Talley's wharf extension work on the northern end of the Maitai Reclamation at Port Nelson.

Port Nelson wharf to be extended

8:41 AM  Talley's is rebuilding and enlarging one of its Port Nelson wharves.

Babies' rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

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

Culture the key to forest safety

6 min ago  Getting workmates to look out for each other has lead to fewer forestry accidents.

Disability service business unit

16 min ago  A recommendation to develop the Disability Support Services into a business unit has been unanimously accepted by NMDHB.

Sexual assault support expands

8:47 AM  Nelson's SASH organisation is expanding its service into the Tasman region.

Nelson tops for power switch

15 min ago  Nelson has one of the highest electricity switching rates but Tasman one of the lowest.

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News

Retrofitted insulation warms homes

Bill Dahlberg of the Warmer Healthier Homes steering group with Jodie Colvin and her ten-month-old twins Macie and Charlie in the families home in Stoke, insulated as part of the Warm Up New Zealand Healthy Homes Programme.

7:45 AM  New project enables low-income families to have their homes retrofitted with insulation and draught-proof materials.¬†

Family survives fatal Ukraine crash

A Nelson family on holiday in the Ukraine has survived a head-on car crash that killed at least two people.

Flights resume at airport after fog

Partner blames forestry for death

Sport

Coombs-King has world title in her sights

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Coaches Warwick King, left and Alex Coombs-King, right, with Kit Vining, second left, Alice Bailey, Justin Sturrock and Jessica Sturrock, the 4 Nelsonians off to the world youth underwater hockey championships in Spain.

Nelson's Alex Coombs-King now has a third world underwater hockey title in her sights.

U-15 netball team off to winning start gallery

Nelson got its Netball Mainland under-15 championship off to the perfect start on Sunday, beating both Marlborough and Mid Canterbury 2 to progress through to the next phase of the tournament.

Kahn Fotuali'i wears the No 9 jersey in the Tasman Makos Team of the Decade.

Tasman's best recognised in team of the decade

In considering the Tasman Makos' best players from the past decade, it would be tempting perhaps to simply list the 2014 team as the standard-bearer. That's it - done deal.

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.

Biking out the back door and fishing out the front

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

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

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

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

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

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

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

Our People

Institution needs community's help

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

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".

'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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