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Minister of extra-marital affairs?

richie mccaw

OPINION: Fifteen top people who should make political party lists for the next general election.

I've got a lot on my plate with Eldest Child

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Crocodile

It was the smell that did it.

The road to hell is a gridlocked motorway

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H e was about 4, with big brown eyes and a cheeky smile. He peeked out from the back window of the people-mover he was in, trying to entertain me as we trawled in the rain.

Men's undies - it's all in how you grab them

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Why is it, I mused at the washing line in the fresh off-the-sea breeze at the weekend, that I always (no matter how much I try not to) seem to grab men's undies at the gusset from the laundry basket?

Those wearying reminders of passing years

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You know you're getting old and irrelevant when . . . a small child at the supermarket asks you what your great-grandchildren's names are.

Cat and no-mouse game to reclaim the bed

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It started just like every other night. Even before I'd wiped my mouth from brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I started the process.

Too polite to let rip on hapless farter

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KATHRYN CALVERT - Taranaki Daily News

I was quite enjoying the music in the lift when it happened. Shout by Tears for Fears, I think it was.

Torrid tales of a tired long-distance taxi driver

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KATHRYN CALVERT - Taranaki Daily News

Someone very wise once told me that - about 12 years after having a child - mothers turn from nurturing carers into taxi drivers.

Not lost

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We all have them, or know of someone who has.

Long bus rides a study in human behaviour

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KATHRYN CALVERT - Taranaki Daily News

He was huge, a massive man mountain in black on a cool autumn morning in central Hamilton's bus station.

Diary of a princess

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

A Future Queen's Diary . . . A Tour of New Zealand:

Husbands, definitely a game of too- hards

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KATHRYN CALVERT - Taranaki Daily News

Oi, I yelled through the lounge room wall at a slumbering Hubby on Saturday, "when's the last time we went anywhere together?"

My phoney new best friend

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I've discovered in the past week that I have a brand new BFF . . . my mobile phone.

That nagging feeling you 're getting older

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Does watching Paul Henry late at night make it feel a little naughty and risque?

Driven to the shops and around the bend

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Taranaki Daily News

I've forgotten what an accelerator peddle looks like.

Choosing a disgusting substance not easy

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tdn poo strap

OPINION: "Could you come up with anything worse than dog sick to slip on?"

Glory days

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You were 64, you told me, recently widowed and here with your grandson, who kept turning to inquire whether Granddad was OK.

A recipe for disaster?

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I was looking at my cat Keanu, when it occurred to me that he'd probably make quite a nice meal.

Long way from Coro St

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'It" was young, good-looking and supremely confident. I tipped my head sideways, screwed up my eyes and took another look.

A 'quick' trip home from work

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Diary of an unfortunate motorist in a notorious Northern Motorway traffic jam . . .

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