OPINION: As the years have gone by NZ has never stopped amazing me, never stopped giving me reasons to be proud.
OPINION: Just how does Oxfam define poverty? Because, if you look closely, it's not how it should be defined.
OPINION: A treasure trove of Hemingway was made more meaningful given the books' first owner.
OPINION: Hamilton Boys' High School's recruiting a Fijian to play rugby is part of a trend that needs questioning.
The issues may fade over time but John Marshall will always stand up for what he believes is right.
Opinion: Waikato athlete Camille Buscomb is enjoying her move to the Melbourne Track Club, setting goals for 2020 Olympics.
OPINION: Tom O'Connor is less than impressed with the new generation of rugby players.
OPINION: It's shameful the way our society treats its elderly.
Opinion: Waikato writer, film-maker Claire Ashton gives readers an insight into New Zealand's movie industry.
Vigilante action by gangs or self-proclaimed clergymen is not the solution.
OPINION: In a welfare state there is absolutely no excuse for theft, writes Peter Dornauf.
Narelle Henson makes some predictions for 2017 – it's an election year after all, so anything could happen.
OPINION: There's nothing wrong with beach beauty pageants, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: To paraphrase Muhammad Ali, 2016 was so bad it made medicine sick, writes Richard Swainson.
OPINION: We have giardia, bacteria and rock snot in our rivers, and funeral processions of campervans on our summer highways. Enough.
The Queen's Christmas message reminding us that there is value in ordinary people doing extraordinary things, resonated with Richard Swainson.
How not to be a douche at the beach, according to Max Christoffersen.
The truth is no longer relevant: in our daily lives we worry more about what feels good than we do about the facts, writes Narelle Henson.
Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope found her latest Vintage Read on a list of David Bowie's favourite books.
OPINION: City councillors are morally obliged to support the decision of the majority. Anything less is anarchy and the antithesis of democracy, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Hopes and expectations as we move into a new year, with a new council, seem to be already under a cloud, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: Christmas saves us from the insanity of humanity, Narelle Henson writes.
OPINION: There is nothing quite like the cacophony of metal upon metal to rouse you from your sleep, Richard Swainson writes.
OPINION: Cherish your family and dear friends because they are life’s greatest blessings, writes Denise Irvine.
OPINION: This Christmas, I have one friend fewer to celebrate the season with, Max Christoffersen writes.
OPINION: Whether the Maui's dolphin can be saved from extinction remains to be seen, but fishing's attitude change means there is hope for marine conservation.
OPINION: After four years of service Hamilton's advisory panels have been given the chop.
OBITUARY: On hearing a story years later, Whitey Wightman's daughter Sandra Rodgers was proud to say, "That was my dad."
OPINION: Richard Swainson looks back on Hamilton 2016.
OPINION: Driving too slow is as much a hazard as driving too fast, writes Max Christoffersen.