Spooners Tunnel is only open to the public one day a month over summer.

Nelson's railway to nowhere

In the middle of Nelson's railway to nowhere is NZ's longest unused rail tunnel.

Disgust at Air NZ fees

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER makes a low pass on its delivery flight over Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, October 29, 2005. Air New Zealand are purchasing eight of the 777's with the first one going into service on the San Fransico route at the end of November.  Credit:NZPA/Ross Setford

Air New Zealand criticised for lack of compassion towards workers returning to Vanuatu with excess baggage.

Rape accused threatened prostitute

Man charged with raping prostitute allegedly said he would kill her if she told police.

Giant penguin put on ice

The eight-metre long Bridge St penguin mural is on the market seeking a loving owner.

Big plans for future of Stoke

The city council plans for experts to look at ways the whole of Stoke can be improved.

Sewage leak at Atawhai

Warning signs line the foreshore in Nelson after a sewer leak was discovered.

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School brings war to the playground

Dot Humphries, Lochy Mirfin, Matthew Galletly and  Stuart Mirfin dressed for the part.

2:15 PM  It's not every day you find a replica WWI ambulance, cemetery and a tent-full of war memorabilia in your school playground.

Student engineers train with TDC

2:13 PM  Two student engineers bolstered the ranks of Tasman District staff for work experience last week.

Kaiteriteri redevelopment takes shape

Anzac services across Tasman


Nelson College make early statement

Nelson College goalkeeper Cameron Thomas concede just single goal during a secondary schools tournament in Wellington.

Nelson College returns from preseason tournament in Wellington with seven wins from seven matches.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Nelson rider Logan Clarke, 13, broke eight bones after crashing in the under-14 boys final at the National BMX Championships in Christchurch.

Logan's unlucky break

He wanted a national BMX title but Nelson rider Logan Clarke came home with eight broken bones instead.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mabel's story a sellout

REVIEW: All performances sold out and, with some adaptation, this play has enough gravitas and originality to go further.

Searching for ecstasy through dance

Acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright explores the search for ecstasy in human culture in his new full-length work.

Spooner Tunnel is only open to the public one day a month over summer.

Nelson’s railway to nowhere

Smack bang in the middle of Nelson's railway to nowhere New Zealand's longest unused rail tunnel.


What bound this band of brothers?

Anzac soldiers of the 6th Field Battery on water-carrying fatigues stop for a rest and a smoke.

OPINION: What can never fully understand is what impelled men to enlist for military service in the two world wars, knowing their lives might be at risk.

Housing monster must be tackled

OPINION: A crash in Auckland property prices would be a sledgehammer economic blow.

America's Cup boss Sir Russell Coutts believes a Kiwi replacement could be found for Team New Zealand.

Sailing away from the cup

The answer has been blowing in the wind for some time now: It's time to let the America's Cup go.

Our People

Flag signed again, 100 years on

Janet Harley the great grand daughter of Janet Ramage Harley was the first to sign a Red Cross flag as was her great grandmother 100 years ago when a signature covered Red Cross Flag was used as a  fundraiser during World War I.  In the background Lynne Williams, second from left, Gabrielle Humphreys, Nick Mason and Jackie Tye from Red Cross.

History repeated itself at Founders Park when Janet Harley signed a Red Cross flag exactly as her great-grandmother had 100 years ago.

Learning never ends for ambo staff

Last year, the Nelson Mail followed St John Volunteers who had just begun their training. Samantha Gee reports on their progress. 

Lindsay Jukes with the flag which will be marched by trained servicemen to Trafalgar Park for the Anzac Day dawn service.

Servicemen seeking members

A group of servicemen who underwent compulsory military training but never fought in the war hope to reach out to more men like them.


Nelson teams will be a challenge

Former Marlborough Boys' College star first XV player TC Campbell will be one to watch when he takes to the field for Nelson Club in the Tasman Trophy competition.

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Nelson denied at the death

Galbraith Group Nelson came within a late try of ending Star and Garter Waimea Old Boys' unbeaten run at Jubilee Park.

The Nelson College first XV bench during a pre-season match against Scots College on the Nelson College front field.

New season dawns for Nelson, Waimea

The Press Cup has been rebranded to the UC Championship. Phillip Rollo previews Nelson and Waimea Colleges ahead of the 2015 season.

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