In a week in which I seemed to find plentiful new reasons to feel grumpy, Boris Johnson came to my rescue.
OPINION: I'm not sure I remember exactly how Mum used to say it, though she said it often.
Fair warning, I'm going to quote the Bible to you somewhere in this column.
OPINION: Scientists are wonderful people.
The airport was all too familiar but something seemed different at the end of a long, draining day in the air.
Statues can become a monumental problem as attitudes shift, columnist Derek Burrows writes.
It's been dawning on me that at times in my life people must have seen me as a smug, insufferable little snot.
EDITORIAL: There's a healthy degree of irony in the debate fuelled by Gareth Morgan's uncalled for "lipstick on a pig" jibe at Jacinda Ardern on Sunday.
OPINION: The origin of the quotation "may you live in interesting times" has long been debated by literary academics.
I've felt the presence of my Dad deeply this week.
OPINION: There's a council by-election coming up and no candidate supports the one policy that would have sealed my vote
OPINION: The best way for us all to face an uncertain, scary future is together
I was thinking this week of the kind of society we should be and I thought of a poem.
Derek Burrows is surprised so many (or perhaps so few) Spaniards enjoy British food.
OPINION: It was the 100th anniversary of the start of an assault that led to one of the blackest days in NZ military history on Monday.
OPINION: How ironic that one of the biggest uproars of the election campaign so far has come as a result of a politician telling the unvarnished truth.
I've never had to worry how I was going to feed my kids.
Trade and the future of the traditional OE will have been on Kiwis' minds during Boris Johnson's visit.
It's been going on for about a month now, except when I forget, but that happens less often these days.
South Canterbury Drama League's new show Showstoppers 2 covers music from range of stage shows.
"Kindness is love with its workboots on."
"It started with a tweet. Who'd have thought it could be so sweet?"
The $50,000 grant to investigate reinstating the Christchurch-Invercargill passenger rail service is music to my ears.
I've had a linguistic epiphany in the last week, but I'm trying not to get over-emojical about it.
OPINION: Liam Reid got married in Auckland's Paremoremo Prison on Tuesday morning. Let that sink in for a while.
I've just received news of a tax refund from the IRD. That's good news, isn't it?
It was an icy morning and the bed was all too cosy, but I had to wallydrag myself from its captivatingly comforting grip.
Nuffield scholar Ryan O'Sullivan shares his observations after exploring the state of global agriculture.
OPINION: Today's subject is something else high on many people's priority list – sex.
OPINION: Ever done one of those exercises where you're asked what historical character you most wish you could have been?