OPINION: My mum is mad. Not like crazy mad. More like very angry mad.
Earthquakes have shaken the hills and storms have lashed them. The once-firm foundations of Lyttelton now feel like fingernails dug into the hillside.
OPINION: We are quite forgiving. We like good people. We like baking. Is this the essence of being Kiwi?
OPINION: The great tragedy of our times is that the politics of ecological denial boasts some extremely powerful backers.
OPINION: Behind every great man is a great woman who knows when to act the shrub, rather than dare to be Catherine the Great.
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OPINION: Duncan Garner tries to to spend "quality time" with his kids during the holidays.
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OPINION: As a brilliant female driver, I stick up for my gender when it is wrongly accused of being rubbish behind the wheel.
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OPINION: Climate change is a bit like religion, not in its theoretical base but in our response to it.
OPINION: This could be the most self-centred generation in history, and probably is: it expects instant and easy gratification.
OPINION: Campaign to get C1 Cafe to turn off its 'inappropriate' music is ridiculous, writes Johnny Moore.
OPINION: Last week's column about a cupcake led to the petrol station's CEO calling me up to apologise.
OPINION: We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.
OPINION: It's unsustainable to expect cash-poor ratepayers to cover the likes of hefty infrastructure costs, by basing rates on property values.
OPINION: I was getting foiled again and my let-go Charlie Manson locks chopped at the hairdressers when I overheard a conversation about nits, aka cooties, being on the increase.
OPINION: We inched forward, all around us the sounds of appointments breaking and grown adults weeping into their steering wheels.
OPINION: Few will mourn the departure of Tau Henare from the political scene.
OPINION: Trotting your kids out to cry in front of the cameras makes me wince, writes Tahu Potiki.
OPINION: Johnny Moore says we should listen carefully when outsiders question the Christchurch rebuild.
OPINION: I have nothing against people doing a bit of overseas travel even though they live on money provided by the taxpayer.
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