A Conservation Department investigation into alleged shootings of kea in Golden Downs near Nelson has turned up nothing.

No dead kea, DOC says

An investigation into the alleged shootings of kea at a forestry site near Nelson has turned up nothing. 

Shall we change? video

Pupils from Clifton Terrace School and residents at Green Gables Retirement Village share their thoughts on the flag debate.

We asked Nelson's oldest and youngest citizens about their thoughts on their favourite new flag design.

Division in the Brook 

Should the semi-permanent population in the Brook Valley Holiday Park stay or go?

Convict sues Corrections

A convict who burned down a restaurant and plotted mass murder says he was assaulted by prison guards.

Tragic play aims for hope

A new play hopes to heal the grief suffered by those that lose a child.

Nelson froths for milk

Nelson region's stock of Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk was gone by lunchtime.

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McCaw won't talk on flag video

080911.news.  Photo Kent Blechynden/Dominion Post. RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011. Hand on heart. All blacks jersey

"It's the last thing I want to talk about today, to be honest", says ABs captain on flag debate.

Rising risk of summer drought

El nino strikes: Spring is likely to be windy and cool, while the risk of summer drought is rising.

Bank staff lead beach clean up

Kids rock the house video


Nelson netball teams miss qualification

Nelson College for Girls were the top Nelson team at the South Island secondary schools championship but still finished back in 17th place.

Nelson will have no representation at the New Zealand secondary schools netball championship later this year.

Nelson through to national final gallery

Nelson College players Van Roland Hlawn Ceu, Kevin Obed and Matt Tod-Smith celebrate after Obed scored the opening goal during their New Zealand secondary schools football championship semifinal against Mt Albert Grammar School at Jubilee Park.

Nelson College are through to their first ever New Zealand secondary schools football championship final.

Secondary schools sports action

Nelson College for Girls player Pippa Dawson pictured here in earlier action against Marlborough Girls College.

Waimea College and Nelson College for Girls each picked up wins in Wednesday's action at the Jenny Hair secondary schoolgirls hockey tournament in Carterton.

Tasman Makos wary of buoyant Otago team

Tasman lock Joe Wheeler returns from illness to take on some of his Highlanders team-mates in Dunedin on Friday.

Ex-Tasman player Kaide Whiting hasn't done his former team-mates any favours.

Marty Grant's proud career recognised by Softball NZ

Softballer Marty Grant is going to be inducted into the New Zealand Softball Hall of Fame.

Marty Grant's long and celebrated playing career is being recognised at the highest level with his induction on Saturday into the Softball New Zealand Hall of Fame.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

How good is the Everest movie?

Jason Clarke plays Kiwi mountaineer Rob Hall in the movie Everest.

REVIEW: Based on the tragic 1996 disaster on Mt Everest this is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.

Kids rock the house video

John Phillips , centre front with children from Richmond, Stoke, Nayland, Birchwood, Clifton Terrace and Nelson Intermediate schools at the opening night of the Rock da House Nelson and Waimea Combined School Choir Festival at Nelson College.

Children from across Nelson will be belting out musical hits new and old and the Rock da House event this week. 

Off Broadway's production a winner

Brook Bennett, left, Ellie MacIntyre, Taylor Pumprey and Jake Robinson in the Off Broadway at the dress rehearsal production of RENT at the Theatre Royal.

REVIEW: This RENT cast challenge themselves and the audience to consider these gritty themes as presented by a younger crew.

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood - new dad's solo tour

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood hits the road on a solo tour in October.

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has been up all night but not because he's been partying.

Local spin on Cat Stevens classics

Bryce Wastney will give his own spin on Cat Stevens classics at the Playhouse on Saturday.

Music lovers are in for a trip down memory lane at an evening of classic Cat Stevens interpretations by two talented Nelson musicians.


Lucky to be here? You bet

People stand to sing the National Anthem during Sunday's community service in Nelson Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War II.

It's worth recognising how lucky we were to grow up in peaceful times, and it's important to remember all those who didn't.

Of Elvis, danger, and the ACC

"Hmmmm   ... no helmets ... no kevlar inserts ... no safety harness ... no foam on the ground. Not good at all, Mr Cumberpatch."

"Thank you for coming in, Mr …" "Cumberpatch. Elvis Cumberpatch. Call me Elvis."

That Nelson connection keeps us healthy

Belinda Mallabar, Joy Kirker, Moira Mutch, Wendy Mills-Ramage and Jo Lavington on the Railway Reserve. Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers.

OPINION: Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers, says Matt Lawrey.

Key questions for TDC over the dam

Peter Foster

Thanks to Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne for his two columns on the Waimea Community Dam.

Rolls Royce Waimea dam 'blatant bid for subsidy'

Paul MacLennan

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne's recent expressions regarding the Waimea Community Dam lack credibility.

Our People

Nelson soldier immortalised in book

Author Richard Palmer at the Saturday Market signing his book Going Into Support Tonight.

A Nelson soldier killed at Passchendaele in 1917 has had his story immortalised by a Kiwi author.

Music and redemption

Joel Bolton formed Nelson's Youth Orchestras to give children the joy that he found in music.

The head of Nelson's youth orchestras found music and art as an escape from a miserable and abusive childhood.

Nelson kids solve problems together

Nelson Christian Academy students Josh Ray, left, Leilani Wilson and Paxon Bruce, right watched by Broadgreen Intermediate students Harry Palmer, centre and Liam Hunter (obscured) compete in the Stoke Cluster Problem Solving Challenge at Broadgreen Intermediate.

School children from across Nelson put their heads together to come up with solutions as part of a problem-solving challenge.

For Kayla, a cold could kill

Kayla White, 5, plays memory with her brother Lukas White, 3.

The mother of a Nelson five-year-old wants her to live a normal life, but the slightest cold could kill her.

Ashford leaves Waimea fire face

Doug Ashford's retiring from the Waimea Rural Fire Authority.

Waimea Rural Fire operations manager Doug Ashford is handing in his pager at the end of the month.


Cheeky Cantabs throw down gauntlet

This rather pointed billboard turned up outside Trafalgar Park overnight.

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Taranaki drown against Otago

Taranaki wing Latu Vaeno bursts through the Otago defence during Saturday's 34-27 loss at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki's NPC title defence appears to have drowned on a sodden Yarrow Stadium.

Fredericks relishes Makos comeback

Vernon Fredericks

Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Makos aim to build on winning start

Mitchell Scott, seen here in pre-season mode against Otago, is back on the wing for Friday's clash with Bay of Plenty.

Winger Mitchell Scott is one of only three changes to the starting lineup for Friday's NPC clash with Bay of Plenty.

Sin bin for coaches?

The Tasman Rugby Union is considering introducing red cards for coaches.

Tasman Rugby Union mulls red cards for coaches as it looks to crack down on sideline abuse.

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