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OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.

Letters to the editor: July 31

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.

Letters to the editor: August 1

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.

Support for silver fern as debate rages on

The flag debate has been pub talk for months now and The Timaru Herald has received many letters on the subject.

Still a smoking hot issue

Environment Canterbury's smoky chimney issue is still being debated in and around South Canterbury. Here is what some of our readers think.

Time we starting taking an interest in cyber hacking affairs


Cyber hacking threatens more than revealing who's been cheating, Derek Burrows writes.

E-reading doesn't cater to all the senses


OPINION: I confess to being a bit of rebel when it comes to books.

Dobbing smokey fires 'dictatorship' - letter

Environment Canterbury recently broadcasted a suggestion that our populace anonymously report smoky chimneys.

Caught on camera consternation

Caught on camera.

Unearthed camera footage can lead to embarrassment no matter how long long ago it was filmed, Derek Burrows writes.

Letters to the editor: July 21


Timaru Herald readers share their views.

Web of supply and demand that's got out of kilter

Stu Gray

Head of Fonterra’s cooperative affairs (Canterbury) Stu Gray, is frank when he says he never thought dairy prices would drop so far.

The home of golf

John Daly kisses the trophy, the old claret jug, after winning the 1995 British Open.

There's an aura, a mystique, about St Andrews, and particularly the Old Course.

Dairy farmers have seen better weeks

It's been a week dairy farmers would like to forget.

Letters to the editor: July 16

Waimate's Roger Small wrote saying he believed letter writer Tom O'Connor was "right on the money regarding nutrient rules made for a select few high polluting farmers''.

Disrespectful attitude not taken lightly

Jodi Magi, 39, has been arrested in Abu Dhabi.

There would be nothing more frightening than being arrested while on holiday or living in a foreign country.

Letters to the editor: July 14

Timaru man Roger Fagg questions why a vehicle hub can't be built at Washdyke with a view to transporting goods to the port by an existing railway system.

Letters to the editor: July 11

So the NZ Flag Consideration Panel has completed the 25 public meetings around the country at a cost of $200,000 of our tax-payer money

Letters to the editor: July 10

Air New Zealand at long last has decided to offer South Canterbrians the opportunity to fly to their Capital City for $49 for a limited time only.

Demand steadily rising for police checks

Minister Anne Tolley.

You might consider yourself a worthy citizen by offering to do community work for voluntary organisations.

Another tragedy unfolds in Ashburton

Ashburton has once again been rocked by another tragedy.

The cost of dying

The Timaru City Council have just increased the cost of six foot of ground at the cemetery.

An age-old dilemma

We all have them. Those 30-something aged friends who skite about being asked for ID when purchasing alcohol at the supermarket.

My solar impulse to charge the power company

Soon our array of solar panels will be connected and we'll be looking forward to the day we can sell power to the power company.

Perhaps it's appropriate that we've just had some solar panels installed.

Winter artwork to admire

Frosty mornings.

The Old Chook recalls some special winter artwork she admired as a child.

Letters to the editor: July 3

I always appreciate reading in The Timaru Herald about efforts to clean racial and referee abuse out of the game of rugby.

Long-awaited leap into lexicon


It's not for FOMO, but Grant Shimmin has decided it's time to make his entry into the lexicon of the English language.

Letters to the editor: July 1

Your article on "Minister sour on sugar tax" highlights a major danger in democracy - money talks.

Parents will welcome free visits to doctors

The introduction today of free doctors’ visits, and prescriptions, for children aged under 13 years will be welcomed by parents.

Malapropisms are a mouthful

A mouthful of malapropisms.

Derek Burrows delves into a melting pot of malapropisms and mangled words.

Bracing myself for cooler conditions

Embracing cooler days.

OPINION: These days ... I am prone to centre my thoughts on temperatures rather than beauty.

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