Opinion

Finding a way forward

Kaikoura Cheese co-owner Sarah Jenkins at their Kaikoura factory.

 Flying to Kaikoura on the inaugural Sounds Air flight last week was something of a journey into the unknown.

Broken links and silver linings

The November 14 earthquake may spell the end of the line for the main trunk network north of Kaikoura.

EDITORIAL:Spanning the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff, State Highway 1 is New Zealand's most significant road.

That's a fail

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Stock Photo - pretty female college student sitting in a classroom full of students during ...

It's just as well the New Zealand Qualifications Authority is calling on independent experts to examine its exam setting processes.

Business after the quake

Wellington MP Grant Robertson.

The Government's quake relief fund for Wellington is welcome. Businesses trapped inside the cordons in the capital are as much victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake as the tourist operators in Kaikoura. Both are cut off from their customers by a natural disaster outside their control.

Letters to the editor

Rural delivery letterbox

Correspondents write about the co-located colleges and Marlborough Marine Future.

MP's Report

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy addresses Flaxbourne farmers at a meeting in Marlborough last week.

Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith gives a round-up of his week.

Buildings' quake response

The Asteron building in the Wellington cbd has been vacated since this month's 7.8 quake.  The "serviceability" criteria ...

Opinion: Many factors affect how a building will perform in an earthquake.

Time to stump up for Kaikoura

A coffee cart operating on the Esplanade in downtown Kaikoura. Where are those generous philanthropists who can help ...

Kiwis are a generous bunch. We know you can dig deep for Kaikoura.

Letters to the editor

White Ribbon anti-domestic violence day.

Trump and respectful relationships.

Letters to the editor

Chicken Little likes to walk in the woods. One day while she is walking an acorn falls from a tree, and hits the top of ...

Opinions, rates, politics and brickbats.

Letters to the editor

When Captain Cook and his crew anchored off New Zealand, the dawn chorus was described as "deafening."

Why did it take so long for rats to annihilate bird life and could Trump's election be a blessing in disguise?

Letters to the editor

A letter writer believes the student loan scheme needs tightened up, yet are politicians ready to listen?

Correspondents write about student loans, The Nutcracker, MP Stuart Smith, grammar and 'Aotearoa'.

Letters to the editor

220413 Weird out West/Western Leader. Resting letterbox: This Ranui letter box has fallen off its perch and is resting ...

Correspondents write about the colleges' site, fireworks, 1080, global threats, Brian Tamaki and the proposed Wairau River hydro scheme.

Letters to the editor

11/05/12 -- news - pic Jonathan Cameron -Taranaki Daily News--  Letterbox ,Wiremu rd , calendar , walkabout, Taranaki . ...

Correspondents write about SH1, coastal shipping and fluoride.

Second once-in-a-lifetime disaster

The best way to get about during a petrol shortage is by bike.

I'm over this. Two, separate thousand-year events in six years is too much.

Kaikoura, cut-off from the rest of the world

An army convoy arrives on the inland Kaikoura road.

OPINION: Kaikoura is suffering a double blow: a major quake and it happening at the start of the tourism season.

You narrowly missed a big bill

Much of the damage as a result of the Kaikoura quake was to infrastructure and roads.

OPINION: Much of NZ has dodged a major insurance bullet. Time to reassess if you're prepared for the worst-case scenario.

Resilience in the face of disaster

Business NZ chief executive Kirk Hope.

Recent earthquakes sent us a wake-up message. The Government has many major issues to think over – but the rest of us do too.

NZ's chance to get a disaster recovery right

Kaikoura residents attend the daily public meeting at the community hall.

The Kaikoura earthquake was devastating but manageable. If NZ is ever going to get a disaster recovery right, this is it.

Decisions, decisions

Kaikoura's South Bay marina. What Kaikoura needs now is confirmation they will be looked after. The scenic beauty is ...

If the Government gets its support packages right, Kaikoura could emerge stronger than ever.

The road to recovery

Tourism of a different kind will emerge. Within days of the 7.8-magnitude quake, German tourists Florian Oechsle and ...

OPINION: We have learnt from Christchurch earthquakes that a different form of tourism emerges post-disaster.

Time for MoW 2.0?

Ministry of Works bulldozers ripping away part of the hillside on bends between Claverley and Hundalee in 1982 so a more ...

OPINION: The arguments in favour of establishing a twenty-first century version of the Ministry of Works are compelling.

Kaikoura quake shows the importance of business insurance

The Kaikoura earthquakes show why business insurance is important.

OPINION: The financial issues currently being faced by Kaikoura and Wellington businesses illustrate the importance of arranging quality business insurance and risk management planning.

It was a brutal awakening

A public service is held at Kaikoura's Churchill Park.

OPINION: The sewer rats rose up to snatch what they could, but the golden-hearted generosity was beyond extraordinary.

Quake response: Please explain

Quake affected locals at the daily public meeting at the Kaikoura community hall.

OPINION: Has Kaikoura reassured us we learnt everything we could from Christchurch?

'A pioneer, an entrepreneur and a bloody good bloke'

Commercial fishing industry's elder statesman Ted Collins on a fishing trip in Western Australia

Commercial fishing's 'elder statesman' farewelled.

Fishing park needs a rethink

Well-designed and well-managed recreational fishing parks are part of the solution, but the current proposal just ...

Rino Tirikatene, the MP for the Te Tai Tonga electorate, says the proposed fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds spells disaster for small fishing businesses.

Letters to the editor

Correspondent Rod Eatwell, pictured, owns part of the land that the Queen Charlotte Track crosses. Eatwell has put up ...

Correspondents write about the 40-hour week, the Queen Charlotte Track, the new backpackers' hostel in Picton, Karl du Fresne's latest opinion piece, euthanasia, and 1080.

Letters to the editor

Charlene and Peter Scott opened Detour Art Gallery in Blenheim's CBD earlier in the year.

Correspondents write about confidence in Marlborough, Detour Gallery, scallops and 'Kaiman', and the Blenheim Courthouse.

Letters to the editor

Raw milk producers around New Zealand had until November 1 to meet compliance regulations regarding testing of their ...

Correspondents write about raw milk, DOC huts and walking tracks,

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