A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

Women arrested after chase

Two women linked to a burglary were chased by police and arrested at a Nelson beach.

Timeframe 'impossible'

Michael Langford, owner of Langford Contracting, who died in a forestry incident in Foxhill in 2013.

Consultants put pressure on a man to do clear trees in an "impossible" timeframe, a land owner says.

Cafe owners reject TDC offer

Council offered owners of icecream cafe $20,000 to close business and stay out of Mapua.

Trails on track for global status

A US expert is riding the region's bike trails to see if they really are world class.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

Children in nappies are having teeth pulled out and a Nelson dentist is blaming sugar.

Did fatigue prove fatal?

Inquest hears that Nelson man crushed between logs was overworked and fatigued before fatal accident.

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News

Drop and drive initiative a hit

St Joseph's School has a new initiative where senior students walk junior students to their class. Micol Aristarco, 6, left, is led into school by Jazz Donald, 12 as Micol's dad Yuri Aristarco watches on.

Quirky new initiative at St Joseph's Primary School bridges the gap between the big kids and little kids.

Culture the key to forest safety

Getting workmates to look out for each other has lead to fewer accidents in the forestry industry.

Nelson tops South Island in power switch

Disability service to become business unit

Sport

Tasman thumped by Manawatu

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

10:11 PM  It's only preseason and Tasman might have headed north with an Emerging Players tag hovering over them, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

2014 finalists meet again

For three years Nelson's Premier 1 netball has been about two teams -- Jacks OPD and Richmond Glass.

Richmond's Amy Cunningham is taken through her paces by master coach and former Silver Fern Leigh Gibbs at the Nelson senior rep netball team trial at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium on Monday.

Nelson Netball set to revive its senior rep team

Nelson Netball is reviving its senior representative team after several years' absence.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Future Class band members from Garin College perform at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

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

What's On

What's on in and around Nelson this coming week.

Gill Rowe crossing Suicide Bluff on the Old Ghost Road, above the Mokihinui River.

Biking out the back door and fishing out the front

Elizabeth Bean checks out the beautiful Mokihinui, on the West Coast

Opinion

Of cats and men

Judge Fabrice Calmes of France judges a Russian Blue cat at the Nelson Cat Show held at Hope Hall, Nelson.

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

Homes away from home

It was just last week, after a delicious pizza from the Milton Street Fish and Chip Shop, consumed with a glass of wine at the Sprig & Fern next door, that it suddenly dawned on me. I now have a "local".

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Our People

Kroos seeks perfection

Rhythmic gymnast Gracie Kroos, 15, trains at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium.

The fear of failure is what strives Gracie Kroos to be perfect on the floor.

'Superstar' sisters step it up video

Nelson sisters take home national hip-hop honour at the Viva Street New Zealand Dance Summit.

Britta Martin wins Ironman Western Australia.

Britta left sweating on Kona

Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

Rugby

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

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.

Wanderers claim club rugby title video

Wanderers rugby coach Johnny Bloxham has finally shaken King Kong off his back.

Kahurangi centre Michael Wells is stopped by Wanderers hooker Dan McLachlan, left, and #10 Morne Van de Berg during Saturday's Car Company Nelson Bays division one final at Trafalgar Park.

Just rewards to resurgent country teams in rugby finals

It may have been cold, miserable and wet but that did not deter a good crowd from turning out to see the final of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby championship at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

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