OPINION: The city needs a proper quake memorial. But does it need to cost a colossal sum?
OPINION: Men are awesome. OK, not all men, obviously, but sometimes a bunch of them get together and do something bloody delightful.
Cabinet's decision reinforces the idea that being an MP is about public service, and not the money.
The vicarious glory that we like to feel when our top sportspeople or teams are at the top of their game is a fickle thing.
OPINION: Nothing whispers vindication to hurting EQC customers like report using the word "substandard".
Imagine a hypothetical group of friends, ready to leave school and considering their options for further study or training.
OPINION: I guess one can conclude that John Key didn't major in history when he attended Canterbury University.
OPINION: I'm quite clear about a person's freedom to design T-shirts and wear them. But who made the choice to exhibit this one?
OPINION: The perceived need to train drivers from overseas to be more responsible when they're on our roads has been much in the news in recent weeks, after some prominent and sometimes fatal crashes involving tourists.
OPINION: We like to think that as members of the club of Western democracies, we are a cut above the rest of the world.
OPINION: A fading, 27-year-old newspaper clipping found its way back to The Press this week, containing a remarkably prescient prediction of what was going to happen to Christchurch in a major earthquake.
What can New Zealand learn from Japan about earthquakes?
OPINION: Christchurch has learned it is almost impossible to accurately predict the cost of rebuilding after natural disaster.
In Europe, having a cat in an apartment is quite common. In New Zealand, not so much.
Quake doco respectful, shocking, personal
OPINION: It was with a heavy heart that I began to watch last night's quake documentary The Day That Changed My Life.
OPINION: Requiring foreigners to sit a driving test is unlikely to help them cope better with NZ roads.
Housing NZ wants to make the new houses "tenure blind". It's the future look for many parts of Christchurch, and it may be coming to a street near you.
OPINION: I made a promise to the dog. "I'll just watch the first five overs," I said. "Then I'll get back to work."
OPINION: Only parents can decide on matters of religious faith for their children.
INSIDE CITY HALL: Start talking about the District Plan review and most people's eyes glaze over.
OPINION: Public has right to know details of a Pacific trade agreement which poses one of the greatest ever threats to New Zealand sovereignty.
It may have been four years since the quakes, but it's not over for any of us.
OPINION: Fearless. Selfless. Relentless. Few people have touched the lives of so many, quite like Lashlie.
OPINION: All we can do is wish our soldiers well, and hope for their safe return.
REVIEW: Last night's TVNZ earthquake documentary The Day that Changed My Life was unsettling but enlightening.
OPINION: Our presence in Iraq cannot be justified and it could end very, very badly.
I could hear kids screaming. The terror of that noise I will never forget. They were so alone and so scared.
OPINION: Buy the ticket and take the ride, but make sure you read the information supplied.
OPINION: The ceasefire so vigorously pursued by the globe-trotting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, did not last a week.
OPINION: Auckland Council 's plan to remove the homeless from their streets will never succeed.
OPINION: Andrew Gunn casts an eye over the contractual agreement relating to SkyCity's new convention centre.
OPINION: Vagina. There. I've said it. There's no going back.
OPINION: Now that the fourth anniversary of the tragedy of February 22, 2011 is upon us, many will no doubt pause this weekend to take stock of how far we have all come.
OPINION: One black t-shirt has caused an almightly kerfuffle at Canterbury Museum.
OPINION: Being fatist is still OK, although the increasing scope of the problem means that luxury may not last long.
OPINION: The last review of David Bain's case made key mistakes including discarding blood stain and fingerprint evidence.
OPINION: When I lived in Switzerland, I had to vote almost every month on local and national issues.
OPINION: The Christchurch earthquake memorial will need to be many things to many people - that makes sense.
OPINION: Liberal societies need to confront the extremists born, bred and radicalised from within.
OPINION: Perhaps I've been wrong about this rebuild, as our shiny new cricket ground is world class.
OPINION: We need to streamline the process before another major NZ city faces what Christchurch as faced.
OPINION: I don't care whether EQC communicates via paper, email, or courier pigeons so long as it gives me useful information.
OPINION: This is a long shot, said the woman's voice on the phone.
OPINION: John Key seemed to go off script for a moment - and I admired him for it.
OPINION: Public nudity has started to look tired rather than daring, but it persists.
OPINION: Lyttelton must build cruise ship facilities or the South Island will be by-passed.
OPINION: One of the inevitable consequences of freedom of speech is it sometimes offends people.
OPINION: The end of the daily delivery is something to be lamented, and not just because of the job losses.
OPINION: 'You know the sort of thing you fantasise about when you are standing having a . . .?"
OPINION: Frankly, we'd all be better off if each and every TV were to self-destruct in a very large explosion.
OPINION: Somewhere in the middle of a very sad court story this week lay details outside the main offence that were equally as sad.
OPINION: After nearly four years running the response to the earthquakes, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is undergoing change.
OPINION: So errant cricketer Jesse Ryder wants to fight rogue blogger Cameron Slater in a charity punchup in Christchurch next month.
OPINION: In most cities, you're close to people when you live in the centre. Not in Christchurch.
OPINION: The Cricket World Cup is far and away the biggest event to be held in Christchurch since the earthquakes.
OPINION: Would you want to live in a Christchurch of two million people?
OPINION: If Christchurch city sticks with a boring "business as usual" approach, it will lose its finest young people, and they won't be back.
OPINION: It is important to keep abreast of the modern world and the young who inhabit it.
OPINION: Front-footing it – there's our next step in the evolution of social media. Don't wait to be hacked or snapped and uploaded. Go DIY and get it done before they do it to you.
OPINION: Cracks appear to be emerging in Christchurch City Council's cohesive facade.
The Christchurch water charging debate was floated, exploded and has been unceremoniously dumped.
OPINION: According to CCDU, the new city development rules it has enacted put forward a vision.
OPINION: Some of you may have seen the article over the weekend that discussed women performing at the recent marae opening on the West Coast.
OPINION: The infamous Christchurch office sex romp brings the issue of out-of-work activities into the limelight again.
OPINION: We shouldn't be surprised that the club of nations should ask us to help eliminate Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Syria and Iraq.
OPINION: In an attempt to stave off public criticism, the CCDU revealed its plans for Victoria Square - a 350-metre Monster Water Slide.
Christchurch: A city of furrowed brows
OPINION: Sex sells but it has also, in an extremely sad and public manner, destroyed relationships and demolished hearts.
OPINION: Once upon a time you could get caught with your pants down and be the only one humiliated.
OPINION: We have not reached a point in the national journey where we can make an unqualified show of unity around what this day means to us.
OPINION: Last week I wrote about what I appreciated in post-quake Chch. Turns out there are many things.
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