OPINION: The only tension my first year of marriage is everyone's insatiable desire to see us have kids.
I play no music at home. If music comes on the car radio I turn it off.
OPINION: Sister city Adelaide is lovely, but Christchurch is where people genuinely enjoy social interaction.
OPINION: The council must start dredging all of our city's waterways, writes Mike Yardley.
OPINION: People can build in flood-risk areas, but only if they do so in a way that reduces the risk of flood to an acceptable level.
I'm leaving Shaky Town, Cone County, Christchurch, to move back to Wellington.
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OPINION: Name another world leader who could get away with making a gesture that literally means stupid while his home city drowns in the worst floods for a century.
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OPINION: Owners whose animals attack, maim or kill must be held accountable.
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OPINION: While Christchurch is used to dealing with disasters, we mustn't become victims of a PR disaster during the Royal tour.
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OPINION: 'I think and therefore I am - a member of the ACT party, in fact the leader.'
OPINION: I was shocked at what a bomb site the CBD still appears to be on my first post-quake visit.
OPINION: News that a West Coast school was in a flap over sex education made me nostalgic for the comforting imaginary past I retreat to in times of bafflement.
OPINION: Judging by the responses I received after last week's column, my wife's not the only one lying awake all night.
OPINION: Apparently there's nothing more valuable than good parenting - unless you're asked to value it in monetary terms.
OPINION: The out-of-left-field appointment of Matt McCarten as David Cunliffe's new chief of staff caught NZ's political class almost completely off-guard.
OPINION: The likes of Amazon, Asos and eBay enjoy an unfair advantage, given their GST-free status.
OPINION: Young people relying on friends or mum and dad to ferry them round in my mind is pretty lame.
OPINION: Shane Taurima would have been the country's most senior Maori broadcaster, but this is all history.
OPINION: There she is, lying awake and looking sad when I splutter to life in the morning.
OPINION: It's a hard fact to swallow but some people won't like you. And never will.
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