Michelle Thorn with a damaged fence outside her home at the intersection of Weka and Milton streets. The fence was damaged by a car involved in one of several car crashes at the intersection.

Fears of fatal crash at blackspot

Residents near notorious intersection fear someone will die if drivers don't slow down.

Gang case under fire

DRUG BUST: Armed police stand guard outside a Red Devils pad in Nelson during a raid at the conclusion of Operation Explorer in March,
2011.

Lawyers argue all charges against Red Devils associates should be thrown out of court.

Body recovered from crash site video

Human remains and car recovered as investigations into mystery death continue.

Parkour runner fined for damage

A Nelson man has been fined for the damage caused as a result of "acrobatic running".

Farewell Spit remains identified

Human remains found on Farewell Spit confirmed as missing tourist Ken Boogers.

Nelson man faces 14 sex charges

A Nelson man has denied multiple charges of sex offending against children.

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News

Fundraiser for musician Suzi Fray

Michelle Lee pays some mini golf with her daughter Sophie Lee, 11. Michelle Lee is holding a mini golf and garage sale fundraiser on Saturday for Suzi Fray.

A mini golf and garage sale fundraiser will be held for cancer-stricken Nelson musician Suzi Fray.

Two-month peace vigil continues

Peaceful protesters hold weekly Church Steps vigil to oppose New Zealand military deployment to Iraq.

Cash sales lead to tax evasion charges

May the fourth be with the fringe

Sport

Second wins for Tasman and Federal Masters

Tasman's Johnny Thwaite, left, tangles with Arotea Kiwi's Thomas Westend during Saturday's match at Saxton Turf.

Tasman and Federal Masters have continued their winning start to the division one men's hockey season.

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.

Tawa College first XV halfback Kyle Preston in action during their rugby match against Nayland College first XV in Nelson.

Tawa top Nayland in exchange

6:00 AM  Tawa College has once again claimed bragging rights over Nayland College in their annual exchange.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

May the fourth be with the fringe

Deborah Brooks and Elijah Scowcroft started the Nelson Fringe Festival with a lightsaber battle at last night's Star Wars party held at Refinery Artspace.

Princess Leias boogied with Darth Vaders as the inaugural Nelson Fringe Festival got underway.

A Mint dining experience

My husband has been wanting to go to Mint Dining Room for ages, but new restaurants keep opening in Nelson and it didn't get to the top of the list until last week.

The Wratten Orchard Samoan choir performs during the Rainbow Praise concert in the Motueka Hall last year but the event has been cancelled this year.

New event to replace Rainbow Praise

The Rainbow Praise multicultural singing event is to be reviewed, after being cancelled this year.

Opinion

Let slip the guts of war

Prime Minister John Key meets the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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.

Mind the gap

The case of the Nelson fence deemed to have gaps that are too small has shades of the absurd and the serious.

30042015 News Photo:Scott Hammond/Fairfax NZ
Duck Shooting preview.
Season opening.
Hunting and Fishing Marlborough.
staff member,Nigel Smith calling the birds .
He wears................state of the art..........the NEW,Hunters Element Whistler Jacket and Pants.
" ZAC" can't wait to go hunting.................ducks............Zac has just come back from a Wallaby hunt...........and love's rabbits.
Zac is a 2 year old Springer Spaniel

Hunters need to adhere to rules

Firearm safety messages aren't simply encouragements, or scolds, or just whining pleads.

Our People

Two-month peace vigil continues

Susan Hawthorn, right  and other peace protesters at The Church Steps in Nelson for their weekly protest against NZ troops in Iraq.

Peaceful protesters hold weekly Church Steps vigil to oppose New Zealand military deployment to Iraq.

Hospital worker calls time on 39-year career

Nelson woman Kath Naylor, who began at Nelson Hospital as a wards maid, is retiring 39 years later as the office supervisor in the radiology department.

Chef Matt Bouterey, in the kitchen at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology with Erin Hartley, centre and Julie Dayman some of the first participants in the Bidvest Chefs Project, organised by students from Nelson College for Girls and Nelson College, part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme.

Top chef shares his secrets

Matt Bouterey helped Nelson foodies try their hand at being chefs for a night in a Bidvest charity project.

Rugby

Scrum guru gives Tasman forwards a push

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

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

College rugby teams suffer losses

Nelson College and Waimea College slumped to second round losses in the UC Championship rugby competition.

19042015 Sport Photo: Patrick Hamilton/Fairfax NZ.

Waimea Old Boys #6 Jeff Lepa and #13 Luca Roden combine to stop Nelson lock Dan Climo during their match at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Front runners remain unbeaten

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

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