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.
OPINION: This year we've already had 14 high pollution nights, and winter hasn't even started.
No doubt about it, the Glenn Inquiry report into domestic violence in New Zealand is damning.
There will be no prizes for guessing which tackle will be number one on The Crowd Goes Wild's Smashed 'Em Bro segment this week.
OPINION: Bigger is not always better.
OPINION: The Timaru Herald reflected on its 100 year anniversary, 50 years ago on June 11, 1964.
OPINION: The death of King George VI prompted this editorial on February 8, 1952.
OPINION: The Herald gets behind a street appeal for tuberculosis, which while treatable, involved a long recovery period.
OPINION: The spectre of colour television draws a cautious response in 1971.
Community is at the heart of The Timaru Herald - and has been right from its start on June 11, 1864.
OPINION: In May 1920 a royal visitor cast a spell over Timaru.
OPINION: On November 23, 1883 The Timaru Herald questioned the ticketing system for holiday makers heading to the Central Otago lakes by rail.
OPINION: About the only thing as predictable as another shooting on an American campus, this time in Seattle, is the reaction that is sure to be forthcoming.
OPINION: Having Banks spend the next seven or eight weeks in Parliament, while legal, would be a terrible look.
OPINION: Kieran Read is, officially, the world's best rugby player.
OPINION: Dog owners will be heartened by council support for a specific dog park.
Exactly why Timaru is bucking online shopping trends is a little puzzling.
OPINION: Happy birthday, Twizel; it seems like only yesterday you were staring down the blade of the Government bulldozer.
OPINION: While much of the evidence is anecdotal, Asian drivers figure prominently in the stories we are told. And many of the incidents will not come to police attention.
OPINION: I wonder if the Timaru District Council has considered a sister city arrangement with Seoul, South Korea?
OPINION: There is a classic Blackadder skit where Prince Edmund is in flight from the enemy.
OPINION: A strident Maori activist. And a German internet millionaire under threat of extradition to the United States. Yea, that works. But really?