OPINION: This 1080 poison warning in fish is quite a big deal. Even if the Conservation Department is trying to play it down.
So, the Labour Party is in the market for a new leader.
OPINION: Out story on the front page today would have to get many of us thinking.
OPINION: A common theme emerged in two quite different stories this week. And the theme was, a shortage of people.
OPINION: A coroner's finding usually brings closure in cases of unexpected deaths, but not in the case of Dale Bellaney.
OPINION: South Canterbury's Anniversary Weekend had the usual array of sporting fixtures, but a closer look shows something special was going on.
OPINION: So that's that then. National's in government for a third term and Labour has recorded its lowest result since 1992.
OPINION: What were the National Party's policies again?
OPINION: There's sympathy for each side in the case of a Temuka man sentenced to 100 hours' community service for selling sports fish, namely salmon.
OPINION: Oh the bliss if your political beliefs are so ingrained that your vote tomorrow is a no brainer.
OPINION: Step 1. Make the gigatown finals. Tick. Step 2. Win the finals. Pending.
OPINION: Workable coalitions are unclear, parties with some good policies and people also have bad ones.
OPINION: The man behind the Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme is a doer, not a talker. He doesn't go looking for pats on the back.
OPINION: We have a small window of opportunity to raise awareness of the potential hazards of using sky lanterns.
OPINION: I called back page 1 of the Herald on Tuesday night, for a spot of breaking news.
OPINION: Politicians don't answer questions because they don't know the answer; they don't like the true answer; or they don't want to be held to the answer.
OPINION: Oh, the delicious irony of it. People trying to have a perve at nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence bring New Zealand's internet to its knees.
OPINION: It would be a shame if a way can't be found for the Targa Rally competitors to experience a spin around Levels Raceway.
OPINION: How easy is it for you to believe that four years have already passed since the September 4 quake that changed a city forever?
OPINION: There are times when it seems quite easy to think of conflict being far removed from us - though this week we've plainly been affected.
What a difference a couple of months can make in motor racing.
OPINION: Our front page today is given over to the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Ashburton.
OPINION: There is a quote - or misquote - that has never seemed so apt, or so understated, right now.
OPINION: New Zealand used to be a world leader in voter participation at general elections, but no more.
OPINION: Easier access to firearms means more tragedies. Period.
OPINION: We asked each of the candidates to give us their top three local issues for the election. Those are important, because they affect us where we live.
OPINION: There's something about the Sonny Bill Williams situation that reminds me of an immortal line from George Orwell's Animal Farm.
OPINION: St John says it would like at least 50 more volunteer staff across its South Canterbury stations. But filling those spots won't be easy.
OPINION: There's a disconnect somewhere between the outfit that oversees cruise ship visits around the country and the outfit that looks after the ships when they get to Timaru.
OPINION: It's hard not to feel a sliver of admiration for Porirua lawyer Chris Ellis.
Whatever is being done to reduce suicides ... keep doing it.
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.