The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

On your marks for Godzone

12:57 PM  Organisers say there has been "overwhelming" interest in Tasman adventure race.

$221m for transport

Where some of the $221 million in transport funding will be spent in the Nelson region.

Government funding boost will improve roading and transport across the region.

'Our dogs will run free': pensioners

Council decision won't stop pensioners letting their dogs run at a local reserve.

Council to stick with Roundup

1:10 PM  NCC will continue using Roundup to control weeds despite objections from residents.

Eyes on the skies over Nelson video

A spectacular sunset saw Nelsonians reaching for their cameras on Tuesday evening.

Richmond water chlorine-free again

1:09 PM  Positive water results mean Richmond residents will return to chlorine-free water supply.

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News

Tax sugar like booze and smokes - dentist

Springlands School pupils, from left, Ava Elsmore, 9, Grace Calder, 9, and Brayden Giles, 10. Fizzy drinks are not sold on Springlands School grounds, and children are discouraged from bringing high-sugar drinks into the school .

1:04 PM  The Government should treat sugar in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, dental officer says. 

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Speeding fines not revenue gathering

Kids get freebie GPs

Sport

Godzone entries open

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

12:57 PM  Entries have opened for the Godzone adventure race being held in the Tasman district next year and organisers say there has been "overwhelming" interest from people wanting to secure a limited spot at the starting line.

Foundation player Malneek is a true Mako man

Robbie Malneek probably bleeds shark blood. He is Mako through-and-through.

Joe Wheeler, right, congratulates fellow Highlanders' lock Mark Reddish after their semifinal win over the Waratahs in Sydney last weekend.

'Wheels' gets his timing just right

12:30 PM  Top level sport doesn’t offer up too many second chances, especially where injuries are concerned.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Review: Love & Mercy

Paul Dano as Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy.

1:38 PM  The really infuriating thing for artists is that sometimes you can get all the ingredients together for what should be a winning piece of work and still it falls flat.

Individuality show a hit video

A show written by two Nelson women about the power of being your unique self was a hit with the crowd.

Thai green curry is always a popular option as a winter warmer.

Please, sir, I want some more

Where do you go when it's cold outside and your tummy tells you it's lunch-time? Soup is a good winter option.

Opinion

Fairy-stories no basis for decisions

Stingrays are no spiritual guardian of our lagoons.

It's one thing to respect Maori heritage when conferring names on public places, but that doesn't mean deferring to folklore that we know to be absurd.

Global problems can be easier to solve than local ones

OPINION: So now Diego Maradona wants to stand for FIFA president.

Surely there are better things to do.

Aversion to domesticity is not my fault

 My standard of housework has always been abysmally low, but this winter it has plummeted way below the Good Housekeeping Bureau's plimsoll line.

Our People

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 16, left and Olivia Deakin who lead the Social Services committee collected funds and warm clothing for Keeping Kids Warm.

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

Two Takaka master cheesemakers are hoping to inspire a new generation into their craft.

Dan Kearney at Hire Pool in Stoke where he works.

Getting off the couch for Masters Games

Dan Kearney used to hate running but is now entering the Masters Games.

Rugby

'Wheels' gets his timing just right

Joe Wheeler, right, congratulates fellow Highlanders' lock Mark Reddish after their semifinal win over the Waratahs in Sydney last weekend.

12:30 PM  Top level sport doesn’t offer up too many second chances, especially where injuries are concerned.

MacDonald in Maori ABs

Renwick hooker Quentin MacDonald was shocked when he found out through a friend on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.

Tasman Makos fullback Robbie Malneek has signed on for his 10th season with the province.

Foundation player Malneek is a true Mako man

Robbie Malneek probably bleeds shark blood. He is Mako through-and-through.

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