John Phillips , centre front with children from Richmond, Stoke, Nayland, Birchwood, Clifton Terrace and Nelson Intermediate schools at the opening night of the Rock da House Nelson and Waimea Combined School Choir Festival at Nelson College.
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Kids ready to rock da house video

Children from across Nelson will be belting out hits at the Rock da House event.

Man sues Corrections

Brendon Forrest is taking a case against Corrections.

A convict who burned down a restaurant and plotted mass murder says he was assaulted by prison guards.

Nelson froths for milk

Nelson region's stock of Lewis Road Creamery's flavoured milk was gone by lunchtime.

Cantabs strike a nerve

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Salisbury School down to two

Only two students are set to be enrolled at Richmond's Salisbury School next year.

Velodrome receives grant boost

The Saxton Velodrome has received a significant funding boost from a $100,000 grant.

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New bar for 'perfect' Tahunanui spot

The Sands Brewery Bar and Kitchen owner Alan McNabb and bar manager Anita Wrigley inside the former 623 on the Rocks On Tahunanui Drive.

A new venue with a new look is set for the former site of 623 on the Rocks in Tahunanui.

All Blacks visiting Nelson

Julian Savea Codie Taylor and Owen Franks are flying in to Nelson on Thursday to visit students at Stoke School.

Much-hyped milk arrives in Nelson

Auckland buyers driving up prices

Sport

Nelson College reach top four

Nelson College players celebrate with goalkeeper Alan Brook after he saved three penalties during their quarterfinal win over Saint Kentigern College.

Jubilation at Jubilee Park as goalkeeper's heroics help Nelson College through to New Zealand secondary schools semifinals.

Saxton Velodrome receives grant boost

Derek Shaw, left, Tasman District  councillor Judene Edgar,  Saxton Velodrome trustee Paul Jennings, Nelson City major Rachael Reese, Tasman District mayor  Richard  Kempthorne, Saxton Velodrome Trust  chairman Bruce Fraser, Opus project manager Matthew Kidson and  Saxton Velodrome  trustee Rob Ford at last year's official launch of  the  $1.6 million cycling velodrome at Saxton Field.

The Saxton Velodrome has received a significant funding boost from a $100,000 grant.

Nelson rep netballers back in action

Dana Wilson, pictured here playing for Prices A, slotted in nicely at centre for the Nelson rep team at the weekend.

As a starting point, it was just what the doctor ordered.

Sprinter on track for youth games

Motueka High School student Amanda Fitisemanu, 16, has been selected to represent New Zealand in the 400m sprint at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.

The Commonwealth Youth Games couldn't come soon enough for Amanda Fitisemanu.

Nelson boys make the cut

Four Nelson College students have been selected in the South Island 15s Scorpions rugby league squad. From left, Tyrion Rangi-Carew, 15, Nuni Filiai, 14, coach Ryan Charles, Levi Pohutuhutu-Carew, 14, and Leauga Hewetson Talamaivao, 15.

Four Nelson rugby league players have made the final cut for the South Island Scorpions 15s side.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

How good is the Everest movie?

Jason Clarke plays Kiwi mountaineer Rob Hall in the movie Everest.

REVIEW: Based on the tragic 1996 disaster on Mt Everest this is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.

Kids rock the house video

John Phillips , centre front with children from Richmond, Stoke, Nayland, Birchwood, Clifton Terrace and Nelson Intermediate schools at the opening night of the Rock da House Nelson and Waimea Combined School Choir Festival at Nelson College.
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Children from across Nelson will be belting out musical hits new and old and the Rock da House event this week. 

Off Broadway's production a winner

Brook Bennett, left, Ellie MacIntyre, Taylor Pumprey and Jake Robinson in the Off Broadway at the dress rehearsal production of RENT at the Theatre Royal.

REVIEW: This RENT cast challenge themselves and the audience to consider these gritty themes as presented by a younger crew.

Local spin on Cat Stevens classics

Bryce Wastney will give his own spin on Cat Stevens classics at the Playhouse on Saturday.

Music lovers are in for a trip down memory lane at an evening of classic Cat Stevens interpretations by two talented Nelson musicians.

Food and gardening go local

The home garden.

Seems strange to be writing a column about gardening during winter, but that's the whole point really. Except for the occasional cold blast, much of the country is blessed with weather that allows for year-round gardening.

Opinion

Of Elvis, danger, and the ACC

"Hmmmm   ... no helmets ... no kevlar inserts ... no safety harness ... no foam on the ground. Not good at all, Mr Cumberpatch."

"Thank you for coming in, Mr …" "Cumberpatch. Elvis Cumberpatch. Call me Elvis."

That Nelson connection keeps us healthy

Belinda Mallabar, Joy Kirker, Moira Mutch, Wendy Mills-Ramage and Jo Lavington on the Railway Reserve. Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers.

OPINION: Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers, says Matt Lawrey.

Key questions for TDC over the dam

Peter Foster

Thanks to Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne for his two columns on the Waimea Community Dam.

Rolls Royce Waimea dam 'blatant bid for subsidy'

Paul MacLennan

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne's recent expressions regarding the Waimea Community Dam lack credibility.

What's behind the shared walkway push?

The Maitai walkway just below the Collingwood bridge.

OPINION: The council's decision to develop the Maitai River Walkway between the Nile St East and Collingwood St bridges to shared pathway standards could best be described as premature.

Our People

Nelson soldier immortalised in book

Author Richard Palmer at the Saturday Market signing his book Going Into Support Tonight.

A Nelson soldier killed at Passchendaele in 1917 has had his story immortalised by a Kiwi author.

Music and redemption

Joel Bolton formed Nelson's Youth Orchestras to give children the joy that he found in music.

The head of Nelson's youth orchestras found music and art as an escape from a miserable and abusive childhood.

Nelson kids solve problems together

Nelson Christian Academy students Josh Ray, left, Leilani Wilson and Paxon Bruce, right watched by Broadgreen Intermediate students Harry Palmer, centre and Liam Hunter (obscured) compete in the Stoke Cluster Problem Solving Challenge at Broadgreen Intermediate.

School children from across Nelson put their heads together to come up with solutions as part of a problem-solving challenge.

For Kayla, a cold could kill

Kayla White, 5, plays memory with her brother Lukas White, 3.

The mother of a Nelson five-year-old wants her to live a normal life, but the slightest cold could kill her.

Ashford leaves Waimea fire face

Doug Ashford's retiring from the Waimea Rural Fire Authority.

Waimea Rural Fire operations manager Doug Ashford is handing in his pager at the end of the month.

Rugby

Cheeky Cantabs throw down gauntlet

This rather pointed billboard turned up outside Trafalgar Park overnight.

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Taranaki drown against Otago

Taranaki wing Latu Vaeno bursts through the Otago defence during Saturday's 34-27 loss at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki's NPC title defence appears to have drowned on a sodden Yarrow Stadium.

Fredericks relishes Makos comeback

Vernon Fredericks

Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Makos aim to build on winning start

Mitchell Scott, seen here in pre-season mode against Otago, is back on the wing for Friday's clash with Bay of Plenty.

Winger Mitchell Scott is one of only three changes to the starting lineup for Friday's NPC clash with Bay of Plenty.

Sin bin for coaches?

The Tasman Rugby Union is considering introducing red cards for coaches.

Tasman Rugby Union mulls red cards for coaches as it looks to crack down on sideline abuse.

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