Hit paua poachers hard

By Don Farmer Don.farmer@age.co.nz It seems the plundering of paua around the New Zealand coast is a never- ending problem. This week we were told by Ministry of Primary Industry officials that a sting by fisheries officers on the weekend had resulted in three... read more

Death of a musical icon

By Don Farmer don.farmer@age.co.nz The death of musical icon Ray Columbus, while anticipated by those close to him, would nevertheless have come as a surprise to a great many others. Columbus had apparently been far from well for quite a while but he was one of those... read more