OPINION: I’ve done my time listening, reviewing and broadcasting music. And I still don’t get it. I don't get why vinyl is back.
OBITUARY: "She was a truly inspirational person to work with, and her warmth, caring nature, and sense of humour shone through in everything she did."
OPINION: There's something very satisfying about how the son of our greatest politician coincidentally knows our greatest writer and the mother of our greatest comic. From Seddon to Mansfield to Dagg: that's Pākehā New Zealand culture in a nutshell.
OPINION: Frozen bank accounts, suspicious insurance companies, patronising customer service – no-one talks much about all the little stuff that happens after someone dies.
It is pleasing to see our roads and road policing prominent with politicians, related agencies and the media presently.
OPINION: Given the poor success rate of eradicating invasions of exotic organisms in New Zealand, it is highly unlikely that Mycoplasma bovis will be wiped out or even contained.
OPINION: As the council letters went out to ratepayers around Hamilton last week, you could feel the collective sucking in of the Waikato air as homeowners started to do the math.
OBITUARY: A man of many interests, Wallie Newport made his mark on the world.
OPINION: Financial information from Hamilton City Council's bureaucratic wing hasn't exactly been crystal clear.
A taste of French Toast and big band jazz featured at Cambridge's St Andrew's Church.
OPINION: 1970s New Zealand - "a terrible and frightening time to be gay".
If you were with me today, you would hear my sigh of relief.
OBITUARY: Those who knew Rod Wells will not be surprised to hear he was buried in his racing leathers, motorcycle badges, his favourite Buffalo rally T-shirt and a tube of lip moisturiser.
OPINION: Huntly west was a great place to grow up, recalls Te Anga Nathan of his childhood home.
OPINION: The 21st century public apology is our equivalent of the Spanish Inquisition or Stalin's show trials of the 1930s.
OPINION: Things are looking up at Waikato University with student numbers increasing after a long period of declining enrolments.
OPINION: I was once a strong advocate for cyclists, but not any more. And the MAMILs are to blame.
OPINION: Drug dealers are criminals of the worst kind and any suggestion of decriminalising their activities makes about as much sense as decriminalising rape and murder.
OPINION: The Hamilton rumour mill is working overtime. It sounds like the calm before a storm. It's like that noise you can't really hear, but you can feel.
OPINION: Being the chief executive of the Waikato District Health Board offers job satisfaction to rival that found in the world of greedy commissions, professional duplicity and hyperbolic word play. Frankly, I fancy my chances.
OBITUARY: Shaped by her time and her place, Leonie Marks was a bottler, seamstress, and cook. But she was also a progressive thinker, a conversationalist, and a feminist by example.
OPINION: David Ray's first trip to hospital was for a brain tumour. It taught him a lot about life, humanity and the health system.
Opinion: If you are looking for inspiration then Te Aroha will be able to maximize that potential.
Opinion: The majority of the purchasers are retirees with about 30 per cent being young working couples and families.
OPINION: From a purely ecological point of view, wild horses do not belong in the Kaimanawa Ranges but the chocolate box image of horses have blinded law makers to what is in fact just another exotic pest animal.
OBITUARY: Hugh Barr liked to think outside the square and encouraged his students to do the same.
OPINION: SH2 between Tauranga and Waihi Beach is where the political rubber meets the road and much of isn’t moving.
OPINION: I am well inclined toward the cricket. A different class of citizen from your average fly, that's for sure.
OPINION: Waikato DHB spending shemozzle is the latest debacle from a dysfunctional board
OPINION: Have we calmed down after the unfortunate event at the Young Labour youth camp, or are we still trembling at its implications?