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.
OPINION: We make a mistake when we take on people far smarter than ourselves, the knowledge economy being somewhat slow to take off here, and Kim Dotcom has cheerfully made our legal system look ridiculous.
OPINION: Pity the rich and powerful; they have such horrible friends.