OPINION: The sudden disappearance of MH370 with 239 passengers aboard is aviation's most puzzling current mystery. Whether it is also a murder mystery remains to be seen.
OPINION: Half a million dollars to - perhaps - save Tahunanui's dysfunctional modellers' pond. Almost as much again to - hopefully - restore the Maitai River to something approaching full health.
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OPINION: The recent public floating of a New Zealand flag change by Prime Minister John Key has generally met with a supportive public response.
OPINION: You'd have to be hard-hearted not to sympathise with the plight of a Scottish couple who have been told to leave New Zealand.
OPINION: The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust has had the odd critic to contend with.
OPINION: The cruise ships are returning, with six scheduled for this season and next after a break of several years.
OPINION: The inner-city parking controversy must seem an unwelcome distraction for the Nelson City Council. But there is no sign yet that peace on the streets is imminent.
OPINION: It's hard not to feel for the permanent residents of the Brook Valley Holiday Park over the campground's proposed closure.
OPINION: The anguish for the families of the 29 men killed at Pike River shows no sign of abating.
OPINION: Every family has a story about cancer. Whether it's a battle that's won or lost, very few of us have not been touched by it.
OPINION: The $400,000 boost to improve the health of the Maitai River is one of the most heartening, and least controversial, proposals in the city's annual plan.
OPINION: The printing press changed the world.
The swine-flu pandemic panic reached fever-pitch in 2009. Nineteen deaths have been attributed to it in New Zealand. Given that health authorities were predicting a toll of up to 800, we got off lightly.
No one enjoys being made to look like a toothless fool. But that's what the crusty-sounding DIYer who has reinvented his illegal, corrugated iron-clad Boulder Bank shed as a "houseboat" is doing to the authorities in Nelson.
OPINION: The good folk of Golden Bay have every right to feel hard done by, in the Tasman District Council cost-cutting round.
If a new bill makes it more likely that the authorities will go to the effort of prosecuting those involved in extreme cases of cyber-bullying, well and good.
Super Rugby has kicked off, barely days after international cricket has pulled stumps, but it's two other unsung sports that deserve local attention.
OPINION: Rivers are a vital part of Nelson and New Zealand's way of life - but it's appalling how we're treating them.
The crisis in Ukraine is far from over, despite President Viktor Yanukovich fleeing the country.
OPINION: Something has to be done about New Zealand's appalling rate of obesity, just as action had to be taken for the collective good against smoking.
OPINION: Almost a century after his death, the institute that Thomas Cawthron bequeathed to Nelson is thriving in ways he could not have imagined.
OPINION: Education is a most powerful lever for social change.
OPINION: New Zealand journalists, like those in other comparable countries, follow a simple and unambiguous industry ethical code.
OPINION: It sounds for all the world like Nelson's mayor is getting out the cattle-prod. In demanding action on freedom campers, Rachel Reese is calling for urgency to be taken before the city has to deal with a situation that could get out of control.
OPINION: Former Mayor of Nelson Aldo Miccio is worried the city is heading in the wrong direction.
OPINION: Sporting success is a fickle goal, with the journey between hero and zero astonishingly quick.
OPINION: The Salvation Army is lining up a weapon on behalf of many of the people who need its help in the Nelson region.
Even without the incentive of a free Go By Bike Day breakfast this morning, the move to two wheels is picking up pace around the country.
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OPINION: For all of the focus over the past couple of decades on fat, there is growing belief among scientists that a greater villain in the battle against obesity is sugar.
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OPINION: In heeding the advice of the 0.1 per cent of climate scientists who deny the need for action, governments are preparing the way for Mother Nature's remedy for our environmental rapaciousness.