OPINION: The Christchurch City Council's decision to pause its project to restore the Christchurch Town Hall until its financial position is clearer is plainly a wise one.
OPINION: The move of Government department offices and their employees back into the central business district is a further boost for the rebuilding of the city.
OPINION: The rebuilding of Christchurch is providing an unequalled opportunity for a wide range of businesses to flourish and prosper.
OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe has been left batting off what must be irritating distractions when he needs to be making fast progress.
OPINION: David Harding will now escape the risk of further admonition from his peers.
OPINION: The news that Malaysia will send a diplomat back to face trial here has substantially defused a brewing row.
OPINION: The duplicity and deceit of Rolf Harris that came to light during his trial is about as complete as it is possible to be.
OPINION: Abolishing diplomatic immunity, as has been suggested in the wake of the rape-accused Malaysian diplomat, would not benefit NZ.
OPINION: The annoyance of opposition parties at Govt news of $212m towards 14 major roading projects is understandable.
OPINION: The few hundred people who got a sneak peek of Hope & Wire, a TV series about the quakes, gave it a standing ovation.
OPINION: Finally, things seem to be happening in the Christchurch CBD.
OPINION: The council's decision to reverse it's previous decision on the slow creation of the city's new cycleway shows it's listening to the people of Christchurch.
OPINION: It has long been known that traces of oil exist in the region, but there has never been anything to justify a commercial operation.
OPINION: The three al-Jazeera journalists in the dock in a Cairo criminal courtroom yesterday appeared genuinely shocked by the guilty verdicts and the stiff prison sentences they received yesterday.
OPINION: The impression is that even in what should be straightforward, well-signalled, matters Labour is having trouble getting itself organised.
OPINION: It's hard to see the relationship between New Zealand and the US getting much better than it is now.
OPINION: The idea of raising money by public subscription for public facilities and enhancements is not new, and certainly not in Christchurch.
OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe put a brave face on yesterday as he tried to weather the storm over this involvement with Chinese businessman Donghua Liu.
OPINION: Compulsorily enrolment in KiwiSaver is almost certainly going to make people worse off than if they were left to decide for themselves.
OPINION: Schools should not seek to hide behind claims of confidentiality and privacy to try to keep bullying hidden.