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.
OPINION: We may not judge philandering but ought to judge people in public office who give work to, or influence the work lives, of the people they have sex with.
OPINION: This week's performance piece by the Anglican bishop of Wellington, in his squat outside his cathedral, certainly provokes thought.
OPINION: There are things no older woman can tell a younger one. I'll amend that: there's nothing. What would we know?
OPINION: It's as if that pat on the head for the little woman is so embedded in men's DNA that they can't take us seriously even when we do serious wrong.
OPINION: Science as a school subject is doing a nosedive, and Te Papa seems to be on the same wavelength.
OPINION: I thought I'd write about the upcoming local body elections. Then my eyes glazed over and my head hit the keyboard.
OPINION: It is curious how humans persist in believing we are fabulously intelligent while all the evidence, if we were objective, indicates that we're really fabulously dense.
OPINION: Talk of a new museum for Wellington is exciting. It would be the Museum of What Was a Made-Up Story, a salt-and-pepper set match for Te Papa's novel Museum of What Hasn't Happened Yet.
OPINION: We are living on the edge, what with the looming presence of a large cadaver in Lambton Quay, and Jerry Collins acting strange.
OPINION: I am not the sum total of my tattered alphabetical notebook, which currently lies in the slush of the Wellington tip, but that slice of old technology was a part of me.
OPINION: I had pictured a small, poorly paid person with a dirty rag, in grubby overalls, quietly wrecking the country's economy.
OPINION: In all my years in journalism I have never felt as gratified as I did this past week at learning that the Defence Force once listed investigative journalists as subversives.
OPINION: I expect this is how it'll be: whenever I go to my supermarket in Wellington I'll get the faint, sickening feeling that something bad is about to happen, rather than the usual sickening feeling of how much things will cost.
OPINION: History will judge all things, including Pippa Middleton's breathtakingly wonderful bottom.
OPINION: There really are men out there still who think women need to be born with a set of testicles before they can qualify as proper movers and shakers.
The simple act of knitting in public was Julia Gillard's downfall, Rosemary McLeod writes.