25062011 NEWS| photo Martin de Ruyter\ The Nelson Mail

Crusaders players thank fans in the new East Stand at Traflagar Park after the game won by the Crusaders. Crusaders verse Sharks Super Rugby game at Trafalgar Park

Super-sized crowd expected

Hurricanes v Crusaders Super Rugby clash set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Empty centre 'waste'

21052015 News Photo: Alden Williams/Fairfax NZ

The unused NMIT and DOC facilities in the Brook Valley.

Abandoned classrooms have cost NMIT $15,000 in lease and security fees.

Muslims want burial area

Nelson's Muslims ask for dedicated burial area in recognition of their culture.

Despair as dozen dogs disappear

Rob Coombes is gutted - his best mate is one of 12 dogs reported missing or lost in Nelson in just over a week.

Juggling act at the beach

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

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

12:56 PM  An upsurge in mice numbers leads to steady supply of huge trout in the top of the south.

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News

Neudorf releases wine library gallery

Simon McGuire, left, and Todd Stevens unpacking older vintages in the mudbrick library.

Neudorf Vineyards is releasing the first of its wine library as it down-sizes its 35-year collection.

Rescued dog happy in new home

An abandoned dog whose plight prompted an outpouring of support has enjoyed her first week of peace in a long time.

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Lecture to shed light on Anzac legend

Sport

Huge crowd for Super clash

Crusaders fans Elisha Fleming (left) and Caleb Binns (right) have had a season-long rivalry with Hurricanes fan Campbell Rollo.

With 12,500 tickets sold, the Hurricanes v Crusaders clash is set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Late agony for Waimea College

Nelson College substitute Phrae Do Do has saved his team from a shock draw against Waimea College at the Broads on Tuesday.

The red shirts of Hampden St School runners are prominent at the primary boys round the artwork at Miyazu Park.

Hampden St runners to the fore

Hampden St School athletes swamp rivals in cross country league.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on

1:18 PM  Acoustic trio

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Nelson's newest creative boutique studio sells the quirky work of 15 artists from the region. 

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".

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

12:56 PM  An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Opinion

Snow tyres should be banned

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

18 min ago  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.

The many myths of modern health thinking

1:10 PM  The myths of modern healthy living are multiple – and I've had to unlearn them all.

Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

Juggling act at the beach

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

Our People

Freedive for dolphins video

William Trubridge Plunge Free Dive.

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

When cancer is a laughing matter

A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

Connor Rangi, 15, Josh Nell, 15, and Brayden Nell, 13, recently competed at the New Zealand Youth Ministock Championship in Oxford.

Nell second at NZ champs

Nayland College ministock racer Josh Nell caps off best ever season with a second place at New Zealand championship.

Rugby

Rugby coaches get 'ammunition'

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie calls the shots during his free coaching clinic at the Broads on Monday evening.

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

Nelson College win tough contest

An important bonus point win was arguably the most pressing issue in the immediate aftermath of a scrappy Nelson performance. 

Mitchell Drummond of the Crusaders runs in to score a try during the round 11 Super Rugby match between the Crusaders and the Blues at AMI Stadium.

Crusader looking forward to hometown support

Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond is hoping for a happy homecoming.

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