It seems like the whole world is itching for a fight, but surely there's a better way.
The hallowed fly fishing waters of Otago have excited anglers ever since trout were first released into Dunedin's Leith River.
OPINION: As summit meetings go, the invitation to Storm And A Teacup was less than riveting.
I bought a pair of gumboots the other week and all hell broke loose. I would have bought just one, but they only sell them by the pair these days.
Former Masterchef runner-up launches range of inspiring and simple meals you can create at home.
Over the last few years, I've written a lot of columns about growing up at French Pass in the 1950s and 1960s.
Columnist Gerard Hindmarsh shares a border security horror story from the land of the free.
At last they may be able to stop searching.
OPINION: Today's speech police is as oppressive as those their forebears fought so hard to overturn, writes Karl du Fresne.
One of the defining circumstances of my childhood was having a deaf mother.
"You want ANSWERS?" says Jack Nicholson.
The move to legalise vaping should, oddly, further clear the air in the battle against smoking.
Driving past the Rock's Road fishing platform, you'll almost always see at least one hopeful fisher.
Spending a day in the yards sorting dirty lambs for dagging is not everyone's idea of a birthday.
"You wanna hit the portaloos early," Ali says dryly.
I've been doing a spot of time-travelling this week.
I answered texts. I changed TV channels. I tweeted. I downloaded photos on Facebook. I was turning blue in the face.
Ingesting the news in all its platforms left Russell Harding feeling a little breathless.
OPINION: Probably not. I haven't seen him, for one. And I suspect he knows too much about cow poo.
OPINION: It is easy for the public to get caught up in sneaky ploys of disseminating false information, insinuations and allegations.
Rarotonga should jump on the Marigold Hotel bandwagon.
Gerard Hindmarsh on the spectacular and eerie natural phenomena of Golden Bay's natural bright lights.
OPINION: Demeaning schoolboy posts about women are a symptom of a deeper problem with male attitudes.
In the Maori world female ancestors have always been recognised for their leadership qualities, writes Dr Peter Meihana.
OPINION: I've made a conscious effort to look on the bright side by being grateful for small mercies and everyday miracles.
With his human touch and with an eternal fire in his belly, Bruce Springsteen will forever be The Boss to his loyal fans.
With a flick of the wrist, females show they have more than what it takes to be great anglers.
OPINION: Two tragic deaths this week showed just how quickly our lives can be transformed forever.
Opinion: To fish anywhere is good, but to fish in Nelson is to sup with the gods.
Taste of Nelson columnist Neil Hodgson reflects on the region's increasingly diverse and sophisticated food and beverage offerings.