Alan Clarke catches the award ceremony for the country’s richest art prize, and checks out an iconic Wellington hotel.
GREY URBANIST COLUMN
OPINION: You don't need to accosted by a drunk to find trouble. If alcohol is abused, sometimes the trouble finds you.
For so many parents during the past 100 years, that driveway lined with heritage trees has been the last avenue of hope when all other methods of help have been exhausted at home.
One of the nice things about getting older is being able to appreciate all the ways this country has become a better place.
“April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain,” wrote poet T S Eliot in the first lines of The Wasteland
"I'm not ready to play the cripple card just yet."
Karl du Fresne (My View, September 9), in pointing to "unforseen consequences of idealistic ACC" says that history is littered with examples of well-intentioned legislation leading to unintended and sometimes disastrous consequences.
OPINION: Nelson's slum landlords need to ask themselves "Would I live in that house?"
Is it my imagination or are there more tui in my kowhai tree this year? Are the kereru fatter and more common? And how long has the fish mural been on the Trafalgar St side of the Millers Acre Centre (our Nelson i-SITE)?
Clairol's famous 1960s ad campaign for hair dye featured bold women who declared, "If I've only one life to live, let me live it as a blonde."
OPINION: After John Key's stand-up routine in Nelson, the question remains: Who writes this stuff?
For reasons I don't entirely understand, I appear to be one of the last people on Earth who doesn't own a smart phone. My trusty 2011 Nokia 300 is not entirely dumb but Mensa material it is not.
OPINION: For the past eight days I've been down with the flu. And when I say down, I mean double down. Think Barry White down – that deep, down. To add to my sick-proof wife's joy, the kids have the damn thing too.
OPINION: It took some by surprise when Rose Renton said marijuana should be legalised for recreational use.
Are you, or is someone in your extended family in the process of choosing a secondary school for your year 8 son or daughter to attend in 2016?
OPINION: Though the cathedral belongs to its diocese, not the public, it is also a part of Nelson. It belongs to us all.
OPINION: We need to remember that ultimately, euthanasia is a medical issue.
Now that I have a city pad to return to, I find the charms of the country even more charming.
OPINION: Has Richie McCaw become John Key's political sidekick?
Going plastic-free for a month is harder than it sounds.
Are you ready for your fortnightly dose of "glass half empty-ness"?
It's worth recognising how lucky we were to grow up in peaceful times, and it's important to remember all those who didn't.
"Thank you for coming in, Mr …" "Cumberpatch. Elvis Cumberpatch. Call me Elvis."
OPINION: Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers, says Matt Lawrey.
Thanks to Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne for his two columns on the Waimea Community Dam.
Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne's recent expressions regarding the Waimea Community Dam lack credibility.
OPINION: The council's decision to develop the Maitai River Walkway between the Nile St East and Collingwood St bridges to shared pathway standards could best be described as premature.
It was a funny old day at the market last week. It was mid-winter quiet but there was something else going on and it wasn't where I was at. I couldn't put my finger on it — and then came the sounds of protest.