Opinion

Time to change expectations about recovery

cath.strap

OPINION: We need to respect people's privacy more than normal, by not making judgments and not passing on rumours.

Getting stoned no boredom cure

marijuana

OPINION: This could be the most self-centred generation in history, and probably is: it expects instant and easy gratification.

Editorial: Council needs to reach full speed

Lianne Dalziel

OPINION: Committed decision-making is something the elected members have tended, if anything, to shy away from.

Collins' trademark smile is slipping

Judith Collins

OPINION: Labour MPs - and now NZ First - seem to be scenting blood in the water.

'Oh god, I run like Big Bird'

Big Bird

OPINION: People often ask me what I think about when I run, so I've recalled what I could from the Mt Cook half-marathon.

Cafe can play what music it likes

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Campaign to get C1 Cafe to turn off its 'inappropriate' music is ridiculous, writes Johnny Moore.

Original designs sorely needed

Friedensreich Hundertwasser's public toilets in Kawakawa

OPINION: Christchurch needs fun, quirky architecture to relieve our cityscape from monotony.

Joe Bennett gets apology over cupcake

Z

OPINION: Last week's column about a cupcake led to the petrol station's CEO calling me up to apologise.

The royals are not leaders

michele a'court

OPINION: We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.

Editorial: Business must lift its game

NZX

OPINION: A new rule requiring companies listed on the NZX to report on gender diversity reveals an unsurprising but dismal picture.

Ditch South Africa from Super Rugby

Andrew Mehrtens

OPINION: As Super Rugby nears its 20th year, Andrew Mehrtens calls for a competition without South Africa.

Risk strategy based on outdated data

Canterbury flooding

OPINION: We can't base flood-risk assessments on historical data that was collected before the earthquakes.

Royals embody our heritage

Prince William and Catherine

OPINION: I used to be a republican, until the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit made me reassess.

Editorial: Renewal of a close royal tie

Prince William and Catherine

OPINION: Although good publicity for NZ is by no means the main aim of royalvisits, the coverage this one has received has been overwhelmingly positive.

Mike Yardley: Time for fair rates for all

Percent

OPINION: It's unsustainable to expect cash-poor ratepayers to cover the likes of hefty infrastructure costs, by basing rates on property values.

Should we stay royal?

Prince William and Catherine

OPINION: As Christchurch prepares to welcome the Duke and Duchess, Perspective debates whether NZ should stay a monarchy.

Onesie beats an itchy groupie selfie any time

onesie

OPINION: I was getting foiled again and my let-go Charlie Manson locks chopped at the hairdressers when I overheard a conversation about nits, aka cooties, being on the increase.

Editorial: Mana's cynical step too far

Mana and Dotcom

OPINION: The annual meeting of the Mana Party decided at the weekend to explore further forming some sort of connection with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party to fight the general election in September.

An expedition through city traffic

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: We inched forward, all around us the sounds of appointments breaking and grown adults weeping into their steering wheels.

Sharing your living space

Beck Eleven

OPINION: Having flatmates is a rite of passage. If you are saving money, you share a house.

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