OPINION: We can learn from Robin Williams' experience in our debate about the right to end your life with dignity, Peter Dornauf writes.
OPINION: The campaign to save and restore the WSU cowshed starts here, writes Max Christoffersen.
OBITUARY: Dr Linda Wilson will be remembered for setting up occupational therapy schools in Hamilton and Dunedin, but she had many other talents and interests.
OPINION: The Waikato is blessed with three great movie theatres, writes Richard Swainson.
OPINION: It can be hard to get riled up about climate change, or see how it will impact our lives, when the most obvious effects of climate change won't be seen or felt for many years.
OPINION: Cat lovers recognise and obey few rules when protecting their pets, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: The visual arts, film, theatre, music and literature confront us with the human condition, but don't teach us how to behave, writes Peter Dornauf.
Rachel Pope of Browsers bookshop takes on a rugged but masterful read from 1955.
OPINION: Once a year, when Fieldays come to town, Hamilton becomes the sex capital of the country.
OPINION: The annual pageant of used paperbacks, barely thumbed university texts and unwanted coffee table ornaments was on and Richard Swainson attended with all the fervour of a religious convert.
OBITUARY: Wayne Mailman was a hard-working straight shooter, a charmer, and generous to a fault.
OPINION: At present we do not give anyone the right to kill, or help to kill, someone. We call that murder. And it is a crime, writes Narelle Henson.
Opinion: People search for new skills as technology takes over traditional jobs.
OPINION: Manufacturers have known for decades that sugar is as addictive as alcohol and tobacco and equally dangerous to the health of young and old alike, writes Tom O'Connor.
OPINION: Peter Dornauf recognises those who go quietly about their work, often unheralded, making substantial contributions to the wellbeing of the community.
OPINION: I remember the moment when I lost faith in the New Zealand Police.
OPINION: The best way to confront bad guys – or streakers – is with a lethal piece of willow, writes Richard Swainson.
OBITUARY: The high value Pat Dallinger placed on giving of her time to others reflected in her life achievements.
OPINION: Thirty years of Cuisine magazines did not make the recycle grade at the Hamilton Refuse Transfer Station, so Denise Irvine found them another home.
OPINION: Theory is great, but it is not going to help the child sitting in school today learn how to manage a mortgage, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: If Hamilton's CBD is ever to recover its lost soul, it will be because people want to live there, not merely park there, free for two hours, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: A city, a people, thrive when the arts are at full tide, writes Peter Dornauf.
OPINION: Electronic media is pervasive for adults. Now, babies and children are the targets.
OPINION: Somewhere between personal choice and science lies the fate of defenceless children.
OBITUARY: More than 500 people attended Adrienne Ardern's funeral at the Te Rapa racecourse, she was so well loved and respected.
OPINION: It's one thing to promise to bring the party back to the Sevens, it's another thing to deliver, writes Richard Swainson.
OPINION: When deciding who should host a tournament that New Zealand can't win, Hamilton was an obvious choice, writes Max Christoffersen.
OPINION: The only way to avoid the "trans" war is to hitch the bandwagon back to biological identity, and admit feelings don’t tell the full story about any of us, writes Narelle Henson.
OPINION: Stage-managed events where the caring middle class meet the under-privileged make Rosemary McLeod squirm.
OPINION: The Sevens was not the first such event to be ruined by a minority who assume it is acceptable to get hopelessly drunk and create mayhem for everyone else, and it won’t be the last, writes Tom O'Connor.