One of Natureland's pygmy marmoset monkeys Peru with his newborn baby on board.

Tiny twins born at Natureland video

Look closely and you'll see Natureland's newest arrival attached to his dad's back.

'Street was a river' video

Heavy rain flooded paddocks at Glenduan, north of Nelson, overnight Tuesday.

Properties flooded and paddocks transformed into lakes in rural Nelson.

Services hit by funding crisis

Nelson's not-for-profit groups fear for the future if funding does not come through.

Lions set to skip Nelson

Nelson looks unlikely to host a match featuring the touring British and Irish Lions in 2017.

Poachers shot pregnant ewe

Couple fined for poaching deer and pregnant sheep on private farmland near Nelson.

Rain expected to ease tonight

Wet Wednesday on the cards for Nelson, but storms should ease by this evening.

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Marlborough happier than Nelson

Marlborough has pipped Nelson in the happiness stakes.

Marlborough has pipped neighbouring Nelson in the happiness stakes. 

Cut-price de-sexing for pets

Pet owners on low incomes are encouraged to get their pets de-sexed at hugely subsidised prices.

No slot rule but fewer blue cod

Four-legged friend joins graduation


All aboard for World Cup

Nelson College students Van Roland Hlawn Ceu, Tunglut, Van Bawi Vanuk, Thang Thang Vanuk, Bawi Zachariah, Bawi Than, Mal Sawn Cinzah, Pakham Thumang, Van Humang, Bawi Cung Bik Hlichal, Phrae Do Do and Dawt Lian will be among the 50 Burmese refugees traveling to Wellington to watch Myanmar take on the Junior All Whites at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Fifty Burmese refugees from Nelson are travelling to Wellington to support Myanmar against the All Whites in the U20 World Cup.

Shot at a WBC title for the departing Ramptons

This is a big weekend for the Nelson Sparks basketball team with many of the group moving on after finals weekend.

Crusaders lock Jimmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders return to Nelson 'impossible'

It took four years for a Super Rugby match to return to Nelson and the wait for the next one could be just as long.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Fine show from intelligent choir

The Chroma Chamber Choir at the Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson.

REVIEW: Chroma Chamber Choir is a small but intelligent local choir who gave their audience a fine performance of three works of thanksgiving.

How can Nelson's golf clubs survive?

With falling memberships and increasing costs, can Nelson's golf clubs survive? Charles Anderson reports.

Bredna Overend, left, Brad Stewart, Ray Doherty, Niall Begley, and Aoife Granville perform during Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival on Saturday night at The Freehouse, Nelson.

Nelson Irish festival 'fabulous'

Nelson was full of the sounds of Irish music over the weekend, with friendships forming over fiddles and flutes.


Grassroots machismo has its place

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OPINION: You may have heard of "fly on the wall" filmmaking. It's a technique in which documentary makers record their subjects unobtrusively, so as not to influence their behaviour.

Media jumps the shark

So a seal made itself at home in a Papakura carwash this week. But it’s the New Zealand chickens that are coming home to roost that interest me more.

Richard Ussher

Honours have simple message

The place and weight given to honours in New Zealand has long been debated, particularly over titles.

Our People

Night Shelter boss honoured for service to community

Edward Andrews, is on the Queen's Honours list for his community service. He has supervised the   Men's Night Shelter for 21 years.

Nelson night shelter supervisor Edward Andrews says making the Queen's Honours lists for his services to community has encouraged him in his "lifesaver" work.

Multisport champ on NZ Order of Merit

Constant commitment to the world of sport has lead to recognition of the highest order for Nelson sportsman Richard Ussher.

Judi Billens received a Queens  Birthday honour for services to Maori and community.

Judi Billens - a foot in both camps

Judi Billens' work with both Maori and Pakeha cultures has seen her recognised with a Queen's Service Medal.


Crusaders return to Nelson 'impossible'

Crusaders lock Jimmy Tupou and Hurricanes lock James Broadhurst contest a lineout during their Super Rugby match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

It took four years for a Super Rugby match to return to Nelson and the wait for the next one could be just as long.

Tasman Trophy finalists decided

Waimea Old Boys and Wanderers must now wait another two weeks until this year's Tasman Trophy club rugby title is decided.

Nelson College first-five William Havili.

Nelson win as Waimea suffer another loss

Shirley BHS ran in 36 second half points, including six tries, to eventually overwhelm Waimea College 50-8 in Richmond.

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