Woman loses all in blaze

'The ferocity of the fire was just huge'

A woman who lived alone could only stand by and watch as her Marsden Valley home and possessions went up in flames.
Marsden Valley fire

Blue tide swamps Street

Marsden Valley fire Nick Smith's remarkable run continued but Maryan Street is looking at quitting politics after missing out on a list seat.

Street forced to face shock exit

As election results rolled in, Labour list MP Maryan Street faced an unexpected exit from Parliament.

Hunter rescue a shot in the dark

Rescuers let off gunshots and yelled in the dark to find a hunter lost in the snow on Friday night.

Wine, hops, fruit outlets for sale

A cluster of high value wine and orchard properties in Tasman have hit the market.

Makos quite magnificent

The Makos were in history-making mode yesterday with a comprehensive 42-20 ITM Cup rugby win over a miserable Wellington side.

Big brands eye Nelson Junction

Nelson Junction Nelson's newest retail development looks set for big things, with seven retailers in talks with developers.

Oldest candidate may run again in 2017

He might have been the oldest candidate in New Zealand this time but 81-year-old Nelson Conservative John Green isn't ruling out another crack in 2017.

Nats jubilant as victory rolls in

MP sees pressure for Key

Marsden Valley fire

Costumed call for climate action

All the stops were pulled out to bring attention to climate change over the weekend, with a gorilla and a polar bear parading down Trafalgar St.

Chilly challenge on the coast

Tim Wright The 351 competitors in Saturday's 21st Abel Tasman Coastal Classic certainly got their taste of "the blues" that swept the country.

Victory over Southland a morale boost for U19s

The Tasman under-19 rugby team will take some important winning momentum with them into next weekend's Jock Hobbs Memorial national age-group tournament

Griffins end frustrating season on high note

Teen teams withstand Country challenge

Alex Ainley

How good are these Makos?

Were Tasman really good in their historic 42-20 win over Wellington yesterday, or were the capital side really bad?

O'Neill returns home for one-off show

Sharon O'Neill Nelson-born singer Sharon O'Neill will perform at an exclusive dinner concert at the Rutherford Heritage Hotel Nelson in November.

Echoes of the Med

Fortunately for us all, the wonderful anise tasting wonders of fennel have been brought to our shores.

Hedgehogs a threat to wildlife

Competition season

jon stewart

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.

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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