My mother has returned from visiting my brothers who live in England. To make that trip, she was responsible for contributing more than three tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent into the atmosphere.
Farmer David Shaw is rejuvenating NZ-grown cashmere in partnership with successful entrepreneur Peri Drysdale, of Untouched World - luxury all the way from South Otago.
It seems a long time ago that National MP Shane Ardern rode ''Myrtle'', his elderly tractor, up the parliamentary steps in protest at the proposed ''fart tax''.
I feel unable to write about the events in Christchurch last week - nor am I able to write about anything else.
Like any cricket fan, I have been following the Australian ball-tampering saga with great interest and growing disbelief as the Australian media lambast their beloved heroes.
Ever heard of Laura Vitale? I had never heard of her, despite the fact I work in the food industry and she is the most important influencer of food sales for millennials.