Inorganic collection: Mary’s rubbish story just the tipping point

By Jim Birchall The Times had quite a response to last week’s inorganic collection story, in which 79-year-old Mary Wilton aired her grievance with council’s...

Legalising recreational cannabis the wrong move

When voters go to the polls at next year’s General Election, they won’t just be asked who they think will be their best champion...

Mazda 3-Times are a changing

By Alistair Davidson Back in 1989 my wife Sharron and I road tested Mazda’s sixth generation 323 GLX sedan. This mainstream four-door with a boot was...

Thorny English rose aims to prick All Blacks pride

Rarely has a Rugby World Cup match promised such excitement as Saturday’s eagerly anticipated semi-final in which the English rose will seek to wound...

Classy backs give All Blacks winning edge

Despite losing two of their last three games against Ireland, the brilliant All Black backs should pave the way to a Rugby World Cup...

Servant problems?

Local historian Alan La Roche continues his series marking the district’s 170th anniversary last year and the countdown to the 175th celebrations. When the first...

COMMENT: A year of action and progress

Since returning to Parliament at the start of the year, I've spent a lot of time talking to locals and knocking on thousands of...

Cash no longer king

By Jim Birchall On a recent (and too frequent) visit to the drive-thru of a certain restaurant that boasts a Southern Colonel as a spokesman,...

Japan puts the cat amongst the pigeons

Much as we admired Japan’s magnificent 19-12 Rugby World Cup win against Ireland on Sunday, it has put the cat among the pigeons with...

Rugby World Cup is finally here

Blomfield's (Darren Blomfield) latest cartoon following marking the Rugby World Cup 2019 which began on Friday.

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