ANALYSIS: The Government wants to define the word "swimmable", but many think it means something completely different.
Six years on from the February 22 earthquake has often been picked as a mid-way mark of the recovery.
Memorials are prone to attracting controversy, writes Steve Meacham as Christchurch's earthquake memorial is unveiled today.
OPINION: Christchurch has a new way of remembering the February 22 earthquake.
Opinion: When old acquaintances remeet, it's a sharp reminder of how time hasn't stood still.
OPINION: Situation in Turkey shows what happens when a populist president believes himself to be in the cross-hairs. Will America's democratic legacy be next?
Christchurch's cathedral stand-off has a strange knack for resurfacing at the worst possible moments.
OPINION: As frontline heroes are saluted, alarm bells are ringing about the rudderless leadership from officials.
OPINION: MPI should go ahead and extend the paua harvest ban along the east coast, say commercial paua divers.
OPINION: More grazing would reduce fire risk in the Port Hills, argues Dr Derrick Moot who leads Lincoln University's Dryland Pastures Research team.
OPINION: A city was threatened by fire and reality was threatened by a president.
Our helpful American friends are very welcome, but lets extend the hand of friendship on our terms, not as a junior partner in an outdated alliance.
SATIRE: Kaikoura residents send emergency supplies of expletives back to beleaguered fire-affected Port Hills residents.
OPINION: The ability to stare into a camera and tell a bald-faced lie seems to be a prerequisite for staff in Donald Trump's administration.
OPINION: Despite all its quake practice, Civil Defence is giving out unclear messages, and creating more anxiety.
OPINION: We were smug about our shift to a peaceful neighbourhood. Now we spend our evenings preparing to leave.
OPINION: The Coastal Pacific Trail is one of the biggest tourism and economic opportunities of our generation.
Once we took to these hills and looked down in horror at our quake-ravaged city. Now we look up at spiralling plumes.
OPINION: Ian Spellerberg explains the benefits of tree hugging and writes in support of tree huggers.
Why was a state of emergency not declared earlier?
A bowel cancer screening test saved Ainslie Talbot's life but he worries the national programme has too many catches.
OPINION: Donald Trump has undercut the belief on which Western democracy is based - that the world can be made better.
The Coast to Coast offers inspiring stories
OPINION: Political experts have begun speculating as to whether we might be in line for an Antipodean version of "The Donald".
OPINION: What a nadir for local train-buffs, with all KiwiRail passenger services in the South Island now off the tracks.
OPINION: Planning that prioritises time over space will avoid the terrible waiting games that have paralysed Christchurch since 2011.
OPINION: A significant step towards equality was made when the Government announced historical convictions for homosexual offences could be wiped from people's criminal records.
It's refreshing to see that the system can still over-rule leaders.
A week of news in dark places.
SATIRE: An almost official transcript of the phone call between POTUS and NZ's PM.