Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

Nelson designer wins top award

Take a look around this award-winning home stretching along 60 metres of hillside.

CYF apology over family

Bedroom floors were smeared with human and dog faeces at a filthy rental home in Richmond, near Nelson. CYF has since ...

Child, Youth and Family admit its assessment of family living in squalor was inadequate.

Petition to save Salisbury grows

Families say the school provided a uniquely supportive environment.

Meet NZ's first pole queen

A new queen was crowned at the sell-out Miss Pole Queen New Zealand on Saturday night.

Wanderers win in heart-stopper

Wanderers claim second straight Nelson Bays rugby title in thrilling win over Marist.

Cancer survivor bares all

Nelson midwife Hannah Straker is the face of a new breast cancer fundraiser.

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Meet New Zealand's first pole queen

The judges rated performers on their costume, dance moves, tricks, and response from the crowd.

An understated queen was crowned at the sell-out Miss Pole Queen New Zealand.

Weather calms after stormy weekend

Several flights into Nelson were cancelled on Saturday due to weather conditions. 

Children raised in house of horror gallery

Police liquor test come ups clean

Sport

Tasman athletes soar in rankings

Cody Thomas competing in the heptathlon for the University of Alaska in Kansas, USA.

So far this year 11 Tasman athletes hold 28 top ten performances in New Zealand in 18 events.

Tasman Griffins squad named

Wanderers prop Drew Petelo is a new face in this year's Tasman Griffins' rugby squad.

The Tasman Griffins rugby selectors have named another strong lineup.

Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Division one hockey finalists decided

Anita McLaren. The Black Sticks Womens Hockey team for the Rio Olympic Games announced in Auckland today. New Zealand. ...

The finalists have been decided for next Saturday's division one men's and women's Top of the South hockey titles.

Key showdown between Nelson College and Waimea Combined

Caleb Coventry will be back in action for Nelson College on Wednesday.

Some key attacking players are back for Wednesday's rugby clash between Nelson College and Waimea Combined Schools.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Meet New Zealand's first pole queen

The judges rated performers on their costume, dance moves, tricks, and response from the crowd.

An understated queen was crowned at the sell-out Miss Pole Queen New Zealand.

What we did in the holidays

Simon Says was a popular electronic game in the 1970s.

Who needs Pokemon Go when you can reminisce about the old games?

Sharp edge of hunting and fishing

Zane Mirfin's "butcher buddy" knife sharpener.

There are a lot of frustrations in modern living, and one of my pet hates is blunt knives.

Improvisers fly in just in time for show

Improviser Jennifer O'Sullivan is headed to Nelson to show off her skills.

A Wellington-based improviser extraordinaire will be brining her off the cuff talents to Nelson on Friday as part of the region's monthly comedy show.

'Not your typical musical'

The cast of the upcoming production 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas'.

A whorehouse in the American South is the backdrop for a Nelson musical.

Opinion

Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

What we did in the holidays

Simon Says was a popular electronic game in the 1970s.

Who needs Pokemon Go when you can reminisce about the old games?

For want of a check, a speech was lost

Melania Trump, left, stirred huge controversy at the Republican National Convention with a speech that used phrases from ...

"Melania, you're fired." If only a camera had been rolling on America's wannabe first couple in their Cleveland hotel. That behind-closed-doors chat would have been revealing.

A fresh and sweet choice

Healthy products at Fresh Choice Richmond checkouts.

OPINION: There is no doubt the young and easily swayed are targeted with sweet temptations.

Buying or not, shopping's enduring appeal

Wellington's Kirkaldie and Stains store was part of Angela Fitchett's capital shopping expedition.

I love shopping.

Our People

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Cancer survivor bares all for fundraiser

Nelson's Hannah Straker who is undergoing chemotheraphy following a mastectomy.

Hannah Straker is the face of Eat, Nuture, Love, an event to raise funds and support those living with breast cancer.

New lease of life for historic fire station

The old fire station premises where Aon Insurance Brokers will be moving into.

Nelson's old fire station will finally have new tenants after being left empty for more than a year.

Turning the clock back to 1960

Kevin Williams outside the former Ariesdale Store, on Murphy St, Toi Toi owned by his parents Myrtle and Jack Williams ...

Kevin Williams remembers a time when his parents' Toi Toi shop was a hive of activity.

Growing a down-to-earth business

Stephen Morris of Heatherdale Orchards at the Nelson Saturday Market.

One of the characters at the Nelson Saturday market is fruit and veges man Stephen Morris.

Rugby

'Gutting': Blackadder on loss video

Lock Luke Romano, with Sam Whitelock on the right, eyes a gap in the Lions defence during the Super Rugby quarterfinal ...

Losing to the Lions in the Super Rugby quarterfinal wasn't how Todd Blackadder wanted it to end.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

Crusaders walloped by Lions video

Lions lock Franco Mostert forces his way through the tackles of Ryan Crotty and David Havili in the Super Rugby ...

The Crusaders conceded five tries in their 42-25 loss to the Lions in Jo'burg.

MacDonald takes up French contract

Quentin MacDonald, pictured in action for the Makos, is off to play his rugby in France.

 A familiar face will be missing from the middle of the Tasman Makos' front row when the national provincial rugby championship kicks off next month.

Turnovers key for Crusaders

Ryan Crotty scored a hat-trick when the Crusaders beat the Lions 43-37 in their Super Rugby round-robin match.

The Crusaders will poke their heads into the Lions' den on Sunday morning.

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