OPINION: Amid the chorus of disapproval, The Tasman District Council must make a much more watertight case for the Waimea Community Dam.
Cats do what they're biologically programmed to do, which is hunt and kill.
OPINION: Nelson vet Hans Andersen agrees with the council’s decision to drop a bylaw controlling cats.
In a low-wage, high-cost housing region, any initiative that makes first home-ownership more affordable is worth considering.
Catching fish is always fun, but how you catch them is important too.
OPINION: It's too early to say whether the new drink-drive limits will bring a permanent change to Kiwi drinking culture, but the signs are encouraging.
Think about the women in your life. One in three of them has, or will be, sexually or physically abused by their partner at some point in their lives.
Parliament's processing of new anti-terror laws was peppered with paradoxes.
The death of another beloved family pet from apparent toxic algal poisoning raises troubling questions.
OPINION: The universal theme seems to be that when their time comes, people want to die peacefully, as painlessly as possible, in their own homes.
Early indications are that plenty of drivers are spooked by the new drink-drive limits.
Traditions must change in order to stay alive, writes Angela Fitchett.
Money down the drain springs to mind after any examination of the murky problem plaguing a Tahunanui landmark.
It's an unwelcome sign of modern life that closed circuit television cameras are becoming increasingly common.
Should they be kicked to the kerb, or stay where they are?
What image do you get when you hear Bermuda? The infamous triangle? Sun, sea, sand surely. Sailing? Maybe not so much.
Elizabeth Bean's round up of the region's best spots for Christmas shopping.
After a year acknowledged as one of its toughest, the head winds buffeting KiwiRail, and more particularly the Interislander ferry service, show few signs of abating.
Scooting seems to suit me better than pedalling and there's no anxiety to dilute the pleasure of standing upright while sailing along with the wind blowing through my hair.
Nelson's share of the cruise ship cake is little more than a crumb and, considering tourism's growing importance to the region, that's galling.
Creating a level playing field for the country's schools is a worthwhile aim that is difficult to achieve.
One aspect of the inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, is done and dusted.
Fergus Barrowman has been publisher of Wellington's Victoria University Press for 30 years.
While the fire danger ratings remain set on low, the top of the south generally has had less rain and more sun this year than usual, and the ground is already dry.
OPINION: Angela Fitchett believes Nile St's new 'Box Living' complex is an eyesore in the midst of one of Nelson's prettiest locations.
Immigration, despite Winston Peters' best efforts on the hustings, has not been a dominant issue in New Zealand politics.
Petrol station drive-offs cost the oil companies millions each year, apparently.
The Labour Party would have been hoping for a far more decisive result from its post-election leadership vote.
Just as our forebears left Europe for a better life, so, ironically, large numbers of our own children have left New Zealand for much the same reason.
OPINION: Yes, it is appropriate that Phillip John Smith is returned to New Zealand. In some ways it is also a shame.