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Lisa Crockett of Salad Revolution is making salads for the Crusaders this Friday.

Salad revolution meets crusade

1:00 PM  Nelson woman's salad delivery business given boost by team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

Bag plan rubbished

Single-use plastic bags should be phased out, charged for and eventually banned in New Zealand, marine conservation group Our Seas Our Future says.

12:57 PM  Nick Smith trashes push to phase out plastic bags as not justified.

Wasp found in Nelson pear choc

"He texted me saying 'is it supposed to have a wasp in it?' I replied 'ew'."

Surf life savers want clubhouse

12:54 PM  Proposal to build surf life saving clubhouse in Tahunanui dunes within five years.

Fraudster's home sold

Proceeds from the sale of Mount's home shared among those he defrauded.

Sugar shock on movie menu

A film that exposes the "hidden sugars" in everyday foods is a catalyst for discussions about sugar consumption, says dentist.

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Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

8 min ago  A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Entries open for business awards

Cyclist determined to finish epic trip

Sport

Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

8 min ago  A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

With their season in the balance, Mika Vukona is ready to step forward for the Nelson Giants.

Mika Vukona leads Giants with words and deeds

It's time for the veterans to step forward as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants seek to regain their winning touch.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

Australian angler Meg Gordon with the 5.7kg (12.5lb) brown trout she caught in mid-April "on a river somewhere in the top of the South Island".

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Central Otago man is Nelson made

1:19 PM  If you are staging a play about the Central Otago Man who better to take leading role than the central Otago man himself.

Cast of Central Otago Man, Cameron West, left, Vanessa Downing, Nick Kemplen, Laughlan Campion and Cleo Cowdrey.

What's on in Nelson

From music to comedy, film talks to burlesque nights - you won't be short of things to do in Nelson this week.

Opinion

Juggling act at the beach

Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

OPINION: How to rule on the comparative worth of two family-friendly features of the Tahunanui beachfront?

The many myths of modern health thinking

The myths of modern healthy living are multiple – and I've had to unlearn them all.

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tyres.

Snow tyres should be banned

Nelson woman Lucy Stronach discovered their dangers while crossing the Lewis Pass recently when her newly imported Suzuki Swift spun out on a corner and crashed into a ditch.

Our People

Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

10 min ago  A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Lisa Crockett of Salad Revolution is making salads for the Crusaders this Friday.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

1:00 PM  A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

Rugby

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Rugby coaches get 'ammunition'

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie hosted skills sessions in Nelson for coaches and parents.

James Marshall of the Hurricanes poses with a fan during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

Marshall will have full family support

James Marshall's parents will only need two colours to wear to Trafalgar Park on Friday, and that's black and yellow.

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