Hamish Watters braves the swollen Maitai River on Monday morning.

Get your kayaks out, it's raining video

Adventure tourism students make the most of heavy rain to enjoy Maitai River "playwave".

Quake flashbacks

Nelson woman Dulkara Martig is currently in Nepal, working with students from Christchurch.

Memories of the Canterbury quakes came flooding back to Dulkara Martig as she ran for safety in Nepal.

Heavy rain, gales hit

MetService warns heavy rain and wind is not likely to clear in most areas until after dark.

Two fires, hours apart

Fires broke out in two Housing New Zealand homes in the space of 12 hours.

Tide of vistors flood in to Mapua video

Mapua is drawing "incredible numbers", but will that success spoil the sleepy settlement?

Service honours soldiers' sacrifice

A haunting silence fell over Nelson's Trafalgar Park at the dawn service.

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Richmond remembers the fallen

Members of the crowd come forward to lay a poppy near the end of the Richmond Anzac day service.

They gathered in central Richmond by their hundreds - old soldiers, service men and women and ordinary Kiwis.

Record crowd at Motueka dawn service

As dawn lit the hills to the west of Motueka, a bellbird joined the haunting bugle notes of Reveille at the dawn Anzac service.

Subdivision plan leaves residents reeling

Cobb & Co turning Thai

Sport

Suburbs seal the deal, eventually

Nelson College Academy's Van CenHrang, left, and Nelson Suburbs Seals player Sean Morris dual for the ball during their division one football match at the Broads.

It took a second half penalty and a late strike from Riley Haymes but the Suburbs Seals eventually saw off Nelson College Academy in the battle of the division one new boys.

Nelson on the board

Nelson and Marlborough senior sides square off in Tasman Trophy round.

Surface flooding at the edge of the Saxton Field football pitch.

Suburbs match cancelled

Nelson Suburbs have been left frustrated after their round eight match against Universities was cancelled right before kickoff.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

Don McGlashan coming to Nelson

"Lucky Stars" tour to launch Don McGlashan's new album will take him to Nelson's Theatre Royal in June.

The Jews Brothers Band are playing at The Playhouse and the Mussell Inn.

Jews Brothers Band rides again

The Jews Brothers Band is celebrating with a nationwide tour complete with the world's only one handed saxophone.

Opinion

A roadblock in the revenue stream

Another day, another speeding ticket.

A cop pulled me over the other day. In Atawhai, that's just the way things go.

The end of the common touch

Just in case the Government is listening in, I want to make it clear that I have not had a ponytail for decades. Those photos that the GCSB may have dredged up and tossed on the PM’s desk are incriminating, in the way of fashion crime, and perhaps even titillating if that’s your bag, but they are old news.

Tahunanui School pupils  pull some weeds out of the vegetable garden at the school, part of the Kids Edible Gardens in Schools programme.

Building a stronger community

OPINION: When the council proposes to slash the Community Assistance Fund from $400,000 to $150,000 over three years, my hackles rise.

Our People

Queen knights Stoke seniors

Colleen Flower dressed as the Queen used a foam sword to knight William Bond as Stoke Seniors celebrated St George's Day with a lunch.

The Queen came to Stoke, celebrating St George's Day with some of her loyal subjects.

Senior citizens get heating grant

Thanks to almost $11,000 in grants, Motueka's senior citizens no longer have to shiver through winter.

Ivan Wells has called Mapua home since 1929.

Mapua's growth is 'good and bad'

After 85 years in Mapua, Ivan Wells has mixed feelings about the suburb's rapid expansion.

Rugby

Tasman Trophy cross-overs

Waimea Old Boys' Sam Winsloe and Nelson first five Robbie Malneek will be hoping for victory against their rivals from over the Whangamoas on Saturday.

The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Crusaders Academy coordinator Chris Goodman, centre, with players Curtis Pedersen-Line, left and Fletcher Matthews at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders launch academy in Nelson

The Crusaders have launched the country's first Super Rugby aligned academy in Nelson.

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