There's a debate going on in the United Kingdom that's been overshadowed in New Zealand by more pressing international news.
Last week's column on happiness was coincidental with the sad news of Charlotte Dawson's death.
Do you ever feel relaxed?
Censorship is a tricky subject and governments hardly ever get it right.
It was surprisingly easy to slip into the role.
Last week's column discussed success; this week, happiness. Last week's disclaimer still applies but in exchange, this column will offer a simple tool for eliminating unhappiness. It appears somewhat glib, or could do, but surprisingly, it can be effective.
OPINION: Everyday Housewife Danyel Southwark shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
The concept of bullying - in particular in the workplace - has received a lot of media play recently and rightfully so.
'...and off she goes, gently but flamboyantly launching the oversized walnut down the frozen river. The alpha female's job is now complete. It's down to the herd to frantically follow the walnut down the river, gently frisking the foreground.
There are already a copious number of preservation groups in existence but I feel inclined to launch yet another one.
OPINION: Now that the credit card and other bills are rolling in from an overfed summer fanging about in boats or otherwise putting on a show of well-heeled leisure, it is a good time to talk about happiness and success.
Are you a television shouter? I am, but not in the same way I once was.
The White Pride flyer arrived in the letter box in the dead of night. Either that or the deliverer was blind. Either way, the "No Circulars" sign was ignored.
Everyday Housewife Harriet Wakefield shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
Why does God waste so much sporting talent on the undeserving?
OPINION: Steve Braunias's "everyday housewife", Danyel Southwark, shares her observations and experiences of the week.
As holiday afternoons go, it could hardly have been better.
OPINION: The flag debate, the flag debate!
Here we go again ...
In the second instalment of Diary of a Housewife, satirist Steve Braunias introduces his second diarist - Harriet Wakefield.