Allow the subdivision, don't allow the subdivision? Never an easy question.
OPINION: The most surprising aspect of the Oscar Pistorius sentencing is the acceptance of it from Reeva Steenkamp's family.
OPINION: Turtle populations are under threat from a common day item - the plastic bag.
OPINION: The PM has a new national standard on his mind: a redesigned New Zealand flag.
OPINION: In New Zealand we'd expect to be better able to manage Ebola than most other countries, but there are no guarantees.
OPINION: The decision to ban fishing at a popular spot in Timaru makes sense.
OPINION: Cath Moore's story in The Timaru Herald illustrates the devastating long-term effects a head-on collision can have.
OPINION: "Catholic Church makes stunning overture toward gays," read the headline. Or variations on that theme.
Chocolate milk shakes up news agenda
OPINION: How can chocolate milk dominate the national news agenda for the best part of a day?
OPINION: What to think about dairy sheds, as featured on the front page and online on Tuesday?
OPINION: I sat down at the computer on Saturday afternoon to complete the task of writing this column.
OPINION: What for years has been touted as New Zealand's largest fraud trial has turned out to be a fizzer.
OPINION: The judgment in the South Canterbury Finance fraud trial is a shock. For the Serious Fraud Office it amounts to a serious slap in the face.
OPINION: It would seem reasonable, wouldn't it, that we should know by now what food is carrying the yersinia bacteria?
OPINION: Timaru's burgeoning penguin colony is a privilege, but also a responsibility, and it's clearly going to need some protection from overzealous visitors.
OPINION: ACT Party donor and Auckland mother of two Danyel Southwark is yet to come to terms with the election result ...
OPINION: For the South Canterbury folk who took part in the Living Below the Line challenge last week, the weekend must have offered a veritable smorgasbord of taste sensations.
OPINION: There have been some direct and less than direct inferences on this page in the last week on the gaiety of Grant Robertson and whether that would impact on his chances of being elected leader of the Labour Party.
It sounds like it started off as something innocent enough, and then got wildly out of control.
OPINION: As a born and bred Timaruvian I'm always interested in what others have to say about OUR district.
OPINION: Of course, dairy farms need to make a profit, but looking after workers should be paramount.
OPINION: The country's first "made-to-order" baby is in gestation. Scary stuff? You bet. Morally suspect? Not so sure.
OPINION: Oh my, we do like to hate on Auckland, don't we?
OPINION: If sporting clubs don't start to do some longer term thinking, they are going to shrivel and die.
OPINION: When I was a kid there was never any question about drinking the water of rivers we swam in (unless one of my brothers was upstream).
Everyday Housewife Danyel Southwark shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
OPINION: I love getting stuff for free.
OPINION: Notice your letterbox being kicked over less often? Or a shorter than normal police notebook in the Herald? Well, you should.
OPINION: I've decided at the weekend that perhaps it was time to employ a password manager, writes Derek Burrows.
OPINION: Asked if rich people get better justice than poor people, eminent defence lawyer Peter Williams QC was quick to say yes.