An exasperated non-smoking friend used to threaten to insert a chimney in the top of my head if I didn't quit.
OPINION: Having shifted seven times in seven years I've made the decision to never ever, ever shift again.
OPINION: We sound our horns in respect to Phyllis, or for the more lily-livered among us, to keep her ghost away.
Wellington's tooting tunnel has an unusual and dark story behind it.
OPINION: Even if you weren't fortunate enough to attend WOW, you felt its presence keenly on the streets.
OPINION: Everyone could have used some pseudoephedrine on election night.
OPINION: Voting early, surrounded by ads, is a dodgy exercise, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Surely it would be "unwise" to use a catchword of this election campaign, to cast your vote early.
OPINION: Judith Collins concluded her resignation and exited stage right, not answering questions.
OPINION: MPs patronise voters by believing they know what we want.
OPINION: Today's head-to-head showdown between the Prime Minister and Laila Harre is where the real biffo could take place.
OPINION: Researchers have estimated that touching with closed fists rather than handshaking reduces the passing on of germs by a whopping 90 per cent.
OPINION: How nice not to have the steroidal big boys of China and America involved and winning everything at the Commonwealths.
OPINION: Ever since I've been back in Wellington my street has been heaving with roadworks.
OPINION: Why should the Kiwi consumer, who must pay through the nose for dairy, stay loyal?
OPINION: The artistic work Rolf Harris has donated and sold is being dumped like a hot spud.
OPINION: To have long hair or not to have long hair in schools is the question dividing the country.
OPINION: The killing last week of shopkeeper Arun Kumar in Henderson and the charging of a 13-year-old boy with his murder has everyone looking for answers.
OPINION: It's time for women living on their own to organise, writes Jane Bowron.
OPINION: Whenever a poll comes out it reminds me to feel miffed that I've never once received the call.