Nicola Cantrick in Nicola's Cantina in Church St.

Fusion of food spices up Cantina

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

Girl 'sexually groomed'

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Nelson teacher aide created fake Facebook account to sexually groom student.

Garin principal to step down

2:44 PM  Garin College principal John Boyce has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Speed limit at Stoke intersection cut

2:23 PM  The speed limit at the entrance to Wakatu Estate in Stoke has been cut to 50kmh.

Cuddle cots help grieving families

Shelley Smith knows first hand the time it takes to grieve after the loss of a child.

Children's GP visits free region-wide

All 27 practices in the region will offer free GP visits for children under the age of 13.

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News

Dream home plan for Number 0 plot

Marker pegs show where a house will be built at the end of Nelson's Fifeshire Cres.

2:20 PM  A dream home built on abandoned land in Nelson will have a rare address: Number 0.

Exterior taking shape on House for Hospice

2:16 PM  Another week on the House for Hospice build has rolled around fast, helped by a generous donation of fresh scones with cream and jam for those on site. 

Men let in for calendar launch

Henley kids repay mentors' kindness

Sport

Top coaches call for southern league

Cashmere Technical football coach John Brown.

One of NZ's top domestic football coaches is calling for the Mainland Premier League to be replaced by a South Island league.

Tasman under-19s lose to West Coast

The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.

Victory Phoenix centre Mitch Ryan, pictured playing in Saturday's TRL grand final, has been selected to trial for the Tasman Titans.

Titans trial squads named

A selection dilemma is the headache every coach wants and incoming Tasman Titans coach Phill Tavite will have a big job on his hands settling on his final squad.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Fusion of food spices up Cantina

Nicola Cantrick in Nicola's Cantina in Church St.

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

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands at this years Smokefree Rockquest.

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman star in the Kiwi horror comedy Deathgasm.

Deathgasm director discusses demons

Kiwi comedy horror film Deathgasm has a Nelson connection and is set to make its New Zealand debut.

Opinion

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

Garin principal to step down

Garin College principal John Boyce

2:44 PM  Founding principal of Garin College John Boyce has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Top road cop appointed

Tasman's new road policing manager says his children are embarrassed by what he drives to work.

Margaret Moon, left, Rosemary Boyd and president Dulcie Carson with the Historic Heart of Nelson calendar during the launch at the Nelson Women's Club in Trafalgar St.

Men let in for calendar launch

The Nelson Women's Club let in the men for a calendar launch last week.

Rugby

Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

Former Otago player Trent Renata has signed with the Tasman Makos.

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

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

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

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