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Richie McCaw and Dan Carter in the tunnel before their clash with the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Carter's home away from home

Crusaders coach says they should play Super Rugby in Nelson more often.

Can golf clubs survive?

Greenacres Golf Club president Peter Crins.

Nelson's golf clubs are in a decline that mirrors a nationwide trend in the sport.

No plan B for Junior All White

Karyn Brown breathed a sigh of relief when a Fifa envelope arrived in her letterbox.

Deserving grandma wins new car

A call thought to be part of a survey was actually the sound of a new Suzuki Swift.

The power of peers

Support groups help men to share their stories, says ex-gang member Tuhoe Isaac.

'It's a trap' for sanctuary

Almost 100 trap tunnels have been built by Nelson College trades students in a bid to help with pest control in the Brook Sanctuary.

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Digital future bright for Nelson

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Progress of the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) rollout in Nelson. The dark blue area highlights where the UFB rollout has been completed. The light blue area shows where work is still to be completed.

Nelson might not have won the Gigatown competition but the buck does not stop there for the team who lead the campaign. 

Newspaper's importance highlighted to students

Tsunamis, an escaped Rhino and a five legged lamb vying for the front page has caused editors to throw their arms up in stress figuring how to juggle what is most newsworthy for their readers.

Monster Slide issues slide on

Girls abuse warden


No plan B for Junior All White

Cory Brown at the U-20 International Friendly between New Zealand and Honduras earlier in May.

Karyn Brown breathed a sigh of relief when a Fifa envelope arrived in her letterbox on Thursday.

Giants take turn for the better

The Mike Pero Nelson Giants made a 180 degree turn in the national basketball league as they thrashed Manawatu.

Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith chat following the Crusaders 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Conrad Smith keen to put Nelson defeat behind him

Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said his team won't win the Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

How can Nelson's golf clubs survive?

Golf enthusiast Albie Aubery.

With falling memberships and increasing costs, can Nelson's golf clubs survive? Charles Anderson reports.

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

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

Stuart Mirfin catches dinner on the Waimea Estuary with the Richmond Hills behind.

These hills are made for walking

With winter finally here and snow ringing the mountains of Nelson and Tasman, it’s been great to get the wood stove cranking and to snuggle up inside out of the cold.


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

Stamping out sugar bit by bit

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands has come up with a sugar-free alternative for school fundraisers.

There's a lot of talk about the war on sugar. Meet two Kiwis who are taking action.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

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

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

Sirens set to smash Dolls

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


From Nelson College to the Crusaders

Crusaders players David Havili and Mitchell Drummond after their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Mitchell Drummond and David Havili, two former Nelson College team-mates, both started for the Crusaders in their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes on Friday night.

Waimea too good for Central

Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Dan Carter slots a penalty against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

Win gives Blackadder a glimmer of hope

The will is back but are the Crusaders?

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