The Lee Valley location of the proposed Waimea dam.

Waimea dam plan 'head and shoulders' above other options

The proposed dam ticks all the boxes at a relatively good cost, says interim project director John Hutton.

'Sparkling light' killed

Police divert traffic on the Coastal Highway after a fatal car crash.

A young woman described as a "bright sparkling light" was killed in a crash on the Coastal Highway.

School's race against time

The Central Challenge had families and groups searching high and low for clues in a fundraising event.

Cheapskates owners roll on

New owners, new location, but a Nelson retailer says the time is right to roll out the door.

Waimea Combined stun Nelson

Waimea Combined score a stunning upset win over Nelson College.

School bus clampdown riles parents

Enforcement of school bus rules means up to 120 Golden Bay students face a long walk or a bill.

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NZ Response Team training

Barry Rowe, left, and Aaron Mytton of Nelson-based Urban Search and Rescue team, NZRT-2 with "victim" Shane Sowerby ...

4:43 PM  Appleby Rural Fire crew, Richmond Fire Brigade and New Zealand Response Team members put their knowledge and skill to the test during a training session at Seifried Estate Winery.

Waimea dam plan 'head and shoulders' above other options

The proposed dam ticks all the boxes at a relatively good cost, says interim project director John Hutton.

Tourism gains and pains

School races against time

Sport

Scott Barrett in race against clock

Scott Barrett hasn't featured for the Crusaders since injuring himself against the Hurricanes on May 13.

Crusaders lock set to miss Highlanders clash, hindering his All Black chances for Lions series.

Suburbs step up in second spell

Suburbs striker Ben Wright broke the deadlock in Sunday's 4-0 win over Universities.

Nelson Suburbs beat Universities by scoring four goals in the second half.

Lautenslager into NCAA final

Athletics Nelson runner Craig Lautenslager, pictured at the North Island cross country championships.

Craig Lautenslager's collegiate career is still alive after qualifying for NCAA 5000m final.

Harris scores six

Richmond striker Ben Harris, pictured in action during his debut in 2015, scored six goals against Wakefield on Saturday.

Richmond star Ben Harris scores six goals in 10-2 win over Wakefield.

Waimea Combined stun Nelson College

Waimea Combined Schools celebrate their stunning UC Championship rugby win over Nelson College on Saturday.

Waimea Combined score a stunning upset win over Nelson College.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Telling stories of illness through art

Curator Catharine Salmon with work from TLC at the Refinery ArtSpace.

Review: A thought-provoking, powerful, exhibition of art has been on show at the Refinery Artspace entitled TLC.

Studies have shown Urzila cracks people up

Crack'n comedian Urzila Carlson is coming to Nelson with her new show Studies Have Shown.

Urzila Carlson's a staunch comedian who doesn't hold back; serving up punchy expletives and ripping into subjects that are often tabu in Nelson on June 3.

Powerful coming of age classic

Kes, a 1969 film by Ken Loach about a bond between a boy and his kestrel, is the next Nelson Film Society screening.

Ken Loach's film, Kes tells of a lad brought up in a drab Yorkshire village who trains a kestrel.

Creative works blend old and new technologies

Kathaleen Bartha and Robert Thompson with work from the group show Cross Currents: Contemporary Nelson Artists at Atkins ...

Six artists who use a mixture of traditional and cutting edge technologies are exhibiting at Atkins Gallery.

Environmental rubbish motivates artists work

Sally Reynolds and Maggy Johnston with work from Life Saver at Parker Gallery.

Artists Sally Reynolds and Maggy Johnston ask the question: "What are we doing with our planet?"

Opinion

The waisted years

There's no real mystery to middle-aged spread.

OPINION: Middle-aged spread has turned up uninvited.

Outdoor horizons a lifetime pursuit

Charli and Rosie Mirfin at Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.

Zane Mirfin looks back, and forward, to invigorating outdoor adventures.

Signs of growing pains

Richmond's growing pains are vividly illustrated by lots of men in high-vis vests.

The WORKS END road sign has been on the street around the corner for the past month.  The metal legs holding the sign up, straddle the footpath and the gutter.  

Taking a stand for children

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Northland, who jumped on stage at a screening of the movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia.

The country needs more leaders like Dr Lance O'Sullivan.

Figuring out maths is pi in the sky

Apart from the basics, for many of us, maths is an impenetrable subject.

An angel at my table helped me unravel the inner workings of an impenetrable subject.

Our People

Much more than just a farmer

Henry Rouse.

Henry Rouse was a lynchpin of the Murchison community.

Party to promote well-being

Motueka High School students won a competition focused on Maori youth suicide prevention with their concept of an ...

Motueka students are planning a music festival to promote well-being and prevent youth suicide.

Business, aviation leader dies

Robyn Reid with her husband, Bill, and their Avro Anson MK I twin-engined aircraft at an Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ...

Respected Nelson businesswoman Robyn Reid died last week but her legacy continues to fly high.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

'Little angel' helps mum find lump

Former Nelson College for Girls student Lizl Matthewson spoke of her breast cancer experience at the Pink Ribbon ...

A Nelson mum was able to beat breast cancer after her daughter helped her find a lump while breastfeeding.

Rugby

Waimea Combined stun Nelson College

Waimea Combined Schools celebrate their stunning UC Championship rugby win over Nelson College on Saturday.

Waimea Combined score a stunning upset win over Nelson College.

Tasman Trophy semifinalists confirmed

Renwick winger Kavekini Tabu, left, attempts to fend off WOB centre Mo Tau.

Nelson, Waimea Old Boys, Wanderers and Moutere will contest Wednesday's Tasman Trophy playoffs. 

Christie out of Super Rugby

Shane Christie receives medical help for a cut in February 2016. He has been ruled out of the current season with ...

Shane Christie's Highlanders season is over due to "concussion-like" symptoms.

Waitohi opt out of final round

Marist flanker Ryan Dafel in action during last Saturday's Tasman Trophy loss to Central.

Waitohi decide not to play Wanderers after death of Bevan Moody. 

Nelson and Waimea to meet in cross-town derby

Nelson College will be expected to continue their unbeaten UC Championship run against Waimea Combined Schools on Saturday.

Nelson College expecting a gritty challenge from Waimea Combined. 

Arts

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

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

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