Opinion

Dead men don't count

martin van beynen

OPINION: In violent conflicts there's an acceptance that men will be killed and that's just life.

Uncomfortable beds and early chats

Beck Eleven

OPINION: Holidays are great but there is something to be said for being back in your own bed.

More deaths despite 'zero-harm' policy

Lyttelton Port

OPINION: Lyttelton Port Company committed itself to a "zero-harm" policy last year - its objective being that there should be no accidents or incidents to endanger anyone on its sites.

Voters seeking solace on Right?

Colin Craig

OPINION: It would be ironic if Dirty Politics - a story of a 21st century political phenomenon- led to the advancement of a party whose policies are bedded in the '50s.

Vibrancy starts to return to city

Christchurch CBD

The phrase "busy inner-city nightspot" is a bit of a novelty to Christchurch residents after the CBD was laid waste by the earthquakes.

Less-troubled tippling

beer awards

I love beer. I took to it at a young age. Being of Irish lineage, I was helped to sleep by Guinness.

Trail runs beat road every time

RWCA Sanctuary Run

OPINION: The RWCA Sanctuary Run was billed as a trail run that contained history, mystery and scenery - and it delivered.

Land key to housing crisis

killick.strap

OPINION: The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.

A different game of two halves

iraq strap

OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.

Michele A'Court: Could Mary please stand up?

migrate strap

OPINION: If I were in charge I would be proposing an immigration policy, for example, that closely resembled a Bloody Mary.

Editorial: Our job market, our rules

House construction

OPINION: Concerns have again been raised that overseas workers helping to rebuild Christchurch are falling victim to unscrupulous employers and recruitment agents.

Performance matters in teaching

Air New Zealand generic

OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.

Iti adds interest

Tame Iti

OPINION: Once a buttock-baring, flag-shooting, firearms-offence-convicted bogeyman of a Maori radical, Iti seems to have mellowed.

Too many miscarriages of justice

Cliff Richard

OPINION: There is something septic about historic sex allegations that have skewered British celebrities.

Cardboard vs Christ Church cathedral

christchurch

Even if the cathedral was restored stone for stone, it wouldn't be a world class building ... a symbol of colonialism and resilience, but still a provincial cathedral.

Projects colour vacant spaces

Christchurch CBD

OPINION: Pop-up concerts, art installations, a roller rink and a dance mat have helped bring life back into our battered city.

Told what's important

beehive parliament

OPINION: MPs patronise voters by believing they know what we want.

Time to commit to clean politics

John Key

OPINION: To endorse Cameron Slater's behaviour by participation is unlikely to sit well with many Kiwis, who value honestly and trust.

Book won't clean up politics

dirty politics

OPINION: Dirty Politics has dominated the news for 10 days but interest is no doubt starting to wane.

Shanks' pony can be a mare

walk

OPINION: In my lifelong quest to be a Better Person I started walking to work this week.

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Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

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