OPINION: Christchurch has a first-class opportunity to lead the world in quake-resistant design.
OPINION: Children make top customers with their lack of critical judgment, trust in adults and slavery to appetites.
OPINION: Frank may have forgotten where the story begins and ends, but the details between are all true.
OPINION: Last weekend's Christchurch Art Gallery fundraising event carried a message much greater than a simple plea for more donations to support more art.
OPINION: Politics is not for the faint-hearted. Politicians cannot remain both effective and unstained.
OPINION: Nicky Hager up against Cameron Slater as front line news is not exactly the clash of the Titans.
OPINION: No reasonable person wants to slam the door on foreign investment - Mike Yardley.
OPINION: In the middle of all the dirty politicking, it is almost a relief to have a proper party policy to focus on.
There's no excuse - all skiers should wear one
OPINION: Helmets can't prevent all ski field crash deaths but they give significant protection. There's no excuse. Wear one.
OPINION: Putting a dispute over repairs in front of a judge is costly, but may be necessary if the insurer shows no sign of budging.
OPINION: Sometimes good ideas are not instantly recognised as such - they need time to germinate. The public food forest concept fits perfectly into that category.
OPINION: The fixing of our roads, bridges, water mains, drains and pipes has gone on without too much fuss or debate.
OPINION: What would John Key say about Nicky Hager if you cornered him at a barbecue?
OPINION: With all our new quake-related problems, we must never forget to complain heartily about our frosty mornings and icy windscreens.
OPINION: Feminisim is being given a bad name by those who take offence to every trivial, supposed slight against womenhood
OPINION: The Council can probably think itself lucky that plans to create a red-light zone have been put to bed.
OPINION: Large and expensive developments in areas most susceptible to liquefaction will be challenging to justify to Kiwis.
OPINION: Voters should not rush to judgments until the various allegations in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics can be tested in the light of hard evidence.
Did you ever take classes for your first dance?
OPINION: Fearing ridicule, we signed up for classes - but it soon revealed all the rules were sexist.
OPINION: With luck on their side, the Black Caps may feel this is finally their time to claim cricket's ultimate prize.
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