I had no idea it was free bus day. It came as a nice surprise at the end of a lovely Saturday afternoon doing touristy things around Dunedin.
Welcome back yet again, and welcome to what could be the coldest week of the year, if the forecasts coming out late last week and over the weekend come true.
Making decisions is not always the easiest task in life. Yet our lives are basically the sum of our decisions.
Now that winter has arrived in the South, we can at least sit back and smile at some happy memories of an extended and early spring.
I'm not planning on delving into politics again today, but thanks for the calls and emails expressing similar sentiments about the lynch-mob approach to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran's departure...
The daily rough-and-tumble of politics is not a natural fit for this column — there are plenty of other opinion pieces, analyses and blogs out there already dealing with that.
Before we delve more deeply into things for today, let's deal with a couple of smaller, but no less important, matters.
Well, that's the opinion of former Otago Regional councillor Louise Croot, who passed on to me a paper she wrote after a visit to the Swiss village of Grindelwald in the Bernese Alps in 2005.
If you set store by one of the old, rough-and-ready, measures of the seasons, we haven’t quite crawled into spring yet.
While our winter continues to bring not a lot of winter across the region, we can afford to get all nostalgic about snow — without the hassles of having to cope with it.