OPINION: The danger of a large-scale Anzac centenary commemoration is that its elaborate trappings could romanticise soldiering and even war itself.
OPINION: Somehow the size of the Callaghan Innovation grant to a company owned by Oracle was extravagantly overstated .
A cop pulled me over the other day. In Atawhai, that's just the way things go.
OPINION: When the council proposes to slash the Community Assistance Fund from $400,000 to $150,000 over three years, my hackles rise.
Just in case the Government is listening in, I want to make it clear that I have not had a ponytail for decades. Those photos that the GCSB may have dredged up and tossed on the PM’s desk are incriminating, in the way of fashion crime, and perhaps even titillating if that’s your bag, but they are old news.
OPINION: What can never fully understand is what impelled men to enlist for military service in the two world wars, knowing their lives might be at risk.
The answer has been blowing in the wind for some time now: It's time to let the America's Cup go.
OPINION: A crash in Auckland property prices would be a sledgehammer economic blow.
OPINION: I am one of those dinosaurs who once happily roamed a pre-digital world.
OPINION: It's a familiar lament from visitors to Nelson, "What a great place to live, if only we could find work here."
Smack bang in the middle of Nelson's railway to nowhere New Zealand's longest unused rail tunnel.
OPINION: The Motueka River bridge is a hold-your-breath drive, and not just for nervous motorists.
Trust using mussels to help reduce polluted waters.
OPINION: The windscreen-washing lark has whipped up a storm, and it’s not hard to see why.
It seems larger companies are more likely to seek and exploit loopholes in employment law - and shame on those who do so.
OPINION: It's time for the TDC to face reality over the Waimea Community dam, says Paul MacLennan.
We tell white lies all the time, often without realising it.
No doubt some people see the child support system as unfair but, obviously, it's essential.
As is the case with many Nelsonians, Rabbit Island has been the scene of our extended family’s summer picnics.
OPINION: A fortnight out from Anzac Day, I’m already up to my eyeballs in Gallipoli commemorations.
OPINION: The potential end of Campbell Live is a blow not just for television current affairs, but for investigative journalism.
OPINION: The dress code at this shindig is gumboots, jeans and Swanndri.
The region's tertiary educator has emerged largely undamaged from a searching examination of the way it recruits foreign students.
A vaccination is no guarantee of immunity - but, that small jab in the arm aside, it's a useful precaution that cannot hurt.
OPINION: Travelling by air these days is an ordeal; there's no disguising it. Passengers are just so many units to be processed.
There are a lot of questions around how the rules governing the carrying and wearing of lifejackets are applied across the country.
OPINION: My dog, Pete, is dead. The house feels empty. I feel sad.
Team NZ will be challenging the decision not to race in NZ but - like other teams - it recognises the wisdom of reducing costs.
More than competition points will be at stake when the Crusaders and Hurricanes square off at Trafalgar Park at the end of next month.
The priority given by the Key Government to housing in its third term was reflected in the post-election Cabinet reshuffle.