The headline which announced a Nelson gold miner's German bride to be was nowhere to be seen.

The goldminer and the war widow

It was one of the most unusual letters ever received by the Nelson Evening Mail.

Fans put on ice

A Jetstar aeroplane sits on the tarmac at Nelson Airport.

Plans to see Disney on Ice in Wellington frozen by Jetstar plane's mechanical failure.

Business matters

Brockie Renovations on the move and a community event about the internet.

No more mufti for area school

A school uniform is being reintroduced to the small area school in Golden Bay after 20 years of mufti.

Saying goodbye to a faithful friend

3:43 PM  OPINION: "City girls seem to find out early, How to open doors with just a smile."

Pig hunt pair not guilty

The men accused of bashing the winners of a pig hunting competition in a pub bathroom have been found not guilty.

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No more mufti for Collingwood Area School

The principal at Collingwood Area School, Caroline Gray

A school uniform is being reintroduced to the small area school in Golden Bay after 20 years of mufti.

Three more special housing areas for Nelson

Haven Road, Wakefield Quay and Farleigh Street rubber-stamped by Cabinet in the final round of approvals.

Pig hunt pair not guilty

It's official: Reese vs Rainey

Sport

Pines chopped down by Mauao

Pines player Ben O'Dea, right, in action during their Volleyball New Zealand club championship match against Hamilton ...

Pines denied record as Mauao clinch maiden Volleyball New Zealand club championship.

Who will replace top midfielder?

Tom Marston's performance off the bench in their last game could see him rewarded with a return to Nelson Suburbs' ...

Nelson Suburbs coach still weighing up his options to replace key playmaker Atkin Kaua in starting lineup

Bauer: I was ready for Rio

Golden Bay cyclist Jack Bauer, left, in action during the 2014 Commonwealth Games men's road race.

While he was unable to prove that he was fit and ready to go, cyclist Jack Bauer never doubted his ability to perform in Rio.

Pines banking on big game experience

Pines player Ben O'Dea, right, in action during their Volleyball New Zealand club championship match against Hamilton ...

The Pines have earned their shot at history - now it's time to achieve what no volleyball club has done before.

Pines power through to national final

Pines player Matt Wenn in action during their Volleyball New Zealand club championships match against Hamilton at the ...

Pines beat the Harbour Raiders in five set thriller to reach Volleyball New Zealand club championships decider.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

All-male choir ready to rock

Members of the Nelson Male Voice Choir, from left, Martin Leeper, Ernie Tarling, Bill McKenna, Russ Remington and Norman ...

Choir promises to push the boundaries with hits from their recent tour.

Acts ready to rock on

Cam Dawson of Garin College performs at the Smokefree Rockquest regional heats. He is now a finalist in the competition.

Smokefree Rockquest acts from three Nelson-Tasman high schools have made it to the finals.

Whorehouse leaves audience satisfied

The cast of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, running at the Nelson Musical Theatre from July 27 to August 13.

Going by opening night audience participation this will be a very popular production

'Eggs-traordinary' chicken coop

Rear view of Little Chook, created by Kath Craw, showing the ramp entry into the chook house.

A Golden Bay artist has put together a creative design to house a lucky brood of chooks.

Film fiesta for families

The Music of Strangers - Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble screens at the NZIFF.

Thanks to state of the art projection facilities, the 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival will encompass a record number of screenings.

Opinion

Saying goodbye to a faithful friend

Knowing when to say goodbye to a pet is one of the hardest decisions.

OPINION: "City girls seem to find out early, How to open doors with just a smile."

Safety boost from being well-read

DOC operations ranger Paul Dulieu who came up with the bolder, new avalanche warning signs for the Nelson Lakes National ...

OPINION: Red is a universal sign of danger. It's also the colour our faces turn when we do something stupid.

Scallop closure essential

A temporary closure of the Southern Scallop Fishery area (SCA7) in the Marlborough Sounds is the best way to ensure the ...

COLUMN: The closure of the Marlborough Sounds scallop fishery is the only option, writes Kaikoura MP Stuart Smith.

Treasured park gets a boost

New areas have been added to the Kahurangi National Park, including alongside the Westhaven Inlet in Golden Bay.

It's home to rare heavyweights of the creepy-crawly kind: giant carnivorous snails, 12cm spiders and metre-long worms.

There is no escaping the ugly power of the mob

Police retreat from anti Springbok tour protesters in Auckland in 1981

OPINION: Racism and xenophobia exist here too and that means that New Zealand may breed its own homegrown Trump.

Our People

The goldminer and the war widow

The headline which announced a Nelson gold miner's German bride to be was nowhere to be seen.

It was one of the most unusual letters ever received by the Nelson Evening Mail.

Demolition ends a century of memories video

The Trathen's building being demolished by Southern Demolition last night.

Nelson's iconic Trathen's building has finally come down, ending a run of almost 100 years.

Hidden testicle blamed for prowl video

James Kirkwood with his cat Percy, who went missing for nine months.

'Mr P' the cat had been missing for nine months. An incomplete neutering might explain why.

Celebrating Nelson's Olympic legacy

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, right, handed Rio Olympians Kelsie Smith's parents Lee and Maree Smith, left, Julian ...

The next batch of Nelson's Olympic hopefuls were farewelled at a special lunch to celebrate the local games legacy.

Fairy dust dries up on farms

Landscape farmed by Outstandingly Nice Landowners.

Opinion: The fairytale of farming doesn't always have a happy ever after ending.

Rugby

Season review: Crusaders

The disappointment is evident on the face of Crusaders captain Kieran Read as he digests his side's 23-13 defeat to the ...

It's time to do a postmortem (of sorts) on another fizzer for the Crusaders.

Makos score Christchurch club star

University halfback Finlay Christie. left, has won Christchurch's club rugby MVP award and scored a deal with the Tasman ...

Christchurch's top club rugby player has scored a role with the Tasman Makos.

Only themselves to blame

The Crusaders gather after their quarterfinal loss to the lions.

OPINION: If the Crusaders want to play the blame game, they need only look in a mirror.

'Gutting': Blackadder on loss video

Lock Luke Romano, with Sam Whitelock on the right, eyes a gap in the Lions defence during the Super Rugby quarterfinal ...

Losing to the Lions in the Super Rugby quarterfinal wasn't how Todd Blackadder wanted it to end.

End of era for Blackadder video

Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder will soon relocate to English club Bath where he expected to work as the director of rugby.

Mistakes cost the Crusaders dearly in the loss to the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal match.

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