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.
Christmas shopping 'crazy and stressful'
OPINION: Who loves shopping? If it means battling crowds and Christchurch's ghastly roads to search for something I may not want or need, no thanks.
OPINION: If I knew where to send it, I would write a letter of complaint about this summer.
OPINION: I may be ageing and paunchy but I can still dream.
OPINION: About the most positive thing that can be said about the climate talks that ended in Peru at the weekend was that they did not end in disarray and collapse
OPINION: Pop your head into any Canterbury court and you'll find the wheels of justice are grinding ever slower.
The audacity of the project to drill through the South Island's most hazardous fault is breathtaking.
OPINION: Resilience is one of those overused buzz words, but what exactly does it mean and why does the Christchurch City Council need a chief resilience officer?
The results of the latest wellbeing survey conducted CERA may have been predictable as more visible signs of the recovery get under way.
Wellington's Cuba St was a minefield of religious nutters attempting conversions.
OPINION: In the wake of a tumultuous year, ANDREW GUNN has updated the lyrics to some of our favourite festive songs.
OPINION: Martin van Beynen uncovers the shocking truth: Women's Affairs Minister Louise Upston is not a "woman".
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