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The Mapua to Rabbit Island ferry operated by trail Journeys.

Tide of vistors flood in to Mapua video

Mapua is drawing "incredible numbers", but will that success spoil the sleepy seaside settlement?

Two fires, hours apart

Firefighters removing insulation to check for hotspots at a Housing New Zealand house fire on Saturday morning.

Fires broke out in two Housing New Zealand homes in the space of 12 hours.

Service honours soldiers' sacrifice

A haunting silence, broken only by the sound of birdsong, fell over Nelson's Trafalgar Park at this morning's dawn service.

Winning start for Nelson College

Nelson College took care of business on Saturday to kickstart their campaign on a winning note.

Subdivision leaves residents reeling

Mapua resident says plan for 90-section subdivision is a 'shockingly bad proposal'.

Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

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News

Richmond remembers the fallen

Members of the crowd come forward to lay a poppy near the end of the Richmond Anzac day service.

They gathered in central Richmond by their hundreds - old soldiers, service men and women and ordinary Kiwis.

Record crowd at Motueka dawn service

As dawn lit the hills to the west of Motueka, a bellbird joined the haunting bugle notes of Reveille at the dawn Anzac service.

Quake shows need to be prepared

Busy day for Rescue Helicopter

Sport

Nelson on the board

Stoke prop Kendall Hodson drags a Central; defender with him on his way to the tryline in the Tasman Trophy round on Saturday.

7:25 AM  Nelson and Marlborough senior sides square off in Tasman Trophy round.

Suburbs go second

It wasn't pretty but it was a case of "job done" as AMI Nelson Suburbs held off last place Christchurch United 2-0 at ASB Football Park on Saturday.

Prices goal keep Sarah Steele and Jacks goal shoot Hannah Mead tangle during the Geraldine Hodgson tournament final at Saxton Stadium.

Jacks edge preseason tournament

6:30 AM  Early bragging rights went to Jacks after they held on 22-21 to win the Geraldine Hodgson A grade final at Saxton Stadium on Sunday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

Don McGlashan coming to Nelson

"Lucky Stars" tour to launch Don McGlashan's new album will take him to Nelson's Theatre Royal in June.

The Jews Brothers Band are playing at The Playhouse and the Mussell Inn.

Jews Brothers Band rides again

The Jews Brothers Band is celebrating with a nationwide tour complete with the world's only one handed saxophone.

Opinion

A roadblock in the revenue stream

Another day, another speeding ticket.

A cop pulled me over the other day. In Atawhai, that's just the way things go.

The end of the common touch

Just in case the Government is listening in, I want to make it clear that I have not had a ponytail for decades. Those photos that the GCSB may have dredged up and tossed on the PM’s desk are incriminating, in the way of fashion crime, and perhaps even titillating if that’s your bag, but they are old news.

Tahunanui School pupils  pull some weeds out of the vegetable garden at the school, part of the Kids Edible Gardens in Schools programme.

Building a stronger community

OPINION: When the council proposes to slash the Community Assistance Fund from $400,000 to $150,000 over three years, my hackles rise.

Our People

Queen knights Stoke seniors

Colleen Flower dressed as the Queen used a foam sword to knight William Bond as Stoke Seniors celebrated St George's Day with a lunch.

The Queen came to Stoke, celebrating St George's Day with some of her loyal subjects.

Senior citizens get heating grant

Thanks to almost $11,000 in grants, Motueka's senior citizens no longer have to shiver through winter.

Ivan Wells has called Mapua home since 1929.

Mapua's growth is 'good and bad'

After 85 years in Mapua, Ivan Wells has mixed feelings about the suburb's rapid expansion.

Rugby

Tasman Trophy cross-overs

Waimea Old Boys' Sam Winsloe and Nelson first five Robbie Malneek will be hoping for victory against their rivals from over the Whangamoas on Saturday.

The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Crusaders Academy coordinator Chris Goodman, centre, with players Curtis Pedersen-Line, left and Fletcher Matthews at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders launch academy in Nelson

The Crusaders have launched the country's first Super Rugby aligned academy in Nelson.

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