We need visionaries who can turn the mundane into extraordinary focal points.
COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.
The independence of wine show judging processes give a solid indicator of quality to consumers.
SATIRE: Pokemon Go characters stuffing their faces with nothing but candy and stardust could bring the health system to its knees.
Local body decisions still have a significant impact on our lives.
SATIRE: Cold-calling scammers are going out of business as more Kiwis do away with land lines.
In 2009 Prime Minister John Key declared war on the methamphetamine trade.
COLUMN: Marlborough's new theatre will be finished.
Correspondents write about councillors, the ASB Theatre and the "Marlborough City' idea.
Correspondents write about 'dirty politics' and ASB Theatre Marlborough.
Correspondents write about the ASB Theatre, Air NZ dropping its BLN-CHCH direct link, and speeding warships.
Correspondents write about the Grove Rd bridge, feral cats, public art and theatre funding.
This week Rangitane o Wairau will host the New Zealand Archaeological Association's annual conference here in the Wairau, at Ukaipo, the iwi's cultural centre at Grovetown.pe, the Wairau Bar.
Correspondents write about the World Brass Championships, dog owners' rights and freedom camping in Picton.
Correspondents write about snapper management, a shortage of prescription medicines, the "mess' near the entrance of the Blenheim tennis courts, a mooted Blenheim bypass, visitor numbers, and confidence in the local economy.
Correspondents write about the Taylor River walkway, the Kaikoura Trash Fashion Show, Air New Zealand dropping the direct route between Blenheim and Christchurch and the Queen Charlotte Track.
Correspondents write about the snapper quota, refugees and the solstice.
EDITORIAL: Unlike the cigarettes we smoke or the sugary drinks we swig, we don't get to choose the air we breathe.
OPINION: Love wins but only when straight people love ourselves enough to stand up for other people's rights.
SATIRE: Bin men have started working on their dump truck dismounts to impress the ladies.
Correspondents write about a Blenheim bypass and political commentary.
Correspondents write about the Orlando shootings, FOMO and Meals on Wheels.
Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith salutes recipients of Queen's Birthday Honours.
OPINION: Dog trials bring a lot of enjoyment, but registering working dogs does give rise to frustration.
Corespondents write about a possible Blenheim bypass, meth, Mamma Mia! and government funding.
Over the past six months I have been fortunate enough to spend time with Rangitane elders familiar with the oral traditions of the Wairau. These elders are the grandchildren of people who in their lifetime sought the return of koiwi and taonga taken from Te Pokohiwi a Kupe during the mid-20th century. Today's elders are witnessing the return.
Correspondents write about trolls, the Marlborough City name change proposal, welcome signs and the 'bypass brigade'.
COLUMN: Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith talks about Alpine Fault and State Highway 1.
Don't knock the police, confusion, King Salmon and an overdue Bypass.