If the government won't take climate action, individuals and companies can, says a climate activist.
Fly over or drive through New Zealand's rural landscape and it's easy to see slips, slumps and toppled forests leaning drunkenly down hills.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka Elise Vollweiler recoils at the idea that her hometown could be considered a hick town.
It's entirely plausible and somewhat tantalising to speculate that other northern hemisphere navigators reached our shores before Abel Tasman.
I am physically and temperamentally ill-suited to being a sports player or spectator. Especially winter sports.
In this week's middle-aged man Stu Hunt looks at an uncomfortable truth.
Good news last week - the government announced a one off payment of $4 million to be given to my kids' high school.
Tahuna Beach, 8.30am on a crisp, fine winter morning just before the shortest day. The tide is falling and the beach looks freshly polished.
Stand tall and call yourself a farmer.
Having dropped the ball with Junk Free June, Elise Vollweiler is talking up plastic-free July in this week's Sweet Home Motueka.
In the unflappable tones of a British Movietone Newsreel narrator, the 1970s AA Road Atlas of New Zealand reflects an age of motoring long gone.
The decision of the Environment Court this week to allow the demolition of Golden Bay's historic grandstand is a blow to locals.
Sunday morning. A wintry sun streams through the window. The birds in my neighbour's aviary while not exactly singing, are cheeping and twittering in a cheerful way.
At first glance I didn't think a freshly baked batch of 'poo' cup-cakes would come to my political rescue.
No one can argue with the concept of Tourism. After all, it is the rock star of the New Zealand economy.
OPINION: The city council's proposed permit to protest bylaw is rapidly descending into farce.
Public speaking continues to be a bit of a challenge for middle-aged man Stu Hunt
OPINION: When did maintaining New Zealand's democracy become such a tired and unattractive prospect?
OPINION: There are plenty of career options down on the farm.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka, Elise Vollweiler reports from the frontline in the war against house flies.
OPINION: The Modellers Society has missed out on funding to fix their pond, but is using council money the smartest move?
Having a Freedom of Spiel doesn't mean you get to trample on every other freedom
Lighthouses today are invariably nothing but a bunch of flashing LEDs, but it wasn't that long ago that families filled their lives at these remarkable outposts.
Say your child is diagnosed with cancer.
It is often said that making wine is the easy bit, selling wine is where the business really starts to get tough, wineries spend a huge amount of time and money on different forms of marketing and that was one of the key drivers for twelve premium family-owned wine producers to form an alliance – the Family of Twelve.
OPINION: There are many unanswered questions in life. Potholes are one of them.
Think twice before your next act of kindness, less it bites you in the backside.
A recent trip to St Arnaud
The range of hairstyle starts to shrink middle-aged man is not wide and varied.
OPINION: Can bullying be eliminated from our schools? Probably not, people being what they are.