Grant Shimmin stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other dads, continuing a fine tradition that likely began in prehistoric times.
Tourist operators up and down the country will be rubbing their hands with glee, but Timaru appears to have missed the boat.
It was a hard day's night for Derek Burrows' guest, when the slat bed attacked.
The Old Chook confesses to a sweet tooth, but wonders whether puddings might contribute to excess podge.
OPINION: It's one of the most bizarre scenarios to have played out in South Canterbury in recent memory.
It's time for a sensational confession.
So, some gutless person thinks it is their right to play parking warden.
It's time to accept the flag referendum is a reality and look at what's likely to fly, says Derek Burrows
Every three years the fishing and hunting licence-holder public gets a chance to vote for Fish & Game council members in their region.
The Old Chook reflects on childhood tastes as she peels a pile of apples.
Grant Shimmin finds that a technological version of the pub quiz night can be dangerously distracting.
Is there anyone who doesn't get frustrated by long waiting times when ringing a call centre, asks Derek Burrows.
The public's reaction to media coverage of the fatal fire in Waimate this week has attracted mixed feedback. Some positive, some negative.
Columnist Grant Shimmin reflects on a top level athlete he has no doubt was clean.
Timaru's Helen Curnow shares her disgust over an article about animal cruelty.
The horrific fire which claimed three lives in Waimate serves to remind us to have a plan - just in case.
On a business page story in The Timaru Herald last week there was a column headlined "Rich lister slams new breed of selfish super-rich Kiwis".
When columnist Derek Burrows heads to Africa next year there'll be one majestic creature he won't be seeing.
OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.
Submissions to ECan with regards to the state of our air quality has reminded me that I had written to Nick Smith as Environment Minister early February 2015.
The article in The Timaru Herald regarding the closing of Bar One should be seen as a cautionary warning of things to come, says Roger Fagg.
The flag debate has been pub talk for months now and The Timaru Herald has received many letters on the subject.
Environment Canterbury's smoky chimney issue is still being debated in and around South Canterbury. Here is what some of our readers think.
Cyber hacking threatens more than revealing who's been cheating, Derek Burrows writes.
OPINION: I confess to being a bit of rebel when it comes to books.
Environment Canterbury recently broadcasted a suggestion that our populace anonymously report smoky chimneys.
Unearthed camera footage can lead to embarrassment no matter how long long ago it was filmed, Derek Burrows writes.
Timaru Herald readers share their views.
Head of Fonterra’s cooperative affairs (Canterbury) Stu Gray, is frank when he says he never thought dairy prices would drop so far.
There's an aura, a mystique, about St Andrews, and particularly the Old Course.