OPINION: It is pleasing to see the ethnic diversity increasing in our community. Each culture brings its own contribution to Southland.
OPINION: Good on you for your article ''Store criticised for selling 'Gollies' (December 5) exposing this absolutely repugnant means of grabbing a few dollars at the expense of others' deep humiliation and hurt.
OPINION: I question the financial cost of the Elles Rd dog park.
OPINION: In the next 10 days Alliance shareholders get the chance to vote for new directors.
OPINION: ''Well done and congratulations'' on the Southern Scenic Route celebrations - but the route does stuff-all for the town of Gore.
OPINION: I see that John Husband questions the point and the cost of the referendum on asset sales.
OPINION: A reader takes issue with a photograph of US TV personality/hunter Melissa Bachman.
OPINION: The Alliance and Silver Fern Farms annual general meetings are coming up.
OPINION: Fish & Game NZ's southern region operations manager says we do not have to pass on the legacy of toxic waters.
OPINION: Here we go again. Big bold lettering about dirty dairying in our daily paper.
OPINION: A reader says taggers have usually been brought up in a culture of rental accommodation.
OPINION: Jordan Wyatt of the Invercargill Vegan Society responds to an editorial on hunting.
OPINION: A reader takes issue with Tim Shadbolt's claim that we owe a war debt to China.
OPINION: The New Zealand Shark Alliance is a group of non-governmental organisations, scientists and fishers calling for a ban on shark finning in our waters.
OPINION: A reader takes exception to our editorial on sharkfinning.
OPINION: Kudos to New Zealand officials for stopping the war on sharks (''Editorial: Finning and sinning'' November 12).
OPINION: A reader says a state-owned insurance company isn't a half-baked plan designed to bring down the insurance industry.
OPINION: Do we really have no choice about whether or not the CBD upgrade needs to happen?
OPINION: A reader points out a link between three recent projects trying to shorten the travel time to Milford Sound.
OPINION: A reader wonders how many Haast-Hollyford road supporters would be prepared to invest in it.
OPINION: Has there been proper consultation over the proposed inner-city upgrade?
OPINION: Sometimes we put people up on some pedestal so high we don't know quite how to react when they disappoint us.
OPINION: Should all electoral parties have a 50 per cent split between male and female?
OPINION: Is it time for regulations to protect children from second-hand smoke when travelling in vehicles?
OPINION: A reader takes issue with owners of roaming dogs.
OPINION: Are those running the country listening to the public?
OPINION: Would the money being spent on the A2B yacht race be better spent in the community?
OPINION: Newcastle attracted the same odium as Queenstown as an epicentre of non-domestic alcohol- fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour.
OPINION: Gore's elections are over, with a record low attendance.
OPINION: Further to the ''saga'' of the vanishing Te Anau sign.
OPINION: Mr Alan Dennis' election slogan of providing the link between the ILT and ICC sounds great but sadly seems to ring a bit hollow.
OPINION: A reader says there are shortcomings in the proposed Cosy Nook seawall.
OPINION: A reader has questions about the Touch Southland team fees.
OPINION: I hear that the ILT is funding Southern United in the football national league.
OPINION: Your correspondent Mick Ellis falls back on name-calling rather than rational argument.
A reader questions the logic of the Highlanders not playing a game in Invercargill.
OPINION: The suffocation of our estuaries is a real worry because of the importance of these environments for the aquaculture industry.
OPINION: Invercargill mayoral candidate Lindsay Dow questions claims on Splash Palace success.
OPINION: How can you consult when you are not told the facts?
Editorial: Few New Zealand families will not have had to watch a friend or loved one die from breast cancer, our third most common cancer.
OPINION: The chairman of the Southland branch of the Property Institute of NZ says subdivision rule changes will hurt property values.
OPINION: A reader and Invercargill City Council candidate at council's decision-making process.
OPINION: A reader says midwives are crucial in providing early parenting support.
OPINION: I am shocked the treatment of Corey Vreugdenhil by New Zealand police officers.
OPINION: Should SIT become a university?
OPINION: William Watt asks whether we really need three territorial councils, one regional council and various boards and trusts to look after the affairs of local government in Southland.
OPINION: Gore District Mayor Tracy Hicks said: ''Roads are the lifeblood of the rural economy and any diminishing of that status has the potential to be very serious.''
OPINION: Was the decision to freehold land at Sandy Point a failure of democracy?
OPINION: Does a region of 100,000 need 133 people to look after the affairs of local government?
OPINION: I wonder if it should be called the half around the mountain cycle trail.