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Fury over Flockton hoons

Flooded Carrick St

OPINION: My mum is mad. Not like crazy mad. More like very angry mad.

Storm hit 'like flung nails'

Lyttelton's Canterbury St floodss

Earthquakes have shaken the hills and storms have lashed them. The once-firm foundations of Lyttelton now feel like fingernails dug into the hillside.

Kiwis forgive Nigella's drug-taking

Nigella Lawson

OPINION: We are quite forgiving. We like good people. We like baking. Is this the essence of being Kiwi?

Greens out on their own

greens strap

OPINION: The great tragedy of our times is that the politics of ecological denial boasts some extremely powerful backers.

Maybe the back seat's best, Kate

kate

OPINION: Behind every great man is a great woman who knows when to act the shrub, rather than dare to be Catherine the Great.

Teachers pick up slack

duncan garner

DUNCAN GARNER - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: Duncan Garner tries to to spend "quality time" with his kids during the holidays.

Sticking up for lady drivers

Beck Eleven

BECK ELEVEN - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: As a brilliant female driver, I stick up for my gender when it is wrongly accused of being rubbish behind the wheel.

Climate change not a hair-shirt moment

mvb

MARTIN VAN BEYNEN - © Fairfax NZ News

OPINION: Climate change is a bit like religion, not in its theoretical base but in our response to it.

Getting stoned no boredom cure

marijuana

OPINION: This could be the most self-centred generation in history, and probably is: it expects instant and easy gratification.

Cafe can play what music it likes

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Campaign to get C1 Cafe to turn off its 'inappropriate' music is ridiculous, writes Johnny Moore.

Joe Bennett gets apology over cupcake

Z

OPINION: Last week's column about a cupcake led to the petrol station's CEO calling me up to apologise.

The royals are not leaders

michele a'court

OPINION: We're not interested in the royals' policies - mostly, we're interested in what they wear.

Mike Yardley: Time for fair rates for all

Percent

OPINION: It's unsustainable to expect cash-poor ratepayers to cover the likes of hefty infrastructure costs, by basing rates on property values.

Onesie beats an itchy groupie selfie any time

onesie

OPINION: I was getting foiled again and my let-go Charlie Manson locks chopped at the hairdressers when I overheard a conversation about nits, aka cooties, being on the increase.

An expedition through city traffic

Andrew Gunns

OPINION: We inched forward, all around us the sounds of appointments breaking and grown adults weeping into their steering wheels.

So long, Tau, and thanks

mvb

OPINION: Few will mourn the departure of Tau Henare from the political scene.

Get a grip Phillipstown School

Phillipstown School principal Tony Simpson

OPINION: Trotting your kids out to cry in front of the cameras makes me wince, writes Tahu Potiki.

Aussie criticism of Chch hurts

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Johnny Moore says we should listen carefully when outsiders question the Christchurch rebuild.

When keeping warm means less food

OPINION: I have nothing against people doing a bit of overseas travel even though they live on money provided by the taxpayer.

Cambridges renewing the royal brand

Mike Yardley

OPINION: The monarchy has proven to be a stable, hands-off arrangement - is that really a bad thing to endure? l Blustery welcome for royals

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