OPINION: Will the ages welcome Nelson Mandela with the same solemnity that they received Abraham Lincoln?
OPINION: Why have we just incurred our worst ever performance in the OECD's educational rankings?
OPINION: I agree that there are enough temporary memorial sites around the city.
OPINION: Previously you paid us money and we rebuilt your house if it burned down. Now you pay us more and we don't.
OPINION: Otira is the ultimate DIY challenge, the Do-Upper extraordinaire.
So, science. Even the word sounds evil. Oh sure, there's the worthy stuff like curing terminal disease but how much fun can there be watching a mouse romp round with an ear stitched on its back?
OPINION: Johnny Moore was blown away by the support he received for his recent column.
OPINION: There's nothing like the shaming of the great and good to put a spring in the step.
OPINION: Easter's meaning hijacked by bunnies so let's not have Christmas suffer the same.
OPINION: Have you noticed that Lianne Dalziel's language has sharpened about the city council's real financial position?
OPINION: December not only heralds the surge to Christmas, but a pivotal period for our new-look city council.
OPINION: The size of National's defeat in Christchurch East should send warning bells to party leaders.
OPINION: Next week the OECD will confirm what most Kiwis already suspect: our schoolkids are getting dumber.
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Deep-sea drilling evokes negative emotions in many but science and logic suggest the benefits outweigh the risks.
OPINION: The voters of Christchurch East have sent a clear message to the Government about the handling of the earthquake in their slice of the city.
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OPINION: Martin van Beynen has decided he needs to take a position on oil exploration in New Zealand.
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EXCLUSIVE: Let me whisper three little words, "Christchurch City Council". Here's three more: "Cut-price Christmas."
OPINION: Are councillors the best people to oversee $2.5b in assets if they have no previous governance experience?
OPINION: In the fragmented world of MMP politics, the trick is to compete and co-operate at roughly the same time.
OPINION: Middle-class men awkwardly pledging they'd never lift a finger against women - not one looked capable of slapping a wasp on a picnic table.