I was careful for what I wished for and was rewarded in full.
In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt looks at the pros and cons of the dad joke.
Whatever Winston chooses to do this time, the National Party needs fresh options to be able to form governments in the future.
In life's continuing journey we all meet exceptional and extraordinary people every day.
OPINION: The highway south of Blenheim was nearly empty of traffic.
A midwifery pair of blokes on bikes sometimes have to call for the "lambulance''.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka Elise Vollweiler sings the praises of the Motueka oracle otherwise known as the Buy and Sell Facebook page.
OPINION: I've just limped back to Nelson after nearly a month travelling in Ireland.
A tunnel under the Port Hills should still be considered as a viable solutions to Nelson's traffic problem, writes Mark Moorhouse.
Now that Lewis Stanton has been moved on, the challenge for the council is to create a long-term solution.
In this week's Middle-aged man Stu Hunt negotiates the minefield that is failure.
He's got a beautiful smile has Winston Peters. So many teeth. Like the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland – he can vacate his blustering and baffling political persona at the drop of a mad hat, leaving only his beautiful smile to fill the electoral air.
In a lifetime of great outdoor adventures, hunting the alpine mountain tops has always been one of my first loves.
There's a whole lot of mud wrestling, puzzle solving and mind games for pro and anti Link camps to endure before the southern corridor's fate is decided.
Married at First Sight makes for strangely compelling TV but mostly because it is in almost every respect a train wreck.
Opinion: Recent coverage of Blenheim's Aberleigh Rest Home has highlighted the challenges facing aged care providers around the country.
The six doctors and one dentist who set up Greenwood Health in Motueka in 2008 committed from the beginning to running a green business.
Russian Spectacular Nelson Symphony Orchestra Nelson College Saturday September 23. Reviewed by Margot Hannigan.
The wax-eye carnage by a solitary heron made the election look lightweight.
OPINION: The seasoned campaigner wins again, but the margin is starting to close.
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.