OPINION: Paul Barlow remembers as a kid going to the Waikato Winter Show - we'd travel over from Pirongia.
OPINION: I've always found about 2am to 3am a bad time to wake up at night.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key, in a recent speech foreshadowing his government's sixth budget, credited Finance Minister Bill English with doing a great job of steering the country through the recession, the global financial crisis and the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes.
OPINION: I have to confess, I was somewhat nervous about writing this column.
OPINION: Manurewa is revolting. Not in the disgusting sense of the word but in the "throwing off the shackles of oppression" sense of the word.
OPINION: The few hours at the park provided a reminder, a snapshot - if ever one were needed - of the many different styles of parenting.
OPINION: Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce is not averse to picking winners.
The Waikato Regional Council's environmental policing led to the prosecution of seven dairy farmers for dirty dairying.
OPINION: Hamilton's city centre can only be revived if you can convince the public that it's where they want to be.
Progressive Enterprises copped a bad press last month when Labour MP Shane Jones accused it of threatening to stop stocking Kiwi suppliers' products if they did not make cash payments to recompense the stores for losses suffered last year.
Has a wedding become something only the rich and famous can afford?
OPINION: The Hamilton City Council is to be congratulated for deciding to resume fluoridation of the city's water supply.
OPINION: The gratuitous violence meted out to animals at the recent Huntly rodeo was disturbing to witness.
OPINION: Sadly iconic forest trees rate much lower in priorities than commercially cultivated trees or vines.
OPINION: Here's what gets me: the whole pro-choice, pro-life divide seems to have got itself confused.
OPINION: According to the Problem Gambling Association, "over $2 billion a year is lost to gambling" and the $40 million gambled in New Zealand casinos in 1995 had burgeoned to almost $510m in 2012.
OPINION: It's far too easy to point a finger for the incorrect perception that Hamilton is a cultural wasteland.
OPINION: Joshua Drummond gazes into the black eyes of his painting of Michael Laws and receives terrifying portents and oracles of the future.
OPINION: The Government thrives on mocking Opposition politicians who want to change monetary policy.
OPINION: Even though I'm not a gardener, I admire other people's work in this department, especially at Hamilton Gardens, which has claimed a piece of my heart.