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Co-owner of East St Vegetarian Cafe Vikki Radbourne, right, with the Phillips, Barrer and Jackson families celebrating Dan McGuire's birthday, who were happy they were dining out at the cafe where half of all takings are going towards Earthquake Relief in Nepal fundraiser going directly to helping those in need.

Cafe serves up funds for Nepal

11:32 AM  East Street gave half their takings last night to help with earthquake relief in Nepal.

Assault case dropped

A police officer guards the part of the Maitai Walkway near Riverside pool after an alleged sexual assault.

Police will take no action in relation to reported sex attack on Maitai walkway.

NCC urged to back motorsport park

11:29 AM  A motorsport park Facebook campaign sparked more than 20 per cent of submissions to Nelson's long term plan.

Concerns over Maitai walkway plan

11:08 AM  Turning Maitai Walkway into a cycle route is a bad idea, say Friends of the Maitai.

Cops share drink-drive horror tales

Nelson police officers described in graphic detail the consequences of drink-driving.

From bench-warmer to the Super 15

Motueka boy David Havili dreamed of being a pro rugby player. Now, at 20, he is one.

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Clowning around for festival goers

Olli Ricken wearing the red nose with the participants in the clown workshop she ran at the Nelson Fringe Festival at The Refinery.

11:31 AM  The sound of laughter rang around the Refinery Art Space during a clown workshop at the Nelson Fringe Festival.

Victory postal services reopen

11:25 AM  Victory has its post shop back after being without a postal service for the past two years.

Retro bike ride returns

Quake survivor heads to Alaska

Sport

Nelson big challenge for Central

Tasman Rugby Union chief executive Andrew Flexman left, and Graeme Vining of Bayleys Realty Group with the Bays Tasman Trophy.

Nelson will head into Saturday's Tasman Trophy club rugby clash with Central at Trafalgar Park with a degree of confidence.

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Giants guard DeRonn Scott has bought into the team-first philosophy as he learns his trade in the NBL.

David Havili of the Crusaders runs in a try during the Investec Super Rugby game between the Crusaders v Cheetahs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

From school bench-warmer to Crusaders

David Havili used to dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Now, at just 20, he is one.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

All in the Timing

11:20 AM  REVIEW: This was an hour of fun, clever timing and quick repartee.

Sanctuary beautifully performed

This little play sits nicely, nested in the programme of events in this year's Nelson Fringe Festival.

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L/R Chamber Music New Zealand  Brodsky Quartet ,Daniel Rowland,Violin,  Ian Belton, Violin,  Paul Cassidy, Viola,  and Jacqueline Thomas on Cello  on stage at the Civic Theater in Invercargill.

NZ Trio excites audience

There was satisfaction in exploring new sounds from traditional instruments and listening to the amazing technique of the NZ Trio.

Opinion

Tackling heart disease

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If you are going to have a heart attack then the Nelson region is the place to have it.

Let slip the guts of war

It's easier to have "guts" when it's not you, your son or daughter who's going to be shipped off to a war zone.

The Anzac Day at Tinui was attended by hundreds of people, many of whom made the trek up to the cross on Mt Maunsell afterwards.

Service at the heart of Anzac Day

The April 25 pilgrimage to Tinui has become an annual ritual for us.

Our People

Quake survivor heads to Alaska

Nelson adventurer Dulkara Martig.

10:45 AM  Nelson woman Dulkara Martig has gone from surviving Nepal's earthquake one week, to kayaking in Alaska the next.

Lost teddies to find their way home

Twelve-year-old techie launches website to reunite tots with their long-lost teddy bears.

David Havili of the Crusaders runs in a try during the Investec Super Rugby game between the Crusaders v Cheetahs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

From school bench-warmer to Crusaders

David Havili used to dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Now, at just 20, he is one.

Rugby

From school bench-warmer to Crusaders

David Havili of the Crusaders runs in a try during the Investec Super Rugby game between the Crusaders v Cheetahs at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.

David Havili used to dream of becoming a professional rugby player. Now, at just 20, he is one.

Front runners remain unbeaten

Waimea Old Boys were asked some tough questions at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

All Blacks scrum coach Mike Cron visited the Tasman Rugby Union on Monday evening.

Scrum guru gives Tasman forwards a push

Tasman forwards, coaches and referees got a push from one of the best in the business on Monday night.

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