Peter Beck back home

Christchurch will not be defeated

Peter Beck

OPINION: Despite all the frustrations, I am surrounded by people who will not be defeated, says former cathedral dean.

When you disagree with repair proposal

Construction, contractors, rebuild

OPINION: If an insurer's expert will not change their view, it is best to obtain your own expert to point out shortcomings.

Asset sales on cards to raise cash

Lyttelton Port

OPINION: Expect City Care and Red Bus Ltd to have the first For Sale Signs as council tackles financial woes.

Right approach with risky land

Port Hillss

OPINION: Christchurch council's proposal to put strict limits on building on risky parts of the Port Hills makes good sense.

Funny global anachronism

New Zealand at Commonwealth Games

OPINION: How nice not to have the steroidal big boys of China and America involved and winning everything at the Commonwealths.

Spare room a 'hellhole'

Georgina Stylianou

OPINION: Since we moved in five weeks ago, everything that doesn't yet have a home is chucked in The Insanity Room.

Loopy problem? Call Paula!

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett

OPINION: Hi everyone it's me! Paula Bennett, the Westie who's your bestie - and proud of it! Hey, I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it.

The dummy who drove with jet lag

martin van beynen

OPINION: The view when I wake up is not good.

Great company of the ages

hanmer springs hot pools

OPINION: There's something cute about a girls' weekend when a couple of the birthdays being celebrated are set firmly in the early to mid-40s.

Brownlee is not above rules

Gerry Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee was right to offer his resignation as transport minister after he breached airport security this week.

Comparing MH17 to Erebus

MH17 wreckage in Ukraine

OPINION: NZ mountaineers controlled the Erebus crash site; Armed militia run the MH17 site.

Editorial: Two institutions waning away

opening ceremony

The 20th Commonwealth Games began in Glasgow yesterday with a triumphantly exuberant opening ceremony.

Marathon relies on rules of the bush

Big Five marathon

'I could hear people's breathing growing shallower around me - I was unsure if it was the altitude or fear.'

Bulletproof Brownlee

Gerry Brownlee

OPINION: Is PM's refusal to accept Gerry Brownlee's resignation a sign National thinks it's bulletproof? | In through out door

Editorial: Bible class complaint 'silly'


OPINION: Questions of religion do not loom large for most New Zealanders. | Schools for 'opt in'

Mesmerising Lake Tekapo


OPINION: One thing never changes, Lake Tekapo is always that same striking colour.

Johnny Moore: Can't blame red tape

Johnny Moore

OPINION: We've found all sorts of creative things can happen if you add enough hilarity and dick jokes to the equation.

Finding comfort over style

Joe Bennett

OPINION: A recent weight gain has meant I've rediscovered an old flame of my youth - track pants.

The rules for women

therese walsh, women of influence 2013

OPINION: It is hard being a woman. There are lots of rules, but none of them are written down in a list.

Rail decision a failure

Railway tracks

OPINION: The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.

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