The late Mark Wilkens' wife Kathy Wilkens, centre, with Mark's sister Rosemary Wright and son Eli Wilkens during the moments silence at Saxton Turf on Wednesday.

Players pay tribute to Wilkens video

Teams present wreaths to late hockey player's wife before Saxton tournament.

Meth mule's guilty plea

The control tower and main entrance at earthquake-prone Nelson Airport.

Woman caught with $50,000 worth of meth on flight into Nelson pleads guilty.

Boycott to protest mall parking ban

Staff at Richmond Mall could boycott spending on-site in protest of new parking rules.

Housing market steady in Nelson

The Nelson housing market remained slow and steady over July, latest statistics show. 

'How on earth did it get up here?'

A seal was the last thing a Nelson man expected to see out of his window this morning.

Businesses back speed limit cut

New 50kmh limit around Wakatu Estate on Main Rd Stoke welcomed by businesses.

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Students showcase dance

Waimea College students perform Rubbish Children at the Vast Dance Festival.

The energy and rush of adrenaline that Chloe Kemp experiences when she dances on stage is "the best feeling ever".

Dominoes bridge generation gap

The sign on the Whareama Care rest home whiteboard was emphatic.

Girls College students stock foodbank

New 'gold standard' defibrillators


Silver medal for Nelson Special Olympian Tremlett

Nelson's Sean Tremlett captained New Zealand to a silver medal at the Special Olympics.

Nelson basketballer Sean Tremlett 

Players' tribute to coach who died on field video

Wreaths presented to late hockey player's wife by college teams before Saxton tournament.

Titles decided at the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament

Marlborough Boys College confirmed their favouritism while honours were shared in the girls' competition when the Tasman secondary schools hockey tournament ended at Saxton Oval on Wednesday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

The Kelvinator reaches out

Psychic Kelvin Cruickshank

TV psychic Kelvin Cruickshank "will read as many people permitted by spirit" in Nelson this weekend.

Fusion of food spices up Cantina

The owners of Nicola's Cantina are full of inspiration after a recent trip to Mexico.

Tom Wilkinson with works from Nelson Nostalgia at Red Gallery.

There's no place like home

Two artists who share a fondness for Nelson, respond in different ways. Judith Ritchie finds out more.


Lessons learned

New Motueka High School principal John Prestidge is taking on a big job.

As the child of two teachers, I have a love/hate relationship with the profession.

Of cats and men

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

Navigating rush hour traffic may be just one of the skills gauged in a life test, imagines Bob Irvine.

Blind opportunism

Columnist Bob Irvine envisions a much wider eye test for all aspects of our lives.

Our People

Dominoes bridge generation gap

Whareama Care resident John Marer, 84, left and Nayland Primary School student Sheayla Carr, 7, play dominos together.

The sign on the Whareama Care rest home whiteboard was emphatic.

Garin principal to step down

Founding principal of Garin College John Boyce has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 17, left, Olivia Deakin, 18, and Caitlin Berry-Kilgour, 17, are collecting food for the Nelson Food Bank.

Girls College students stock foodbank

A carload of food is heading to the Nelson foodbank, from the cupboards and funds of Nelson College for Girls students.


Makos name strong side for clash with capital

David Havili, with ball, and Billy Guyton in action against the Wellington Lions last season. Both have been named in the starting line-up for Thursday's re-match at Lansdowne Park.

The Makos have reshuffled the deck for their final shake-down before the national provincial rugby championship begins in earnest next week.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

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

Four year old Senan, left, and his two year old brother Jago Doherty get Trent Renata's autograph during the Makos Family Fun Day at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.

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