Lucas McPherson with the snapper he caught in the Dawnbreakers Fishing Club inaugural DNA Snapper Cup.

Catching snapper in anglers' DNA

Smooth seas and big fish made a great combination for a snapper competition.

Fighting for her life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Unable to eat, living on a diet of supplements and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

2:38 PM  Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Woman assaulted in central Nelson

Woman found in distressed state in early hours of the morning after alleged assault.

Festival punters vote with their feet

Proposed change of venue for Nelson Wine and Food Festival has been shot down.

WOW arrives on US East Coast

The touring exhibition of World of Wearable Art makes another American pit stop.

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News

Tobacco growing's last gasp

Motueka Valley's Laurie Jury with what could be his last tobacco crop.

1:39 PM  A Motueka tobacco grower reckons he's being shut down by legislation changes.

Festival fine where it is, say punters

A proposed change of venue for the Nelson Wine and Food Festival has been shot down.

Woman assaulted in central Nelson

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Sport

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

NCG unbeaten at Tasman tournament

Nelson College for Girls student Farrah Richards in action during the Tasman secondary schools tennis championships.

 Nelson College for Girls made light work of the Tasman secondary schools tennis championships, winning each of their 18 games.

Hayward offers winning advice

Richard Hayward knows what's required to win Hawke Cup challenges.

Richard Hayward hoping for more Hawke Cup success.

Marlborough's trophy again

Jade Otway and Lee Harborne celebrate another point won during their mixed doubles victory over a Nelson combination on ...

 The Winstanley Shield is back in Marlborough hands.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

From the Netherlands to Nelson

Ina and Addo Mulders with the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Nelson they received on 8th December 1997.

Addo and Ina Mulders swapped the flat countryside of the Netherlands for the mountains of New Zealand 65 years ago.

From Hong Kong to Nelson

Alison Choy takes in the Nelson scenery.

For Alison and Apple Choy the move to Nelson from Hong Kong was more than just a culture shock.

Winery Tour's 10th anniversary

The audience at the 2017 Winery Tour try to stay dry in the light rain at Neudorf Vineyards.

This is the tenth year of The Winery Tour. Beautiful vineyard locations and top New Zealand musicians. It's a winning combination.

Better health through hydrotherapy

Maneka Rowell a Colon Hydrotherapist at Healing Waters.

 Don't poo-poo it - colonic hydrotherapy could be just what the doctor ordered.

Concert a stunner

Katrina Kallil and Her Band of Men will be performing at the Suter Cafe.

Swapping her apron for more glamourous attire, cafe owner puts on a show to remember.

Opinion

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

From Bangalore to Bandung for UFB

Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but some people have found that the installation process can be ...

OPINION: Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but for some the installation process can be ultra slow.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Silent killers find new home

A paddock full of scotch thistle at Kaihoka in Golden Bay.

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Our People

Unable to eat, fighting for life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Living on a diet of supplement drinks and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Top marks for outstanding scholar

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson said Elliot Cina was "an exceptional student who managed to achieve such a high ...

Former Nayland College student Elliot Cina has won one of NZ's top academic awards.

Rugby

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

Crotty and Todd to help lead Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will be one of the Crusaders' two vice captains in 2017.

Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd will help Sam Whitelock lead the Crusaders.

Garland against combined First XVs

Don Garland

Former Timaru First XV rugby coach Don Garland is opposed combined teams in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

Arts

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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