Opinion

Editorial: Birth of royal baby is still special

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George.  REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The amount of coverage it gets shows the birth of a royal baby is still special.

A language of exceptions

It's all very well being able to spell the words, but are you sure you know how to say them?

OPINION: English can be a tough language to learn, with so many exceptions to the rules.

Over crowding on crowd sourcing

Gordon Rosewall with one of the bracelets that can be brought from the fundraising website.

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.

Bad Gloriavale press dismays

Gloriavale Christian Community, across from Lake Haupiri on the West Coast, where ex-members have spoken out about abuse.

OPINION: People need to exercise discretion when considering ex-Gloriavale members accounts of time at the commune, Peter Bertram writes.

Letters to editor: April 30

UNDER THREAT: Steinlager's long-standing sponsorhip of the All Blacks would likely end if recommendations on alcohol advertising and sponsorship in sport are put implemented.

Prime Minister's remarks on ban on alcohol sponsorship give one letter writer cause for concern.

Bali Nine duo knew consequences

Australians Andrew Chan, right, and Myuran Sukumaran wait in a holding cell at a Denpasar court in Bali in 2006.

OPINION: While the families deserve sympathy, it is hard to feel the same way about the deceased.

Earthquake horror felt by Kiwis

Sir Edmund Hillary, 83, at a procession of Mount Everest Summiteers in Kathmandu in 2003.

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.

Letters to editor: April 28

car crash

A reader writes that drivers must take responsibility for their actions.

Which PM's gaffe was the greatest

Two of a kind; Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key.

OPINION: There's no shortage of examples of Prime Ministers putting their foot in it, Derek Burrows discovers.

My own little piece of Paradise

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Paradise ducks at the Tahunanui Beach Reserve.

OPINION: The Old Chook contemplates the need to remember the sacrifices made in WWI.

Letters to editor: April 24

010510 News. Photo: Supplied/ High Country Herald. Washdyke War Memorial.

A reader is grateful for the Washdyke war memorial being retained.

Policy must move with the times

Alex Goode of Saracens and Nick Evans of Harlequins compete for a high ball during the Aviva Premiership match between Saracens and Harlequins at Wembley Stadium on March 28.

It's time New Zealand Rugby's selection policy entered the 21st century.

Letters to editor: April 23

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8 year old Charlie Skelton drinking water for story on fluoride in water

A regular writer says tooth decay has fallen in Timaru since the cessation of fluoridation

Letters to editor: April 22

27022015 News Photo: John Bisset/Fairfax NZ. Inflation of Holcim's $50 million dome at the Port of Timaru began at 5am and was largely completed within an hour. The structure, which will store imported cement, is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

A reader sees the new Holcim cement dome as an "eyesore".

Gloriavale defectors need support

10032014 Supplied: The Gloriavale family seeking a new life in Timaru.

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.

Survey subjects meet their Waterloo

Would youngsters remember this historic event? The coffin of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is loaded on a train at Waterloo Station for its journey to Blenheim Palace, 50 years ago in January.

OPINION: Quick test: What do you know about the Battle of Waterloo?

Letters to editor: April 21

There have been complaints about the new rumble strips around Kaikoura relating to noise and inconvenience for cyclists

Rumble strips could stop drivers crossing the centre line on bends, a letter writer says.

No more cash for Team NZ

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during race 19 of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  Oracle Team USA won the race to win the America's Cup.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

OPINION: Just how much do New Zealanders care about the America's Cup anymore?

Letters to editor: April 20

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Rob Maetzig on speeding cars and speeding tickets.
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A reader suggests reduced speed buffer zones to help lower speeds in towns like St Andrews

A long time since the glove box held gloves

Early motoring could be a chilly affair.

OPINION:  The Old Chook explores the origins of that useful storage space in your car, the glove box.

Teens' act not anti-Anzac

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Poppy flowers grow around the memorial at ANZAC Park.

Attempt to steal a poppy collection bucket does not represent a general lack of respect among young people for Anzac Day.

Letters to editor: April 17

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A Timaru District resource consent document shows the Rosewill quarry site (outlined in yellow) and the route (in red) and land (in blue) over which clay may be hauled.

Two Rosewill residents have expressed dissatisfaction at a non-notified consent granted in the area

Chase or be chased

Mark Labbett and Brooke Burns present the award for outstanding morning program during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)  (DAYTIMEEMMYAWARDS-SHOW)

OPINION: I'd like to be a chaser, but I'd settle for being chased.

Does Crowe deserve a knighthood?

Martin Crowe is interviewed by Simon Doull at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards 2015 Dinner, Langham Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand,  Wednesday, April 01, 2015. Copyright photo: David Rowland / www.photosport.co.nz

OPINION: Should New Zealand's greatest batsman, Martin Crowe, be knighted?

Letters to editor: April 16

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Fluoride story.
Community Oral Health Service

OPINION: A Timaru reader has challenged flouride opponents to provide evidence of physical harm.

Park idea fine, with one condition

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South Canterbury Rugby Football Union chief executive Wayne Hart says a Timaru District Council's committee to support the Fraser Park Trust winding up is a "good first step" to passing ownership of Alpine Energy Stadium into the union's hands.

There will be some raised eyebrows among sporting codes. 

Letters to editor: April 15

030712 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. 8 Letters were sent and received the next day.

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Has your post been slow recently? Letter writer Brenda Healey waited nine weeks for one - from Temuka.

Residents cornered by consent process

Rosewill residents, from left, Stephen Walker, Joe Harris and Elaine Schlunegger say they are among dozens of opponents of a resource consent allowing Rooney's Earthmoving trucks to cross local roads up to 80 times a day.

You can't blame Rosewill residents for being a tad tetchy.

Letters to editor: April 14

110613: news photo: Esther Ashby-Coventry: Timaru Herald: Centennial Park entrance from Church St.

Centennial Park and the Northland by-election were some of the issues which have caught the attention of letter-writers.

No appetite for real TV

Campbell Live presenter John Campbell.

OPINION: It's a sad day when Paul Henry is considered a better ratings bet than John Campbell, writes Derek Burrows.

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