The Vibrant Curiousity berthed at Wakefield Quay in Nelson this morning.

Superyacht's Nelson stopover

The arrival of a $111 million superyacht caused plenty of heads to turn at Port Nelson today.

Alien vs Predator

The Samurai Wasp (Trissolcus japonicus) could be introduced in New Zealand as a biological control for the marmorated ...

Exotic bio-control considered for insect threat that could hurt horticulture industry.

Arrests follow jewellery heist

1:40 PM  More than $40,000 of stolen goods recovered after raid on Lord of the Rings jeweller.

Pensioner housing vital, says King

2:33 PM  Importance of councils providing housing for older residents highlighted at Nelson meeting.

Region's rivers pass the test

Nelson-Tasman rivers rated highly, but mayors say there's still plenty to be done.

Makos snap up hot prospect

Big things expected from exciting young fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy.

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News

Pensioner housing vital, says King

Labour deputy leader Annette King, left, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Green Party spokesman for senior ...

2:33 PM  Labour deputy leader Annette King says it's important for councils to provide housing for older residents

Ward's reward spurs trike's return

2:12 PM  After dangling a $100 carrot as a reward, Mike's bike has been returned to its rightful owner.

Nelson rivers pass 'swimmability' test

Holiday may be over for campers

Sport

Thumbs up for new schools hockey competition

Waimea College's Jess Kelly, right, attempts to outmanoeuvre a Garin College defender at Saxton Turf.

Summer hockey now an option for Nelson colleges.

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Hammett to replace Brown?

Assistant coach Mark Hammett is entering the first year of his three-year contract with the Highlanders.

Mark Hammett would consider Highlanders head coach job, but insists he is happy as assistant.

O'Connor takes lead in Vonda Edwards Trophy race

Wanderers' Joe O'Connor is now Nelson premier cricket's leading run-scorer.

Joe O'Connor and Amit Dhiman are currently Nelson premier cricket's leading individual performers.

Teaching the beautiful game

Nelson Bays Football development officer Diarmuid Brazendale.

Nelson Bays Football's new development officer believes Tasman United's emergence is already having a flow on effect at junior level.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cabaret for the adventurous

Isabella Miller Bell aka Ma Bell, the host of Le Cabaret de la Vie, tonight at the Boathouse

Blues siren Isabella Miller Bell and guests bring their cabaret of life to Nelson tonight.

Irish sounds come to Nelson

Irish singer-songwriter Mundy will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal on February 28.

Irish singer songwriter Edmond "Mundy" Enright says early exposure to music when he was a child led him to a lifelong musical career.

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.

Opinion

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.

Rugby

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

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.

Arts

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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