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.
In this week's Sweet Home Motueka, Elise Vollweiler gets a taste for time out while immersing herself in all things toy library.
A foolproof diet that involves no suffering, no willpower, little sacrifice and no special foods.
Can anyone keep the faith with the Warriors?
When I was 20, I spent six lonely and unhappy months in London. I had gone to England because I was unhappy with myself, and with life.
OPINION: Nelson is on course to becoming home to New Zealand's second-largest pest-free, fenced sanctuary.
Healthy, plentiful and ideal for recreation hunting, winter is the perfect time to bag some big billies.
In this week's Middle-aged man Stu Hunt cautiously backs hope in the title fight against fear.
Opinion: Another week and yet another bizarre chapter in the ongoing Nelson City Council soap opera.
It's Friday. The prospect of an after-work drink with friends and an easy and tasty evening meal of fish and chips picked up on the way home is a New Zealand tradition we all enjoy.
It's been a big week for Jacinda, Metiria and 'The Mooch'. Oh, the irony of Bohemian Rhapsody.
In Sweet Home Motueka this week Elise Vollweiler explores the workplace skills to be gained from parenting.
Ring-a- ring o' roses
When I am writing I am a stranger to my body. Or rather, my body is a stranger to me.
In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt combs through the wreckage of his dating history.
OPINION: It's two months before the election and there's a flotilla of political parties coming into the harbour hot and heavy.
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.