Dead men don't count

martin van beynen

OPINION: In violent conflicts there's an acceptance that men will be killed and that's just life.

Uncomfortable beds and early chats

Beck Eleven

OPINION: Holidays are great but there is something to be said for being back in your own bed.

More deaths despite 'zero-harm' policy

Lyttelton Port

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.

Voters seeking solace on Right?

Colin Craig

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.

Vibrancy starts to return to city

Christchurch CBD

The phrase "busy inner-city nightspot" is a bit of a novelty to Christchurch residents after the CBD was laid waste by the earthquakes.

Less-troubled tippling

beer awards

I love beer. I took to it at a young age. Being of Irish lineage, I was helped to sleep by Guinness.

Trail runs beat road every time

RWCA Sanctuary Run

OPINION: The RWCA Sanctuary Run was billed as a trail run that contained history, mystery and scenery - and it delivered.

Land key to housing crisis


OPINION: The high price of Christchurch land is 'crazy' given it is not a densely populated city, says World Bank planner.

A different game of two halves

iraq strap

OPINION: If the Middle East doesn't watch out we'll give up on them. We really will.

Michele A'Court: Could Mary please stand up?

migrate strap

OPINION: If I were in charge I would be proposing an immigration policy, for example, that closely resembled a Bloody Mary.

Editorial: Our job market, our rules

House construction

OPINION: Concerns have again been raised that overseas workers helping to rebuild Christchurch are falling victim to unscrupulous employers and recruitment agents.

Performance matters in teaching

Air New Zealand generic

OPINION: Getting teachers to help kids of all backgrounds succeed is compromised unless we can reward those who really deliver.

Iti adds interest

Tame Iti

OPINION: Once a buttock-baring, flag-shooting, firearms-offence-convicted bogeyman of a Maori radical, Iti seems to have mellowed.

Too many miscarriages of justice

Cliff Richard

OPINION: There is something septic about historic sex allegations that have skewered British celebrities.

Cardboard vs Christ Church cathedral


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.

Projects colour vacant spaces

Christchurch CBD

OPINION: Pop-up concerts, art installations, a roller rink and a dance mat have helped bring life back into our battered city.

Told what's important

beehive parliament

OPINION: MPs patronise voters by believing they know what we want.

Time to commit to clean politics

John Key

OPINION: To endorse Cameron Slater's behaviour by participation is unlikely to sit well with many Kiwis, who value honestly and trust.

Book won't clean up politics

dirty politics

OPINION: Dirty Politics has dominated the news for 10 days but interest is no doubt starting to wane.

Shanks' pony can be a mare


OPINION: In my lifelong quest to be a Better Person I started walking to work this week.

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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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