I guess statistics would probably  confirm this smoker taking a short gasper pause on a vertical cliff face above Nelson's Rocks Road  on 1st May 2012 is at more risk of harm from smoking than falling off the cliff face.
 
 
Best wishes Bill Evans

$2 million job to stop rock slide

A $2 million job is underway to prevent a major rock slide on the cliff-face of Rocks Rd.

Body 'not suspicious' video

Neville Frost, left and firefighter Craig Davies with the burnt out car recovered by police on State Highway 6 near the summit of the Whangamoa Saddle.

Discovery of a body in a burnt out car near Nelson is not suspicious, police say.

Police seeking serial slasher

1:16 PM  Several car tyres were punctured in a 'malicious' spree in Tahunanui on Tuesday.

Fence man humbled by support

Nelson man vows to continue his fight with city council over gaps in his fence.

TDC mulls broadband funding push

1:23 PM  Council considering a application for rural broadband and mobile blackspot funds.

Nine new principals for region

A tide is turning in Nelson-Tasman schools, with nine principals replaced this year.

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News

Taste of success for Baron

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Baron Hasselhoff's creator Clayton McErlane with his products; rosemary sea salt caramel, tonic espresso chocolate and brandy sozzled walnut and cherry truffle.

1:20 PM  Clayton McErlane bakes thousands of goodies a week under the label Baron Hasselhoff's and is willing to teach others.

Musos unite for Suzi

1:03 PM  A fundraising concert will be held at Nelson's Theatre Royal to support musician Suzi Fray's cancer treatment.

New book on history of migrants

Pipers blocked from finding new home

Sport

2000 more tickets for Super Rugby clash

Temporary scaffolding is being installed at Trafalagar Park for the upcoming Crusaders and Hurricanes Super 15 clash.

Extra 2000 tickets released for the Crusaders vs Hurricanes clash at Trafalgar Park on May 29

Rising star becomes dual international

Max Darling isn't just king of the court. He's king of two.

Sam McKenzie won the 200m freestyle at the New Zealand age group swimming championships in Wellington.

Swimmers off to golden start

Nelson Marlborough swimmers have won four gold medals to get off to a flying start at the National Age Groups Championships.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

NZ Trio excites audience

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L/R Chamber Music New Zealand  Brodsky Quartet ,Daniel Rowland,Violin,  Ian Belton, Violin,  Paul Cassidy, Viola,  and Jacqueline Thomas on Cello  on stage at the Civic Theater in Invercargill.

There was satisfaction in exploring new sounds from traditional instruments and listening to the amazing technique of the NZ Trio.

Samba group wants more men

It is not just single women feeling the lack of men in Nelson.

Sanctuary is set in a post-apocalyptic world.

Sanctuary beautifully performed

This little play sits nicely, nested in the programme of events in this year's Nelson Fringe Festival.

Opinion

Tackling heart disease

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1:12 PM  If you are going to have a heart attack then the Nelson region is the place to have it.

Let slip the guts of war

It's easier to have "guts" when it's not you, your son or daughter who's going to be shipped off to a war zone.

The Anzac Day at Tinui was attended by hundreds of people, many of whom made the trek up to the cross on Mt Maunsell afterwards.

Service at the heart of Anzac Day

12:03 PM  The April 25 pilgrimage to Tinui has become an annual ritual for us.

Our People

Taste of success for Baron

05052015 News Photo: Supplied

Baron Hasselhoff's creator Clayton McErlane with his products; rosemary sea salt caramel, tonic espresso chocolate and brandy sozzled walnut and cherry truffle.

1:20 PM  Clayton McErlane bakes thousands of goodies a week under the label Baron Hasselhoff's and is willing to teach others.

Lost teddies to find their way home

Twelve-year-old techie launches website to reunite tots with their long-lost teddy bears.

Sea of Glass (glasshouses in The Wood). Nelson Provincial Museum, The Nelson Mail Collection.

New book on history of migrants

11:58 AM  A new book by two Nelson authors details the rich history of Nelson's small but vibrant Italian community.

Rugby

Scrum guru gives Tasman forwards a push

All Blacks scrum coach Mike Cron visited the Tasman Rugby Union on Monday evening.

Tasman forwards, coaches and referees got a push from one of the best in the business on Monday night.

College rugby teams suffer losses

Nelson College and Waimea College slumped to second round losses in the UC Championship rugby competition.

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Waimea Old Boys #6 Jeff Lepa and #13 Luca Roden combine to stop Nelson lock Dan Climo during their match at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Front runners remain unbeaten

Waimea Old Boys were asked some tough questions at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

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