It's cloudy again this morning. In fact, it's been gloomy weather now for what seems several weeks.
If we are to believe news reports from Brazil - and why shouldn't we - the price of coffee will rise. Last time this commodity reached record high prices was in 1975 when severe frosts, known as the Black Frosts, wiped out around 70 per cent of Brazil's coffee crops for two years in a row.
How easy is it for you to suspend your disbelief?
Everyday housewife Harriet Wakefield shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
Recently an ex-All Black died at a relatively early age and quite rightly there were condolences and sympathy for his family.
At the time of writing the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is still baffling the world.
Something has happened to Formula One. Granted, not everyone is interested in motor racing but Formula One is not simply the pinnacle of its field, it is what dreams are made of.
ACT Party donor and Auckland mother of two Danyel Southwark is traumatised after police visit her luxurious home - and follow up on a complaint that she's assaulted her daughter.
Are you a bruiser?
I've just received my monthly power bill and it's for nearly $200, even though we are hardly in the middle of winter.
Last week readers were tempted with the possibility of an answer to the meaning of life.
This is one of those columns I start not knowing how it's going to finish up. Which might not be ideal, but it happens. More often than not, in fact.
Everyday Housewife Harriet Wakefield shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
Back in April 2011, the New Zealand Government commenced a study by the Ministry of Justice about the workings of the Family Court and to review how it was perceived.
OPINION: Satirist Steve Braunias takes a peek in the diary of Auckland housewife Danyel Southwark.
OPINION: Wow, that world Twenty20 tournament has been a cracker, hasn't it? Nailbiting encounters wherever you look.
Recent research carried out in the United States claims that middle-age people who have a high-protein diet are at much greater risk of dying from cancer than those with a less protein-rich diet.
If you haven't been to Adelaide then you should go, now. Seriously, right now is the best time to go there.
It was hard to eat with him sitting opposite me.
Before it becomes law, a bill (or a proposal for a new law) has to go through a few stages.