Opinion: If you want to better understand someone's culture, study their language.
Opinion: We need to support Aotearoa artists if we want to keep enjoying their gifts.
Opinion: Fences can be useful, but are we building too many?
OPINION: Are we inching closer to a world where Black Lives Matter?
We need a death plan as much, or more than we need a life plan.
Opinion: We can add joy to our country by making daylight saving time permanent.
OPINION: Too many people choose to do nothing when it comes to public health
Opinion: We can't afford to let the lords of lies win the battle for arms and minds.
OPINION: Why should only godwits get to fly?
OPINION: It's only cancel culture when you don't like the change, Dawn Picken writes.
Opinion: We are still living in the house colonialism built and it's time to fix it.
Opinion: For a teenager, postponement looks permanent. But this pause is not forever.
OPINION: America is on the path to rejoining the world.
OPINION: King's dream is not dead, but it does appear to be on life support.
Opinion: Realising what we could lose can help us appreciate what we have.
OPINION: For all its weirdness and sadness, 2020 has produced moments of gratitude.
OPINION: Why would we say hurtful things about people who don't conform to gender norms?
OPINION: The vice-president-elect can be a role model to many.
OPINION: Politicians would be wise to speak in a way that makes all voters feel valued.
OPINION: The city's track record when it comes to big projects has been less than stellar.
COMMENT: The case for decluttering: disposing of junk can improve your mental health.
Covid-19 is shining a spotlight on wealth inequality
COMMENT: I'll raise a glass and sink my teeth into another bite of cake.
COMMENT: Outliers are busy poking holes in the fabric of our five-million strong team.
Knowing we could exit on our terms would be like a hidden escape hatch.
Comment: It can be tough working out a path amid the all the planet's chaos.
We're learning a lot about resilience during the pandemic, writes Dawn Picken.
COMMENT: The pandemic shows how a leader's choices can affect whether we live or die.
Dawn Picken rants and raves about isolation escapees, jar lids and driving lessons.
Businesses will continue nudging us to pay and stay away.
Comment: Being a teenager is hard enough without the world in freefall.
COMMENT: Crushing the virus feels lonely when you can't visit loved ones abroad.
COMMENT: Our institutions reflect our society.
COMMENT: Beauty rituals are a reward after lockdown left us ragged and shaggy.
COMMENT: Sharing half-baked hypotheses during a global pandemic can be deadly.
COMMENT: Critical thinking skills are crucial when evaluating a leader during crisis.
COMMENT: We are obsessed, terrified and reassured by pandemic numbers at home and abroad.
COMMENT: Pretending this isn't happening isn't an option.
COMMENT: Building resilience may be the most productive thing we do in lockdown.
Ten tips for staying occupied and sane during lockdown
What have Bay residents learned in the year following the Christchurch terror attacks?
COMMENT: Flexible work is useful for reasons other than avoiding disease.
COMMENT: Warning - this column is not about pandemics or politics. Read at your own risk.
What's working to help house homeless people in the Bay?
A virus just as deadly as novel coronavirus is sweeping the planet.
How worried should we be in the Bay about coronavirus?
Do we require more evidence single-use plastic bottles are a blight on our environment?
Valentine's Day takes on a different meaning when you're single