OPINION: Tom O'Connor is appalled at the deaths caused by a chronically underfunded health system.
OPINION: Helping Hamilton's homeless into homes and saving elephants in Thailand - two special projects instigated by people who refuse to give up.
OPINION: We’ve just gone through the most exciting election in years yet the silence from Waikato University has been deafening.
OPINION: Richard Swainson proposes a new cultural criteria for determining city status.
OPINION: Sexual harassment of men is one of the great, untold stories of our time, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: If your body is treated as a mere, grabbable thing, what are you?
OPINION: After 10 years, the assault on their little town of Ruatoki is still recalled with a sense of traditional injustice by many in the region, but nothing more.
OPINION: What certain people in positions of power miss is that libraries are more than just books stacked on shelves, and people prefer real doctors to virtual ones.
OBITUARY: Christine Pickering was renowned for her many charitable works, the Christmas festivals she organised and her humility.
OPINION: "There were flashing alarm bells going and Bob Simcock just disregarded them."
OPINION: His story of becoming homeless in Hamilton struck a chord with Kiwis.
OPINION: Gardening gives back so much - so why do some people treat it with contempt?
OPINION: 2016 is the hottest year yet recorded at the Earth's surface yet some still argue that climate change is not real.
OPINION: It's wafting out of the Fonterra CEO's pay packet and the "we know best" brigade at the Waikato DHB.
OPINION: A missive of praise, whether sent privately or intended for publication, strokes the ego a great deal but feet should forever be anchored to the ground.
OPINION: Prostitution is an industry built on desires found in shadowy corners of the human heart.
OBITUARY: Even the birds paid their respects to dairy farmer and conservationist Arthur Hinds.
OPINION: A downed transmission tower cleared up confusion over radio's place in our lives as listeners took to social media to find out why their station was off air.
OPINION: Silk pyjamas can't hide the primitive in human beings.
Opinion: Voting, this is what I had been waiting my whole life for.
Opinion: People become defensive when election year swings around.
OPINION: The Kīngitanga has never in the past openly endorsed candidates with the clear expectation that Māori voters would follow.
Opinion: Going digital could save Hamilton ratepayers $6.1m a year.
OPINION: Where taxpayers’ money is involved there should be directive from Wellington: No sponsorship arrangements – period.
OBITUARY: Sue Pickering’s lifelong love of travel and other cultures started with her OE in 1964 at the age of 24.
OPINION: It's been 150 years since Māori seats were first introduced and they've been controversial for much of that time.
OPINION: There was no sign of the freshly awoken youth vote in Hamilton in the leadup to election day.
OPINION: Unlikely couplings, disgruntled aspirants, and the jilted sobbing in the loo. It must be election time.
OPINION: Teachers need to be applauded for the hard work they do in often difficult circumstances.
OPINION: Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox were truly independent voices for Māoridom. Their voices will no longer be heard and Māoridom should be saddened by that.