Opinion: The health select committee heard that there are simply not enough beds for the people requiring them at Hillmorton Hospital. As a result of this, some patients have had to be moved to other facilities at night
Road works in Christchurch are annoying, writes Ali Jones, but sometimes they are done a certain way for a very good reason.
Halswell Residents' Association secretary David Hawke says that motorists are at the 'top of the heap' courtesy-wise toward cyclists.
Labour MP Megan Woods says Bill English’s comments last week that local workers and particularly the young fail drug tests, and this was the reason we were having to bring in overseas workers for these roles, made her blood boil.
City councillor Aaron Keown says his colleagues hide behind the term 'process', as he continues his campaign to get traffic signals installed at a contentious intersection.
City councillor Sara Templeton says a skate park for Sumner will be run well and with none of the graffiti and antisocial behaviours from the skaters that is usually predicted.
City councillor Phil Clearwater says he never proposed a controversial fuel tax alongside Cr Aaron Keown.
"There was some heroic work done in denying many houses to the fire by all sorts of people."
Linwood councillor Yani Johanson writes about connecting and embracing the different cultures around the city.
Deputy mayor Malcolm Lyall writes about disaster preparedness in light of the Port Hills fires.
New Brighton resident Linda Street is critical of the city council's plan to cover the war memorial in polyglass. She wants a total overhaul on the memorial.
Under National's watch, the dream of home ownership has slipped away for too many. People seeking the healthcare and treatment they require have been turned away or forced to wait, says MP Megan Woods.
Throughout Christchurch’s recovery, I’ve been heartened by the number of investors and developers willing to put their money where their mouth is and back the city’s future, writes MP Gerry Brownlee.
Opinion: Thanks to social media and the internet, it is now easier than ever to have an educated opinion on current issues and each candidate's views.
Community board member says that all the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump could be reviving interest in politics - and voting.
Labour MP Megan Woods looks at the price of children's education. "A survey of principals late last year shows that many schools will instead be forced to cut teacher aide hours because their communities simply can’t afford to pay more."
Farm properties were hit particularly hard, with many isolated farmers forced to take matters into their own hands to ensure their stock had access to food and water. The Government recently announced it would sell the temporary housing units used in Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake to help farmers in the Hurunui, Kaikōura and Marlborough districts recover.
Our councillors must seriously look at future housing developments and legislate for every house to have modern rainwater collection and retention, as well as every new road having swales, collecting the pollutants from our car tyres and brakes.
Fire safety officer Mark Thomas writes about an interesting call out to a backpackers in New Brighton.
Canterbury district police commander Superintendent John Price writes that New Zealand Police maintains the highest level of 'full trust and confidence' of any policing organisation in the world.