Has a week ever been a longer time in politics?
SATIRE: Red-faced sub-editors at the New Zealand Herald may have been responsible for the nation's biggest political story of the year.
Why should we let landlords in Australia run housing for the most vulnerable Kiwis?
OPINION: What's on the Christmas menu? For Beck Eleven, it is embarrassing family secrets, last-minute panic shopping and stashes of inappropriate gifts.
OPINION: Ben Uffindell, the writer behind satire site The Civilian, mourns the loss of his best source of fake news stories.
OPINION: Spare a thought for John Key's family: Was his eight years in power worth the sacrifice?
OPINION: Allowing a few commercial operators to take unlimited numbers of whitebait is threatening the fishery for ordinary Kiwis, write two freshwater ecologists.
Who could argue against the logic of schools going water-only? Where's the Government support?
OPINION: Uncle Johnny gets all the fun (and none of the hard stuff). Driving lessons for a kid - why not?
Hands up those in the Government who care about the mental health of Cantabrians?
OPINION: Lyttelton Port of Christchurch chief executive Peter Davie responds to speculation about the return of cruise ships to the port.
Who is most likely to steady the National Government ship rocked by Key's sudden resignation?
OPINION: The poetry of the ancients and the comparatively moderns muses on many of the same feelings and themes.
OPINION: Many National Party people have a born-to-rule attitude. John Key never had it. He appeared equally at home in a factory as in parliament.
OPINION: 10 years ago, John Key promised to improve New Zealand for all New Zealanders. But what is his legacy?
It's no wonder business owners in central Christchurch say they have been driven to despair.
OPINION: To rebuild a broken city in glass might seem like giving the rolling ground a middle finger, but glass is hard, durable and lets in light.
OPINION: In pre-texting days when friends regularly popped round unannounced you didn't immediately jump to the conclusion that an unsolicited knock might herald a religious nutter.
Christchurch can be a "smart" city as well as the Garden City by investing more in public transport technology.
OPINION: Following an earthquake, it's OK to feel anxious. It's OK to not remember where you've put your keys, or even your car for that matter.
A look into the post-quake news cycle.
SATIRE: "For goodness sake Bill, I might as well throw on a Che Guevera T-shirt and nationalise Kiri Te Kanawa."
What can be done in Christchurch to cut the use of hideous synthetic cannabis products?
OPINION: Sit the new driver attitude test to see if you should be on the road.
OPINION: Amnesty International's Senior Director for Research says New Zealand should stand up to Australia on its treatment of refugees.
OPINION: Forget the goodwill to mankind rubbish. No, Yule ham is the peak of Christmas mountain.
Why did a green energy scheme for Christchurch with so much promise fall flat on its face?
OPINION: Why the South Island needs more coastal shipping options.
OPINION: Former University of Canterbury philosophy lecturer Patrick Whittle endorses a call to teach critical thinking in schools.
Opinion: Make no bones about it, a chest freezer frees you from being dependent on the seasons.