EDITORIAL: News that Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings requested his salary be frozen has given rise to a fairly predictable discussion. On one side there is outrage at what objectors see as disgraceful levels of greed; on the other, patient explanations that, to attract the most talented bosses, salaries have to be offered that are competitive with those in other countries.
Jim and Susan Wakefield are working with Canterbury Museum to turn their home into a musuem. She explains why.
OPINION: It's easy to get your nose out of joint when the flavour of the day (pandas, flags) gets more funding than essential and important science, as SARAH-JANE O-CONNOR explains.
Neil Graham was a bit embarrassed last Saturday night when a crowd at the Christchurch City Council offices rose to give him a standing ovation.
Beck Eleven is adding "part-time hero" to her CV after helping a friend trapped in a cupboard.
Statistics New Zealand's latest non-residential consent figures show the Christchurch rebuild is racing ahead.
OPINION: If there’s one thing I’ve become an expert at over the years, it’s bad moods.
Something resembling spring has arrived and with it the need to bring the lawn mower out of hibernation and get the lawns back into shape.
OPINION: The death of Kiwi comedy legend Ewen "the Westie" Gilmour one year ago was so sudden, so unexpected, his friend writes.
Recent central and local government announcements show there may be a new spirit of cooperation in the air.
Why does Joe Public care more about celebrities and viral internet videos than struggling Kiwis, asks Johnny Moore.
The chances are that you've heard that New Zealand has an 'ageing population'. This means that the proportion of older people in the population is increasing, while the proportion of younger people is declining.
Will the discovery of running water on Mars make it more likely astronauts will visit the planet in future?
OPINION: Dear Vatican, You may recall I wrote to you a dozen or so years ago, just after your first publicity-conscious Pope died.
I like being on a ship. Every now and then you think, "I'm a bit pissed". Then you think, "No, it's the boat rocking.” So you have another drink.
Development of Tekapo is to be welcomed but it needs to be careful and in sympathy with its outstanding environment.
OPINION: There are people in the Labour Party who take an almost forensic interest in the Greens. They can discourse at length on the "fundi/realo split"; "Deep Green" versus "Red Green"; and whether the electorally perilous potential of "Blue Green" will ever be realised.
OPINION: We don't need more hysterics, histrionics and hyperbole trashing overseas drivers this summer, Mike Yardley writes.
EDITORIAL: Many questions still need answering about Regenerate Christchurch, despite Friday's announcement.
Commercial pressures are skewing our science system towards the customer. What's happened to science for science's sake?
The spray tanner asks you to lift your boobs or bend over slightly because certain body parts have worked their way south.
I'm a red peaker and proud of it. Does that make me a Greenie?
Pigs, pandas, modern sculpture and more of that wretched flag debate.
SATIRE: This week in an historical first one of the Catholic Church's most liberal Popes addressed the United States Congress. Stuff has been leaked a first-draft copy of the pontiff's speech including some potentially controversial statements that were later omitted from his actual address. These included:
How would you feel if your neighbours installed a large sculpture just over the fence? Kay Fisher's annoyance is understandable.
ANALYSIS: Should we be feeling excited, grateful for the supposed $3b Chinese investment in the rebuild?
The outlook is grim for the life-supporting quality of many of our rivers, streams, lakes and aquifers.
OPINION: I already have Rugby World Cup fatigue and we're only a week into the event.
OPINION: Buying art for a city severely deprived of beauty is not a waste of public money.
Western governments need to study the root causes of the refugee crisis, writes a Christchurch woman working with the UN Refugee Agency.