Editorial: Our leaders' agendas

OPINION: John Key fleshed out plans for social housing reform, Andrew Little focused on jobs.

A rebel without a cause

OPINION: I feel I should care about something enough to want to die for it, but I've got nothing.

Housing affordability needs rethink

OPINION: Try and find decent rental accommodation in Christchurch. It's a struggle.

The art gallery with no art

When the Ashburton Art Gallery opens next month it will be without any works of art on its walls.

Seminars, webinars, now holonars?

OPINION: There are few things I enjoy more than reading about the wonders of tomorrow and holograms will be big.

Cera must be transparent

OPINION: Cera needs to be open about any use of its powers to allow demolition of the heritage old Public Trust and Bishopscourt buildings.

Biggest boob is running page 3 girls

OPINION: If, as a male gazer, you really need daily boobs, why not exult in your mum's boobs?

We're dealing with drones

OPINION: The Civil Aviation Authority is taking a considered approach when it comes to regulating drones, writes CAA manager Steve Moore.

Inspiring vision of city's future

OPINION: Since the earthquakes most of Christchurch, including the city council, has concentrated on keeping going and trying to get back to a fully functioning city again.

Council objects to oil-block process

The Christchurch City Council is pushing for the public to have a bigger say in which offshore areas are opened up for oil exploration.

Rules would sort the trash

OPINION: Are the lazy, hazy days of summer to blame?

Drop Town Hall project, save money

OPINION: Once upon a time a budget blowout on a civic project was big news.

Editorial: Uber review sensible

OPINION: A review of the regulations governing taxi and hire car services is a plainly sensible response to the arrival of the new Uber hire-car service to this country.

The real oil on what's healthy

OPINION: One week fish oil is in, then it's out. What do you believe?

Drones keep droning on

OPINION: 2014 saw a record high in self-appointed opinion-shapers droning on about their pet gripes and it's only going to get worse.

Garner: Issue is safer roads, not foreigners

OPINION: Another horror holiday road toll, another round of national angst about foreign drivers.

No one can predict the future

OPINION: Trying to predict the future is always fun, but it will probably be defined by technologies we can't even imagine..

Small: RMA reforms a stop-gap

OPINION: However Nick Smith’s planned RMA reforms play out, the balance between inflation and Auckland housing is on shaky ground.

Don't rush to judge mother

OPINION: Editorial: The death of a Whanganui toddler is a tragic reminder that the best of parents can make fatal mistakes.

Night sky melts worries away


Most of us take the night sky for granted, but looking at the stars can help put things in perspective.

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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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