Developers and the Tasman District Council must ensure that Mapua's atmosphere is not ruined by too much or poor-quality development.
However bad their driving - and dear God it can be awful - these tourists don't actually have a death wish.
Arthritis is an innocuous word for an illness that causes so much grief.
NZ First leader Winston Peters knows a by-election will give him some valuable exposure early in the electoral cycle
Public displeasure at yet another whizzbang increase in our politicians' pay is reliably worsened by the horribly out-of-tune chorus of regret from the recipients.
For all of his populist instincts, Prime Minister John Key appears curiously out of touch with the public on land ownership by foreign investors.
I suspect I may be a Nelson Mother. Technically I'm a Motueka Father.
OPINION: It's great that Nelson is making gains as a cycle-friendly city. Supporting this basic transportation mode makes sense for many reasons.
OPINION: The Remuneration Authority, formerly the Higher Salaries Commission, was set up to take the heat out of the sensitive subject of how much we pay our politicians.
OPINION: There is a heap of data available on foreign drivers. Mostly, they crash for the same reasons Kiwis do.
OPINION: The old saw, "be safe, be seen" is as applicable to water pursuits as it is to walking or cycling at night.
OPINION: ACT leader David Seymour's call for a binding referendum about superannuation presumably comes safe in the knowledge there won't be one.
Bridge St's second block has drawn plenty of negative comment over the years.
I have a deepseated belief that Nelson is unsafe. When I decided to write about it, I expected to find lots of statistics proving me right. But what I discovered told a different story.
The passing of Celia Lashlie was a shock. A shock because it came so suddenly, and because she mattered.
The Blarney Army had plenty of cause to cheer, and Irish eyes were shining - with tears of pride - over their giant-killing performance against a top-tier team.
If New Zealanders are grateful the idea of a taxpayer top-up is dead, it appears they have Bill English to thank for reining in John Key's enthusiasm.
OPINION: Repugnant. Vile. Loathsome. Despicable. Words applicable to those who commit sex offences against children are easy to find.
Just as Don Brash did, Andrew Little is challenging the incumbent government after elders at Waitangi criticised John Key for dismissing the tribunal's report.
It looks like the sun is setting on the Wellington Sevens - at least as a carnival-style event.
Two "every parent's nightmare" news stories in the one day serve warning of the need for unblinking vigilance when youngsters are in our care.
Its ideological blinkers blind it to the fact that on this occasion, America is on the side of the angels.
Recent fire events should remind us that our communities are much safer as a results of the selfless dedication of our volunteer firefighters and the generosity of their employers.
Last week, at another beach on another beautiful Nelson day, I attended the memorial service for a young man called Oliver.
The omens were not that favourable for the 13th Adam Chamber Music Festival.
Whether home detention is appropriate in cases involving violence and reflects the community's abhorrence needs considering.
Helped by the NZ dollar's decline against the greenback, the US is becoming the wine industry's biggest export market.
Two widely publicised lapses in standards have bruised the midwifery profession's reputation.
OPINION: Heaven only knows what prompted two French tourists to lay a false complaint with police.
Russel Norman is preparing to become political compost. The Greens should be good at that.