Sideswipe: Ship-shape Plunket
Sideswipe: Ship-shape Plunket

Smooth sax icon Kenny G practically invented Starbucks' Frappuccino, apparently. An uncle introduced Kenny to founder Howard Schultz and he invested in the chain.

Editorial: Key wins, not Abbott

Tony Abbott can now join the long list of politicians wondering how John Key gets away in political…

Opinion: Why parents pick weird names

Calling your daughter Nutella? I’ll merrily agree to that, says Rachel Halliwell.

Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies
Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies

Those at Davos, seemingly representing the interests of the very wealthy, like to think they are working to make the world…

Opinion: Do right by Bain
Opinion: Do right by Bain

Mike Hosking on why he believes we owe David Bain: 'He was found not guilty after being inside for 13 of the most potentially…

Opinion: 'Market' swept under the rug
Opinion: 'Market' swept under the rug

It is difficult to erase the suspicion that the social housing policy is motivated by ideology as much as anything else…

Key's lost opportunity
Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in opposition at the…


John Armstrong John Armstrong
Opinion: 'Market' swept under the rug

It is difficult to erase the suspicion that the social…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Welcome to 'lickspittles to foreign dictators' club

The things you have to do to keep on side with your…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Time for NZ to take a stand over TPP

If New Zealand Cabinet ministers really, really want…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Fallow: Reserve Bank does right thing

It is a relief the Reserve Bank has moved to a neutral…


Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Shock! Player says something interesting

Dan Carter is the mouse who roared by rugby standards…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
Time-lag a risk in housing supply boost

The Government might have it right, betting big on…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Warner should look at his own kid's book

Australian cricketers sure do excel in hypocrisy…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
Inside Money: Socks and Roses - The gifts of Christmas past

Inside Money blogger David Chaplin engages in a spot…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly…


John Drinnan John Drinnan
Concert station gets a tune-up

State radio is conducting a softly-softly review of…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
I spy next boss of secret agency

Only fitting, really, for a spy boss to exit under…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Irish builders, burqas, tall poppies? Yep, still mad

Any hopes that this year will be less barking mad…

David Leggat David Leggat
Warner's marching orders overdue

David Leggat writes: Warner is the obnoxious face…

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