Flying to Kaikoura on the inaugural Sounds Air flight last week was something of a journey into the unknown.
EDITORIAL:Spanning the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff, State Highway 1 is New Zealand's most significant road.
It's just as well the New Zealand Qualifications Authority is calling on independent experts to examine its exam setting processes.
The Government's quake relief fund for Wellington is welcome. Businesses trapped inside the cordons in the capital are as much victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake as the tourist operators in Kaikoura. Both are cut off from their customers by a natural disaster outside their control.
Correspondents write about the co-located colleges and Marlborough Marine Future.
Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith gives a round-up of his week.
Opinion: Many factors affect how a building will perform in an earthquake.
Kiwis are a generous bunch. We know you can dig deep for Kaikoura.
Trump and respectful relationships.
Opinions, rates, politics and brickbats.
Why did it take so long for rats to annihilate bird life and could Trump's election be a blessing in disguise?
Correspondents write about student loans, The Nutcracker, MP Stuart Smith, grammar and 'Aotearoa'.
Correspondents write about the colleges' site, fireworks, 1080, global threats, Brian Tamaki and the proposed Wairau River hydro scheme.
Correspondents write about SH1, coastal shipping and fluoride.
I'm over this. Two, separate thousand-year events in six years is too much.
OPINION: Kaikoura is suffering a double blow: a major quake and it happening at the start of the tourism season.
OPINION: Much of NZ has dodged a major insurance bullet. Time to reassess if you're prepared for the worst-case scenario.
Recent earthquakes sent us a wake-up message. The Government has many major issues to think over – but the rest of us do too.
The Kaikoura earthquake was devastating but manageable. If NZ is ever going to get a disaster recovery right, this is it.
If the Government gets its support packages right, Kaikoura could emerge stronger than ever.
OPINION: We have learnt from Christchurch earthquakes that a different form of tourism emerges post-disaster.
OPINION: The arguments in favour of establishing a twenty-first century version of the Ministry of Works are compelling.
OPINION: The financial issues currently being faced by Kaikoura and Wellington businesses illustrate the importance of arranging quality business insurance and risk management planning.
OPINION: The sewer rats rose up to snatch what they could, but the golden-hearted generosity was beyond extraordinary.
OPINION: Has Kaikoura reassured us we learnt everything we could from Christchurch?
Commercial fishing's 'elder statesman' farewelled.
Rino Tirikatene, the MP for the Te Tai Tonga electorate, says the proposed fishing park in the Marlborough Sounds spells disaster for small fishing businesses.
Correspondents write about the 40-hour week, the Queen Charlotte Track, the new backpackers' hostel in Picton, Karl du Fresne's latest opinion piece, euthanasia, and 1080.
Correspondents write about confidence in Marlborough, Detour Gallery, scallops and 'Kaiman', and the Blenheim Courthouse.
Correspondents write about raw milk, DOC huts and walking tracks,