Hunter becomes the hunted

Shots in the dark find man lost in snow

Huddled under a makeshift shelter in darkness and heavy snow, Karl Cossgrove loaded his rifle and fired a shot.
Kaye McNabb

Ponzi boss to sell home

David Hobbs Nelson-based 'mastermind' of $33m Ponzi scheme forced to sell his home and business to repay investors.

Poll trends show region's party lines

Booth-by-booth vote results for Nelson electorates highlight political divides across the region.

Strategy 'should buoy up big firms'

Regional prosperity report sets out economic development strategy for Nelson Tasman for next six years. | Port dividend climbs to $5.2m

It's jail next time, judge warns teen

Motueka teen who went on a crime spree told his age saved him from a prison sentence.

Gale force wind warning issued

MetService warns of southwest gales in exposed parts of northwest Nelson today.

Ex-AB's charity challenge lifts cancer fund

Kaye McNabb A charity challenge kicked off by a former All Black is gaining momentum and now other businesses are being called on to take the idea and run with it.

Port Nelson's dividend climbs to $5.2m

Port Nelson Ltd has ended a good year with an extra $1 million in its dividend to its shareholders.

Theatre team living on their wits

Big brands eye Nelson Junction

Christian Galbraith

Home brew hit goes commercial

Nelson home brewer Christian Galbraith will have the honour of having his beer made commercially for the next Marchfest.

Speedway branding gift-wrapped

Andrew Johns Three-time speedway superstock champion Craig Boote has gifted the naming rights for Nelson's Top of the South Speedway to former team-mate Nick Fowler.

Union snaps up teen league star

Tamaira Raurimu-Carew's talents on the local rugby league scene have captured the attention of the Tasman Rugby Union who have signed the young midfield star on a two-year deal.

NZ needs second NRL side - Johns

Exciting matches despite weather

Alex Ainley

It's satisfying to tame the Lions

Makos lock Joe Wheeler tells of his excitement to be part of the first Tasman team to topple Wellington and hopes for a home semifinal.

Lack of variety lets Destiny down

Destiny After a couple of weeks playing Destiny, I'm still not entirely sure whether it's a mess or a masterpiece.

Fly fishing fun in Motueka

Spring is sprung and the days continue to get warmer and longer. It's not long until daylight savings kick in again and the world will be an angler's oyster.

O'Neill returns home for one-off show

Echoes of the Med

Isel House

Stoked with Stoke

Now that we go to Stoke several times a week, I know that it has a rich heritage, excellent recreation facilities, and good food and drink.

Remarkable, turbulent campaign

Election voting paper Compared to the white-water rapids ride of the election campaign, election night was a gently meandering river.

Beware those who obscure the truth

So, I flew back into New Zealand yesterday after two weeks in America. Did I miss anything?

What happened to all the blackguards?

1080 blitzkrieg a sign of paranoia

jon stewart

'Do I feel lucky' - really?

Seeking pure happiness starts to get troublesome when you've got bills to pay - and that goes for people of any age.

Talented trio join our news team

Rainbow Ski Area The Nelson Mail welcomes three new reporters to the region with another joining in a couple of weeks.

Pedal power drives charity ride

Doreeen Rudolf will head south for the ride of her life this month, planning to cover 1260km from Motueka to Invercargill in 16 days.

Inventor's climate change drive

Coming home

 Loren Heaphy

Heaphy in Women of Influence finals

Nelson woman Loren Heaphy's stand against cyber bullying has seen her named as finalist in the Women of Influence competition.

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