SONYA LEUSINK-SLADEN - Nelson
While being the best mother we can will always be our priority, retaining "bits" of who we are helps us during the toughest of times.
BOB IRVINE - Nelson
I appealed to family and friends for support in compiling default meals. They responded magnificently. Here's a selection of their favourites.
Nelson Mail reporter Sarah Dunn is currently in Korea, working on an English-speaking newspaper. Here is her second blog from Seoul.
It's not the winning that counts, it's the taking part. Yeah right.
Part two of Zane’s fishing adventures in remote Queensland waters.
Winter is coming, and with it another few months of hardship for those people already struggling to pay their power bills.
It must be gut-wrenching to watch a system with the noblest of aims become a battering machine for those who wait, and wait, and wait . .
Reconsider a camping holiday at Easter? I didn't earn my bivouacking badge (and bar) at Cubs by "reconsidering".
It is possible to be intelligent and a buffoon. Maurice Williamson is such a man. Williamson has a degree in computer science and applied mathematics. But there is intelligence and there is intelligence.
If we decide to adopt a new flag, the snorts of derision from Australia will be long and loud. But underneath the bluster, they'll be wishing they'd done it first.
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."
Recent news stories about RSE workers being told they could not busk at the market have aroused a bit of outrage in Motropolis, but the outrage takes different forms depending on who you speak to.
"Frank, I need your help." I burst through the front door and made my way to Frank's kitchen table. There was no time for niceties. I was a man on a mission and I knew Frank was a guy I needed to speak to.
On Tuesday this week I made a mistake. It was a little one, but as little mistakes are sometimes prone to do, it almost instantly became a colossal one. That was because I was driving.
Either Lou Vincent's ex-wife Elly Riley is lying or Chris Cairns has helped to perpetrate one of international cricket's biggest match-fixing scandals.
New Zealand rugby is apparently light on quality hookers.
To achieve any fitness goal, first you need to define the desired outcome.
You meet some exuberant characters in sport. One of them is Stu Cottam, who lives just up the street from me.
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?
History tells of epiphanies arriving in the most mundane of places - Newton under an apple tree, Archimedes in the bath. So why not at a car wash in Vanguard St?
I woke up bright and early on Sunday morning full of energy and plans for the day.
Elizabeth Bean suggests five ideas for making the most of having a public holiday during the last of our beautiful autumn weather.
Even in Nelson, where the roading system works efficiently 98 per cent of the time, everyone has their pet irritation.