Nayland College year 13 student Blake Winstanley setting a new New Zealand record by reciting Pi to 2893 decimal places on Friday.

Nelson student Pi in the sky

After "hours upon hours upon hours" of practice 17-year-old Blake Winstanley has beaten the New Zealand record for reciting Pi.

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Jordan Davidson prepares to tuck into one of the million-odd pizzas consumed by Kiwis every week.

We Kiwis love our pizza. The trouble is the mess we leave behind after the noshing stops.

More woe for Giants vs Saints

The Nelson Giants remain winless against Wellington Saints in the NBL season.

Dog survives stingray attack

Tilly lucky to be alive after being stabbed by "steak knife" like barb.

Energy drink pitched to Dragons

A new energy drink was one idea pitched to a panel of judges at Nelson's Dragon's Den. 

Police misconduct

Police who prepared a fake warrant "misused" the courts.

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Earthquake shakes top of the south

A 'moderate' earthquake centred near St Arnaud has been felt in Nelson and across the top of the South Island this morning. 

Sunday-Star Times wins weekly newspaper of the year

Victory for the Sunday Star-Times in weekly newspaper of the year highlighted a strong showing at the Canon Media Awards by Fairfax New Zealand journalists on Friday night.

Man denies intimate recordings

Groups facing eviction


More woes for Giants against Saints

Wellington Saints forward Leon Henry, playing in a mask after suffering multiple facial fractures recently.

The Nelson Giants remain winless against Wellington Saints in the NBL season.

Nelson girls' relay side pulls through

Relay depth proves decisive at Tasman secondary schools swimming champs.

Under 13 swimmers enter the water in the Andrew Jones Memorial Triathlon at Rabbit Island.

It's never too late to give it a go

Good news for any current triathletes or even those runners, swimmers, cyclists or couch potatoes contemplating life as a triathlete.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

The man behind Garin's school of rock

The Peasants of Eden featuring Caleb and Georgia Nott play at the 2010 Smokefreerockquest in Nelson

Teacher Kyle Proffit has already helped shape one of the country's biggest musical groups.

What's on

Rockin at The Boathouse

Reagan Poynter, left, and James Cameron inside the control room of Bay City Sound Studio in Nelson.

New studio has history of hits

The gear captured OMC's world-wide sensation How Bizarre is the basis for a new recording studio in Nelson.


What will Motueka look like in 2030?

Can Motueka surf the wave of change or will it get dumped on its bum?

 When it come to long-term planning, 15 years does not seem like a long time. We think of dramatic changes happening over generations, not half-generations.

A soft landing plan

Targets to mitigate climate change will be discussed again by world governments in Paris, later this year.

The Relationships Aotearoa office on Beswick St, Timaru

Relationship service a political football

Taxpayers need to note what can happen when public services are being delivered by non-government but heavily government-dependent organisations.

Our People

'Safe' Budget good but could be better

Shanna Robb and Rory Boyd with their children Saskia Boyd, 1, Brooklyn Boyd, 5, and Mackenzie Boyd, 3.

Nelson family pleased to see improvements for lower income workers, but believe more could be done.

Mystery illness leaves teen in coma

Family of Nelson teenager in coma celebrated his birthday with him but still don't know what caused his condition.

Georgia Nott of Broods performs at the Theatre Royal in Nelson

The man behind Garin's school of rock

Teacher Kyle Proffit has already helped shape one of the country's biggest musical groups.


Tickets still available for Crusaders match

Nelson fans show their support for the Crusaders in 2011, the last time they played a Super Rugby competition match at Trafalgar Park .

Tickets are still available for the pivotal Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park in Nelson next week.

Waimea and Wanderers a class apart

The two W's, Waimea Old Boys and Wanderers, came over the Whangamoas and had big wins in Marlborough.

Waimea Old Boys first five Rohan Saifoloi gets monstered by Wanderers No 8 Jordan Harvey at Trafalgar Park on Saturday during the first day of
Nelson senior club rugby for the new season.

Wanderers chasing important win

Beat Moutere in Saturday's penultimate round of the Tasman Trophy and Wanderers guarantee themselves a place in the final

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