Co-owner of Ideal Cup Steph Fry with some of her award-winning reusable coffee cups.

Coffee business wins eco-awards

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two awards in as many months.

Women due in court

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

1 min ago  Two women charged with burglary after they fled from a crashed car that was being chased by police in Nelson.

Man given 'impossible job'

Forestry worker asked to do "impossible" job before fatal accident, inquest hears.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

It's only preseason, but the decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

Students warm to new home

A chilly Nelson winter feels like summer come early for 100 new exchange students.

Life Linc offers help for couples

9:49 AM  New counselling service for Nelson couples after Relationships Aotearoa closure.

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News

Kids drop choc for healthy fundraiser

Hampden Street School principal Don McLean with pupils Elana Weaver, left, Oliver Diamond, Luca Rundle, Maia Eagle and Douglas Miller with children's toothbrushes the school is selling as a fundraiser. The toothbrushes have a flashing light that goes for one minute indicating how long the brushing should last.

9:42 AM  Instead of the usual chocolate bars, Hampden St school pupils are selling toothbrushes to raise funds.

Trails on track for global status

An American specialist is riding the Nelson region's mountain bike trails to see if they really are world class.

Did fatigue prove fatal?

Cafe owners reject TDC sweetener

Sport

Makos mauled by Manawatu

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

2014 finalists meet again

For three years Nelson's Premier 1 netball has been about two teams -- Jacks OPD and Richmond Glass.

Richmond's Amy Cunningham is taken through her paces by master coach and former Silver Fern Leigh Gibbs at the Nelson senior rep netball team trial at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium on Monday.

Nelson Netball set to revive its senior rep team

Nelson Netball is reviving its senior representative team after several years' absence.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Future Class band members from Garin College perform at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands at this years Smokefree Rockquest.

What's On

What's on in and around Nelson this coming week.

Gill Rowe crossing Suicide Bluff on the Old Ghost Road, above the Mokihinui River.

Biking out the back door and fishing out the front

Elizabeth Bean checks out the beautiful Mokihinui, on the West Coast

Opinion

Of cats and men

Judge Fabrice Calmes of France judges a Russian Blue cat at the Nelson Cat Show held at Hope Hall, Nelson.

Surrounded by fluffy felines in the Hope Hall, a visiting French cat judge acknowledged his friends and family found his hobby a bit crazy.

Homes away from home

It was just last week, after a delicious pizza from the Milton Street Fish and Chip Shop, consumed with a glass of wine at the Sprig & Fern next door, that it suddenly dawned on me. I now have a "local".

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Our People

Kroos seeks perfection

Rhythmic gymnast Gracie Kroos, 15, trains at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium.

The fear of failure is what strives Gracie Kroos to be perfect on the floor.

'Superstar' sisters step it up video

Nelson sisters take home national hip-hop honour at the Viva Street New Zealand Dance Summit.

Britta Martin wins Ironman Western Australia.

Britta left sweating on Kona

Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

Rugby

Makos mauled by Manawatu

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

Just rewards to resurgent country teams in rugby finals

It may have been cold, miserable and wet but that did not deter a good crowd from turning out to see the final of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby championship at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

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