Do we really need a new flag?
The data is out and it reveals Kiwis are a happy bunch. Well most of us.
OPINION: Punters are lining up for a pint and a paintbrush in London, but will it ever catch on here?
Kiwi roadside food is not impressing some of our Chinese tourists, research has found.
The Old Chook is yet to be convinced about the effectiveness of miracle creams.
OPINION: South Canterbury is punching well above its weight in the sporting arena, says sports editor Stu Piddington.
OPINION: Warning: This column has some graphic content, so if you're eating, you may want to finish before reading it.
OPINION: A give and take budget - with beneficiaries coming out winners.
OPINION: Another national non-government agency with a Timaru branch is in the spotlight due to a last-ditch effort to keep its doors open.
The act of vandalism not only lightens the wallet but can have an emotional cost.
OPINION: Sharing the benefits of Auckland's business boom could also help resolve some of our biggest city's problems, Derek Burrows writes.
It's an exciting time for the modern newsroom.
OPINION: Moo the Magnificent deals with the indignity of interlopers, with a little help from the humans.
OPINION: The day might be warm but at night the chilly touch reminds me that winter is just around the corner.
John Key should be charged with treason for encouraging a flag change, a letter writer says.
OPINION: Say what you will about Britain's royal family, but they know how to work a crowd.
Pulling a little girl's ponytail earned one letter-writer a whack across the knuckles.
OPINION: The Timaru District Council will have welcomed the number of submissions it received to its long term plan.
Have motorists produce their licence if they want to buy petrol, a letter writer suggests.
OPINION: Derek Burrows ponders the potential pitfalls of the decision to outsource hospital meal preparation in Dunedin and Invercargill.
Setting new earthquake-proofing rules for buildings was always going to be a balancing exercise.
The Old Chook muses on birthdays, name days and party planning.
The New Zealand flag debate continues with our letter writers today.
A merger between the Timaru Town and Country Club and the South Canterbury Returned and Services Association makes sense.
OPINION: A couple of weekends ago, I visited the Mother Ship. Timaru. Home of my childhood years and the town where the majority of my extended family remain.
The council responds to a letter writer's inquiry about traffic congestion in Timaru.
OPINION: It was as foggy as I've ever known it at Caroline Bay on Tuesday, the morning I happened on Pink Paddles.
The New Zealand flag "campaign" was officially launched this week.
Tricky, tricky, tricky. A tax on salt to stop us eating so much of it.
A call to ban the sale of coal with a high sulphur content has drawn a suggestion from model engineering enthusiast Hayden Brown.