Johnny Moore

Johnny Moore: Can't blame red tape

Johnny Moore

OPINION: We've found all sorts of creative things can happen if you add enough hilarity and dick jokes to the equation.

It's not that I don't care about High Street...

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Last week's column on the difference between High and Victoria streets certainly caused some debate.

Tale of two streets

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Why Christchurch's Victoria St is on the up, and High St is struggling.

'What's your problem, Lynch?'

Johnny Moore

OPINION: PR man's 'mean-spirited' criticism of Gap Filler is absurd, writes Johnny Moore.

Taggers draw out grump

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Good graffiti requires talent and skill and tagging requires little more than half a brain and a tin of paint.

Twisted sister turns sister act

Johnny Moore

OPINION: People often ask me: "What's the theme of your columns?" I'm not entirely sure.

My weekend in hell

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Just because you have a relationship with someone doesn't mean it's a good idea to go vintage motoring with them.

Dead boring to talk about

cemetary

OPINION: We spend a whole lot of time discussing how to stay alive and not a lot about what happens when we're dead.

The lanes call Johnny back

New restaurant lonely in a desert of destruction

Johnny Moore restaurant

OPINION: While I rant and rave each week that nobody is investing in the central city, here I am investing all my money smack-bang in the middle.

Johnny Moore: Being a cool uncle

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Childless aunties and uncles are cool. They let you stay up late and listen to good music.

Red tape halts repairs

Tilly May

OPINION: Plenty of people are heading into another winter in a house that's not providing a decent home.

We need leaders to lead the way

Christchurch rebuild

OPINION: The rebuild plan is a failure and we need leaders who are willing to find a way out of this mess.

Fury over Flockton hoons

Flooded Carrick St

OPINION: My mum is mad. Not like crazy mad. More like very angry mad. | Council vows action on flooding

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.

Aussie criticism of Chch hurts

Johnny Moore

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

Road rage is obnoxious

Red light

OPINION: Running a business on the busy intersection of Bealey Ave and Victoria St, I see a lot of crazy driving.

Johnny Moore: Rising to the challenge

Writing

OPINION: The Press has given me the week off so I can gather my wits. I, however, will still say the last word.

Making the elderly vulnerable

elderly

OPINION: An elderly man who has fought for years is getting worn down. "When they come, will it be too late?"

Why the expectation to breed?

Pregnant

OPINION: The only tension my first year of marriage is everyone's insatiable desire to see us have kids.

Insomnia a wake-up call for kindness

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Judging by the responses I received after last week's column, my wife's not the only one lying awake all night.

Johnny Moore: My wife doesn't sleep

Johnny Moore

OPINION: There she is, lying awake and looking sad when I splutter to life in the morning.

Quake anniversary poses new questions

Johnny Moore

OPINION: Anniversaries are a good time to stop and reflect. Where have we come from? Where do we want to go?

Johnny Moore: 'Stop planting lawns'

Grass, land, earth

OPINION: 'Lawn is like booze. A little bit is a great thing. But too much and we'll wake up with a headache.'

Johnny Moore: In defence of Catholicism

MODERN TIMES: Pope Francis praises the internet's ability to connect humans.

OPINION: Hope for the planet tied to an old bloke who drives a Renault and sits at head of an institution that has much to answer for.

Johnny Moore asks: Are women funny?

Sam Wills

OPINION: I'm in trouble with my wife after telling her I think men are funnier than women.

Chch doesn't need perfect planning

gap filler

OPINION: We need to nurture the quirky projects putting Christchurch on a global stage.

Boy racers or just stupid kids?

boy racer

OPINION: Earthquake news is ramping down, but reports of no-good boy racers are on the rise.

An undisturbed beauty

Johnny Moore

John Stanley is my hero. When I grow up I want to be him.

Moore: Christchurch Christmas is special

Christmas Lights 2013

OPINION: Johnny Moore looks at what makes Christmas in our city special.

Let's be NZ's street-art capital

Street art

OPINION: Street art is something that will help put Christchurch on the map for something other than disastrous disaster recovery.

Fun stories contrast with doom

Johnny Moore

OPINION: The Old Hack - my journalistic mentor - has been on the phone again this week.

'We're too jaded to cause a fuss'

Chch rebuild

OPINION: Johnny Moore was blown away by the support he received for his recent column.

Where is the public rage?

nightlife

OPINION: Johnny Moore finds himself sticking up for the Ministry Nightclub, and lamenting its loss.

Why precincts stink

prostitute

OPINION: Johnny Moore looks at why precincts stink, though suggests prostitutes walk the Justice Precinct.

Cup Day - racing, gridlock, booze

Cup Day strap 2013s

OPINION: Johnny Moore decides that next year he won't be such a Cup Day grouch.

Farms falling for subdivisions

farming generic

OPINION: If farmers are forced to sell up and cash in, what does that mean for our future?

Chance to be true Garden City

Agropolis

OPINION: How about some of the city's public green space be used for a locally-run farm?

What city do we want to emulate?

Portland waterfront

OPINION: As we rebuild Christchurch, should we be looking at a city like Portland or aim to be more like Canberra?

Give Irish lads a fair go

Johnny Moore

OPINION: I read the headline of the year the other day: "Luck of the Irish has sex-disease downside".

Bustling Victoria St 'a good thing'

53 Victoria St

OPINION: In the not too distant future, Victoria St will be busier than Lincoln Rd.

Not every building can be spectacular

EMC2 building

OPINION: I have seen proposals for buildings in this city that will be truly special. Just don't expect that of every landlord.

Phone books are neat

Johnny Moore

OPINION: I'm pleased to report that my new Christchurch Phone Directory was delivered the other day.

Make bike registration easier

motorcycle

OPINION: About now, fair-weather motorcyclists like me start thinking about getting their bike on the road for summer.

Journalism - it's all about telling stories

Johnny Moore

OPINION: It's almost a decade since I graduated from journalism school.

Cost puts people off living in central city

apartment

OPINION: Who will line up to spend $450,000 on a 75-square-metre apartment with one parking space?

Father's Day 'is a rort'

Garry Moore

OPINION: The idea that people need to spend money to show love is offensive, says Johnny Moore.

Some 'nut-jobs' running for council

Johnny Moore

OPINION: It's like a horse race from here, one where some horses start further ahead than others.

Treatment of elderly 'disgraceful'

elderly

OPINION: Now that we are rebuilding our city from scratch, how are we including older people?

Negative coverage of uni wrong

Canterbury University

OPINION: The University of Canterbury doesn't have the smell of a dying institution.

Time for us to demand return of democracy

Johnny Moore

OPINION: The first casualties of the quakes were people, the second were buildings and the third was democracy.

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