Published reports suggest that any employer taken to the Employment Relations Authority by a disaffected ex-employee is on a hiding to nothing.
Summer has raced by. Last night it was the final Port Nelson Sea Swim of the summer. Last Sunday, the final triathlon.
A lot of the comment surrounding New Zealand's comparatively barren start to this year's Super 15 rugby campaign has focused on the coaches.
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Six nights ago I saw the future of rock ‘n' roll and his name is still Bruce Springsteen.
Old age is a wonderful thing. Maybe at 46 years old I'm the wrong guy to be writing about advanced age but after decades of taking older anglers out fishing I probably know a bit about age and the outdoors.
The Gigatown campaign could turn Nelson into a place where people from around the world flock to set up businesses.
The Christopher Robin Verses, by A A Milne. Every page was ragged along the edge, curling back on itself. Some were torn, most mould-stained.
For some drivers, the sight of a cyclist wearing designer lycra seems to trigger irrational rage.
Some anglers wax lyrical about their exploits: "I made a few casts with a red dragon fly but the line fell like silver wire on the water and danced idly over the cool stones in the rapids ... " (F Rollet.)
The recent Mail article, "Does Nelson measure up in the greenie stakes?" cast around for reasons to be greenish and commented: "Maybe it's the proximity of long-term hippie hangout Golden Bay."
I, Mr Redface Angrypants, a big supporter of the buy local movement, say we should fight the Aussies' effort to buy local by outlocaling them.
The rock star economy of 2014 looks more like an ageing glam rock star to me.
It's probably not too much of a stretch to suggest that had Robbie Fruean been playing for his former team, then the Crusaders might well have beaten the Chiefs.
If Tana Umaga's assessment of Ben Smith's move to centre is accurate, then we'd best be prepared to cut the All Blacks' best back some slack in Dunedin on Saturday.
Ironman NZ celebrates its 30th birthday tomorrow.
It was the one-in-three chance which might have scuppered the All Whites' chances of reaching the next football World Cup finals before they'd even begun.
There's just one question consuming the minds of the Black Caps. How do you beat South Africa?
Unlike Auckland's Big Day Out, the local one along the Great Taste Trail has no crowds, no traffic and no long queues.
If you had to nominate three places in Golden Bay that someone new to the bay should visit to understand the essence of the bay, what would they be?
I'll admit right away that I'm addicted to caffeine. I like a well-made long black or flat white, but I also like plunger, filter and instant coffee.
Christmas is a snow job . . . and even the snow is fake. As the just-released results of the 2013 census show, fewer New Zealanders identify as Christian than ever before and more of us claim no religion at all.