Makos fans off to a flier

Charter flight booked for cup final

Plans to charter a plane to take Tasman Makos fans from Nelson to New Plymouth for Saturday's historic NPC final look set to take flight.
Chrissy and Gary Clements

Man killed in crash

8 min ago A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.

Wasp problem worst in the world

wasp 3:14pm Wasp densities in South Island beech forests are the highest on earth. Could mites be the solution?

Knives out for group's leader

Nelson Grey Power president has 'no intention of resigning' despite discontent among members.

Bus trip like no other

REVIEW: Getting a seat on a packed Nelson bus is hard enough, but dancing and performing acrobatics is amazing.

No evidence called by Mount

Fraud-accused Tony Mount has elected to not call evidence in his defence.

Burnoffs vex fire service

Tadmor Valley The risk of backyard fires burning out of control is amplified in the lead-up to summer as people underestimate hot, dry winds, the fire service warns.

Collingwood camp under new control

Nelson couple Chrissy and Gary Clements have taken over the management of the Collingwood motor camp.

Arrest over money jar thefts

Old school play gets rebooted

Michael McMeeken

Pocket park picked for painting

A new mural by artist Chris Finlayson in the Bridge St pocket park adds another dimension to the food cart village.

Nelson club lifters raise their game

Jayden Nepia The Nelson Weightlifting Club continue to raise the bar, winning five medals at the national Olympic weightlifting championship in Auckland at the weekend.

Tasman fails to recover at tournament

Tasman struggled to regroup after a disappointing start to finish third at the weekend's quadrangular interprovincial golf tournament at the Marlborough Golf Club.

Coach of the year award

Oceans apart but lots in common

Hram Lian Sang

Irish Rovers call the tune in final

The Irish Rovers took out the Nelson Communities Football Cup, beating Club Italia 2-0 in the final on Saturday.

Foursome full of fun

Ben Hunt The Modern Maori Quartet delivers on every level, and makes a fearsome festival opener. Hard acts to follow don't come much harder.

Dramatic depiction of truth

This was a 75-minute brutally frank immersion into diverse personal realities that left me emotionally reeling.

Peace in light and shadows

Running the rule over broadcasting

Shaolin monks

Festival fun

Elizabeth Bean finds creativity and inspiration in Wellington and Nelson.

Chopper needs our support

Big screen It's a touch ironic that the very service that provides a lifesaving service needs some rescuing itself.

No room for Kiwi complacency

Could this be the big one? Already the World Health Organisation is putting the Ebola deathrate in West Africa at a terrifyingly high 70 per cent.

Hard Labour ahead

Cheaper to stay on benefit than to learn more


Trust's downfall a shame

The sudden winding up of the Kahurangi Employment Trust comes as a shock.

Fins up as fans relish victory

Makos hammerheads The Nelson Mail went behind the scenes at the biggest match in the Tasman Makos' history to report on the night from three different perspectives.

Nelson duo up for awards

Nelson duo Broods have received three nominations in the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Fa'avae's heart set on big finish

Izzy wants to be some body

Cory Brown

Nayland mates in the States

Alex Ridsdale and Cory Brown were team-mates at Nayland College. Now, four years later and more than 13,000 kilometres away they're teaming up again at a university in Cincinnati. Phillip Rollo reports.

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