has been talking agriculture.
OPINION: There was a brief moment this week when Donald Trump and Stephen Fry appeared to merge into one.
There's a current spate of whodunits where the vicar is quicker and slicker than anyone else.
It almost seems like everyone is getting ready for hibernation in the past week, with trailer loads of firewood being stacked and all the hedges being trimmed, along with the flyers in the mail for electric blankets.
OPINION: We are fighting for clean water in New Zealand. Can you believe it?
OPINION: The Railway Land in Palmerston North has endured a vexed history.
OPINION: A few moons ago a friend was playing rugby for one of the big London rugby clubs.