Nelson mountain bike rider Brad Collins comes tearing through Gully, part of Codgers Mountain Bike Park.

Mountainbiking in the dark gallery video

Mountainbikers don't let a lack of light puncture their rides down Nelson's top tracks.

Nelson's royal visitors

Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall will visit Nelson as part of a royal visit.

It's official, Charles and Camilla are coming to town - and they're off to the market.

Police target boy racers' cars

Nelson police say they will impound "as many cars as we can" in boy racer crack down.

Watch the Masked Parade live

For the first time ever, The Nelson Mail will stream the Masked Parade live on Periscope.

Nelson's organic community co-op

An organic store's future is to be put into the hands of the Nelson community.

Nelson set to drop, cover and hold

Tomorrow 24,000 people in the region will take part in a national earthquake drill.

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Nelson set to drop, cover and hold

New World retail manager Venus Sood was outside Christchurch Cathedral when the 2011 February earthquake struck the city.

Tomorrow Venus Sood and 24,000 others in the Nelson region will take part in a national earthquake drill.

More cruise ships but not this year

Nelson's cruise ship total will dip this summer, but that's only temporary, says a tourism leader.

Trout fishing season off to a fine start

Public gets behind-the-scenes glimpse of police


Back to rugby post-surgery

Vernon Fredericks, in blue headgear, is pictured during his return to action against Manawatu in August.

Tasman NPC player Vernon Fredericks returns to rugby just six months after having brain surgery.

Cross and Morrison on form at Oceanias

Nelson athlete Tim Cross  has returned home from the Oceania Masters championships with six medals.

Nelson's Tim Cross and Ian Morrison came home from Rarotonga this week with some extra weight in their bags after they each won several medals at the 2015 Oceania Track & Field Championships for masters athletes.

Gross presses claims for World Cup

Geena Gross, 18, and the New Zealand under-20 women's football team have qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Geena Gross will have to wait a few more months before finding out whether she has made the cut for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Reps victorious at South Island tournament

Nelson Royal 12th grade player Ethan Skinner in action against Canterbury.

A "talented bunch" of Nelson rep football players have taken out the South Island 12th grade title for the first time in 15 years.

Judoka junior to take on world's best

Finn Sweetman is heading to the World Junior Judo Championships in Abu Dhabi this month.

As one of two New Zealand competitors, Finn Sweetman will be fighting against the odds at the World Junior Judo Championship in Abu Dhabi this month.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Watch the Masked Parade live

The Masked Parade is the traditional curtain-raiser for the Nelson Arts Festival, and this year you can watch it unfold live on .

For the first time ever, The Nelson Mail will be streaming the Masked Parade live on Periscope.

Stylish send-off

Ziyana Ruiz Lopez is following her performing dreams to Britain after a fitting musical send-off at the Theatre Royal on Saturday.

REVIEW: Setting her sights on a career in musical theatre, this show was part of a fundraising effort to propel Ziyana to the other side of the world where she intends to pursue study in the performing arts.

Choirs combine in Mass for Peace video

Chris Lukies conducts the Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra at a rehearsal for The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace.

After a controversial move from Nelson Cathedral, The Armed Man will be performed at Nelson College.

Brave production about biggest loss

Bryony Klink and Scott Frater in a scene from Something About Losing A Child by Darryl Ware, peformed at Fairfield House.

REVIEW: The overwhelming grief of parental bereavement was brought home to a Fairfield House audience on Thursday night.

Get down to The Upbeats

Drum and Bass stars the Upbeats will be appearing in Nelson next Saturday, October 17.

Drum and bass stars The Upbeats will be thumping out the beats at Elsewhere next Saturday, October 17.


A fine time in the capital of art

Steve Oakley at the Museum Art Hotel, behind Nelson artist Dan Campion’s Reality Bites 1.0, among the hotel’s most photographed works. There are  three other Campion pieces in the collection, which includes work by Nelsonians Sally Burton, Wendy Lineham, Maxine Waters, Graeme Cornwall and Terry Parkin, along with some Toss Woollaston crayon portraits.

Alan Clarke catches the award ceremony for the country’s richest art prize, and checks out an iconic Wellington hotel.

A novel approach to this business of writing

There is lots of advice on writing a novel, much of it less than inspired.


Paying the price for one too many

Nelson police photographer Rob Sorensen photographs a trail of bloody footprints in the Montgomery Carpark near Bank Lane.

OPINION: You don't need to accosted by a drunk to find trouble. If alcohol is abused, sometimes the trouble finds you.

Salisbury: The last avenue of hope

Salisbury School's roll has dropped to just two students this year.

For so many parents during the past 100 years, that driveway lined with heritage trees has been the last avenue of hope when all other methods of help have been exhausted at home.

Serve happy pigs please

On the pig's back: Pigs should be raised on free-range farms, says Matt Lawrey.

One of the nice things about getting older is being able to appreciate all the ways this country has become a better place.

Our People

QYouth making Nelson a safer space

QYouth co-ordinator Marcia Hickmott, right, with members Scarlet Box, left, Pixie Faye, Alexandra Smith, Baylen Banfield, Zoe Rousselle and Jake McNaughton.

QYouth's new coordinator wants to help make Nelson a better place for the LGBTQ community.

Dan's nan his number one fan video

Pam Carter with a photograph of her grandson All Black Dan Carter.

Every time Dan Carter lines up a crucial kick, one All Blacks fan says a special string of words in support.

Mitch Hunt comes home to Makos

Mitchell Hunt, pictured here playing for New Zealand against England in the U20 World Cup final, is returning to Nelson.

Former Nelson College star Mitchell Hunt is coming home, after signing a three-year deal with the Tasman Rugby Union.

Woman gifts grocery grab to refuge

Lesleigh Grey from Women's Refuge, "grocery grabber" Denis Cooper and Fresh Choice Nelson owner Mark A'Court with items donated to the refuge from The Great Grocery Robbery.

A Nelson woman has donated the proceeds of her $1000 trolley dash to the Women's Refuge.

The artist’s way

Geoff Noble in his studio.

They're not starving in garrets but three artists talk about their creative struggles - and joys.


Back to rugby post-surgery

Vernon Fredericks, in blue headgear, is pictured during his return to action against Manawatu in August.

Tasman NPC player Vernon Fredericks returns to rugby just six months after having brain surgery.

Keane awarded life membership of Tasman

Kieran Keane, now a life member.

It has been a pretty special couple of days for Tasman rugby coach Kieran Keane.

Kiwi boy gets World Cup call up

Jacob Harris, 13, will deliver the match ball at the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Thirteen-year-old Jacob Harris is set to take the field for the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Canterbury too good for Tasman

Tasman Makos second-five David Havili tries to make a break against Canterbury at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

Canterbury secure home semifinal after 41-25 NPC win over Tasman at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders snap up Samu

The Crusaders' new recruit, Tasman Makos flanker Pete Samu, bursts through the Bay of Plenty defence to score.

The Crusaders have signed the Tasman Makos' ball-running backrower Pete Samu for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

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