The amount of coverage it gets shows the birth of a royal baby is still special.
OPINION: English can be a tough language to learn, with so many exceptions to the rules.
When a Timaru man committed to helping raise money to stop the trafficing of girls in Nepal he did not anticipate the week's events.
OPINION: People need to exercise discretion when considering ex-Gloriavale members accounts of time at the commune, Peter Bertram writes.
Prime Minister's remarks on ban on alcohol sponsorship give one letter writer cause for concern.
OPINION: While the families deserve sympathy, it is hard to feel the same way about the deceased.
OPINION: The horror of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the tiny kingdom of Nepal on Saturday will be widely felt throughout this country.
A reader writes that drivers must take responsibility for their actions.
OPINION: There's no shortage of examples of Prime Ministers putting their foot in it, Derek Burrows discovers.
OPINION: The Old Chook contemplates the need to remember the sacrifices made in WWI.
A reader is grateful for the Washdyke war memorial being retained.
It's time New Zealand Rugby's selection policy entered the 21st century.
A regular writer says tooth decay has fallen in Timaru since the cessation of fluoridation
A reader sees the new Holcim cement dome as an "eyesore".
OPINION: Watching the ongoing coverage of the goings-on relating to the Gloriavale Christian Community on the West Coast in recent months has been eye-opening, to say the least.
OPINION: Quick test: What do you know about the Battle of Waterloo?
Rumble strips could stop drivers crossing the centre line on bends, a letter writer says.
OPINION: Just how much do New Zealanders care about the America's Cup anymore?
A reader suggests reduced speed buffer zones to help lower speeds in towns like St Andrews
OPINION: The Old Chook explores the origins of that useful storage space in your car, the glove box.
Attempt to steal a poppy collection bucket does not represent a general lack of respect among young people for Anzac Day.
Two Rosewill residents have expressed dissatisfaction at a non-notified consent granted in the area
OPINION: I'd like to be a chaser, but I'd settle for being chased.
OPINION: Should New Zealand's greatest batsman, Martin Crowe, be knighted?
OPINION: A Timaru reader has challenged flouride opponents to provide evidence of physical harm.
There will be some raised eyebrows among sporting codes.
Has your post been slow recently? Letter writer Brenda Healey waited nine weeks for one - from Temuka.
You can't blame Rosewill residents for being a tad tetchy.
Centennial Park and the Northland by-election were some of the issues which have caught the attention of letter-writers.
OPINION: It's a sad day when Paul Henry is considered a better ratings bet than John Campbell, writes Derek Burrows.