A week of no spending

Cecile Meier

OPINION: Could you spend a week without spending any money? Our columnist Cecile Meier did.

Johnny Moore: Can't blame red tape

Johnny Moore

OPINION: We've found all sorts of creative things can happen if you add enough hilarity and dick jokes to the equation.

Finding comfort over style

Joe Bennett

OPINION: A recent weight gain has meant I've rediscovered an old flame of my youth - track pants.

The rules for women

therese walsh, women of influence 2013

OPINION: It is hard being a woman. There are lots of rules, but none of them are written down in a list.

Is a larger world conflict looming?

Russia's President Vladimir Putin

OPINION: Some have dismissed comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Hitler as too provocative, and they may be right, but there are some common factors.

Mike Yardley: Rail out but email in

Railway tracks

OPINION: The rejection of commuter rail on the main north line could be damned as a short-sighted defeat for sustainable Christchurch.

And a mailbox full of bother


OPINION: Ever since I've been back in Wellington my street has been heaving with roadworks.

Heading off the Dot-bomb

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: Abseiling into the Dotcom jacuzzi with cash and a folder marked "Political Favours".

She'll be All Right

johnny moore

OPINION: Campaigns like All Right help make talking about mental health more commonplace.

Articulate victims belie grim truths

Tania Billingsley

OPINION: Tania Billingsley hasn't been a pleasing complainant.

The future of the internet


OPINION: It is useful when imagining the future to have a look at the past.

Teachers, have ye made a match?


OPINION: When I taught English, no-one wanted to know what I thought about it. Now that I don't, they sometimes do.

Town Hall rebuild on shaky sand

Christchurch Town Hall

OPINION: The previous council's crusade to save this broken building is a bottomless pit we can ill afford.

Winding up sacred cow


OPINION: Why should the Kiwi consumer, who must pay through the nose for dairy, stay loyal?

Welcome to the fat years


OPINION: Obesity is a contender for the worst of all self-inflicted problems in the world.

A localised gravitational anomaly

golf ball

OPINION: Homeowner: Hello, is that the EQC? I wish to register a complaint.

It's not that I don't care about High Street...

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Last week's column on the difference between High and Victoria streets certainly caused some debate.

Germany will win the World Cup

Bastian Schweinsteiger

The current Brazilian team is short on Brazilianness. Its only artist is Neymar and he's just broken his back. The rest of the team is playing earnest Protestant football.

Yardley: Politics will go east

Mike Yardley

OPINION: As the pulse rate of the central city rebuild starts to beat with purpose and vigour, expect the political spotlight to head east.

A dead end for Harris' artworks?

Rolf Harris

OPINION: The artistic work Rolf Harris has donated and sold is being dumped like a hot spud.

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