Nelson College headmaster Gary O'Shea says there is a growing sense of entitlement fuelling students battles with their schools

Gary O'Shea: They're self-entitled

"The beards, the hair, the puffer jackets... this isn't new," but their sense of entitlement is.

Stoke centre cost rises

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Nelson deputy mayor Paul Matheson at Greenmeadows park, the site of the new Stoke Community Centre.

A $6.14m community and sports facility at Stoke has been backed by a city council committee.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title.

Pair charged after man's death

Screams heard from the scene of vicious assault which led to man's death.

Seven in car crash near Havelock

Two people were taken to hospital after the cars they were driving crashed near Havelock.

Historic hotel to be demolished

The grand old lady of Takaka pubs has one last act in her.

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What's on: School holidays in Nelson

Pic Picot takes a close look at freshly-squished peanut butter inside Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter factory in Wakatu Industrial Estate.

Whether you're a peanut fan, dinosaur enthusiast, dumpling lover or an arts and crafts whiz, exciting events around the region will beat those winter blues and keep the kids entertained for the school holidays.

A hedge with an edge

A giant sterile hybrid grass could be the answer to a lot of problems on farms.

Council hike could sting beekeepers

Rare whale seen in Strait

Sport

Tasman Titans off to winning start

Tasman Titans 17s centre Leicester Fainaanuku in action against West Coast 17s at Tahunanui Playing Fields on Monday.

Both Tasman Titans teams made a winning start at the 15s and 17s South Island rugby league tournament.

Christchurch BHS too strong for Waimea College

Christchurch scored 10 tries, fullback Will Jordan scoring four and winger George Taylor two to highlight the home team's decisive advantage out wide.

Tasman's Tom Froeling and Federal's Jaron Seffans in action during their semi-final match at Saxton Turf on Saturday.

Hockey finalists found

Top qualifier Tasman bounced back from their first defeat of the season to secure a place in the top of the south hockey finals in two weeks time, but only just.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Choirs by candelight at Cathedral

Te Manawa of Enner Glynn perform during Saturday evening's Choirs by Candlelight in Nelson Cathedral.

Nelson Cathedral was full to overflowing as eight a cappella choirs gathered for an impressive choral performance.

Hippies of Dehra Doon video

The Andersons insist they aren't "greenies". They just always had a dream to live off the grid.

Lynda Duncan's work for Illuminate in the window of Woodlea Floral Studio on Bridge St

Lure of lights in central city

An event that promises to light up the streets of Nelson has just had the switch turned on.

Opinion

Why I climbed Parliament

Verena Maeder faces a three-month prison sentence if she is convicteed of trespass for her part in a Greenpeace protest on the roof of Parliament.

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Laughs a plenty among the fork 'andles

A small good-deed this week set off a train of treats.

At Jeff's Burger Den at Brooklyn School for lunch on Thursday were, from left, waitress Arihia Gibbs, Kalia Crawford-Sharp and Maia Karetai.

Bringing warmth to winter's chill

Poet T.S. Elliot called April the cruellest month but July is no picnic for hospitality businesses either.

Our People

Historic hotel to be demolished

Long-time publican Nola Drummond outside the Junction Hotel in Takaka, Golden Bay. The building is about to be demolished.

The doors of the Junction Hotel closed in March but the grand old lady of Takaka pubs has one last act in her.

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Verena Maeder faces a three-month prison sentence if she is convicteed of trespass for her part in a Greenpeace protest on the roof of Parliament.

Why I climbed Parliament

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Rugby

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Shane Christie, left, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley and Marty Banks at Highlanders training at Logan Park in Dunedin.

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

Motueka girls claim tens crown

 Anyone who doubts the commitment of women rugby players had only to look at Emily Kelly's bleeding face during the final of the Car Company Senior Women's Tens on Saturday.

Ross Geldenhuys mingles with the Highlanders' fans after Saturday's thrilling Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory in Super Rugby final.

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