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Dogged by my neighbours' passive aggression

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adopt a dog

You'll never die wondering what I think. Sadly, I find I am often alone in possessing this rare and precious quality.

Beware this emission of political constructs

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What a fun week it's been since the Greens announced their new carbon tax policy.

Should be a quicker end to terminal illnesses

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Funeral casket

People die. We all know that. But it's the manner of their death that can be troubling.

Collins shines in truth of her tweets

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There are plenty of reasons why I should see Judith Collins as the devil incarnate - but still I don't.

Want to know what keeps me awake at nights?

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

I'm not an economist which, I'll have you know, means I'm just as well-placed as, say, Stephen Joyce to comment on matters economic. He's not one either.

Govt leaves ratepayers picking up tab

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OPINION: Flying across the Tasman recently I got chatting with a fellow passenger who commuted regularly between Wellington and his work at the University of Melbourne.

How do we tell the kids about climate change?

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As a nation that flatly refuses to confront our climate-change obligations, or openly talk about the looming black cloud, I wonder how our children are faring.

Farmers had better put on their hard hats

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In a recent column, a dairy farmer wrote "this farmer bashing has got to stop".

Greens let down

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1080

OPINION: Before now the Greens have never felt quite fully cooked.

Aussie with birdcage on head visits tiger shark

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

Australia. Bonza, and all that, but is it really "The Lucky Country"? I don't think so.

Follow Colorado and make dope legal

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Marijuana

OPINION: In my adolescence I smoked marijuana maybe half a dozen times.

Time to truly, deeply appreciate gift of being alive

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

Here we are again at the back end of another year. 2013 has no doubt landed a few blows, and some blessings, on all of us.

Smartphones v dumb people - guess who wins

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THE JOLLA: Ex-Nokia engineers say their new smartphone's open operating system gives it an edge over rivals.

OPINION: There is no doubt about it - Americans love their gadgets.

Opinion: Problem be damned: we'll just keep on growing

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Another day. Another dire report for dairying and its impact on the environment.

Children, like dogs, need to know who is boss

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

Children. Who'd have 'em?

It was all her fault? The mayor couldn't say no?

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

OPINION: Did you know that I drive with my vagina? It's true.

Our country's being run by the Keystone Cops

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RACHEL STEWART - Taranaki Daily News

If I didn't laugh I'd cry.

Honour boosts wind beneath deserving sister's wings

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I must be getting old.

Time to look deeper into what others just accept

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Local body elections are once again upon us. My how time flies - even when you're not having fun.

Choosing to be indisposed to the truth

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That moment when you phone your editor for a long overdue catchup, partly hoping for some words from the wise to gain inspiration for your next column. Yeah, that one.

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