National's plan to close the Marlborough Sounds to commercial fishing is likely to be greeted with some scepticism.
Eternal vigilance may be the price of freedom, but when does it get too steep?
OPINION: Thanks to one man's push for restoration, Nelson's Fairfield House, the place I met my fiancee, lives on.
In just a half-step in the long march of history, the internet has transformed the world.
It was good to be reminded that where it counts most, New Zealand politics is not so dire and soiled after all.
As the election countdown enters its final stages another critical vote of interest to New Zealanders is also looming.
This week I am going to be digging my grave with my teeth. Or I am going on a diet which will miraculously improve my health.
The region's oral health expert is generous to a fault in refusing to blame the parents of kids whose teeth have been munted by excessive sugar consumption.
There has been a huge outpouring of grief at the death of teenager Kathleen McInroe.
What a great tradition the Royal Humane Society for Bravery awards are.
This week The Suter Art Gallery launched a public fundraising campaign to purchase a painting by nationally renowned artist, Rita Angus, which would fill a significant gap in this public art collection.
Shootings are still mercifully rare in New Zealand; rare enough that when something like the Ashburton tragedy happens it shocks all of us.
Is this the end of the Kiwi dream?
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Great art should be as accessible as possible, which is why the Suter gallery's bid to buy a painting from one of New Zealand's greatest artists deserves support.
The concept of self-care during early motherhood has led me to seek new perspectives on issues common to mothers during the early years of parenting.
OPINION: If Motueka is thrive into the next generation, then the town needs to go it alone.
Among the many striking things about fashion shows, are these curiosities: Who actually wears the clothes in real life?
OPINION: Health board chief hits back at claims surgeons could be contributing to backlog by cherry-picking patients| Surgeons under fire
Today is a special day for those who have lost someone through cancer or are going through it themselves.
It must be galling for players like Ryan Crotty to accept a discretionary decision that once again appears to pander to the needs of one man.
New Zealand used to be a world leader in voter participation at general elections, but no more.
Are you disgusted by what's going on in politics? I am. We all should be.
OPINION: Silence, especially in politics, can be as meaningful as a finely nuanced speech.
Patients are pawns in a battle between Southern Cross and a number of surgeons and specialists across the country.
RUSSELL HARDING - The Nelson Mail
I can't help but think journalism has contracted a virulent disease from politics. I'm not sure it has an immune system strong enough to recover.
You'd be a brave individual to wade head-first into the 1080 poison debate: Conservation to some, and ecological vandalism to others.
When you leave a job you've been at for years there's a lot of cleaning up to do.
OPINION: Huge gap between the cheapest and highest priced seats on regional flights is galling.
Brewer Martin Townshend has struck a blow for his and the region's craft beer credentials by taking out the country's top beer award.