OPINION: Consultation. It's a tricky beast, liable to head off in unexpected directions the moment you think you have it under control.
OPINION: Kenneth Grahame deserves the Nobel Prize for his work in genetic engineering.
There's nary a corgi or a Union Jack to be seen in central Nelson at ten o'clock on the morning of the royal visit. There are hardly any people either. Although Trafalgar Street isn't exactly Dead Man's Gulch, it's certainly quieter than usual. "Don't quote me" says a shopkeeper, "but town is dead".
If I was Andrew Fyfe, I'd be feeling a little ripped off right now.
OPINION: Part of journalism's work is to help make issues visible, which is why we are spending the coming weeks looking at domestic violence in Nelson.
Nelson journalist Stacey Knott is in Ghana, where her new life begins by getting locked in a toilet.
Only mad dogs and Englishmen would drive 600km to go to a meeting last weekend, but we went anyway.
According to Reporters Without Borders, a total of 720 journalists have been killed since 2005.
OPINION: Martin Rodd responds to the backlash over of a controversial new store at the popular beach.
OPINION: Facebook, as more than one person has observed over the years, can be a curious beast.
OPINION: "Who's that Daddy?"
OPINION: Some members of the community are questioning Network Tasman's motives for change.
OPINION: Red Cross isn't infallible as the row over their plans to move refugee services from town to Tahunanui is starting to highlight.
When $68 tickets to Norfolk Island came up on Grabaseat three weeks ago, I jumped at them.
You tot up the figures with the skill of a quantity surveyor, balancing input, processing rate and outgoings.
"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." – Mark Twain
Five years ago Victory School and the Victory Community Health Centre entered the inaugural community of the year award and won.
OPINION: Anita Punt's omission from the Nelson Sports Awards is an embarrassment and proves there is a clear flaw in the eligibility criteria.
OPINION: The book lust was upon me and a book token was burning a hole in my pocket when I visited Page and Blackmore's bookshop last Saturday.
Nelson journalist Stacey Knott has said her goodbyes, over-packed her bags and soaked up the tranquility of New Zealand ahead of her move to Ghana.
So I'm happy if the All Blacks win – it's just that I need a victory with certain conditions being met. If those conditions aren't met, I sense I'll be copping flack from my wife for four more years.
OPINION: The things lifting Nelson above the crowd are craft beer, urban art and cycling. Who wouldn’t want to live in a place famous for all three?
The Masked Parade needs more noise and more originality, says Bob Irvine.
Walkers are worried cyclists are being given priority on shared pathways. They may have a point.
OPINION: Our region prides itself on hosting world-class acts at the annual arts festival; if only we showed the same support for local performers.
From a largely untidy scrap of land with a run-down 1940s house at one end, Brian and Karen Cooper have used their tenure to transform their elongated property into an artistic wonderland.
A lot of effort goes into reducing carbon emissions, recycling waste, using less energy, and these efforts should make our resources go further and keep the planet afloat longer.
OPINION: Our tiki tour of the North Island is over and the kids went back to school this week with relieved smiles.
I'm going to a country I discovered I loved, where there's a lot to get a journalist's blood pumping.
Judith Paviell asks what human purpose does the Trans Pacifice Partnership Agreement serve.