Joe Bennett gets apology over cupcake


OPINION: Last week's column about a cupcake led to the petrol station's CEO calling me up to apologise.

The royals are not leaders

michele a'court

OPINION: We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.

Mike Yardley: Time for fair rates for all


OPINION: It's unsustainable to expect cash-poor ratepayers to cover the likes of hefty infrastructure costs, by basing rates on property values.

Onesie beats an itchy groupie selfie any time


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.

An expedition through city traffic

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: We inched forward, all around us the sounds of appointments breaking and grown adults weeping into their steering wheels.

So long, Tau, and thanks


OPINION: Few will mourn the departure of Tau Henare from the political scene.

Get a grip Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School principal Tony Simpson

OPINION: Trotting your kids out to cry in front of the cameras makes me wince, writes Tahu Potiki.

Aussie criticism of Chch hurts

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Johnny Moore says we should listen carefully when outsiders question the Christchurch rebuild.

When keeping warm means less food

OPINION: I have nothing against people doing a bit of overseas travel even though they live on money provided by the taxpayer.

Cambridges renewing the royal brand

Mike Yardley

OPINION: The monarchy has proven to be a stable, hands-off arrangement - is that really a bad thing to endure? l Blustery welcome for royals

Don't count on sun

Jane Bowron

The weekend was an outstanding performance in a long line of golden weather.

We're killing tourism

colin espiner

OPINION: New Zealand's longstanding reputation as a safe place to visit is fast being eroded by heartless, unthinking thugs.

We're a long way from a cycling city



OPINION: Despite all the guff about sharing the road, bicycles and motor vehicles are a bad combination.

Multi-tasking is murder

Beck Eleven

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OPINION: One of the British Secret Intelligence Service's top agents has claimed that women make the best spies.

Presence of Maori growing in dairy

Miraka processing plant

OPINION: The business arms of large Maori incorporations and iwi corporates have grown to participate in a meaningful way in the dairy industry.

Featherston: A town with no values

Glen Jones killers

OPINION: What is wrong in NZ that makes terrible things like the Glen Jones killing happen?

Road rage is obnoxious

Red light

OPINION: Running a business on the busy intersection of Bealey Ave and Victoria St, I see a lot of crazy driving.

Should we ditch towel rails?

Towel rail

A warm towel's a nice indulgence but towels dry perfectly well on a washing line and a heated towel rail is a luxury that costs the world.

Old-school approach for flu: Bed rest


OPINION: We have forgotten how to be sick. No, scratch that. We have forgotten how to get better.

Protest ain't what it used to be

Chris Trotter

The presence of large numbers of protesters on the streets no longer seems to give governments pause.

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