Knockout stage 'true test'

Brendon McCullum

What the Greens need to lead

With an extensive and proven career in diplomacy, Kennedy Graham is my pick for Greens co-leader.

Pet of the day

leela Leela is a border terrier who doesn't believe in strangers, just friends she hasn't met yet.

Does HeForShe need Kim-K?

 kim kardashian Are the Kardashians more savvy about gender equality than Emma Watson?

Top five 'fattist' comments

Today's story on New Zealand being accused of having a "fattist culture" got many readers weighing in.

Fighting fat in NZ

Scales Would you like to see taxes on fizzy drinks and companies who sell or produce fatty foods?

Dressed to the Auckland Nines

We were pretty impressed by the costume efforts of last year's Nines, but can you do better?

Cyclists, do you feel safe?

When in Rome...

Let's police 'lazy drivers'

police car More police effort should be put into enforcing basic driving skills, Nick Edwards writes.

Bad driver habits 'ignored'

Noel Burland is concerned the war on speed and alcohol means other fatally bad road habits are ignored.

'No road death is acceptable'

Why the road toll's flawed

Road toll fault of 'attitudes'

Sense of entitlement coupled with incompetence gives rise to stupidity on our roads, James Jong writes.

Auckland Anniversary fireworks

Dan Wein aims high with his first try at photographing fireworks, choosing Auckland's anniversary display.

Starry nights over Mexico

Mexico's Baja Peninsula is famous for its beautiful beaches and clear night skies - prime for photos.

Moments of reflection

Nature's a winner at sunrise

Dad's the star of the glow

Kevin Eames got his dad to stay stock still for 30 seconds for this shot - no mean feat in Wellington's winds.

Is NZ new Hollywood?

Hobbit As New Zealand's film industry continues to grow, Seng-Lip Ferguson questions who will benefit.

Housing crisis blame game

The dreams of a generation have evaporated away due to broken promises and a lack of political will.

'We aren't the crazy ones'

'Resigning was the easy part'

Rescue diver: 'Sorry, fella'

"I'm sorry I couldn't find you young fella, and return you to your family. I tried as hard as I could."

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