In this week's Sweet Home Motueka Elise Vollweiler writes about what it takes to feel like you belong in a community and how sometimes you just have to ask.
The story was buried in an Auckland suburban freesheet. It deserved front-page in the New Zealand Herald, and a spot on national TV bulletins.
Dirty tricks in election-lead ups are par for the course.
The election is almost upon us now and some time tomorrow evening the result will be in.
For a long time, the Southern Link has divided this town into potential winners and losers. Nelsust is calling for all win solutions.
In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt pushes rewind to the golden days of the cassette tape.
The political polls go up – the political polls go down - they do the hokey-tokey and they shake this town around.
It's general election time and politicians are supposed to be fair game.
OPINION: Things are changing quickly and Nelson is in danger of totally missing the bus – again.
We've never owned a dog despite our youngest son's various Machiavellian and, quite frankly, emotionally manipulative maneuvers aimed at getting a dog, any dog, into our lives.
OPINION: I said the All Blacks' newest prop wasn't known for his scrummaging and I got taken to task.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka, Elise Vollweiler looks at a subject that bugs her but fascinates her children.
The ducks are going nuts canoodling in the middle of the road so it must be spring.
I am off to Ireland this week but the planning and preparation has involved rather more grit in the eye than twinkling.
Local politics as performance art on a national stage.
Whoever controls the keys to parliament will need to come up with meaningful solutions to solve our water malaise.
They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, but Grant Smithies discovers that's not true at election time. In the third of a series of lunch-dates with politicians, he talks to Nelson MP, Nick Smith.
In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt compares fatherhood styles on the nappy scale.
Back in June, I was not looking forward to three months of politicking. But with 22 days to go this election is getting interesting.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka Elise Vollweiler examines the state of play at Decks Reserve.
The Nelson City Council, after much deliberation and more than few missteps, has voted in the City Amenitys bylaw.
A gathering of wine experts at Cloudy Bay tasted the future of
If the Tasman Makos are seeking a blueprint for success after Friday evening's 39-0 hiding in Nelson, the match video would be a good place to start looking.
OPINION: Lately I seem to have been spending a lot of time running around filling in forms and ticking boxes.
Russell Harding does his best to drum up national media interest in Nelson's election campaign.
In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt develops his theory of temper control.
OPINION: A Nelson cafe's decision to charge men extra for coffee sparked a heated debate online.
OPINION: January 2008: "Let's stop for a swim." We'd reached Murchison on a stiflingly hot trip from Christchurch.
Despite only producing 2 per cent of NZ's grapes, the Nelson region is creating some impressive wines.
So many important things but only two ticks to say it with.