Alan Duff shares his difficult childhood, while examining today's issues with parenting.
COMMENT: When a politician says he represents the poor, he is not telling the truth.
COMMENT: Julian Savea - the Bus - will be back. Those writing him off maybe not.
COMMENT: I'm going to selectively quote from a Pablo Neruda poem titled To Wash a Child.
COMMENT: Maoris are more in need of learning parenting skills than are non-Maoris and that applies to a lot of Pacific Island parents too.
COMMENT: I do think we Kiwis need a really good national anthem. Like Kapa O Pango did to the All Blacks' haka. A big, beautiful anthem like the Welsh, writes Alan Duff.
COMMENT: Hungarians have kept their unique language and culture alive through years of oppression, then a revolution.