For the women involved, and their families, it would be beyond price.
It is no secret that as Christmas approaches our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs.
Good intentions are not enough for disaster preparedness planning.
Bob Irvine takes a sneak peak at a new season of unreality TV.
EDITORIAL:Spanning the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff, State Highway 1 is New Zealand's most significant road.
It's just as well the New Zealand Qualifications Authority is calling on independent experts to examine its exam setting processes.
OPINION: How wonderful if a regional pest management strategy could find a way to tackle Nelson's ant invasion.
OPINION: "Post-truth" – that's Oxford Dictionaries 2016 WOTY (word of the year) and what a WOTY it is.
The rise and spread of fake news makes traditional journalism even more important, says Stacey Knott.
Shockwaves from the North Canterbury quake, days of rain and the presidential elections were among the challenges for a fishing guide.
OPINION: The ongoing spat between Lewis Stanton and the Nelson City Council does no one credit.
OPINION: I've been to a few over the years and after a while they fall into a pattern – as does almost everything as the years tick by.
Ripples from the massive earthquake followed Bob Irvine during a trip south this week.
Sarah Langi of Nelson Environment Centre talks to eco-architect Lindsay Wood about his recent trip to Germany to learn about Sustainable Cities
OPINION: Naked, splayed out on the footpath with the scorching sun beating down on him, I spotted the man from my window.
Bureaucracies often seem to exist in order to frustrate the public by generating and policing impractical rules.
OPINION: I said goodbye to an old, familiar friend this past week.
The worst case scenario reads like some dystopian recipe for World War 3.
Where would you expect to find a portrait of the Queen positioned directly in the line of fire of two scaled down brass cannons?
OPINION: Let's not be shy in giving due credit to the city council for its efforts to improve the health of the Maitai River.
OPINION: An elderly woman was pulled over by a young policeman. This is what happened next.
OPINION: Tasman Makos have record representation in the Crusaders, but why did it take this long to get noticed?
OPINION: Christchurch's cathedral was lost; Nelson's own Christ Church Cathedral must be protected at any cost.
"I think the Lebanese are cursed with hospitality, we might want to kill you but we will make sure you are fed very well first."
OPINION: There's an old saying in sport that suggests, to be the best you must beat the best.
OPINION: Seclusion and restraint practices should be eliminated from schools, says Salisbury School's principal.
Politics is no longer a contest of ideas. It is a contest of demographics. It would appear the self interests of our largest voting demographics are winning.
Sick of the US election? Me too. But in just over a week it will all be over.
OPINION: This is real art that carries weight and meaning for families and the wider community.
OPINION: Did you see the duckling rescue on the news last week?