OPINION: The economic crisis that few New Zealand politicians want to admit is looming could eventually force a refocussing of our trade negotiations offshore and our farms at home.
OPINION: Loving, irritating families are one of life's greatest gifts.
OPINION: By now, we have all heard Auckland house prices are rising to record highs and there seems to be insatiable demand which is fuelling further increases.
OPINION: Assessing your own historic legacy is a humbling business.
OPINION: Founders Theatre is worth every cent Hamilton ratepayers spend on it.
OPINION: Maori King Tuheitia's claim a stand for his iwi.
OPINION: It's predictable that the next most common motif is the fern. So much for any imagination, not to mention artistic talent.
Hamilton's Southwell School lost a link with its early years with the death of Graeme Johnstone on Sunday, August 8.
OPINION: Put aside the redneck brigade's response and look into what's really behind King Tuheitia's claim of Auckland.
OPINION: Tensions rise between horse riders and motorists in Cambridge.
OPINION: There may be many justifications for making children read adult books, but wisdom will not be one of them.
OPINION: There are certain activities local authorities shouldn't be wasting their time on, things that from my experience are just an indulgence and never end up going anywhere.
OPINION: A lady of a certain vintage ascends the stairs at Auteur House and time becomes fluid and flexible.
OPINION: Any dairy industry panic now will cause a slump in land values and put farmers at risk of going out of business.
OPINION: Peter Dornauf worries about the rise of robots.
OPINION: On the surface, it looks like a great idea: get our local musicians heard! The newly launched Tron Music Trust is a body set up to do just that by equipping our up-and-coming musicians with the skills needed to get funding support.
OPINION: The search for extraterrestrial life might just turn out to be a search for ourselves.
OPINION: Just over a hundred years ago, a shy French artist by the name of Henri Matisse painted several shockingly bold and brightly coloured works that earned him the tab "wild beast" (iffauvenf in French) which probably comes close to our ifferalnf. It cemented his reputation as one of the avant-garde painters of the early 20th century. It's been said that he was the only artist Picasso was ever jealous of.
OPINION: Richard Swainson's a film buff from way back.
OPINION: Airport security can provide some surreal experiences, says Denise Irvine.
OPINION: Schoolchildren shouldn't need handouts, not in this day and age.
OPINION: Despite how remarkable they make us, we seem awfully willing to throw our brains away.
OPINION: Gardens in general hark back to our ideas of Eden.
OPINION: Is it necessary for police always to shoot to kill?
OPINION: Some on Hamilton City Council are being a bit disingenuous in comparing the river development to the V8s debacle or even Claudelands.
OPINION: Sometimes there are moments when you just have to wear the "I'm from the Tron and I'm proud" T-shirt.
OPINION: When I read James Croot’s review of the movie Still Life, which he described as ‘‘emotionally powerful drama’’ and a ‘‘minor masterpiece’’, I heartily concurred.
OPINION: I've been to jail several times. It was all part of a learning process. At least, that's my excuse.
OPINION: Sunday morning's epic match at Ellis Park was one I was half convinced the All Blacks would lose.
OPINION: In the endless battles for equality it's easy to forget what being equal really means.