Opinion

Letters to the editor: July 03

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

A long-awaited leap into the lexicon of the English language

Dictionary.

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.

Mundane setting for momentous moment

South African president Nelson Mandela presents the World Cup to winning captain Francois Pienaar

OPINION: I was alone in my elation.

Those in pain seeking other options

Ra, Brad and Mark Timms. The family would like to see medicinal marijuana available for Brad who has Batten Disease.

People who use cannabis for medicinal purposes are calling for the drug to be made legally available for those who need it.

Letters to the editor: June 25

Lynley Simmons shares her views on the recent live sheep shipment from Timaru.

Merger should come as no surprise

A merger between Aoraki Polytechnic in Timaru and Christchurch's CPIT is imminent.

EDITORIAL: Struggling against a number of factors, Aoraki Polytechnic is looking to merge with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

Food for thought in cheesy sex survey

There are bound to be a few holes in this theory.

OPINION: In the US, every day of the year is dedicated to a particular food, but one survey found cheese has particular benefits, writes Derek Burrows.

Failure to catch a high-risk monster

The Dunedin house where Edward Livingstone killed his two children before turning the gun on himself.

EDITORIAL: The tragic deaths of Dunedin siblings Ellen and Bradley Livingstone is beyond comprehension.

Letters to the editor: June 23

Timaru's Roger Fagg believes it is time to look at other options for Stafford St.

Coming to the smartphone party

Listen for the dial tone . . . and the neighbour's conversation.

OPINION: The Old Chook is enjoying the benefits of today's smartphones, but memories of old-time party lines remain clear.

Bad weather should give us pause for thought

Lloyd and Pat Gustafson are praising emergency services after a Lloyd had a stroke while driving friend Susan Pedofsky over the snow-covered Lindis Pass on Thursday.

What an incredible story we ran in Saturday's Timaru Herald.

Letters to the editor: June 20

Timaru woman Una Landreth wants local cafe and restaurants to make sure food is gluten free when it is advertised as such.

A taste for creating the next big thing

Hoping to have the next big idea.

I want to think of the next big thing.

Point of difference needed

Shopping habits have changed, and some people think Stafford St in Timaru no longer seems the bustling hub it used to.

OPINION: Some will argue Timaru's main street is no longer the bustling retail hub it once was.

Export sheep semen instead

Annette Moffat says the exporting of sheep semen could be an alternative to large numbers of live sheep being exported for breeding.

The lengths people go to for love

Geraldine's Toby How took out the national Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year competition at the weekend.

People will go to great lengths to find love just ask Toby How of Geraldine.

Checking out of shared shopping expeditions

Shopping: A treat, or torture?

Derek Burrows is hoping segregated shopping will catch on in New Zealand.

Hooray for Hayden

Hayden Paddon nailed his best World Rally Championship yet after finishing second in the Rally Italia Sardegna.

OPINION: Geraldine's Hayden Paddon is a wonderful ambassador for both New Zealand and motorsport.

Making the best choices for ewe

Better to be loquacious than a quidnunc.

OPINION: The choice to embrace and enjoy technology or to let life slide by without realising what we are missing is ours.

Children need sport's lessons

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OPINION: Children gain a lot from playing sport. There's learning to be part of a team.

Education outside the classroom

OPINION: Is taking your children out of school to travel really going to set them up for bad habits later on in life?

Sheep shipment conjecture just beginning

Livestock is loaded aboard the Nada when it was docked at the Port of Timaru.

OPINION: Livestock carrier Nada has left behind enough conjecture and opinion to last for months.

Climate change message unpopular

Water vapour billows from smokestacks at the incineration plant of Ivry-sur-Seine, near Paris, December 4, 2009. Most world leaders plan to attend a climate summit in Copenhagen December 7-18, boosting chances that a new U.N. deal to fight climate change will be reached.    REUTERS/Charles Platiau (FRANCE ENVIRONMENT)

Nobody wants to know that climate change is occurring.

At a loss despite advances in medical science

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Given the technological advances that have characterised the first 15 years of the 21st Century, I've been moved to wonder in the last week or so about some of the medical miracles that may be just ahead for the human race.

Two sides of the same coin

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OPINION: Where there's vulnerability, there'll be someone ready to take advantage.

Many lives changed forever

05032015 News Photo: Debbie Jamieson/FairfaxNZ The funeral programme for Ruby Marris, who was buried this morning. A Chinese driver is facing a charge of dangerous driving causing death following the crash that killed five-year-old Ruby, on February 21

OPINION: Tristan Marris' pain will never end.

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