OPINION: Extremism in the Islamic world has thrived and been allowed to thrive for many reasons.
OPINION: The newsroom won't be the same with the departure of a respected colleague.
OPINION: There is not the slightest doubt Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson had to be sacked.
OPINION: Nick is on team build; I am on team buy
OPINION: Insurer IAG has promised it will not leave customers in the lurch after announcing that it wants to make cash settlements for its outstanding 2000 or so rebuild claims.
Application forms, interviews, rejection - becoming a puppy parent can be a rigorous process.
They are called cricket tragics and they walk among us. No, they do not walk. They pace. They stand and sit and pace again.
OPINION: Expecting the government to fix everything in the wake of a disaster and put it back the way it was is unrealistic.
OPINION: The decision this week to stop St Bede's College from imposing a punishment on members of its rowing team for their misconduct was decided on orthodox grounds.
Autumn can be a melancholy season, until I remember it's just Mother Nature doing her thing.
Proposed cuts are undeniably a problem for arts bodies, but it is silly to suggest the city will become a "cultural wasteland".
OPINION: The emblematic Christ Church Cathedral continues to defy the doom merchants.
OPINION: Underground pipes will soon join public playgrounds and $495m worth of buildings on the list of uninsured council assets.
OPINION: Tromping off to the High Court to seek an urgent injunction, to get their boys back in the row boats stinks of elitist self-entitlement.
At last. It has taken the Government long enough but, finally, it has deigned to make changes.
OPINION: Who needs reality television train wreck X Factor, when you've got Winston Peters and Mark Osborne.
OPINION: Andrew Gunn reveals cabinet minister Nick Smith's journey to parliament.
OPINION: It doesn't take a dark-skinned person in a wheelchair to make the Live Central campaign all right, it takes understanding
OPINION: Officials needed to know whether lizards or native geckos exist at the property ... and whether their lives are in danger.
OPINION: The fight over Christ Church Cathedral should have been over long ago but it continues to smoulder.
OPINION: New Zealanders are a generous people, and it is time to dig deeply to help out our neighbour.
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OPINION: Don't damn all Otago students because of the actions of an obnoxious minority.
OPINION: It's a blood sport anyone can play. Shooting at MPs in their fishy barrel.
OPINION: The news that Anglican leaders are asking for public feedback on Sir Miles Warren's plan for rebuilding Christ Church Cathedral provides a glimmer of hope that a solution can be found to the impasse over the ruin in the Square.
OPINION: I'm worried about the Garys in my life. They're all getting older and no new Garys are being born.
OPINION: It's time to ask some tough questions about the city's anchor projects.
OPINION: We should stop putting real people on TV to entertain us, writes Michele A’Court.
There are many non-white people in Christchurch. Some of them are quite photogenic.
The white, middle-class imagery used by Cera's Live Central Campaign should serve as a reminder that the future of Christchurch will not, and should not, reflect its past.
OPINION: After 3 1/2 years of denial, delusion and dereliction, the Christchurch City Council has finally agreed to craft a freedom-camping bylaw.
OPINION: Imagine a project for the cathedral site which could put Christchurch among the world's top visitor destinations.
OPINION: A flak jacket is essential for mayors travelling overseas as they always come under fire.
OPINION: One plus one mostly equals two. That's a generally accepted fact.
OPINION: Have you noticed how hardly anyone bothers with bookshelves any more?
OPINION: Welcome to Ask The Philosopher King, where readers seek advice from the PM on matters of meaning, logic and all things existential.
OPINION: If you happen to see Neon floating along a drain, do let me know.
OPINION: I wasn't too excited when we had another breathless exclusive last week, with Hager alleging documents showed the government spied on its Pacific partners
OPINION: A criminal cases review panel will not only save money, it will restore public faith in the criminal justice system, says a law expert.
Toxicologist explores how 1080 is and the risk of a child dying from contaminated formula.
OPINION: The future of a skateboard park in Sumner will be decided by a community board, who must consider public opinion.
OPINION: A South Island summer is like whisky: Initially bitter but warm and rich in flavour.
Abbie discovers dog food is 'seriously expensive'
Instead of discussing human food, I'd like to address the issues surrounding dog food.
OPINION: The threat to contaminate infant milk formula with 1080 should remind us that terrorism takes different forms.
OPINION: Sunday was International Women's Day. I didn't even know it was happening.
OPINION: The Government's political management, good, bad and ugly, has been brutally laid bare.
OPINION: Gloriavale's leader Hopeful Christian is getting old. Is the end-time for this commune approaching?
OPINION: The city council needs to make hard choices as it struggles to fill a huge funding shortfall, but that also means it must be completely sure that its reasoning on any particular decision is sound.
OPINION: Is there such a thing as New Zealand architecture, something that makes our buildings quintessentially Kiwi?
OPINION: If we learn anything from the "Picton park strangers", it is that you cannot watch romance occur in real time.
OPINION: I lay awake at three in the morning thinking about labels and listening to the rain bringing my 58th summer to a clattering end.
OPINION: The fact that it was a drug-free, smoke-free and alcohol-free event didn't appear to have any impact on attendance or people's enjoyment.
OPINION: Summer's biggest 'hot potato' gets served up on a cooling plate for public engagement.
OPINION: Hadlee sports awards for event of the year should have gone to the Boxing Day test between NZ and Sri Lanka.
OPINION: Corporations are vile beasts. It is one's duty to loathe the bloody things.
Firefighter describes the impact car crashes have on those who deal with them.
OPINION: Quite when Christchurch dropped the ball on being cycling friendly is difficult to say.
OPINION: Andrew Gunn examines New Zealand First's Northland by-election.
OPINION: It would be naive to think New Zealand should not gather information about what is going on in our sphere of strategic interest.
OPINION: Snatching keys from a car's ignition used to be something you heard about in connection with stopping a dangerous drunk driver from careering out of the pub carpark.
Our move to New Zealand was only meant to be two to three years - now we're reconsidering.
OPINION: Let's look hard at ourselves before we start pointing our nasty little fingers at a group who are a much smaller part of the problem.
OPINION: Girls and young women have enough to put up with over the sexualisation of female bodies in the media.
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?
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