Spare us fanciful figures, Philip Todd writes in a letter to the editor.
This week the council approved our Long-term Plan 2015-2025 which includes a drop in some of the rates increases that were originally forecast, as well as some extra community support.
EDITORIAL: Who would cram a carcass into a recycling bin?
Picture a desperate and dateless Government putting itself out there with stuff to sell, Lesley Soper writes in a letter to the editor.
OPINION: A bit of optimism-tinged relief would appear to be in order.
BRING ART INTO CBD
Listen, there's a use for Lego quite apart from its propensity to cripple an unwary foot going bare in the dark, writes Pat Veltkamp Smith
OPINION: We are not being vigilant on our own behalf.
If you look at people with only one eye open you will probably miss something, writes John Galbraith in a letter to the editor.
OPINION: Mark Hotton would like to think that after almost five years, he'd have this parenting thing sorted. Yeah, right.
OPINION: Southland's primary schools have a new, or rediscovered, way to make life hard for picky-picky parents
OPINION: An arts centre may yet happen, no thanks to the ICC's approach so far, Trevor Daley writes.
Many of us take a cavalier attitude to our own ideals and biases, Bruce McGarry says in a letter to the editor
OPINION: If major players can combine their visions for Invercargill CBD development then that's a huge plus.
OPINION: You don't want to be potted with dead native birds in the hand.
OPINION: Critics of Joy Cowley's children's book Mum's Diet should try to develop a more nutritionally balanced approach to reading
Grey Power Otago/Southland director Geoff Piercy puts a historical perspective on the Southern District Health Board's woes in a letter to the editor.
It's not a question of if New Zealand will be invaded, it's only a question of how and when, writes Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt.
OPINION: Invercargill audiologist Simon Melville has cautions and encouragements for those in need of hearing aids.
OPINION: Let's have laws that make life-and-death decisions a matter if vivid accountability for corporations.
While some quibble about too much red-tape in the proposed Health and Safety Act, we cannot afford to lose sight of seeking to protect workers' rights, and their lives, CTU president Helen Kelly writes in a letter to the editor.
OPINION: The Southern District Health Board has been showing symptoms of strain for years.
It is funny that whenever a plane goes down -- and there have been a few -- the finding of the black box provides all the answers,
OPINION: These days are gaspingly cold but glorious to behold.
Coming to a bookshop near you (probably) 1001 uses for a dead phone book.
People are being trapped in untenable social situations and economic exploitation, Aaron Nicholson writes in a letter to the editor
OPINION: There are worse drugs, no question, and some are legal. But that doesn't mean we lower the safety bar for this one.
SDHB budget changes will widen the gap between the haves and the have nots, Nobby Clark writes in a letter to the editor.
Instead of BreathEasy websites, how about a WarmEasy one, James Smith asks in a letter to the editor