If you want to send a message to kids, keep Chris Brown out of the country.
OPINION: Water on Mars isn't half as mysterious as life on Earth.
It's time we remembered the Land Wars properly and marked them with a national day.
Speeding New Zealand drivers would make great reality TV, except, perhaps, for the carnage they regularly produce.
Waihi Beach is changing. It's not just Hamiltonians any more.
Restructuring seems mainly to be a new manager's method of making his mark. Change management could accomplish the same goals without the pain to staff.
OPINION: I had a dream (closer to a nightmare) the other night that I was attacked by a lion. I'm not sure if there's a Freudian thing going on here, but playing the psychoanalyst, I theorised that it was a product of suppression.
OPINION: Sometimes the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
OPINION: The refugees fleeing in their millions have never participated in a Western-style democracy that separates church and state.
OPINION: Muslim countries recreate conditions last seen 500 years ago.
OPINION: The real story behind the fictionalised Last Cab to Darwin is nowhere near as pleasing as the film's portrayal.
OPINION: This Thursday night, another $32,190 of taxpayer money will be spent on what can only be described as a TV travesty.
OPINION: Such dichotomies, it’s argued, often (perhaps always) put a premium on one side of the divide while marginalising the other. That’s a no-no in a world where equality is the standard and where polarities and inequalities have historically been bestowed along these traditional divides that bear fruit in prejudice.
In spite of opposition from across the country, the process to consider an alternative to the present national flag will carry on through a two-step referendum. The first is a choice between four alternative designs by the end of 2015, and the most popular of these will go up against the current flag in April next year.
OPINION: It seems no matter how far out into the universe we let our imaginations soar, they always come back with something very familiar: friends or enemies, beautiful creatures or ugly ones, peace or war.
OPINION: One of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether or not someone is doing the right thing by extending their home.
OPINION: Whatever we might say, whatever jokes we might make about the parlous state of Hamilton's CBD, it is important to us. That's why Geoff Taylor likes Mayor Julie Hardaker's transformation plan.
OPINION: No populous nation in the world cares about rugby. This is not a world sport.
OPINION: Richard Swainson examines just how meaningful banning a book is in the age of Google.
OPINION: Sport in our own time (it's a truism) has become the opium of the people, particularly in this little island nation.
OPINION: At a very inauspicious time on a very inauspicious day this week, something rather auspicious occurred.
OPINION: We must consider the effect these people's culture might have on New Zealand's largely secular population.
OPINION: Denise Irvine mourns the death of the boy in the red T-shirt, and untold others like him.
OPINION: PR is finally showing it can do its job, at least at Waikato Civil Defence.
OPINION: Richard Swainson is tired of the strident voices proclaiming to be offended.
OPINION: A new flag was always a bad idea.
OPINION: If there's one time in life when it is easy to love your enemy, it's when he is reaching out his hand to help you.
OPINION: To me, credit cards are tiny plastic reminders you've spent money you don't have.
OPINION: It all started with a slow afternoon online.
OPINION: Richard Swainson remembers a kind, talented man.