Young people are dying because of the discrimination they face. Society has to change.
They're just trying to do their job - please let them.
13 reasons why NZ is punching well above its weight when it comes to innovation, progress and change.
The downsides to owning a dog aren't all about the cost of food or vet bills, the hair all over your clothing or the damage to your lawn.
Dropping the conference format and going back to a 14-team model is the only hope for Super Rugby.
Physically healing from sexual assault is one thing. But letting go of the guilt and feeling mentally healthy is another.
I desperately wanted a baby, my partner didn't. I struggle with the consequences of our decision every day.
We’ve been together for so many years and as much as I don't want to leave you, I must. It's over.
On the cringe scale, Tutira Mai at rugby is up there with John Key's three-way handshake.
The Lions have shown in the two test matches that they can cause the All Blacks serious problems.
Let's all relax a bit. We were out-played, out-thought, out-scored. It happens.
I honestly believe there will never be as influential a series as Harry Potter, at least in my lifetime.
Yes, the sugar sachets are fun to play with, but leaving them scattered in little pieces all over the table is our own personal hell.
What's happening to the dogs in Bali is horrendous, but is it any worse than the way other animals are treated in NZ?
Dennis from accounts sits behind his keyboard asking “Why don’t they stay in their countries and fight?”. Why don't you try being a refugee, Dennis?
Gaining employment isn't as simple as going to a public toilet and flicking the switch to "occupied". It's time we stopped pretending otherwise.
A priority switch has struck me in my mid-20s. I've realised the one consistent element is family.
Terrorism is unjustly linked with Islam, meaning Muslims worldwide are automatically being treated as terrorists.
An ability to think outside of the group mentality may very well save you in the larger scheme of things.
My generation grew up working towards and hoping for equality with men. We fought. Our daughters’ generation don’t even recognise that they’re being discriminated against.
Children should be free to play with whatever toys they want, and we realise our Happy Meal offering may not have been supportive of this.
This isn’t about whether my daughter prefers playing with cars or dolls - it’s about the harm gender stereotyping does to our kids.
Why do we have nothing to show for all our hard work? It has nothing to do with avocado, that's for sure.
Burning shirts? Bullying of players? National rejection? What a bunch of sooky-bubbas we’ve become.
Since when did we start counting the number of years since our descendants came here as our sole right to this beautiful piece of land?
Don’t let your son believe that having kids can be put off indefinitely.
The world is only going to become more reliant on technology - why not embrace it?
I have carried - and lost - five babies. I am a mother to all of them.
The political climate in France is a great example of the widening gap between pessimism and optimism.
Proposed Māori place names have been labelled "unpronounceable", but English inconsistencies are at fault.
I can't cough, laugh or sneeze without feeling like someone has stabbed me in the stomach.
If you don't have a Plan B, you could find yourself at the mercy of Work and Income.
NZ teams are succeeding in the current format, but this threatens to spoil the rivalry with our neighbours.
The purpose of this letter was to talk to you about this tax thing you guys do. It’s killing us.
A quarter-life crisis is a concept that many in the older generation will scoff at, but there are too many options.
You wouldn't expect to be yelled at for doing your job, and neither should we.
It's just a matter of faith, right? Well, maybe this time faith just isn't enough.
An Australian grapples with NZ's love-hate relationship with its neighbour.
Something that can improve outcomes is to be treated with optimism, not reviled.
An easy and delicious sweet twisted loaf studded with nuts and oats and smothered in golden syrup.
We all know about elder abuse. But what happens when it's the elders doing the abusing?
Most of the squad will pretty much pick itself, but there's bound to be a few contentious inclusions.
I was mortified by 13 Reasons Why, but not because I think it glorifies suicide. I was shocked by how real it was.
New Zealand's "special" visa doesn't deserve its name. There is nothing special about it.
The decision to throw all their eggs in the Super Rugby basket is harming Australian rugby big time.
The job of the futurist is to consider what's next at a societal and system level. I have some ideas.
I know it was my decision to have children. You don't need to remind me every time my child does something you don't like.
Gatland has found the right balance between strength and sentiment, but is it enough to deny our dominance?
13 Reasons Why attempts to shed light on an extremely sensitive subject, but just ends up glorifying it.
My Prozac withdrawals were bad. I thought about suicide. Anything to make the chatter stop.
One day I asked him a question. Instead of getting an answer, I had a pitchfork thrown at me.
Surely if they're at risk of "spontaneously" relapsing, then they shouldn't be able to work or go anywhere unsupervised.
Returning to a 15-team Super Rugby format is an improvement, but SANZAAR are still missing a trick.
With even 'entry-level' jobs demanding three years' experience, it's too hard for young Kiwis to get on the career ladder.
Silencing opponents through legislation will lead to the rise of totalitarianism.
It's obvious - abortion is not a choice, rather a tragic response to a lack of choices.
If New Zealand wants a fairer future, we should criminalise Islamophobia.
I'm only just figuring out university - how should I know if I want children?
"Walter is separate from me, so I cannot think badly of myself whenever he appears."
Swipe, type and invite - dating apps sound simple, but they're far from it.
Unless they learn to play as a team, the Wellington Phoenix will be out of playoffs contention. Or worse.
Facebook was my be all and end all. Until one day I realised just how damaging it could be.
It?s still a symbol of Christchurch, and today it's got even more power than it did before.
A bad driver is a bad driver - it doesn't matter who they are, where they're from or what colour their skin is.
I've been neglected by the people I trusted with my life.
School isn't the real world, so why give students a vote for real world issues which don't affect them?
I may earn more than my wife, but who pays the mortgage while she's home with the kids?
People are confused about how to help those in danger of suicide. But in some cases, it's easier than you think.
Cut-throat decisions need to be made to restore the competition to its former glory.
Until we create a culture in which boys can call out sexism without fear, it will continue unchecked.
As we watch our retirements and chances of home ownership slip away, NZ funds a pointless industry.
Changes essential to tree-hugger friendly engines that have done nothing but alienate fans.
Long term planning requires long term vision ? not myopia.