OPINION: If someone gives you a Kindle this Christmas, jump on the wretched thing.
OPINION: Street art is something that will help put Christchurch on the map for something other than disastrous disaster recovery.
OPINION: Somewhere in the Canadian snow last week, my Christmas humbuggery melted.
OPINION: Fifty years ago a florist tried it. Now it's the turn of a fast food outfit. To compare the two is to see how far we've come in half a century.
OPINION: Is Auckland about to join Toronto? A city with a mayor some would dearly like to be rid of but cannot sack?
OPINION: Despite our high rate of imprisonment, we're remarkably reluctant to lock up anyone from the big end of town.
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OPINION: Flick through any written material from the end of November through to January and you're likely to see a list or seven.
More to poverty than lack of money
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OPINION: If you read The Press this week you will have had a nasty reminder of life on Struggle Street.
OPINION: I have been left wondering if other countries have turned the memorial service for Nelson Mandela into a circus or is it just us?
OPINION: John Minto may be the rent-a-protester we all recognise, but thank goodness we have irritants like him agitating against injustice.
OPINION: The Old Hack - my journalistic mentor - has been on the phone again this week.
OPINION: I asked myself when I was last as happy as the dog was now. And the answer was Wednesday.
OPINION: We were there when the batons rained down. My friend, Rona, was beaten till she bled. She was 70.
OPINION: Will the ages welcome Nelson Mandela with the same solemnity that they received Abraham Lincoln?
OPINION: Why have we just incurred our worst ever performance in the OECD's educational rankings?
OPINION: I agree that there are enough temporary memorial sites around the city.
OPINION: Previously you paid us money and we rebuilt your house if it burned down. Now you pay us more and we don't.
OPINION: Otira is the ultimate DIY challenge, the Do-Upper extraordinaire.
So, science. Even the word sounds evil. Oh sure, there's the worthy stuff like curing terminal disease but how much fun can there be watching a mouse romp round with an ear stitched on its back?
OPINION: Johnny Moore was blown away by the support he received for his recent column.