Christchurch's "Mainland Press" emailed me for comment on whether Council should sell off some of its holdings to pay for quake-related costs. I sent them a few paragraphs they could quote to add to whatever story they were writing; they decided to run them together as an article. I think it reads surprisingly well given that I hadn't really expected that this would be an op-ed piece rather than quotes used in a longer story.
Anyway, here it is.
In unrelated media-grubbing, I was on NewsTalk ZB Tuesday morning talking about how smokers are a net boon to the government rather than a drain on the system.