The mountains on one side; the sea on the other. Imagine a cycle trail along the stunning Kaikoura coast.
OPINION: We've been warned that autonomous vehicles are coming - ready or not - and we'd better embrace the future.
OPINION: The recent storm exposed our dependence on fragile infrastructure.
The new recreational past-time is not fishing, nor swimming, but driving your 4WD vehicle up dry riverbeds.
OPINION: "One push and it's boom! Goodbye fat boy Kim! Two pushes and it's boom! Goodbye Jina, goodbye debt!"
I resent bedtime. Always have.
Plans by the Little River community will benefit many from outside the valley and are worthy of support.
OPINION: It may seem the promise embodied in the iconic 2008 poster, showing Obama's face above the word "hope", has not been realised.
Ease off motorcyclists ACC and focus on the real accident threat - parents. Johnny Moore writes.
NZ's super rich are not an inspiration to the bottom 30%, who just want a job and a home, writes Rosemary McLeod.
It's time junior doctors and their employers stopped finger-pointing and found a solution to their labour dispute.
OPINION: The super-rich are not paying their fair share of tax as wealthiest NZers declare incomes less than $70,000.
Paul Manafort's fate suggests all's not lost for freedom-loving people in America and the rest of the world, writes Joe Bennett.
OPINION: Cherry blossom trees were a fitting earthquake memorial. So why plant maples?
Alcohol should be allowed to be advertised in support of professional sport's viability, writes Mike Yardley.
OPINION: Will the new PM's plan to help the vulnerable be undermined by ideological hostility, asks Chris Trotter.
OPINION: We need our city's heart to beat again, to draw us out of our suburban silos and to come together as common citizens who share a city commons.
The media may have to develop an obsequious relationship with Trump and wait for the right time to pounce, writes Jane Bowron.
The Mt Albert by-election is a platform for new political ideas.
The free education that New Zealanders are entitled to is slowly being eroded.
SATIRE: The new Prime Minister struggles to be heard.
OPINION: We tend to attribute bad motives to those we disagree with but blaming your partner doesn't end a fight.
Some real news in a world of fakes.
OPINION: As it turns out, if you haven't injured yourself doing something mundane, you haven't lived.
This idea is much more dangerous to our world than Donald Trump.
In addition to "post-truth" and "fake news", we have a new term – "kompromat" for financially or sexually compromising material to use against a rival or adversary.
OPINION: New Zealanders are being mistreated by Australian policies.
OPINION: Cleaning is a mindless job, says Joe Bennett. It leaves most of your central processor idling.
OPINION: Kiwis are amongst the friendliest people on the planet. So why do they behave like natural born killers behind the wheel?
OPINION: Why the outrage over a proposal to export millions of litres a month of pristine Southern Alps water?