OPINION: Maybe opening the door to a little bit of compassion sounds too dangerous to the Australian government.
OPINION: International politics have certainly been the focus this week with Prime Minister John Key attending the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
OPINION: Mean. Hostile. Unforgiving. Harsh. A breach of the most basic of human rights. But legal all at the same time.
Stage fright. And I wasn't even on the stage yet!
OPINION: OPINION: Just when you thought the world had reached maximum insanity along comes even more evidence of extreme psychosis.
OPINION: I've decided not to have any more babies.
OPINION: When John Key's government swept back into power this time last year, it seemed to herald a massive change in New Zealand politics.
OPINION: Come on airport owners, please reconsider your decision not to seal the crosswind runway.
OPINION: National has done everything possible this year to set itself up for the opposition benches.
OPINION: Whatever you call them, how do you respond?
We don't know how lucky we are. Prophetic words, and for so many occasions in this country.
OPINION: The United Kingdom's new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is an extreme Left wing, old school, socialist Trotskyite. A throwback to the Britain of the 1960's.
OPINION: Too old - or the perfect blend of experience and exuberance?
OPINION: It takes a pretty big shake-up for UK politics to make headlines over here.
So much is made of those five words, and yet, despite all my searching, I can find only one sport that comes close to defining it. Many sports make mention of it, even in their laws, but stop short of actually defining it. Ironically, the one sport that comes close to a definition is golf, a sport that relies heavily on the players to know the rules and police them themselves.
OPINION: I've been watching over the past couple of years as our natural fear and distrust of Muslims has been cleverly nurtured and intensified.
OPINION: OPINION: Is it time to arm New Zealand's police?
To my chagrin I've discovered that there are still people who don't appear to have a handle on what the word 'neoliberalism' actually means.
OPINION: The same money for the same job: that's just basic fairness, isn't it?
OPINION: Midwive's claim is frivolous, says John Sargeant.
OPINION: Slowing down, and abiding, are important markers for us today.
OPINION: Life in a blended family can have its ups and downs.
They say money talks – mine mostly says ‘goodbye’.
Financial literacy is a laudable goal but for many it's an irrelevance.
A tale from a South East Asian jail.
OPINION: Is anything other than "I'm fine" worth the effort?
OPINION: This flag debate feels like it’s been going on forever – but what have we achieved?
OPINION: Oh what a tangled worldwide web some people weave when they're planning to deceive.
OPINION: I have to admit some months ago when the changes to the national flag were proposed I was horrified. Why change it?
OPINION: On November 14, 2012, my brother Michael was killed in a workplace accident. He was 33.