Kaumatua John Ward-Holmes of Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust at Te Waikoropupu Springs in Golden Bay.

Iwi apply to save Springs

12:02 PM  A Golden Bay iwi has applied for an unprecedented water conservation order to protect the aquifer that feeds Te Waikoropupu Springs.

Setting sail for school

Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

11:33 AM  What's a dinghy ride to school, when your whole life has been at sea?

Railway Reserve arson

Fires were deliberately lit in grass on the Railway Reserve just days after a huge blaze in Christchurch.

Biker critical after SH65 crash

Motorcyclist seriously injured after hitting a fence on State Highway 65 near Maruia.

Bowaters does it again

 A three-peat of national award wins "hard to trump" for local car dealership.

Boat show a classic

Record numbers set to make a splash at NZ Antique & Classic Boat Show.

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Award puts Amosa in the limelight

Wakefield Country Players president and Local Hero Jennifer Amosa.

4 min ago  Amateur theatre has been part of Jennifer Amosa's life since she was nine-years-old. And she's a Local Hero because of that.

Fire crews may get new sheds

7 min ago  TDC agrees its share of any returned money will be spend on rural fire.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

Grant boost for cancer group


Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Clarkson back to cover Hay's absence

Hawke Cup

Josh Clarkson has some big shoes to fill for Nelson's Hawke Cup challenge.

Keane's departure could be one of many

Chiefs assistant coach Kieran Keane is embarking on a new challenge, taking up the head coaching role at Irish club Connacht.

OPINION: There's a strong chance there will be a complete wipe-out of all the Chiefs' coaches heading into 2018, writes Aaron Goile.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Duality of the landscape

Suter Art Gallery curator Sarah McClintock with work by Reuben Paterson from The River Lie.

 The River Lie has opened at the Suter Art Gallery with works by nine New Zealand artists

Winning a short story comp

Jo Dippie, owner of Page & Blackmore in Nelson.

 Organisers of this year's national Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition are helping to get as many entries as possible.

Learning to love nature

Jo Campbell, left, and Sean Weaver will run the Zen and Deep Ecology workshop in Golden Bay.

The sense of sacred nature has been eroded in modern culture to the extent we sometimes find ourselves apologising for loving the earth, loving forests, loving rivers, whales and wetlands.

Film Society programme launched

Hippocrates screens at the Nelson Film Society

The Nelson Film Society begins its seventeenth season next Thursday at the Suter Theatre

Treasure trove of young talent

Pianist Deidre Irons introduced the young performers from the Adam Chamber Music Summer School.

Adam Summer School for Chamber Music, Finale Concerts, Sunday 19 February, Old St John's, reviewed by Ruth Allison.


Life lessons learned from our precious pooches

Dogs know that sometimes a warm body and simple wordless companionship is better than all the talk in the world.

Dogs know more than a thing or two and could teach us all a few lessons on how to lead happier lives.

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

From Bangalore to Bandung for UFB

Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but some people have found that the installation process can be ...

OPINION: Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but for some the installation process can be ultra slow.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Our People

Unable to eat, fighting for life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Living on a diet of supplement drinks and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Top marks for outstanding scholar

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson said Elliot Cina was "an exceptional student who managed to achieve such a high ...

Former Nayland College student Elliot Cina has won one of NZ's top academic awards.


Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.


Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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