OPINION: What's this, Fish & Game departing from the principle where we treat overseas visitors as if they were locals?
OPINION: It was telling that before the contents of Dirty Politics were known, John Key was attempting to discredit the author.
OPINION: No one should be surprised to hear that young men are falling into the trap of easy credit.
OPINION: Perceptions and personalities matter more than policies to many people.
OPINION: There's an appearance of disinterest from those closest to the issue of music piracy in New Zealand.
OPINION: What's this, nine-year-old criminals, in Timaru?
Rangitata's Labour Party candidate Steve Gibson went too far in his Facebook criticism of Prime Minister John Key.
People all around South Canterbury are doing their bit to make a difference in their community.
Tom Anderson's speech today is worth a read. It leaves you with the warm fuzzies.
The more that businesses realise what faster broadband will do for their productivity, the keener they become.
OPINION: Targeting Father Christmas and all the district's kiddies just comes across as mean spirited.
OPINION: Land sales to foreigners is always a contentious subject, particularly when the piece of land in question is a big one.
OPINION: I'm sure the scheduling of the Commonwealth Games, to virtually run into the day that marked the centenary of the start of World War I, was no coincidence.
OPINION: A century ago today, life as we knew it in New Zealand changed forever when Britain declared it was at war with Germany.
OPINION: So it's bye-bye Banksy ... Or is it?
OPINION: I think the excitement around the fact NZ won its 600th Commonwealth Games medal yesterday was a little out of proportion to the achievement.
OPINION: Just when you thought it had all gone away ... this.
OPINION: Sure, it is disappointing that Tom Walsh failed to win gold at the Commonwealth Games yesterday, but he did win a silver medal.
OPINION: Shane Archbold deserves his moment in the sun for his historic gold medal-winning feat yesterday morning.
OPINION: In Timaru, we like to think we punch above our weight, and proudly claim as our own any high achievers who have called this town home.
OPINION: If you look up Pharrell Williams' huge hit Happy on Youtube, you'll discover a smorgasbord of video variations on a theme.
OPINION: I've been trying desperately to remember if I've ever seen the leader of another country on the front page of a publication with members of that country's leading sports team.
OPINION: The bizarre case of the returning hydroslide really is one of those scenarios where truth is stranger than fiction.
OPINION: Work-life balance. It's an interesting concept, and depending who you speak to, an important one for us all to be able to achieve.
OPINION: The outrage and the anguish just got a whole lot closer to home.
OPINION: Is there to be no dignity in death for the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?
OPINION: City dwellers rarely now think about the speed of their internet connection.
OPINION: South Canterbury Rugby Union has are some passionate followers who have presented challenging situations for officials.
OPINION: When you see a bus whiz by in Timaru you think, how on earth can that be making money?
We can be an intolerant lot at times. Complain, complain, complain.
OPINION: Apparently one billion people around the world watched the World Cup final live.
There used to be a test of newsworthiness that was taped to many a journalist's computer screen.
OPINION: I probably admire Scott Donaldson more for his decision to call off his 2000km journey 80km short than I would have had he made it.
OPINION: There's a growing realisation that the Gigatown competition being run nationally could provide significant benefits for Timaru.
OPINION: There is double and even triple shame in the Catholic Church's involvement in child sex.
What an interesting situation. A spectator at a South Canterbury rugby match citing a player.
OPINION: The tougher stance being taken on intoxicated people in Timaru pubs is a good thing.
OPINION: If ever we needed proof that politics is all about personality instead of policy, we got it.
OPINION: You have to feel for Fijian chef Ravindra Naidu.
OPINION: Women's Refuge could read National's just-announced policies on domestic abuse as a slap in the face.
OPINION: How much, though, should Rolf Harris and Lou Vincent's falls from grace affect us personally?
OPINION: The Malaysian diplomat charged with assault with intent to rape should be returned to New Zealand to face the music.
OPINION: There is good and bad news in Timaru having to hang out its "town full" sign more often.
OPINION: There is a lesson for school boards of trustees in the High Court ruling over student Lucan Battison's hair, and it's a worthwhile one.
OPINION: If we're honest, most of us probably undervalue the worth of the port to the district.
OPINION: Between mouthfuls, Luis Suarez is quite a good footballer. Actually, a very good footballer.
OPINION: It is admirable that local Maori want to protect marine stocks around the Timaru coastline.
OPINION: So, here's the thing. A group of school kids takes on a community project to put up a road safety sign.
OPINION: The stand-out thing in the case of the suspended Hastings student isn't the length of his hair.
OPINION: As far as transgressions go this was not a biggie, yet politics is all about perceptions.