OPINION: It was a war where half the planet and its populace fought over bits of land and, as a consequence, 10 million perished in the process and 20 million were wounded.
OPINION: War is meaningless. Until your freedom, or life, is placed under threat.
OPINION: The recent death of Nicky Stevens while in the care of the Waikato District Health Board has understandably caused his family a great deal of pain.
OPINION: It's a tough old life, Waikato Times columnist Max Christoffersen finds.
OPINION: What does "Lest We Forget" actually mean? The origins of the phrase are to be found in a poem written by Rudyard Kipling on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Ironically enough for the British Empire's jingoistic bard, "Recessional" is a prayer in which God is asked to spare England from the twin fates of obsolescence and faithlessness. Jehovah is implored to stay His hand "lest we [the Empire] forget[s]" the sacrifice of Christ. Kipling argues that boastings and pride -"all our pomp of yesterday" - are but vanities next to the permanence of the Almighty.
OPINION: Yep, this young female agrees with Paul Henry. Modern feminism isn't helping anyone.
OPINION: Nicholas Stevens was not the first person let down by staff at the Henry Bennett Centre.
OPINION: Hamilton's downtown has become a scary place and only a bold vision will fix it.
OPINION: Why do we treat cut fingers differently to mental illness? Why are the outcomes so different?
OPINION: Of the many tributes written after Richie Benaud's death last week, by far the funniest, if not the most honest was that penned by long time Benaud imitator Billy Birmingham.
OPINION: Leaving things like funerals to the last minute generally means the costs increase.
Most of the Europeans who did not evacuate from Waikato and the Waipa Valley at the start of the Taranaki Land War in 1860 did so when the wars came to their part of the country in 1864.
Swarbrick is a name most Hamiltonians know. Historian Lyn Williams tells the story of the man behind the name.
OPINION: The frightening tornado that wrought destruction across Frankton in 1948 left scenes of utter devastation for the victims to contemplate. The damage was so severe and so sudden that it brought the prime minister to Hamilton that very day. In this photo, you can see the power or telephone pole tipped over, glass blown out of the windows and debris all along the footpath, and yet the building in the background looks untouched. The chap in the photo appears to be on point duty. Who is he? Apart from his cap, he is not in uniform – he was probably recalled urgently.
OPINION: The practice of playing the national anthem in New Zealand movie theatres will be well remembered by any old enough to have attended the cinema in this country before the early 1970s. For the first 18 or so years of Elizabeth II's reign, God Save the Queen was heard on the soundtrack to a technicolour short in which her Her Majesty was seen on horseback at the annual trooping of the colours.
How well are you running the race to retirement?
OPINION: The solution to Auckland's housing problem is marriage counselling.
OPINION: It's tough watching something die and knowing it didn't have to happen.
OPINION: It's the dollar, not a test match. Meeting the Australian dollar isn't all good news.
It's tough watching something die and knowing it didn't have to happen.
Taxpayers must hope America's Cup organisers hold to their cost-cutting course, eliminating Team NZ's need for public funds.
One of the little known facts about Easter is that it is really about fighting slavery. It was the first great rebellion against the shackles on our souls.
The Government insists its RMA reforms are urgently needed to stimulate economic development.
OPINION: No amount of rules and regulations can make flying fail-safe but having no regulations would be catastrophic.
OPINION: The Government has acknowledged many state houses are not up to standard and have not been properly maintained.
OPINION: The foundations of the school disciplinary system were shaken last year when the parents of Lucan Battison went to the High Court to challenge his suspension from a college in Hastings because his hair was too long.
OPINION: Waikato regional councillors have unanimously adopted the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Consultation Document.
OPINION: The competence of police officers and staff is at the heart of the Road Busters case.
Champion jockey won't have to look far to get latest on progress of top Ruakaka mare Rising Romance in Sydney.
OPINION: I'm writing this from a high window overlooking the Pacific Ocean, whipped up by a storm.