Forget about holiday activities, trying blowing your kids' minds this summer.
OPINION: The Press is committed to the highest standards of accuracy. However, at times, the football of error slips past the goalie of scrutiny.
OPINION: Why are New Year's parties invariably such fizzers?
OPINION: Projects to build convention centres are also notoriously prone to cost over-runs and other difficulties, as Auckland and Wellington have shown in the last couple of weeks.
OPINION: It's the week before Christmas, I'm sitting at home
OPINION: The new limit needs an attitudinal change on the part of all drivers, especially during this Christmas and New Year party season.
OPINION: It's meant to be the season of goodwill. But the roads of Christchurch seem stubbornly impervious to exhibiting any semblance of festive spirit.
OPINION: Suddenly single? Follow these unpatented, simple guidelines to get through the next week ... or decade.
OPINION: I swore black and blue I wasn't going to have a bar of Christmas this time round.
OPINION: The Christchurch City Council has got exactly the Christmas gift it was wishing for - accreditation.
OPINION: Sony Pictures says it is "actively surveying alternative" platforms for getting its controversial movie The Interview out.
OPINION: JohnKeyPM: Awesome that NZ voted No 1 country to visit. Like most NZers I will spend Xmas hols at beach #HelloHonolulu!
OPINION: Constantly hearing the views of others is mostly helpful, but sometimes it makes you want to live in a tent.
OPINION: At Christmas time, all I want to hear from my boyfriend is "Can I help?" However knocking him down with a hose helped alleviate tension.
OPINION: Who would have thought four Australians cooking a steak could make an hour of totally riveting, edge-of-seat viewing.
OPINION: Just as Cold War 2 seems to be kicking off, it is surely time for America to at least sweep away the hidebound attitudes.
OPINION: Unlike illicit drug use or smoking, drinking alcohol is normal for the vast majority of the adult population. It is here to stay.
OPINION: Ready for a moustache-free internet experience, I opened my laptop. Click, click - What the hell is Decembeard?
OPINION: I grew up in a commune called Creekside. It was an era of communes. They were all over the place.
OPINION: Whatever the events in Martin Place, Sydney, this week turn out to have been there is no doubt it was one that brought stark horror very close to home.
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