Cats are funny things, particularly when it comes to children. Regular readers will remember that 4-year-old Zach has had his battles with our feisty feline Furley Cat.
OPINION: We'll be showing the prince one of our own crown jewels.
OPINION: Whose up for playing mind games with sporting bodies?
Should a Christian church be so tetchy about tai chi?
OPINION: Obama's climate change jokes were enough to make you weep afterwards.
OPINION: Workers need a three-pronged approach to improve safety in the workplace.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key stands exposed as a bit of a serial ponytail puller. He'll grow out of it, right?
OPINION: This is shaping up to be one of the most dramatic, exciting and challenging winters we have faced for some time.
OPINION: You won't want to be too tediously anti-Aussie. Or insufficiently, either.
OPINION: MInimise the hazards without minimising the experience of being alive.
OPINION: If you're a regular reader - and apologies to those who'd missed the columns while I took an extended holiday - then you'll know that there are some things I'm quite passionate about when it comes to parenting.
The signs were there from the start - my hip appointment was not going to go in my favour.
Mais non, Tim. Mais non.
OPINION: Didn't we do better with "best before'' before?
Where would we be, creatively, without thieving swine?
1080 is less poisonous than this clown's thinking.
OPINION: So no one told you it was going to be this way?
OPINION: The notoriety of X Factor talent show contestant Shae Brider who served six years for his role in a manslaughter is testament to the fact that putting past wrongdoing into careful context is an important thing to get right.
Southland artist Nigel Brown's work, Intestinal Tract, has been clenching the colons of Captain Cook Society members.
For safety rules on school buses, is "so far, so good'' satisfactory?
OPINION: Let's not get litigious if we don't absolutely have to.
OPINION: Can our dairy farmers explain what's the problem with the Southern Dairy Hub proposal?
OPINION: The ILT isn't about to be hurried into committing to a flash new hotel.
OPINION: An opportunity we failed to milk for all it was worth.
The Labour leader's speech hasn't come up with the goods, but at least he seems to know what they are.
The Resource Management Act needs to be healthier, not weaker
OPINION: Places to go, things to do, have we forgotten anything?
OPINION: We continue to throw down sugary drinks with truly rotten results for our health.
OPINION: They're cute. They're thriving. But, yes, let's kill them.
OPINION: We don't have a dog problem. We have a dullards problem.