Opinion: Children put to the test over reality of homeless people in the city.
OPINION: Where once we exchanged jerseys with a gallant opponent at the end of a hard game, some players now exchange blows on the field and accusations of cheating and poor referees afterwards. Thank goodness for the Black Ferns, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Old trees and old classic buildings lend character, charm, dignity and beauty as well as a sense of the gravitas of history to a place, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: Narelle Henson learns firsthand how easy it is to invite hackers into your home.
OPINION: There is much to look forward to as the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival kicks off, writes Richard Swainson.
OBITUARY: Hamilton man Norm Jones died just 16 days short of his 100th birthday.
OPINION: Rodeos are mandated animal abuse sanctioned by the organisers and supported by government, writes Max Christoffersen.
Opinion: New Zealand turning into a national of craft beer advocates.
OPINION: Not liking what has been written, or where in the newspaper it is published, does not make it untrue, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Life takes unexpected twists and unusual turns, writes Peter Dornauf, some see us soaring, others plumbing the depths.
OPINION: An elimination error spoils Waikato runner's chance to impress Usain Bolt.
OPINION: Two alpha males, both powerful business tycoons used to getting what they want, yet the world's response to each of them is completely different, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: As my old high school places this old boy in a ‘basket of deplorables’, I stand proudly for Fijian rugby and I suspect I am not alone.
OPINION: Security guards following wowser instructions could have sucked the fun out of a day at the cricket. But the crowd, and the Black Caps, prevailed, writes Richard Swainson.
OBITUARY: Mining may have been in Bill Edwards' blood but it was the great outdoors he loved.
OPINION: Toddlers take into account other people's reactions when deciding whether or not to copy.
OPINION: Enough NZ employers acting illegally to create a serious issue of human trafficking and exploitation as bad as anywhere in the world, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: We pride ourselves on our even-handedness and fair-go attitude, but, yeah nah, that's not unique to New Zealand.
Music informed his life and Guyon Wells' career, brimming with accomplishment, was testament to that.
OPINION: When it comes to cricket, the Aussies seem to think we're hardly worth the effort.
My son is gay. It’s not a lifestyle or an illness. It is the way he was made.
OPINION: Never have I been sick on holiday. Until last week.
OPINION: Good laws, great wages, and fantastic jobs are wonderful things, but more important are good dads, great mums and fantastic marriages, writes Narelle Henson.
COMMENT: A strange story of a car that crashed into a fence and a comms department that tried to have the story pulled.
Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop discovers Charles Williams, a contemporary of CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.
We risk forgetting the ties that bind us into a world fit to live in, writes Rosemary McLeod.
OPINION: I thought there would be no way that Trump's senate would allow such disrespect of human life.
Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.
OPINION: The Kiwi way is to instinctively knock things down, replace it with something new and then repeat. It's time to break the cycle, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: Reckless behaviour is part of growing up to test the boundaries of courage, ability and community tolerance, writes Tom O'Connor.