OPINION: Some of us remember the paranoia about the government security service, the SIS, in the 60s and 70s.
OPINION: I had a kosher breakfast after the Berlin Wall came down, in a former synagogue that was now a bistro.
OPINION: Tania Billingsley hasn't been a pleasing complainant.
OPINION: Of all the nasty ways we've invented to avoid life's simple pleasures, the subverting of real tea, in trembling dread of caffeine, is among the least forgivable.
OPINION: The dirty old man chasing a pretty young girl is a figure as old as men, but there's an update happening.
OPINION: This week we have the extraordinary situation of the Govt doing two things that make absolute sense.
OPINION: This could be the most self-centred generation in history, and probably is: it expects instant and easy gratification.
OPINION: What is wrong in NZ that makes terrible things like the Glen Jones killing happen?
OPINION: News that a West Coast school was in a flap over sex education made me nostalgic for the comforting imaginary past I retreat to in times of bafflement.
OPINION: It's a hard fact to swallow but some people won't like you. And never will.
OPINION: Forget Valentine's Day. It's the love of a sister and her fight for justice following her brother's murder that interests me.
OPINION: It's a rare event to see a chief executive put his own foot in his mouth and swallow it, but Mark Powell of the Warehouse has managed that remarkable feat.
OPINION: Bearing in mind that I pay, and always have, automatically through my bank, what's their problem?
OPINION: My grandfather was a kid of 20 when he signed up for the war to end all wars.
OPINION: There's a new enemy, the looming worldwide horror story called food, which everyone needs to eat to survive.
OPINION: There is a rule about summer holidays and it is this: disaster lurks.
OPINION: If someone gives you a Kindle this Christmas, jump on the wretched thing.
OPINION: John Minto may be the rent-a-protester we all recognise, but thank goodness we have irritants like him agitating against injustice.
OPINION: Middle-class men awkwardly pledging they'd never lift a finger against women - not one looked capable of slapping a wasp on a picnic table.
OPINION: What a comment on the way the world works when advertisers can force the media's hand, not the other way round.