OPINION: Labour leader Andrew Little has promised the next Labour government will ensure New Zealand has the lowest unemployment rate in the developed world.
OPINION: Don't forget - the big numbers in the Government's state housing plan represent actual people and their homes.
OPINION: It is hard to imagine a more horrific way to lose a child.
OPINION: It's a fair call from the Timaru District Council to not separate small dogs and large dogs in Timaru's new dog park.
OPINION: So, it takes anywhere from eight to 10 years worth of the median Auckland wage to buy a median-valued Auckland house.
OPINION: Do we need hands free cars - or is there an easier way to stop driving while texting?
OPINION: There will no doubt be grumbles about the now-stricter water use regime and, if a fire ban is put in place, still more about that.
OPINION: I've sat on this topic all week, because I think it requires a considered response.
OPINION: The Government's $30m driveway safety programme is money well spent.
OPINION: Mixed messages. They're a problem in many areas of life.
OPINION: I've been through a few droughts in my time, when water restrictions were fairly harsh.
OPINION: If you spend any time behind the wheel of a vehicle, you'll likely have plenty of stories about bad driving.
OPINION: The German climbers did everything right.
OPINION: There was a lot of nonsense being spoken yesterday in the wake of the slaying of 10 staff members and two policemen at satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
OPINION: It should have taken just a few hours for the Halberg Awards judges to start squirming a little about their list of nominees for the team of 2014 yesterday.
OPINION: I want to take this opportunity to express a diverse array of hopes and wishes for the next 12 months.
OPINION: The observations in today's lead story from a senior Timaru police officer, Mark Offen, on driving over the holiday period, are welcome ones.
OPINION: This year it's a little too close to home.
OPINION: Who could fail to be moved by the brave actions of little Sailor Gutzler?
OPINION: We perceive overseas drivers to be involved in a fair proportion of crashes, but there will be surprise at just what that proportion is.
OPINION: It has been a month already since the lower drink-drive limits have been in force.
OPINION: As I try to think of what the biggest news story of the year has been I keep coming back to a topic, rather than a single article.
OPINION: From an impressive 250 community dinners to a great escape at the cattery, it's been a mixed bag this Christmas.
OPINION: Three months ago, it was being called a green drought.
A day rarely goes by without news of methamphetamine manufacture and use and its harmful impact.
OPINION: It seems that almost every day now, a story emanates from the United States about a fatal shooting.
Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.
OPINION: Are there split seconds in your past that have stuck with you for the rest of your life?
OPINION: There are some eye-opening observations in a social justice report recently completed in Timaru.
OPINION: There is a hefty dose of realism in Aoraki Polytechnic's announcement that it is looking to "form a new entity" with CPIT.