Athol Turner has a few home comforts at the Hinemoa Croquet Club shelter, including coffee and a biography of Alec Guiness.

Not a house, it's a croquet shelter

As the Nelson City Council looks to implement a new law banning sleeping in the city we meet a man who has made a croquet club his home.

Housing crisis help?

David Barnes, right, with his son Samuel Barnes who needs medical care, pictured with the dwelling David built for him ...

A Nelson man built a home on his property for his mentally-ill son. Could this solve our housing issues?

Guilty of murder

A man who choked a Nelson man to death during a random street attack in Cairns has been found guilty of murder.

Taking a leaf out of the future video

Tim O'Connell shares the thrills, trials and tribulations of driving an electric vehicle.

A legal mind, community servant

Nelson has lost one of its most committed citizens with the death of Richard Rainey.

Crash upsets apple cart video

Traffic delays continue after cruck carrying thousands of apples spills load.

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News

Missing fishermen found

The men are in their 50s and 60s and were expected to return in the early afternoon.

10:45 PM  The two men were found after a search in Delaware Bay, north of Nelson.

Car crashes into Buller River

Search called off for the night after divers weren't able to locate possible occupants.

The family home 2.0

Fielding abuse part of the game

Sport

Giants too strong for Taranaki

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham heads to the hoop against the Taranaki Mountainairs at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.

The Nelson Giants have secured their first home win of the season.

Ayers upbeat about Tech tussle

Nelson Suburbs midfielder Sam Ayers surges past a Coastal Spirit opponent.

Sam Ayers hopes Nelson Suburbs can continue their upward turn in the Mainland Premier League

Thompson sticks up for Netball Mainland

Anna Thompson has stuck up for Netball Mainland's high performance programme.

 Foundation player says Netball Mainland high performance system is working, despite Tactix struggles.

New Tactix coach wants gig full-time

New Tactix netball coach Marianne Delaney-Hoshek instructs her players at training on Friday.

 Tactix try to put a tumultuous week behind them against Stars on Sunday.

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Film delivers ruminations on life

A scene from next week's Film Society screening.

 Next week's Film Society screening is A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Beautiful Swan Lake delivered by Moscow Ballet

The Moscow Ballet perform Swan Lake at the Theatre Royal in May.

 Swan Lake, delivered by the Moscow Ballet, will be performed at the Theatre Royal on May 2 and 3.

Celebrating local creatives at Fringe

Karolina Gorton and Roger Sanders feature in The Magnificent Man in the Moon, at the Nelson Fringe Festival opening on ...

 A dozen locally written and directed plays will make their debut at the Nelson Fringe Festival, opening on Saturday.

New members feature at McKee Gallery

Artists David Carson, left, Claire Bywater, Jimena Johnston, Rahel Brodi-Sharrock, Emma Marie Glintmeyer, Geoff Noble ...

The Nelson Suter Art Society is hosting a new members exhibition, with the official opening at 5.30pm tonight.

Sharing ancestral stories

Takaka's KidznTeenTheatre perform Evolution Revolution at the Fringe

Two Fringe Festival shows take the audience on a journey of discovery and reconnection.

Opinion

Flag fighting, give peace a chance

If people don't get their coffee fix, things can go downhill quickly.

It seems like the whole world is itching for a fight, but surely there's a better way.

Fishing Otago waters is food for the soul

Phil Clark catches another "whopper"? on the Teviot River, Otago.

The hallowed fly fishing waters of Otago have excited anglers ever since trout were first released into Dunedin's Leith River.

Perfect storm in a teacup

Former Cyclone Cook gave a lift to surfers at Mt Maunganui but its feared devastation did not eventuate.

OPINION: As summit meetings go, the invitation to Storm And A Teacup was less than riveting.

If it weren't for gumboots

John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1978.

I bought a pair of gumboots the other week and all hell broke loose.  I would have bought just one, but they only sell them by the pair these days. 

Chef's new venture is in the bag

Pad Thai is just one of many delicious meals you can make at home thanks to the Inspire Meal Bags range.

Former Masterchef runner-up launches range of inspiring and simple meals you can create at home.

Our People

Fishing Otago waters is food for the soul

Phil Clark catches another "whopper"? on the Teviot River, Otago.

The hallowed fly fishing waters of Otago have excited anglers ever since trout were first released into Dunedin's Leith River.

New life for Anzac solider's Rolex

Joel Whitwell of Benjamin Black Goldsmiths and Jackie Cook with a World War I era Rolex watch. Cook asked the Goldsmiths ...

Harold Williams left a WWI Rolex for his family, now they have given it a new lease of life.

Nelson pilot's fatal final mission

One of the only surviving images of Second Lieutenant Jack Cock, Nelson's only aviation casualty of World War I.

Jack Cock came from one of Nelson's most well-respected families, took part in the Gallipoli landing and was Nelson's only WWI aviation casualty. This is his story.

Proud to be rural women

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Passion for kai drives business

Reni Wereta-Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai with her delicious whitebait pie.

Taste of Nelson talks to a business dynamo with an appetite for a successful kai business.

Rugby

Leaders facing big challenges

Flanker Steve Soper, left, scored two tries in Wanderers' win over Central.

More competitive match-ups in store for round two of Tasman Trophy.

Makos trial planned

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31:  Tevita Koloamatangi of the Makos wins a lineout during the round three ITM Cup match ...

 Club rugby players with an eye on Tasman Makos' selection have been given a chance to strut their stuff again this season.

Tough opening round for Nelson sides

Nelson College loose forward Brad Pool provides some important continuity from last season's squad.

Nelson College and Waimea Combined each face demanding season openers on Saturday. 

Nelson clubs win four of six matches

Harlequins winger Matt Biggar, left, and Marist flanker Kasi Sami scramble for possession during their Tasman Trophy ...

Nelson and Wanderers win in Blenheim to kick-start Tasman Trophy club series. 

Tasman Trophy kicks off

Stoke halfback Sam Parkes in action during Monday's clash with Waimea Old Boys at Nayland College.

Nelson Bays and Marlborough rugby clubs set to square off. 

Arts

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

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.

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