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OPINION: With any luck, the forecasts are wrong and hours of torrential rain won't fall on Christchurch on Sunday.
OPINION: Measles could have been eliminated by now in the same way as smallpox and polio - by large-scale vaccination.
OPINION: Traditionally, New Zealand elections have been held on the last Saturday in November but it seems the Prime Minister has other plans.
Ethan Stiefel, the American artistic director of the Royal NZ Ballet, will return home when his three-year contract expires in September.
In the year 2000, Rolleston was served by its single, century-old school, which had about 240 students.
OPINION: Somehow, it is no surprise that EQC provided the wrong information to Gerry Brownlee, before he went into Parliament and lambasted Labour politicians.
OPINION: Yesterday proved the vulnerability of parts of Christchurch already identified as flood-risk areas in a report from last month.
OPINION: For those who remember the Cold War, suddenly it feels like 1980 and world geopolitics just got frostier.
OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe perhaps scored one or two electoral points last week when he visited.
OPINION: The families of the 29 men who died in the Pike River mine disaster could be forgiven for thinking the justice system has let them down.
OPINION: The honeymoon between the new Christchurch City Council and the Government now looks to be officially over.
OPINION: The increase in the minimum wage will bring some relief to the lowest- paid workers when it comes into effect on April 1.
In matters involving public money, it is essential that the principles of transparency and accountability are upheld.
OPINION: To an outsider, Charlotte Dawson would seem to have had everything.
OPINION: Labour MP Shane Jones has scored a rhetorical hit with his attacks on alleged behaviour by Countdown towards NZ suppliers.
OPINION: TVNZ's decision to launch an inquiry into the editorial independence of its Maori and Pacific programming division is the right one.
OPINION: It is obvious that the Christchurch City Council and the Government must, as the mayor said, forge a new partnership.
EXCLUSIVE: Migrant workers can be vulnerable and regrettably a few employers have sought to take advantage of the situation.
OPINION: It might have been expected that top politicians would give internet businessman Kim Dotcom a wide berth.
OPINION: The city council's intention to get involved in affordable rental housing is to be welcomed, but treated with caution.