How to write a column

johnny moore

OPINION: If I built columns of stone and concrete I wonder if people would still come up and tell me how they should be done?

Fashion for dummies


OPINION: The world's fashion designers are clearly pretty terrible at their job. That's if you assume their job is to create clothes for people to wear.

Mike Yardley: Cops need guns


OPINION: Every day, five front-line cops are assaulted. That's despicable.

Trauma of a hoarded nostalgia

Wellington houses, generic, homes

OPINION: Having shifted seven times in seven years I've made the decision to never ever, ever shift again.

Hard men can ask for help


Sunday News

OPINION: By the Northern Hemisphere tour, Richie McCaw's likely to be sporting a little more facial hair as he promotes Movember.

Self-defeating terror alerts

martin van beynen


OPINION: So what does a heightened terror threat really mean and what are we supposed to do about it?

The Power-Hunger Games

andrew gunn


OPINION: In a time of turmoil, defeat and despair, one man will rise to lead a political party from the ashes. No, wait - three men and a woman.

When women catch man flu

beck eleven


OPINION: I admitted defeat. Man Flu is stronger than my will, writes Beck Eleven.

Born to be mild


OPINION: Wanted: Expressions of interest for the New Zealand Motorcycle Party.

Phrases that get my goat

goat meat

OPINION: I must have had the nicest pair of goats in the history of goatkind, or whoever coined the phrase knew nothing of the species.

An app to hook up with nana

smart phone mobile

OPINION: I have an idea for an app called 'Nan-r', which matches people with old ladies so you can go round for tea and soothing words.

Let's charge for carry-ons

People avoiding check-in fees delay boarding

Christchurch Airport control tower

OPINION: Getting on and off a plane takes far longer thanks to the wholesale abuse of carry-on baggage limits.

Tunnel tooters take heart

Mt Vic Tunnel

OPINION: We sound our horns in respect to Phyllis, or for the more lily-livered among us, to keep her ghost away.

Take your time and toot

Mt Victoria tunnel

Wellington's tooting tunnel has an unusual and dark story behind it.

A kitten's way of doing business

beck eleven

OPINION: You can do it. Keep climbing, go on. 

Nothing new in children having multiple parents

Baby on board pregnant generic parent

OPINION: Senior international scientists are warning of the dangers of creating "three-parent embryos".

Life's priorities set up early

johnny moore

OPINION: My first memory is being at the Vintage Car Club swap meet as a 4-year-old, a place where you meet all manner of folk.

Choosing how to live is dead easy

michele a'court

OPINION: Having lost six from my circle in the past three months, but their deaths have given me clues about how to live.

English is always evolving


OPINION: People who are forever telling me that the English language is in decline. It isn't.

Trivial issues highlight real problems

Power cut in Auckland

OPINION: Considering it is not uncommon for power to be out for weeks after a Canterbury storm, Auckland's experience sounds a little jafa-oriented.

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