Tahunanui Tigers players celebrate winning the Tasman Rugby League title for 2015.

Tigers roar in final

3:43 PM  Tahunanui Tigers have broken a six-year drought for their first Tasman Rugby League title.

Council ups tip charges

Ian Barker.

Charging more to dump rubbish and close roadshasn't impressed councillor Ian Barker.

A gift from an older brother

After eight months, Gabrielle Stephens had the bone marrow transfusion from her older brother.

Motueka, 'centre for darts'

The Motueka Recreation Centre has been transformed with 90 dartboards ahead of NZ Darts Council Championships this weekend.

Rockquest finalists announced

Two Nelson bands have been highly commended in the 2015 Smokefreerockquest.

Affordable smiles for all

A new dentist with a focus on affordability and comfort is about to open in Nelson.

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News

Top award for youth mentoring

Spirit of Adventure volunteers Sheila and Christopher Budgen with the Spirit of Adventure in Sydney for a Tall Ships regatta.

Motueka pharmacist Chris Budgen was awarded the 2015 Topgallant Award by the Spirit of Adventure Trust at its AGM in Auckland last night . The award makes Budgen and his wife Sheila Budgen, who won the award in 2007, the only couple to have been so honoured.

Butchery burglar pleads for mercy

Butchery burglar pleads to judge for mercy before being sentenced to imprisonment.

'I can't believe this is happening' video

Rates bills wrong, Nelson council says

Sport

Tigers roar in final

Tahunanui Tigers players celebrate winning the Tasman Rugby League title for 2015.

3:43 PM  Anchor Engineering Tahunanui Tigers have broken a six-year drought to secure their first ever Tasman Rugby League title, edging the Victory Phoenix 30-22 in Saturday's grand final.

Tasman seal victory at the death

The Tasman Makos produced a solid second half performance to seal a tight 31-25 preseason rugby win over an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Cashmere's Jeremy Wild, left, Nelson's Omar Guardiola during their Mainland Premier League football match at Garrick Memorial Park in Christchurch on Saturday.

Suburbs' season in jeopardy

3:21 PM  Nelson Suburbs' 16-game unbeaten run is over and their hopes of winning the Mainland Premier League could be too.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Deathgasm director discusses demons

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

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

Dress up those bare patches with containers

Container grown plants are an ideal way of taking the bare look off entranceways, patios, and decks, and providing a link from the garden to the house.

Tetra band members Emma Common, Lara Cammock, Madi Fulton Buckle and Carmen Puklowski of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

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.

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
Susannah Roddick, Fifeshire Foundation administrator at the celebration of the 20th birthday of the Fifeshire Foundation.

Institution needs community's help

Susannah Roddick volunteered to help the sNelson School of Music's fundraising effort "because I believe that if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot".

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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