Opinion

What it's really like to be poor

OPINION: There are some eye-opening observations in a social justice report recently completed in Timaru.

Letters to the editor: December 18

Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.

Restored faith in programme

OPINION: I have always been sceptical about the Mackenzie Country black stilt recovery programme.

Letters to the editor: December 17

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Egalitarian image is dead

Turkeys may be heading for the safety of the hills at this time of year but, in the past week, chickens have certainly been coming home to roost.

Terror or terrorism, it doesn't matter

OPINION: What to think of the Sydney siege?

Letters to the editor: December 16

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Why we need spy laws

OPINION: A Timaru court case last week shows just why agencies should be allowed to spy on ordinary citizens.

Letters to the editor: December 15

Herald readers share their views on fluoridation.

Court outcome damning for SFO

OPINION: The largest fraud trial in New Zealand's history and one person is sentenced to 12 months' home detention and 400 hours' community service. No reparation is sought.

Are we overlooking penguin opportunity?

OPINION: I'm swimming against the tide here, but I'd be interested to know what you think.

Letters to the editor: December 11

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Forecast real test of resilience

OPINION: The farming adage of making hay while the sun shines will never have seemed more apt than it did yesterday.

Purr-fect house guest

OPINION: It was an opportunity to indulge in a spot of deja vu.

Letters to the editor: December 10

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Pub smoking ban was one more nail

OPINION: It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since smoking was banned in pubs. Ten years today, actually.

Letters to the editor: December 9

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Nothing to see here, or is there?

OPINION: The privacy commissioner is to question councils on how they collect and store CCTV footage.

Time to ditch carrots for stick

OPINION: Timaru is recording more than 12 times the number of air quality breaches allowed, with just over a year to go to clean up our air.

Remembering those who left us too soon

I'm pretty sure there was still some moisture in the corners of my eyes as we left the house for the last time.

Removing patient tag works wonders

OPINION: You go into a rest home, looking forward to being waited on hand and foot. You deserve that, right.

Letters to the editor: December 5

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Education not what it used to be

OPINION: When I went to school the most significant thing I crafted was a skinny wooden bird on a stand.

Poverty message we'd rather not hear

OPINION: Nadine Lucas is "flabbergasted at the number of people who need help".

Letters to the editor: December 3

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Still place for speed-limit give and take

OPINION: When police Assistant Commissioner Dave Cliff last week said police were removing any tolerance to the speeding limit, it sounded like he was lowering it.

Letters to the editor: December 2

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Bouncers still have their place in cricket

Cricket is one of the few sports where a legitimate tactic is to aim at the head of an opposing player.

Meaning of feminism eludes Upston

OPINION: An interview with Louise Upston, who took over the role of minister for women in October, is a bafflement of contradictions and confusion.

Setting camping bylaw the easy bit

OPINION: What is the tourism-rich Mackenzie up to? Trying to kill the golden goose?

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