OPINION: It started with the Chiefs and stripper-gate, writes Max Christoffersen. And then it just kept getting worse for NZ Rugby.
OPINION: Trump, Brexit – the media's been off the mark with the big stuff lately but, as Richard Swainson recently discovered, it's the small things like missing mail that seem to matter most to readers.
OPINION: Modern feminism seems to rely on making women feel like the hapless victims of men, writes Narelle Henson, so she's turning her back on the movement.
OBITUARY: "His attributes as a great man were infectious – following every encounter with him I would come away with the motivation to be a better person myself."
Opinion: The last thing anyone true to a rebel cause wants is to become ordinary.
OPINION: Macho stupidity of speeders puts everyone at risk.
OPINION: Once we upload something onto Facebook or Dropbox, we lose control over the fate of our data, but Dr Ryan Ko is leading a team working on a solution.
OPINION: Waikato Museum lacks the budget to do its job properly, writes Peter Dornauf, and it's not good enough.
Rachel Pope of Browsers Bookshop in Hamilton plucks a hard-bitten crime detective novel from her shelves and finds a slice of American history while she's at it.
OPINION: A healthy relationship is a beautiful thing to behold, writes Narelle Henson, and that's what What Ribbon Day is really about.
OPINION: Lack of voter engagement is not the problem, a dysfunctional local body system is, writes Max Christoffersen..
OPINION: Many Hamiltonians did feel it when the Kaikoura earthquake struck, but the city got off very lightly, Richard Swainson writes.
OPINION: As the weather heats up, so too does the construction and surfacing activity on our roads, writes Kerry Watkins.
Opinion: There's a reason why responsible media vet their content and contest what's doubtful before publishing
OPINION: While television, social media and blog sites can provide instant coverage of major events, none can match the ability of experienced, professional print journalists to convey in depth local news on a daily basis, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: It takes a lot for doctors to down tools, writes Peter Dornauf, so something is not right on the wards.
OPINION: The quake reminds us we need to be prepared, writes Max Christoffersen, who would rather lose a night's sleep to a false alarm than lose his life for lack of a tsunami warning system.
OBITUARY: Nola Kathleen Edmonds (Kāti Mamoe, Ngāti Mahuta) November 19, 1934 – October 18, 2016
OPINION: Fifty-one percent of white American women ticked the Trump box. In a dramatic two weeks this is the most startling statistic of all, Richard Swainson writes.
OPINION: Local government is about a lot more than rubbish collection and berm mowing, Jacob Quin and Megan Campbell write.
OPINION: Kiwis have such generous hearts and when disasters strike we see it most clearly, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: If we can impose restrictions on the sale of alcohol and tobacco to safeguard children, we can do the same with other unhealthy products, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: The world of academia seems to have lost its way, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: After years of being belittled and told what to think, Americans have spoken, writes Narelle Henson. And she believes it could happen here, too.
OBITUARY: Richard Nelson Wymer (Dick) August 13, 1933 – September 15, 2016
OPINION: Max Christoffersen is calling it quits, he's going cold turkey and, this time, he means it.
OPINION: When 10 years of excellent service came to an abrupt halt, Richard Swainson was surprised to learn his first-floor address meant the postie was not obliged to deliver his mail.
Opinion: The new chairman of the Waikato Regional Council says it's time to deliver on promises.
Opinion: Other rich men have put their hat in the political ring, but Gareth Morgan is different - he has policies.
OPINION: As the holiday season approaches, drastic action is needed to prevent more needless deaths on the road, writes Tom O'Connor.