With a couple of bills to pay, columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith has sworn off opening sale catalogues for the time being.
The Proposed Southland Water and Land Plan will ultimately benefit farmers, Peter McDonald writes.
OPINION: Walking through Invercargill CBD, you cannot help but notice the empty buildings and lease signs.
OPINION: I must admit the life of a mayor at times feels a little like being in one of the classic Mainland cheese TV ads from a decade ago.
I feel I don't say "Freeze, I'm Ma Baker, put your hands in the air and gimme all your money" enough as I should.
OPINION: A company that hires a fishing boat skipper isn't necessarily entitled to his closely-kept records when he departs.
OPINION: What compelled the Community Trust of Southland to roll its longstanding chief executive?
OPINION: Diplomatic immunity does serve a purpose, but the downside stings.
OPINION: About that "certain window of time'' to react to the south's bonamia oyster scare.
OPINION: There are worse things than impoliteness.
OPINION: Fluoridation: Who likes having even a good idea shoved down their throat?
The right song can turn a bad day into a good one.
Opinion: Now, I love a little bit of ice skating, I just prefer not to do it on the pavement on the way to work.
OPINION: Manchester deals with its grief.
OPINION: Winter driving warning from Southland Police Winter has officially started and we've already had some cold days to remind us what it has in store for us.
OPINION: There comes a point where automatic-pilotry gives way to headless-chookery.
OPINION: For some reason my body has always had the philosophy that when it is awake, it likes to be awake, and when it is asleep, it likes to stay asleep.
It's time to stand up and fight for our health, says Southland District Mayor Gary Tong.
OPINION: The Invercargill City Council's record keeping looks dodgy.
When my dad discovered The Mavericks, I was horrified.
Sometimes I wonder what New Zealanders think of politicians.
OPINION: Do ever feel guilty for not participating in things that are considered iconic in your hometown?
OPINION: Free-to-air entertainment doesn't come any better than this.
OPINION: Actually, you don't have to hand it to him.
Clutha-Southland candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017
Invercargill candidates discuss their high and lowlights of Budget 2017.
Opinion: Years ago, while living in Central Queensland, it happened that there was a knock at my office door one day.
There are more beds in the Invercargill men's prison than there are at Southland Hospital (Kew).
OPINION: Rebecca Amundsen fills a vacancy created by carnage.
Every year, there are a few dates that stand out and for an MP Budget Day is one of them.