OPINION: Stewart Island is indeed undergoing a takeover bid.
OPINION: Given statements by the chairman of the Southland Outdoor Stadium Trust lately, it is obvious they are in this strife because of their deadbeat friends.
OPINION: I wish to respond to the editorial (Wednesday, April 9) on the Government's new Teachers Council.
OPINION: Is it time for change?
OPINION: All the hoo-ha over the debacle with Rugby Park can be handled in two easy ways.
OPINION: ...I believe the proposed plan should be struck out in its entirety.
OPINION: I was horrified to read that the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail is contributing to a rates rise this year.
OPINION: Through your paper I would like to thank a lot of people who helped me recently.
OPINION: A challenge to Invercargill City councillors to tidy up the city.
OPINION: Thank you for this lovely asset to Winton.
OPINION: To change or not to change?
OPINION: When we moved to this part of the country we were unaware that South Invercargill had slipped its mooring...
OPINION: Dropping off waste to the landfill is a good thing to do. Why charge people for it?
OPINION: Friday's front-page article concerning Southland workers' high drug test results has me concerned.
OPINION: In an area that should be considered prime shopping locations, shop after shop is closing.
OPINION: I've lived in the area for six years and there's miles more motorised traffic than cyclists and pedestrians.
OPINION: Clarification about the purpose of smokefree outdoor spaces is needed.
OPINION: There could be 25,000 buildings in NZ that will fall below the 34 per cent of new building standard and be classified earthquake prone.
OPINION: A proposed city council rate increase of 0.43 per cent is a pleasing improvement.
OPINION: Bill English made some good points last week but his party is not the only one to select its candidates through the democratic process.
OPINION: Is the O Week Eat Off in poor taste?
OPINION: A reader challenges the claim of an "unusually wet" season in Central Otago.
OPINION: A reader wonders whether words or deeds can be more improper.
OPINION: A reader asks if the land of my childhood is still there for her grandson to enjoy.
OPINION: I read with interest the letter from SDC ceo David Adamson and wondered why he thought it necessary to write such a letter and to be scathing of A Bednar.
OPINION: The council was quick to close Anderson Park Art Gallery due to fears for public safety.
OPINION: A reader asks where the money for cyclists accommodation will come from.
OPINION: Why are TV presenters' first words following an ad break so often ''welcome back''?
OPINION: A reader asks if teachers' employment rights are more important than child safety.
OPINION: Let's build a 19km pipeline, fill it with waste, and let it stew for three to five days.
OPINION: Recently on Campbell Live two Auckland cyclists were interviewed about wearing reflective gear while cycling.
OPINION: A reader asks how landowners are meant to deal with catching rabbits.
OPINION: I note with interest the proposed increase in use of toxins (1080 poison) in our conservation estate.
OPINION: Our sincere thanks to the communities of Clutha, Catlins, Milton, Dunedin and further afield for their expressions of sympathy.
OPINION: I am writing as a reader strongly opposed to oil drilling in New Zealand.
OPINION: As chairman of the European Community I have summoned all you leaders here for an urgent meeting.
Owen Carson uses his 250 words well in prising open the smart meter can of worms.
OPINION: Electricity Invercargill Ltd in the 2013 issue of Connections stated that smart meters will replace all current meters over three years.
OPINION: January is a great time to quit smoking.
OPINION: I am the accused ''irresponsible landowner'' concerned in regards to your article ''Landowner ticked off after fire spreads in 50-knot winds''.
OPINION: I am often entertained and sometimes appalled by writers to this paper.
OPINION: Jeff Sanders, of Barnardos, is concerned that the current anti- smacking law will become an election issue.
OPINION: Was the release of figures showing how many are under investigation "beneficiary-bashing propaganda"?
OPINION: A reader takes issue with cats being abandoned.
OPINION: Zelda Horrell, Dave Kennedy and Aaron Nicholson are profoundly in error to criticise drilling for gas offshore.
OPINION: All of you listen up: When a shaven-headed CEO says jump you better jump, sonny!
OPINION: I have been to Southland. One thing that stood out - the incredible number of rotting hovels in the area.
OPINION: A reader says motorists aren't always at fault when it comes to dangers to cyclists.
OPINION: We are in danger of losing our distinctive rolling Rs here in Southland.
OPINION: 'It may be the only advertisement of its kind to have survived worldwide'.