OPINION: Rail's $10m price tag is too expensive but $300m-$400m for two motorway bypasses is judged acceptable?
OPINION: Our illogical obsession with aircraft safety is an insult to autonomous adult society.
OPINION: We could learn a thing or two from other cities' award-winning urban design projects.
Christchurch will not be defeated
OPINION: Despite all the frustrations, I am surrounded by people who will not be defeated, says former cathedral dean.
OPINION: If an insurer's expert will not change their view, it is best to obtain your own expert to point out shortcomings.
OPINION: NZ mountaineers controlled the Erebus crash site; Armed militia run the MH17 site.
OPINION: The decision to nix the prospect of commuter rail for Canterbury is short-sighted and disappointing.
OPINION: Some have dismissed comparisons of Vladimir Putin to Hitler as too provocative, and they may be right, but there are some common factors.
OPINION: Zone committees are a valuable way for ECan commissioners to build relationships with local communities.
OPINION: Stop degrading our rivers and sucking more milk from the herd, and aim instead for a sustainable NZ.
OPINION: Don't just concentrate on the CBD, we also need bolder plans for surrounding areas.
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Microbiologist argues British prime minister's call for a fight against "antibiotic-resistant superbugs" is over the top.
PR manager leaves Southern Response
OPINION: People need more info to understand time frames and complexity of rebuild, says Sam Fisher.
OPINION: Once the insurer decided whether to repair or pay out, it cannot change its mind because of difficulties with the repair.
OPINION: With a clearer strategy and more support, Christchurch could lead the way in design and innovation.
OPINION: Were Roger Sutton and the council CEO really pedalling in the same direction yesterday, or was it just a PR stunt?
OPINION: Gaylene Preston, maker of quake series Hope and Wire, looks back at her own earthquake experiences.
OPINION: If the council doesn't invest in its people, like helping young people reach their potential, the city will be the poorer for it.
Should health system reject the seriously obese?
OPINION: A walk around any public area these days is a shocking reminder of how New Zealand is becoming a nation of fatties.
OPINION: Apartment living triggers questions such as: 'What about ethnic cooking? Loud music? Seeing the neighbours?