OPINION: Economist Dr Greg Clydesdale says we need more information to decide if hosting a Winter Olympics would be feasible.
OPINION: Today's US presidential debate is set to be edge of the armchair viewing.
OPINION: Never before in living memory have two presidential candidates been saddled with so much toxic baggage, Mike Yardley writes.
OPINION: If America refuses to end the Syrian civil war, then Russia will have to win it.
Editorial: There is no need for moral panics over a drink at a school fair.
The thing about so called "casual racism" is that it never feels casual when it happens to you.
Knowing who you are and what you believe in is a strong start to protecting against mental illness.
Opinion: Another notch in the cancelling out of the human touch
Opinions: This marriage breakdown of Brad and Angelina threatens love itself, writes Martin van Beynen.
The highs and lows of the week's news
SATIRE: Do not expect the answers to be fair. Life is not fair. You might as well learn this now.
OPINION: Our Senior Cat Correspondent's expertise finally pays off.
OPINION: Christchurch's performing arts precinct needs to include space for alternative work if the city truly wants to be 'edgy'.
A serious debate about cat control and the protection of native species is to be welcomed.
OPINION: Let's get rid of the kiwi and become a nation of kea.
Finally, a fight over who will lead Christchurch, even if it is centre Left versus further Left.
Opinion: Good luck with believing the milk of human kindness will flow copiously in a disaster.
OPINION; The North Projects gallery may be closing but the resources and infrastructure that it came from continue to flourish.
OPINION: Moving the Municipal Chambers could be a win-win solution.
Exams attract criticism but has there ever before been a reaction like this to a maths test?
OPINION: Never before has a major New Zealand city seen so many uncontested wards, with four incumbent councillors guaranteed re-election.
What are we doing to our environment? Urgent intervention is needed to stop the degradation.
OPINION: Put a man in a car and something happens. He turns into homo vehicularis, a beast whose way is not to be impeded.
OPINION: Will John Key fold when it comes to over-riding Maori interest in the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary?
Why are we so happy to rank sportspeople and fund them accordingly, but not intellectuals?
OPINION: On the anniversary of women's suffrage in New Zealand, historian Katie Pickles ponders Christchurch's radical past.
EDITORIAL: Local elections must be a contest of ideas.
Opinion: Who wins the breakfast show wars leads the news day from the start and gains the psychological edge.
Wanted - generous corporate sponsors to stop the decline in kea numbers before it is too late.
OPINION: I got ever so boringly robbed on Monday night and have tried to solve the crime since.