Opinion

Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

The school ball has become a sad affair

The arrival of students to the ball in novel forms of transport proved the highlight of the evening, since it went ...

OPINION:  At this time of the year, most high schools put on a formal ball for senior students as they approach the end of secondary education.

Opinion: Manslaughter charge 'dishonourable'

Moko Rangitoheriri has been remembered as boy with a cheeky grin.

Opinion: Killers show lack of remorse.

What is New Zealand's best song?

A Howard Morrison Quartet reunion at Rororua in 1998

New Zealand Music month always poses the question of what constitutes our best song, Richard Swainson writes.

Opinion: Council changes to meet future demands

Hamilton City Council.

Opinion: Restructure focuses on Hamilton's priorities.

South African cricketer is right to be embarrassed

Jacques Kallis of Libra Legends.

OPINION: Reverse racism is still racism, Richard Swainson writes.

Beware the tyranny of the majority

Parliament house buildings, Beehive, Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, November 08, 2006. Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

OPINION: Certain bills before Parliament could seriously infringe on personal rights.

Opinion: Staff leaving council

Hamilton City Council.

Opinion: High turner over damaging Hamilton City Council.

Opinion: Asia dominates online shopping

BRUSSELS - SEPTEMBER 1: Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert on September 1, 2009 in Brussels. Opened in 1847, it is one of ...

Opinion: NZ will struggle to compete with Asia's online shopping power.

Action stations for Hamilton's CBD

Plans are in place to improve Hamilton's CBD put it's not a problem that can be fixed overnight.

OPINION: Be ambitious, stick to the plan but transformational change does not happen overnight, writes mayor Julie Hardaker.

Opinion: Labour 'student union' sermon

Andrew Little missed his opportunity for political gains over the Panama Papers.

Opinion: Labour fails to recognise how to make gains with Panama Papers.

A city is known by its architecture

Aesthete Art Gallery, on the corner of  Rostrevor and Victoria streets, is a credit to its owner.

OPINION: What if the city taxed CBD businesses who didn't keep their buildings up to snuff?

All hail the Riverina and memories of Hamilton East

The winners of the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards: Ebbett Audi and Volkswagen Showrooms in Hamilton East.

OPINION: There are no coincidences, but there are happy and unhappy memories.

The US election has meaning to New Zealanders

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he speaks at the start of a campaign victory party after rival ...

OPINION: The presidential election in the United States is more than just an amusing sideshow.

Opinion: Protecting children at all costs

Carolyn Lloyd and daughter Rachel Lloyd, 22, at Wellington Hospital. The had become lost for four days after walking ...

Opinion: Remembering the wisdom of a mother's word.

Obituary: William Gregg Flower

William Gregg Flower.

Obituary: William Gregg Flower, 1919 - 2016.

Browsers' Literary Salon a credit to Hamilton

Rachel Pope's secondhand bookshop in Victoria Street, Browsers, recently turned 20.

OPINION: Rachel Pope's initiative is a credit to the city.

Mourning Peter Sellers all over again

Veteran New Zealand sports broadcaster Peter Sellers at home in Dunedin.

OPINION: Peter Sellers is dead, but his memory lingers on in his use of a much-debated and now rather tame obscenity.  

The water debate needs some light shed on it

Irrigation companies can choose to sell the water, making them owners in all but name.

The looming debate on the ownership of freshwater has been surrounded by so much myth and guesswork that an informed public conversation is now all but impossible.

Opinion: Hamilton should embrace art and heritage

An artist's design for the three-storey sculpture The Tongue of the Dog.

OPINION: Artworks add A point of difference to Hamilton.

Vaccinate against measles now

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adult, antibodies, boy, chickenpox, child, ...

OPINION: The Waikato is facing a measles epidemic, and it's caused by people who don't vaccinate their children.

Opinion: Fry cleans up history

Stephen Fry.

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Opinion: Leaky homes no media beat up

New Zealanders continue to deal with leaky homes, a problem originally described as a media beat up by Helen Clark when ...

Opinion: Helen Clark's media beat up fail to dissolve with time.

Opinion: CBD development under spotlight

What does the future hold for Hamilton's CBD?

Opinion: Asking hard questions can generate action on Hamilton's CBD.

Indian army contributed valiantly at Gallipoli

The Line of Fire statue in Victoria Street is surrounded by the  flags of New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and India.

The flag of India flies adjacent to an Anzac commemoration in central Hamilton, but it is not widely known that Indian soldiers fought valiantly alongside the Anzacs in the Gallipoli.

Tourist numbers need to be limited

Prime Minister John Key met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. Both gained small concessions from the other ...

OPINION: Much of the country simply lacks the infrastructure to host hordes of tourists.

OPINION: New Zealand becoming an 'erotic' society

Local erotic performer Lisa Lewis steals a ride with a motorbike cop along Albert St during the Boobs on Bikes parade in ...

Opinion: Kiwis becoming a nation of consumers.

Fair Go didn't give council a fair go

Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson.

It started like any other Waikato Times column. This looks like an interesting read, I thought.

Morrinsville home to a great art gallery

Visesio Poasi SIasau with a miniature version of the tapa cloth work now on display at the Wallace Art Gallery in ...

OPINION: Morrinsville's Wallace Art Gallery consistently provides a great art experience in a town of just 7000.

The age of outrage continues

Stephen Fry has caused an uproar by saying child abuse victims are too sensitive.

OPINION: Stephen Fry's comments in their entirety predict the response the short clip elicited.

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