For Gerard Hindmarsh Awaroa is more than just a beach.
One thing missing from the Southern Link debate is a realistic accounting of where we are in our transport technology.
OPINION: Councillor Luke Acland responds to allegations that removal of Eric Davy from transport committee was dirty politics.
OPINION: Since a recent evening dog walk I have seen freedom campers, and myself, somewhat differently.
In the last 16 years, the Nelson region has gone from having about ten wineries to almost 30.
It's February and the kids are back in school uniforms; the caravan is secure in its shady resting place after its yearly outing and, the golden weather has kicked into overdrive.
The death of Nelson mountainbiker Kelly McGarry in Queenstown this week has, in a poignant way, brought home his international significance in the sporting world.
News of Syrian refugees finally arriving in New Zealand last week couldn't come soon enough.
OPINION: The idea of Donald Trump becoming President doesn’t exactly calm my nerves.
Rodeos have been a part of New Zealand summers for more than 50 years, but their place is under increasing scrutiny.
OPINION: OPINION: The injuries caused to animals at recent rodeos highlights the danger to them, of being terrorized for entertainment.
Like a lot of people I find it hard to resist the occasional flutter on Lotto.
OPINION: Love of live music behind move to ask for donations, Nelson bar owner explains.
There's a confusing story here in Ghana which makes me double over in laughter each time I hear of it.
It’s not every day you drive miles out of town to let a complete stranger electrocute your pet but that’s exactly what our family did last weekend.
When controversial search and surveillance laws were narrowly passed four years ago, then Justice Minister Judith Collins said they brought "order, certainty, clarity and consistency to messy, unclear and outdated search and surveillance laws."
OPINION: The last thing I wanted to do was call out my own brigade on New Year's Day.
Forget Islamic extremists or anything to do with the Middle East, the world's first strapped-on suicide bombing happened in Murchison.
OPINION: Some are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them, and still others chase it down the street.
If you're reading this and you're in Nelson, you're a winner!
It's the middle of the holidays and the kids are bouncing around the house with all the increasing energy and noise of a kettle about to boil.
Competition is part and parcel of life.
As many parents know, choosing a name for your darling newborn son or daughter can be tricky.
OPINION: One of my favourite philosophies goes like this: it doesn't matter if you're an optimist or a pessimist, the result is likely to be the same but the optimist will have a better time of it.
OPINION: Memories of a golden summer in French Pass are still strong for Angela Fitchett.
Will the Tasman Makos finally produce their first All Black in 2016?
An "ordinary boy from Kurow" is now among the 20 most extraordinary New Zealanders.
That moment where pupil surpasses teacher is the ultimate accolade. Is it heck! The latter gets their butt kicked by an ingrate who doesn't even have the decency to lie to you.
OPINION: All this heavy talk makes me really thirsty so I poured myself another wine really fast.
OPINION: Musical pineapples and hanging birds: A history of weird Christmases abroad.