STUART SMITH - The Marlborough Express
Surprisingly, the Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement, which relates to the top of the South Island, has been missed by many.
Voter apathy is the main threat to Team Key - more potent than any of its political opponents.
In the year and a half since I got sick, I've heard many different diagnoses; some from doctors, some from friends, some from strangers on the street. Most wrong.
Fluoridation is one of those issues - immunisation is another - that can spark fierce debate.
Nelson's streetscape version of Extreme Makeover has been going on in Bridge St in recent weeks.
ALASTAIR PAULIN - Nelson
I've only lived in my house for less than five years. How could I have said yes to so much stuff?
BOB IRVINE - The Nelson Mail
Critics ought to give the Nelson City Council its due for pioneering a new genre - making drab streetscapes haute couture.
OPINION: Nelson woman Loren Heaphy's stand to call out online cyberbullies is an act of bravery in itself. | TV show led to cyberbullying hell
Cool heads will be needed to stop the tragedy of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine from igniting a wider East-West conflict.
We're far from being the only city with a river running through it, but to most Nelsonians, the Maitai is something special.
Several years ago Scott Donaldson was battling asthma and looking for a challenge that would "spin my whizzer".
OPINION: A city councillor is sticking to his guns over the controversial Bridge St blue lines that had the whole country talking.
There seems to be a rogue gene in America's DNA that periodically manifests itself in outbursts of homicidal craziness.
Aside from the first eleven, Brazil should be proud of putting on a show that the whole world enjoyed.
Earlier this week while I was deep in thought, contemplating writing a column of scathing criticism regarding the appalling surface of Waimea Rd into Nelson, an email appeared in my inbox.
OPINION: Light thrown on Nelson over the weekend should work to quell doubt's about the city's future.
OPINION: Only a very bad novelist would dare to write a scenario as simplistic as the current presidential election in Indonesia.
OPINION: On the surface, euthanasia is a peculiar subject for Key to bring up before a general election.
OPINION: The "challenging" nature of the main road links in and out of Nelson has been well documented.
OPINION: Despite the boring argument that politics isn't a woman's game, the numbers are ever increasing.
More confirmation - not that it's needed - of the challenges faced in meeting the needs of an ageing population has come at a national conference in Nelson.
Hola amigos. Is it just me, or is Motropolis feeling mighty multicultural these days?
Election years bring out the worst in politicians, of any hue, so one's thoughts naturally turn to the finer qualities of military juntas. Except without the military because they're an erratic bunch when off the leash.
OPINION: You can only hope the cluster of business closures in Nelson is an unfortunate coincidence.
Shakespeare wrote in As You Like It that "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players".
The Nelson Mail
Our justice system is built on the admirable convention of there being one law for all. One glaring exception to this rule involves diplomatic immunity.
Encouragement is a good thing. Yelling at coaches, referees and the players is not.
Pick your days and sea conditions and fishing in Tasman Bay can be remarkably pleasant.
RUSSELL HARDING - The Nelson Mail
Making sense of a lumpy and gritty world ain't easy. I came to this conclusion after spending too much time this week in my pottery, sieving glazes. When the task at hand is dull, oh how the mind does wander.
NAOMI ARNOLD - The Nelson Mail
There are plenty of AI experiments online, so I thought I'd find a few and ask them some pressing Nelson questions.