OPINION: When India got its independence from Britain 70 years ago, this month, it was founded as a secular democracy – secular because it acknowledged the status and rights of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians and other religious minorities as equal to those of the Hindu majority.
OPINION: Letter writers on adversity, classiness, and penguin mortality.
OPINION: The Waituna community has become one of the most proactive catchments nationwide in mitigating farming's environmental effects
OPINION: Letter writers on monitoring commercial fishing, water issues, abortion.
OPINION: Rebecca McLeon suggests a pay and record-keeping checklist for employers
OPINION: A letter writer calculates the excretions of Southland's dairy herds.
Pat Veltkamp Smith writes on beggers and choosers
OPINION: If we're feeling righteous anger about Castlerock Dairies . . . .
OPINION: Letter writers on Metiria Turei, abortion and debt.
Can I sing? No. Can I dance? definitely no. But do I wish I could? Absolutely!
OPINION: How long will Australians put up with their silly citizenship rules for MPs?
OPINION: The ICC answers a correspondent asking what it's done about our waterways.
OPINION: Nix to stickybeaking SOEs.
OPINION: Letter writers on water, boot camps and Metiria Turei
OPINION: The catwalk was no cakewalk for Gary Tong
OPINION:There's unpleasantness in Invercargill's stormwater.
OPINION: Trump v Kim Jong Un. Anything you can do I can do madder.
OPINION: Even a terrible employee has the protection of a full and fair disciplinary process, Riki Donnelly writes.
OPINION: Letter writers criticise the state of the Colac Bay foreshore road, support Metiria Turei and highlight homelessness.
OPINION: Pat Veltkamp Smith must protest the very idea of a purple shirt day for Southland.
OPINION: Almost $1 million a week is being spent on housing issues in Otago-Southland.
OPINION: Roger McKernan can look the world in the eye, all right.
It's been said a week in politics is a long time but it must have felt like an age for some of those in the beehive this week.
OPINION: Labour is leaving it to Winston to keep the heat on Bill English about his role in the Barclay affair.
OPINION: Letter writers on a show of faith for the Invercargill CBD, case, a rejected candidate and caring diners.
The past week Southlanders have been going nuts for the new Southland Stags theme song, written and performed by Kiwi artist Jason Kerrison.
OPINION: Letter writers on roadside flax poisoning, Greens costing Labour, abortion and Metiria Turei.
EDITORIAL: Remember that old political saying: if you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all? Of course not.
OPINION: Letter writers on ultra-fast broadband progress, the 1950s versus now, and sanctimony over Metiria Turei
OPINION: Or of shirrrrts, anyway.