Spy novel unfolds

Edward Snowden Moment of Truth

OPINION: Workable coalitions are unclear, parties with some good policies and people also have bad ones.

Make a fuss of scheme

Timaru Herald photo

OPINION: The man behind the Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme is a doer, not a talker. He doesn't go looking for pats on the back.

Changing the way we vote

OPINION: For more and more voters, Election Day has already come and gone. And maybe that's a good thing.

Opportunity knocks


So the Targa rally drivers won't get their spin around the Levels Raceway. That's a shame, but not the end of the world.

Editorial: Not in my back yard

Legal Highs

It is a natural reaction. "Set up a legal highs shop near me . . . you've got to be kidding."

A fire risk from above

Sky lanterns

OPINION: We have a small window of opportunity to raise awareness of the potential hazards of using sky lanterns.

Let's dial it down a bit

Kate Middleton

OPINION: I called back page 1 of the Herald on Tuesday night, for a spot of breaking news.

The language is important

From the Beehive

OPINION: Politicians don't answer questions because they don't know the answer; they don't like the true answer; or they don't want to be held to the answer.

Spark's big fizzer

OPINION: Oh, the delicious irony of it. People trying to have a perve at nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence bring New Zealand's internet to its knees.

Let's rally for rally


OPINION: It would be a shame if a way can't be found for the Targa Rally competitors to experience a spin around Levels Raceway.

A sombre milestone


OPINION: How easy is it for you to believe that four years have already passed since the September 4 quake that changed a city forever?

Dark times abound

OPINION: There are times when it seems quite easy to think of conflict being far removed from us - though this week we've plainly been affected.

Editorial | V8s call big Levels boost


What a difference a couple of months can make in motor racing.

Make no mistake - grammar matters


OPINION: It really was a moment to feel proud.

'Waste of time'

Ballot box

Wellington housewife and Labour Party activist Harriet Wakefield puts aside her personal problems (lesbian affair, addiction to synthetic cannabis) to focus on the election campaign.

Tragedy just up the road

Armed police hunt for man connected to Ashburton shooting at WINZ

OPINION: Our front page today is given over to the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Ashburton.

Nats' long weekend

Judith Collins

OPINION: There is a quote - or misquote - that has never seemed so apt, or so understated, right now.

Voter turnout a concern

Ballot box

OPINION: New Zealand used to be a world leader in voter participation at general elections, but no more.

Idiocy leads to tragedy


OPINION: Easier access to firearms means more tragedies. Period.

More tea, anyone?

dirty politics

Why sometimes, said the White Queen to Alice, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Challenge leaves me cold

ice challenge

OPINION: Am I the only person in the world who finds the ice bucket challenge that is sweeping television and the internet slightly distasteful and extremely tedious?

Time to be informed

OPINION: We asked each of the candidates to give us their top three local issues for the election. Those are important, because they affect us where we live.

SBW call sets a precedent

Sonny Bill Williams

OPINION: There's something about the Sonny Bill Williams situation that reminds me of an immortal line from George Orwell's Animal Farm.

St John's ills worrying

St John's Ambulance

OPINION: St John says it would like at least 50 more volunteer staff across its South Canterbury stations. But filling those spots won't be easy.

Focusing on the election

dirty politics

OPINION: ACT Party donor and Auckland mother of two Danyel Southwark forgets her personal problems (fraud, child abuse) to focus on the party's election campaign.

Inform voters properly

dirty politics

OPINION: I'm really relieved I'm a swinger right now - it means I have a chance to influence the forthcoming election.

Just cruising in market

World cruise ship

OPINION: There's a disconnect somewhere between the outfit that oversees cruise ship visits around the country and the outfit that looks after the ships when they get to Timaru.

Speed case blows up

Chris Ellis

OPINION: It's hard not to feel a sliver of admiration for Porirua lawyer Chris Ellis.

Politics, and life and death

Robin Williams

OPINION: Wellington housewife and Labour Party activist Harriet Wakefield is sidetracked when she has a lesbian affair with an Internet Party supporter ...

Tributes testament to genius

OPINION: It stuck with me the whole weekend, and beyond.

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