OPINION: In violent conflicts there's an acceptance that men will be killed and that's just life.
OPINION: Holidays are great but there is something to be said for being back in your own bed.
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.
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.
The phrase "busy inner-city nightspot" is a bit of a novelty to Christchurch residents after the CBD was laid waste by the earthquakes.
I love beer. I took to it at a young age. Being of Irish lineage, I was helped to sleep by Guinness.
OPINION: The RWCA Sanctuary Run was billed as a trail run that contained history, mystery and scenery - and it delivered.
OPINION: The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.
OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.
OPINION: If I were in charge I would be proposing an immigration policy, for example, that closely resembled a Bloody Mary.
OPINION: Concerns have again been raised that overseas workers helping to rebuild Christchurch are falling victim to unscrupulous employers and recruitment agents.
OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.
OPINION: Once a buttock-baring, flag-shooting, firearms-offence-convicted bogeyman of a Maori radical, Iti seems to have mellowed.
OPINION: There is something septic about historic sex allegations that have skewered British celebrities.
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.
OPINION: Pop-up concerts, art installations, a roller rink and a dance mat have helped bring life back into our battered city.
OPINION: MPs patronise voters by believing they know what we want.
OPINION: To endorse Cameron Slater's behaviour by participation is unlikely to sit well with many Kiwis, who value honestly and trust.
OPINION: Dirty Politics has dominated the news for 10 days but interest is no doubt starting to wane.
OPINION: In my lifelong quest to be a Better Person I started walking to work this week.
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