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OPINION: From National's new leader to Lorde's 2022 tour.
What do our leaders, the people and diarist plan for the New Year?
Ho Ho Ho: A festive singalong from Secret Diary
Steve Braunias takes his kitchen scales and unholy appetite to test Kiwi burger joints.
OPINION: They met on the main street of Dodge at high noon for their duel.
Steve Braunias reflects on the trial of the man found guilty of murdering Matthew Hunt.
A new era in Dodge has just begun.
After a long meeting in the saloon, Whitey was stripped of her badge.
Individuals like myself will go down in history for the persecutions we have suffered.
Another week in the Hermit Kingdom as the Halo's gleam seems less bright.
Steve Braunias looks at the case of the flamboyant former teacher jailed for sex offences.
Travels with the Queen of the Hermit Kingdom.
OPINION: The heads of the Delta Force count the numbers.
Sheriff Ardern and Banker Grant discuss the week's problems.
Chief Justice Helen Winkelmann and her four cohorts to pass judgement on Ellis' memory.
OPINION: "Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day," sang Lord Seymour.
OPINION: It's not every day the Supreme Court hears a posthumous appeal.
Bejewelled Immortal Grand Panjandrum High Muckamuck Bishop Tamaki defies Queen Jacinda.
Steve Braunias explores the seedy underworld of undercover police operations.
OPINION: A man needs a purpose: Sir John provides ingenious solutions to the pandemic.
OPINION: Friday, always Friday for Natalie Jane Bracken.
OPINION: Zero cases versus zero tolerance for the diary of Jacinda Ardern.
OPINION: Put down the pitchforks. Step away from the pair of pliers and blowtorch.
It was "an extraordinary symbol of the '80s" - and, like the '80s, came to an ignoble end.
OPINION: Whitey called for a caucus of the Collins Gang. No one came.
OPINION: Lockdown gives failed politician and conspiracy theorist a platform.
OPINION: James Shaw and Simeon Brown waged a war of their own this week.
OPINION: 'There's likely a few votes in that,' thought Whitey Collins.
Steve Braunias meets Tim Fairhall, who fought the law and the law lost.
OPINION: It will continue to resonate for a long while beyond the High Court of Auckland.
OPINION: The real mystery of the case is Natalie Bracken.
OPINION: At least we know some of the background to what remains the inexplicable murder.
OPINION: New Zealand always has a place in its heart for empty, floating, vacuous things.
OPINION: We open in the bedroom of a modern suburban home.
OPINION: Epiha's trial is solely concerned with the shots he fired at Goldfinch.
So far, jurors have only had glimpses into the minds of Eli Epiha and Natalie Bracken.
There was something about the police officer outside courtroom 13 at Auckland High Court.
Having a wonderful wintertime in Parliament.
OPINION: Sheriff Ardern faces the baddest men in town.