Southland District Council Mayor Gary Tong has come in to bat for the work of Environment Southland's Ali Timms and Marion Miller.
EDITORIAL: It wasn't even meant to be scary.
A reader wished the world would revolve less around money and more around people, animal and environmental welfare.
EDITORIAL: NZ's free trade delegation was grounded in Townsville rather more emphatically than in reality.
When a big act comes to a small town everyone gets excited.
A reader thinks police have wasted their time hassling Exit International, supporters of euthanasia.
EDITORIAL: No need to read too much between the lines of this job ad.
EDITORIAL: Nice to see a simple bit amid the science in the Wright report
The SoRDS tourism strategy will include ways to get better value from what's already precious about southern attractions.
EDITORIAL: The Government and the professionals cannot take our responsibilities off us.
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EDITORIAL: Rest and recovery aren't optional extras.
EDITORIAL: This isn't community policing, guys.
EDITORIAL: Fame has its downside: infamy.
EDITORIAL: Alliances should result from intelligent scrutiny. But never replace it.
EDITORIAL: Thanks a bunch, Professor Cox. One more scary scientific scenario.
Spring has sprung and, if you're anything like me, suddenly the urge to exercise and get remotely fit rears its ugly head.
EDITORIAL: Psychotic killer clowns aren't a problem. Mean pranksterism kind of is.
EDITORIAL: He's baaaaack.
EDITORIAL: Our more motorised posties need to take care. So do we.
OPINION: The Southland Stags still have plenty to play for in 2016, if they are to avoid their worst rugby season in over a decade.
EDITORIAL: It's not about impatience. Just safety.
Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson put his take on the latest 1080 controversy.
EDITORIAL: The odds of a good outcome, for you, are still better than Lotto.
A letter writer thinks it's time to stop using animals for our own gain.
EDITORIAL: The 1080 debate risks becoming, itself, poisonous.
Too busy, too complicated: Why local elections don't get people's vote
EDITORIAL: The blue-collar billionaire doesn't like paying taxes. His fans don't either. So no problem there?