Emergency services at the scene of a truck fire in Nelson. MARION VAN DIJK/Fairfax NZ.

'High risk' as truck burns video

11 min ago  "Massive" fire engulfs truck carrying gas cylinders sparks evacuations.

Salisbury cuts costs

Salisbury School in Richmond.

The Salisbury School board says it is being "as prudent as possible" with its spending in light of its decreasing roll.

WOW tales told in new book

9:25 AM  A Nelson writer has penned the untold stories of the talented people behind World of WearableArt's breathtaking garments.

Royals to Nelson?

The royal cat's out of the bag - Prince Charles and Camilla could be coming to Nelson.

Nelson's Golden MTB trails

INTERACTIVE: Lots of big hills easy access native forest, Nelson is a worthy contender for the mountain bike capital of New Zealand.

Treats for birthday girl

Pumpkin pie didn't prove a huge hit with a group of capuchin monkeys at Nelson's Natureland.

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The unsung heroes of mountain bike trail building

Nelson Mountain Bike Club committee member Mark Newton with others working on building a new track at Codgers Mountain Bike Park.

9:04 AM  The hundreds of mountain bike trails around the Nelson region owe their existence to thousands of unsung volunteers who build and maintain them.

Teen injured while skiing

A teenager has been flown to hospital after suffering a spinal injury in a skiing accident.

Treats for birthday girl

Champion climbers top trees in Nelson


Argentinian backs up Masters Games success with duathlon win

Zoe King had one of the fastest bike rides in Sunday's duathlon.

Argentinian Andres Di Leo repeated his success in last week's Masters Games cross triathlon, winning Sunday's duathlon at Rabbit Island.

Nelson teams secure wins at NZ road relay champs

Derek Shaw led the Athletics Nelson men's 60s team to victory at the NZ road relay championships.

Teams with the youngest and oldest runners captured titles for Athletics Nelson at Saturday's New Zealand road relay championships in Christchurch.

Black Sticks, Argentina relish Blenheim battles

Black Sticks midfielder Anita Punt tries to find her way through a crowded Argentinian defence.

International hockey's long-awaited return to Marlborough was a stunning success.

Black Sticks beat Argentina 3-2

New Zealand’s Anita Punt is kept on her toes by the Argentinian defence during the second test of their series, on Sunday in Blenheim.

The Black Sticks beat Argentina in a women's hockey thriller in Blenheim.

Falcons open account with a win

Nelson Marlborough Falcons players from left; Josh Moffat, Kevin Obed, Dion Keetley and Josh Sansom celebrate Kevin Obed's goal against Heartland Wairarapa last season.

The Nelson Marlborough Falcons have made a winning start to the ASB Youth League football season.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on

Big Daddy Wilson plays at the Boat House.

What's on in the Nelson region this week.

Music of the Nelson Arts Festival

Singer songwriters Thomas Oliver, Warren Maxwell, and Louis Baker will perform at the Nelson Arts Festival on October 21.

The Nelson Arts Festival brings a flood of great music to the region. Here are the must-see events.

Layers and politics

Charlotte Grimshaw, also a speaker at Readers and Writers.

Social concerns will be the main focus of two separate sessions at the Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers sessions at the Nelson Arts Festival this month.

Under the knife

Louise Sables who plays Fanny in The Ugly One

Duck Bunny Theatre will open Marius von Mayenburg's internationally acclaimed satire The Ugly One at the Nelson Musical Theatre tomorrow night. 

Guest artist at Expo

Nationally acclaimed artist Dick Frizzell will attend Art Expo in Nelson over Labour weekend.

Dick Frizzell, one of New Zealand's most successful artists will be town this Labour Weekend to attend Art Expo Nelson.  Frizzell is guest speaker at the Crowe Horwath Awards evening on Saturday 24 October.   Frizzell has fond memories of Nelson but doesn't get to the region often.


Paying the price for one too many

Nelson police photographer Rob Sorensen photographs a trail of bloody footprints in the Montgomery Carpark near Bank Lane.

OPINION: You don't need to accosted by a drunk to find trouble. If alcohol is abused, sometimes the trouble finds you.

Salisbury: The last avenue of hope

Salisbury School's roll has dropped to just two students this year.

For so many parents during the past 100 years, that driveway lined with heritage trees has been the last avenue of hope when all other methods of help have been exhausted at home.

Serve happy pigs please

On the pig's back: Pigs should be raised on free-range farms, says Matt Lawrey.

One of the nice things about getting older is being able to appreciate all the ways this country has become a better place.

A season for harsh reflection

The seasonal transition from winter to spring makes this a time for brutal honesty.

“April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain,” wrote poet T S Eliot in the first lines of The Wasteland

Opportunity knocks

Debbie Doudle, owner of the Paws N' Claws Op Shop in Temuka, that contains many objects of desire for Bob Irvine.

"I'm not ready to play the cripple card just yet."

Our People

Deanna back home and cancer-free video

Deanna Marsden with her 800 cancer treatment beads, her mother DJ Lambert, sister Rebecca Marsden and father Adam Marsden back in their Nelson home after months of cancer treatment including radical surgery to her right leg.

After an amputation and 10 months of chemotherapy, Deanna Marsden is happy to be back in Nelson.

No regrets, says Nelson activist

Greenpeace protestors who scaled Parliament appear in Auckland District Court. From left, Johno Smith, Verena Maeder, Abigail Smith, Jeff Harrison.

Greenpeace activist Verena Maeder says climbing the Parliament building in June was "totally worth it".

Nelson student a Google doodle finalist video

Nelson College for Girls student Grace Elzenheimer is a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

Grace Elzenheimer's take on the Google logo could be displayed on the homepage of the world's biggest website.

Nelson preschool teacher wins award

Layla Eathorne, 3, and Keva Burt, 2, play at Little People Early Learning Centre in Richmond while teacher Lisa Hearne holds Brooklyn O'Brien, 3.

Early childhood educator Lisa Hearne has been named as runner up in the NZ's Most Inspiring Teacher campaign.

An artful marriage

Caroline Marshall, left, and Sarah Sharp - owners of Nelson's Red Art Gallery and Cafe.

The owners of Nelson's Red Art Gallery & Cafe explain why art, coffee and food are such a perfect combination.


Canterbury too good for Tasman

Tasman Makos second-five David Havili tries to make a break against Canterbury at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

Canterbury secure home semifinal after 41-25 NPC win over Tasman at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders snap up Samu

The Crusaders' new recruit, Tasman Makos flanker Pete Samu, bursts through the Bay of Plenty defence to score.

The Crusaders have signed the Tasman Makos' ball-running backrower Pete Samu for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Auckland too solid for Tasman video

Tasman Makos forward Joe Wheeler shows his delight in scoring against Auckland in an NPC rugby match on Sunday.

Auckland look strong, as Tasman Makos suffer their first NPC loss.

Good value at the Makos video

Tasman Makos fans watch on during the ITM Cup pre-season rugby match.

Tasman Makos fans pay the least for a ticket, fries and beer out of any national provincial championship centre.

Tasman beat North Harbour

Marty Banks was in good form for Tasman in their win against North Harbour on Wednesday.

Tasman Makos continue unbeaten run.

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