Shame about the beer

louis fenton

OPINION: It was one of those wonderful winter mornings that are a South Canterbury speciality.

Get that man away from me

David Cunliffe

OPINION: A trip to the bank ends with an apology - but not from Everyday Housewife Danyel Southwark.

Season for crazy cash talk

lionel messi

OPINION: Let's talk about silly money. It's that time of year.

Anyone else to clip my ticket?


OPINION: I'm fed up with the growing trend for big businesses to tack "add-ons" on to their bills.

Back country route perils


OPINION: It's not a long way from Nugget Point to the road that leads back to the Southern Scenic Route through the Catlins.

Boiling and steaming break

Kim Dotcom

OPINION: It's not an entirely comfortable week for everyday housewife Harriet Wakefield in Rotorua with her ex-lover.

Don't look - too late, the game's up


OPINION: The snooping agency you really need to worry about is Facebook, writes Derek Burrows.

Crime falls but jail stats still high

jail cell

In 2013, 42 people were sentenced to imprisonment in the Timaru District Court.

A Fairlie relaxing getaway

Mackenzie Rams pies

OPINION: A holiday in Tonga is passed up for a trip home for everyday housewife Danyel Southwark.

Dam fine piece of paradise

 Jarrod Gilbert

OPINION: Everyone takes the piss out of Timaru. Unless you're from Timaru, then Waimate cops it.

Can an extinct bird save a career?

Trevor Mallard

OPINION: Trevor Mallard advocating to bring back the moa will surely be the most bizarre political outburst in the run-up to this year's election.

Good, bad, scary

murray mccully

OPINION: Wellington housewife and Labour Party activist Harriet Wakefield tries to get her life back on track after she leaves her husband for a woman.

Football 1, commentaries 0

amazonia arena

OPINION: Grant Shimmin is considering going cold turkey on the World Cup.

The sad, the shamed and the cronies

Rolf Harris

OPINION: Hot news of the week seems to have been from the law and order department, writes Tim Jackson.

Suarez scuppers prediction

luis suarez

OPINION: Readers will not be surprised to know that I'm avidly following the unfolding of the scintillating football World Cup in Brazil.

Pollution dangers over-rated


OPINION: It's that time of year again; the time when nights are long, toes are cold and publicly funded Environment Canterbury berates us all with messages designed to stop us from burning wood.

Getting by however you can

Donghua Liu

Everyday Housewife Danyel Southwark has fallen on hard times, but is a stranger about to change her luck?

Game lacks video-review

luis suarez

OPINION: For Fifa, video review would also help to remove any whiff of possible corruption ... on the field, at least, writes Grant Shimmin.

Queuing part of British DNA

david cameron

OPINION: A recent poll of social attitudes in Britain revealed that 95 per cent of respondents felt immigrants should speak English.

Cunriffe's Chinese whispers

david cunliffe

OPINION: Everyday housewife Harriet Wakefield listens in as rumours spell a bad week for politician David Cunliffe.

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