Opinion

Teens' act not anti-Anzac

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Poppy flowers grow around the memorial at ANZAC Park.

Attempt to steal a poppy collection bucket does not represent a general lack of respect among young people for Anzac Day.

Letters to editor: April 17

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A Timaru District resource consent document shows the Rosewill quarry site (outlined in yellow) and the route (in red) and land (in blue) over which clay may be hauled.

Two Rosewill residents have expressed dissatisfaction at a non-notified consent granted in the area

Chase or be chased

Mark Labbett and Brooke Burns present the award for outstanding morning program during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)  (DAYTIMEEMMYAWARDS-SHOW)

OPINION: I'd like to be a chaser, but I'd settle for being chased.

Does Crowe deserve a knighthood?

Martin Crowe is interviewed by Simon Doull at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards 2015 Dinner, Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand,  Wednesday, April 01, 2015. Copyright photo: David Rowland / www.photosport.co.nz

OPINION: Should New Zealand's greatest batsman, Martin Crowe, be knighted?

Letters to editor: April 16

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OPINION: A Timaru reader has challenged flouride opponents to provide evidence of physical harm.

Park idea fine, with one condition

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South Canterbury Rugby Football Union chief executive Wayne Hart says a Timaru District Council's committee to support the Fraser Park Trust winding up is a "good first step" to passing ownership of Alpine Energy Stadium into the union's hands.

There will be some raised eyebrows among sporting codes. 

Letters to editor: April 15

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Has your post been slow recently? Letter writer Brenda Healey waited nine weeks for one - from Temuka.

Residents cornered by consent process

Rosewill residents, from left, Stephen Walker, Joe Harris and Elaine Schlunegger say they are among dozens of opponents of a resource consent allowing Rooney's Earthmoving trucks to cross local roads up to 80 times a day.

You can't blame Rosewill residents for being a tad tetchy.

Letters to editor: April 14

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Centennial Park and the Northland by-election were some of the issues which have caught the attention of letter-writers.

No appetite for real TV

Campbell Live presenter John Campbell.

OPINION: It's a sad day when Paul Henry is considered a better ratings bet than John Campbell, writes Derek Burrows.

Time to kill off zero hour contracts

Maccas.

OPINION: The wonder about zero hour contracts is that more of a fuss hasn't made about them before now.

Letters to editor: April 13

140514 News. Photo: John Bisset/ Timaru Herald. Dean van Buuren outside Chalmers Church that he has purchased.

Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.

Steam trains and straw

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OPINION: Easter was about steam trains and Bible camps, the Old Chook remembers.

Child support changes frustrating

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Michelle Johnson is not happy with changes to Child Support by IRD

OPINION: For a number of people changes to the Inland Revenue's child support system have been seem to be anything but fair.

Getting back to basics in Fairlie

Drought Shout organiser Graeme Denize, right, saw first hand the tough times some farmers faced in the adverse weather conditions.

OPINION: The dress code at this shindig is gumboots, jeans and Swanndri.

Tourist report has merit

TAKEN: Kiwi drivers have been taking tourists' keys to try to stop bad driving.

Clive Matthew-Wilson is a go-to person for comment on things motoring. We should listen up.

All power to the internet

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OPINION: Has the internet become as necessary to this generation as electricity was to ours?

Letters to editor: April 10

Timaru man Adrian Mealing is concerned the Community Corrections site is moving across the road.

Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.

Different spokes for different folks

A truck 'nightmare' looms on the West Gate.

OPINION: It's only natural. We see large trucks on the highway.

Joke laws should be changed

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Some retailers have been engaged over the past long weekend, as they are every Easter, in defying the country's trading laws and exposing them as a joke.

Brave message an important one

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Allan Still, father of Alexis Victoria Still who passed away in the Carterton Ballon accident talks with the media after the graduation ceremony where his daughter received a certificate in arts.

OPINION: Credit must go to Viviene and Allan Still for trying to ensure others don't share their experiences.

Letters to the editor: April 1

Water tap

Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.

Have church, willing to negotiate

140514 News. Photo: John Bisset/ Timaru Herald. Dean van Buuren outside Chalmers Church that he has purchased.

OPINION: Timaru businessman Dean Van Buuren opening himself to criticism seeking public support to preserve church.

Government won't want another by-election

RUSSELL, NEW ZEALAND - MARCH 28:  New Zealand First party leader Winston Peters is congratulated by supporters at The Duke Of Marlborough Hotel on March 28, 2015 in Russell, New Zealand. Peters has won the Northland by-election to replace the seat vacated by National Party MP Mike Sabin on January 30 this year.  (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

OPINION: Winston Peters' landslide win in Northland on Saturday is being seen in part as reflective of dissatisfaction in the provinces of the Government.

Importance of customer service

Timaru woman Jo Wedlake's meal came with an extra message, which she found inappropriate.

OPINION: Writing a bad-taste joke on the inside of a pizza box wasn't the brightest of pranks.

Sure this won't be the last we see of Clarkson

Your views on the dismissal of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after a 'fracas' with a producer.

OPINION: It's hard to imagine Jeremy Clarkson just fading away - he'd get bored.

Not 'just a game'

New Zealand's Grant Elliot reacts after hitting a shot for six runs to win their Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Auckland.

OPINION: It is more than a day since the event, but it was so special it still deserves comment.

Crash raises insurance questions

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It happened outside our patch, but the aftermath of a crash involving a tourist driver on the West Coast poses some interesting questions.

Parents deserve good talking to

Jordan Kennedy, one of the St Bede's College rowers axed from their Maadi Cup rowing team for breaching airport security was in the action at Lake Karapiro.

OPINION: You'd imagine the rector of St Bede's College in Christchurch would have been more than a little peeved yesterday.

No excuse for workplace deaths

An Otago University venture developing new generation gas detectors is benefiting from the growing focus on workplace safety.

When we head off to work each day, we do so with the reasonable expectation that we will make it home again.

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