We're the not-so-good Samaritans
Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie answers letters to the editor on priorities and bureaucracy.
The Government's health and safety categorisations are a mess, Southland's New Zealand First list MP Ria Bond writes.
OPINION: Pat Veltkamp Smith considers coronations, consistencies and commonalities. As you do.
About the South columnist Lloyd Esler found his interest piqued by pipes.
Those beaks are like a Swiss army knife. Natural World columnist Paul Gay considers the kea.
EDITORIAL: Now we’re getting into a flag debate, as opposed to shadowboxing a nebulous opponent
Invercargill is still too far for Jetstar. How will Air New Zealand react?
Might the Government be tempted towards transferring senior now receiving home help to profit-driven aged care facilities instead, Greg Smith wonders in a letter to the editor.
It's been 10 years since the health funding formula was reviewed -- too long, says Labour's associate health spokesman David Clark.
After a dog's third attack on cats, Christina Laughton writes to the editor urging more action from civic authorities.
EDITORIAL: The Alfred Vincent case tests our stamina for vigilance, not vengeance
Health and safety law reform mustn't stifle the benefits of outdoor education, Catherine Kappelle writes in a letter to the editor.
OPINION:The poor financial management of the former Southern District Health Board has to be addressed and -- in spite of what the Opposition portrays -- consultation is key, Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay writes.
Just because we had had previous flags does not change that for more than a century we have had law, order and patriotism under this one, David Russell writes in a letter to the editor.
Columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith stabilises after a few speed wobbles.
EDITORIAL: It's a cultural kaleidoscope out there.
Invercargill and Southland are a great place to live, MP Sarah Dowie writes.
Achievements and shamefulness feature in Lloyd Esler's About the South column this week
Natural World columnist Paul Gay celebrates the result of a long, experimental plant breeding process.
The Government can't have been any more public about the apologies and compensation being offered to people who were abused in state care, Social Development Minister Anne Tolley writes in a letter to the editor.
EDITORIAL: What with one thing and another, now's as good a time as any to be thinking about Easter, the Government figures
It's the silver fern, rather than our flag, etched into the crosses marking New Zealanders' last resting place in Commonwealth War Graves overseas.
Editorial: There's a lot to be said for being open to a change of plan. Especially this one.
The Treaty of Waitangi gravy train must end, Nobby Clark writes in a letter to the editor
EDITORIAL: The health care we need won't be denied, but may be more distant, the minister is telling us.
Generations of soldiers past opposed foreign tyranny which the TPPA threatens to deliver, Pauline McIntosh writes in a letter to the editor.
A vital role of all organisations in this modern age is reaching out to the public and explaining what you're doing and why. In this week alone I have been involved with four community groups who have undertaken these transparency projects that basically encourage the public to have a look at what happens behind the scenes.
An anti-TPPA protester writes to the editor that she is a middle New Zealander, neither rent-a-crowd nor misinformed.
EDITORIAL: A pair of inquiring minds are doing us the service of examining the Government's never-you-minds.