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.
OPINION: The Government isn't responsible for the global dairy price, but it is in charge of the economy and has failed to support our regions sufficiently, MP Clare Curran writes.
Past and present came together for columnist Pat Veltkamp Smith.
EDITORIAL: So no one told us it was going to be this way?
The news media has convinced people the TPPA is a trade deal, but it's an assault on democracy, Hamish Sutherland writes in a letter to the editor.
EDITORIAL: It turns out funny business isn't especially funny
Forget any coal-fired dreams, Richard Sandler writes in a letter to the editor.
Aaron Nicholson explains in a letter to the editor that he didn't submit his flag design because, the way the referendum has been presented, he thinks the winner will be met with hostility.
OPINION: It's not always easy to grin and bear it.
Environment Southland councillor Robert Guyton is feeling apologetic in a letter to the editor.
OPINION: It's still sort-of-solid rather than in liquidation.
There's a lot to like about how the whaitua (catchment comittees) are operating around Greater Wellington, Environment Southland chairman Ali Timms writes.
Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie sets out her take on the Southern District Health Board sacking and defends the proactivity of Southland's MPs.
Is the ICC preparing for sea level rises? Rochelle Surendran seeks answers in a letter to the editor and the council replies.