Waikato loses more jobs


OPINION: The discomforting reality for National is that the Waikato has 2100 fewer jobs now and 6100 more unemployed than in 2008.

Labour fails to fire up


Labour Party politicians and supporters will find plenty of cause for disquiet in the latest poll figures.

Editorial | Environment put to vote


The Waikato Regional Council has successfully taken two parties to court in recent days for breaching effluent disposal requirements under the Resource Management Act last year.

Fluoride debate spreads


OPINION: The Hamilton City Council last week announced it had added fluoride to the city's Water Treatment Plant.

Questions over Labour's policies

David Cunliffe

Teachers with fewer students can give each child more attention, but studies do not unequivocally show that this is the most cost-effective way of lifting performance.

Police discontent dismissed


OPINION: Only 44 per cent of the Waikato region's police agree the department has a clear vision of where it's going.

Environmental powers

Waikato River 300

OPINION: Two environmental issues this week have highlighted the importance of who controls the decision-making process.

Concerns over post service

nz post

OPINION: Longer delivery times are likely turning customers away from using NZ Post, thereby exacerbating the slump in mail volumes

Hard times for Cunliffe

Waikato Times

OPINION: Labour leader David Cunliffe had been teetering, politically, after a series of embarrassments in March.

Top marks to St Paul's

Air New Zealand generic

OPINION: St Paul's Collegiate School has announced an $8m development including building a cutting-edge learning hub, expanding the school's music block and rebuilding a boarding house, Williams House.

Momentous task begins

domestic abuse

The first part of the privately funded Glenn Inquiry into child abuse and family violence paints a grim picture of violence breeding violence.

Hipkins misses mark

shcool books

OPINION: Labour's education spokesman, Chris Hipkins, has given Education Minister Hekia Parata a low mark.

Vaccine debate

Vaccination child

OPINION: As memories fade of the horror of polio, diptheria and measles, parents fret about vaccine safety.

Banks' other verdict awaits

John Banks

OPINION: If partnership schools succeed we should not forget John Banks' role in their establishment.

Many guilty of pollution

Cows sitting on their

Announcing Graham Smith's appointment as Federated Farmers next chief executive, chairman Bruce Wills said the organisation is passionate about the positive role farming plays in New Zealand.

Red waters run deep

lake waikare

OPINION: Lake Waikare has become embroiled in feuding over farm practices and their contribution to water degradation.

Libraries of the future

Child w iPad

OPINION: How should our libraries evolve to embrace the modern world?

Video poison challenged

1080 poison

Another Waikato regional councillor has been summoned to the chairwoman's office to explain himself.

Public money disappears

Winston Peters

OPINION: Not for the first time, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters complains of public money being misspent on Maori programmes.

Road safety no accident

road safety

OPINION: Perhaps these latest tragedies can serve as a reminder that "road safety is no accident".

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