OPINION: This time of year shows Hamilton at its best, but as Max Christoffersen was reminded, there is much more to this city than its beautiful trees.
OPINION: Good things don't always come in small packages, writes Richard Swainson.
OBITUARY: When she died earlier this month Marie Panapa was the widely revered and respected matriarch of an education success story, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
OPINION: At first glance, it seemed clear cut. Victimised couple versus bullying religious bigot. But, as Narelle Henson writes, a second glance is more revealing.
OPINION: Too many Kiwi children are born into households where violence, drug abuse and dishonesty are part of everyday life, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: There are many lessons to be learnt from the WannaCry ransomware attack, Waikato University cyber security experts say.
OPINION: Ordinary human civilities seem to have gone in some quarters, Peter Dornauf writes. It’s a jungle out there.
OPINION: CBD parking has become something of a political football, writes Richard Swainson.
OPINION: For Max Christoffersen, seeing a shag sunning its wings is a reminder of the colour of life and a fateful day from his past.
OBITUARY: Tauhei farmer Roy Waide was a veteran of two significant WWII sea battles: those of the River Plate off Argentina, and of the night time battle of Kolombangara in the Coral Sea.
OPINION: If mothering were a business, Narelle Henson fears she'd be out of a job for breaking too many laws.
OPINION: As a nation, we have failed when we have to send a 14-year-old schoolboy to jail for robbing and killing a shopkeeper, Tom O'Connor writes.
OPINION: Peter Dornauf put his prejudices to the test when he checked out Hamilton's visual arts scene. He came away pleasantly surprised.
OPINION: Sometimes in a community, there has to be a community good funded by the community for all the community. Hamilton City Council got this one exactly right, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: Most adults cannot recall memories that were formed before the age of three or four years, writes Dr Sabine Seehagen.
OBITUARY: Marie Townshend swore she would never marry a farmer, and then she met Gray. Theirs was a love and a partnership that stood the test of time.
OPINION: Roadworks shut down quiz night temporarily in Hamilton’s CBD, writes quiz master Richard Swainson, revealing at the same time that there seems to be little need for free parking.
OPINION: At the end of the day, it's mum's kisses, cuddles and love that matter most, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: Hunting is neither cruel nor a slaughter, rather it's crucial to help keep bird populations at manageable levels.
OPINION: Prayers to a loving deity who lets people die, "magic water" to beat cancer, sports stars refusing to wear sponsor's logos but, Peter Dornauf ponders, has he taken a pay cut?
OPINION: "Menstrual mansplainer" probably meant well, but that's not good enough.
OBITUARY: "Hard work never killed anyone" was Roger Johnson's motto.
OPINION: Excitement amongst the city’s entrepreneurs was the stuff of a revival meeting when the PM came to town, Richard Swainson writes.
OPINION: What is the point of another medical school if current medical graduates can't find jobs, Max Christoffersen asks.
OPINION: It's healthy to be surrounded by people who don't think the same way you do, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: It has always been too easy to blame the poor for their poverty rather than admit that the experiment in neoliberalism has been a tragic failure, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Peter Dornauf's stand to save Euphrasie House attracted a few comments, but his refusal to remove his hat opened the floodgates of scorn and vitriol.
OPINION: It is time for a radical change in who we select for medical training, how we train them, where we train them, and where they go when they finish training, writes Dr Nigel Murray.
OPINION: The old boys have failed to fix New Zealand's doctor shortage, now it's our turn.
OPINION: It's time to have a conversation about how cars fit in with plans for a modern and vibrant city, writes Rowena Hay and Aaron Wong.