OPINION: Should there be an organ donor register showing those who would take but not give?
OPINION: A readers sings the praises of Southland's leafy superfood.
OPINION: A reader says local shows have been marred by the amplification of backing bands.
OPINION: A reader has come up with their own design for a New Zealand flag, featuring a kiwi.
OPINION: Our hearts go out to all involved in the current Israeli-Gazan crisis, it is heart breaking.
OPINION: How clear should our rivers be?
OPINION: Is hemp what Southland needs to cement s reputation for being a major contributor to NZ's economy?
A reader has questions on bovine Tb in Southland.
Well done to Frank Dean for correctly pointing out that Rugby Southland and the Southland Outdoor Trust are one and the same.
OPINION: A reader asks if the naming of our new stadium is appropriate.
OPINION: Is it time we stopped stressing about school holidays?
OPINION: Is it really worth changing energy suppliers?
OPINION: A reader asks how Rugby Southland's finances have been calculated.
There has been a sense of inevitability that local funding organisations will continue to bail out Rugby Park.
OPINION: The June 30 story about the stadium again raises the following points.
OPINION: Is the health cost-cutting agency a Ponzi scheme?
OPINION: Should the Southern District Health Board be renewing its call to use fluoride?
OPINION: A reader says the neglect of Bluff harbour is a disgrace.
OPINION: An Otautau reader says calls for more support for Stadium Southland.
OPINION: Is the current All Black team really the greatest team in the world?
OPINION: Your editorial saying that John Banks would be merely a carcass attracting thrashing attacks if he had stayed in Parliament is obviously true given the reaction of his political rivals last week, before he announced his resignation.
OPINION: A reader asks who actually "developed" the ILT Kidzone festival.
OPINION: Why should our young people have to jump through hoops to get a licence at a huge cost while foreigners from countries with really low standards are allowed to drive here.
OPINION: Those councillors who think making Tay St and Dee St one lane will solve the inner city problems are living with their heads in the clouds.
OPINION: Another year and another celebration of our sporting heroes.
Anyone growing up with gravel roads providing the access to their home in the country would know that roading engineer Scott Graham's comment that ''potholes should be something expected on an unsealed road'' is a typical response from a townie.
OPINION: We would like to provide some context to the issues raised in Steve Mitchell's letter (May 29) about the transportation of fertiliser from South Port.
I find K Perwick's recent letter disturbing.
OPINION: I cannot let Sarah McCarthy's article (May 28) on country music pass without comment on her final paragraph.
OPINION: Reading The Southland Times headline and subsequent story about tuatara on Thursday, I think it is important to note the following:
As one who attended this year's Bluff Oyster Festival on Saturday, I have written to thank the festival committee, Bluff fire brigade, St John Ambulance personnel and licensed security officers for the timely and competent manner in which the festival site was evacuated after storm-force weather conditions set in at midday.
Labour has announced its TPPA policy, and the words have a reassurance to them.
Robert Guyton says he believes that those with links to the tobacco industry should not enter Parliament. This idea might be taken farther and smokers could be denied the right to vote.
The National Party has recently introduced two candidates, Todd Barclay and Christopher Bishop, who have previously worked for the tobacco industry.
I could not agree more with Kelly Nicholson's letter (May 16)
OPINION: Credit is due to the members involved in organising the Invercargill Workingmen's Club 50th jubilee celebrations.
I am intrigued to hear the only ones complaining about New Zealand First's amendment to their constitution are waka jumpers and traitors.
OPINION: My letter (Wednesday 14) contained an error; the actual number of state houses projected to be cut from Invercargill is 209, which will be more than a 50 per cent reduction.
From your story ''Out with the shotgun, in with the stilettos'' (May 12), it would appear that the primary aspiration of the National candidate for Invercargill is to ''troop around Parliament in my stilettos'', and be known for it.
I was shocked to read in The Southland Times (May 13) that 579 state houses are being cut from Invercargill over the next 10 years.
OPINION: On Saturday we drove down to Invercargill for the day. Initially we were amazed how many people were at McDonald's and could not get a car park.
OPINION: As part of Invercargill City Council's 2012-22 (Draft) Long Term Plan, one question seeking a response was whether the people of Invercargill should take over ownership and operation of Rugby Park.
OPINION: Aaron Nicholson gives a good history of the term "war on drugs".
OPINION: I'm not avid reader of Mayor Shadbolt's Hotseat column but the headline ''Immigrants should head south'' grabbed me.
OPINION: An election year always encourages open debate on the pressing issues of the day.
OPINION: It is just so uplifting and heartwarming to read in our Southland Times just how caring and loving we are about God's creatures in this country.
OPINION: When I donated money for the rebuilding of the Southland Stadium it was on the condition that the ILT removed their signs that were plastered all over. They took most of them away.
OPINION: Might I ask how many Southland people know just what happens to Te Anau's sewage at present, and what the ramifications of the Southland District Council's application to discharge waste water land at Manapouri are?
OPINION: I am furious today as the chooks we have had for four days were killed by a dog that got into my property when I had left to go to the supermarket. I had been gone only 20 minutes.
OPINION: Your warped editorial on the Calvin Community Church (April 30) gets it wrong again, like your previous one on Christianity alive down here.