You can't turn your back on Timaru for a minute before all sorts of interesting things go off.
New routines are hard to start, writes the Old Chook.
OPINION: It didn’t take too long to reacquaint myself with one of the sounds of my youth.
All week it's been bubbling away under the surface.
"I'm not ready to play the cripple card just yet."
OPINION: Japan's win against South Africa must surely rank as the biggest upset in sporting history.
OPINION: Hamilton City Council made a blunder by refusing to rule out euthanising Oz.
The drama league performance of Evita is faultless, a writer says.
To forgive does not automatically mean you have to forget.
A reader is disturbed by motorists ignoring the signals of emergency services.
OPINION: Brace yourselves, folks, I'm about to sing to you.
Germany is leading the way with the refugee crisis, but how's New Zealand doing, Neil McKinnon asks.
OPINION: In a sense, the Government's lacklustre response to the refugee crisis was overwhelmed by public opinion.
I think some Timaru drivers just need to slow down and look more carefully.
OPINION: When it comes to claiming citizens, the answer's vexed, writes Grant Shimmin.
Behaviour of TBHS hockey players readers encountered in Auckland was outstanding, they write.
Cartoonists having a field day over Key's refusal to comply with refugee obligations, writes Neil McKinnon.
Grant Shimmin discovers Shakespeare had more influence on the language we use today than he'd realised.
Well what a mess Serco has made of the running of Mt Eden Remand Prison.
Derek Burrows embarks on a decluttering spree, discovering the dangers of living in the same house for 20 years.
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.