Kit Maling gives his viewpoint on the case for the Waimea Community Dam.
OPINION: When a fully laden logging truck ploughs at speed into a family vehicle there can be only one outcome.
OPINION: Christmas is notable for the way it seems to bring out the best in some and the worst in others.
OPINION: When I got sick, I was pretty certain my glass was totally smashed. But boy, have I had help to glue it back together.
OPINION: Make Christmas a pot luck and take the stress out of things.
OPINION: To offer incentives to just about everyone except for "white blokes" is a nonsense.
OPINION: The Southern Link has the look of a legacy project for longtime Nelson MP Nick Smith.
OPINION: We ranked better than Australia on the Climate Change Performance Index, but there's nothing to be smug about.
OPINION: Amid the chorus of disapproval, The Tasman District Council must make a much more watertight case for the Waimea Community Dam.
Cats do what they're biologically programmed to do, which is hunt and kill.
OPINION: Nelson vet Hans Andersen agrees with the council’s decision to drop a bylaw controlling cats.
In a low-wage, high-cost housing region, any initiative that makes first home-ownership more affordable is worth considering.
Catching fish is always fun, but how you catch them is important too.
OPINION: It's too early to say whether the new drink-drive limits will bring a permanent change to Kiwi drinking culture, but the signs are encouraging.
Think about the women in your life. One in three of them has, or will be, sexually or physically abused by their partner at some point in their lives.
Parliament's processing of new anti-terror laws was peppered with paradoxes.
The death of another beloved family pet from apparent toxic algal poisoning raises troubling questions.
OPINION: The universal theme seems to be that when their time comes, people want to die peacefully, as painlessly as possible, in their own homes.
Early indications are that plenty of drivers are spooked by the new drink-drive limits.
Traditions must change in order to stay alive, writes Angela Fitchett.
Money down the drain springs to mind after any examination of the murky problem plaguing a Tahunanui landmark.
It's an unwelcome sign of modern life that closed circuit television cameras are becoming increasingly common.
Should they be kicked to the kerb, or stay where they are?
What image do you get when you hear Bermuda? The infamous triangle? Sun, sea, sand surely. Sailing? Maybe not so much.
Elizabeth Bean's round up of the region's best spots for Christmas shopping.
After a year acknowledged as one of its toughest, the head winds buffeting KiwiRail, and more particularly the Interislander ferry service, show few signs of abating.
Scooting seems to suit me better than pedalling and there's no anxiety to dilute the pleasure of standing upright while sailing along with the wind blowing through my hair.
Nelson's share of the cruise ship cake is little more than a crumb and, considering tourism's growing importance to the region, that's galling.
Creating a level playing field for the country's schools is a worthwhile aim that is difficult to achieve.
One aspect of the inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, is done and dusted.