Midwife Clare Spratt, left has been the midwife for five of Hayley Wilson's eight babies including the most recent, a ...

Mum of 7 becomes surrogate video

6:51 PM  After seven children of her own, a Nelson woman answered a Facebook plea for a surrogate.

Child sex case mistrial

Trial called off after complainant refuses to return to court for further questioning.

Boss loses battle with 'neo-Nazi'

He hired a PI to harass her and bribed her boyfriend - but Mia Nelson came out on top.

Woman missing after car crash

Polilce search for 46 year-old Wakefield woman whose car was found crashed.

Here, kitty kitty

5 min ago  A cat has been stuck in a large palm tree in Richmond since Thursday.

Feijoas under threat

This little insect ruining feijoas in the north is just a bad bag away from Nelson.

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Here, kitty kitty

Ritsuka is believed to have gone up into the tree in search of pigeons.

5 min ago  A cat has been stuck in a large palm tree in Richmond since Thursday, and her owners can't get her down.

Get cracking on Rocks Rd, NCC told

Nelson city councillors are going to give feedback to the NZTA on roading issues - sort of.

Budget blowout sparks questions

Moth invader threat to feijoas

Sport

Bailey back for Vixens' trip to Tactix

Melbourne Vixens shooter Karyn Bailey could return from injury to play the Tactix.

Canterbury netball fans could see Karyn Bailey back to lead the Melbourne Vixens' attack against the Phoenix on Monday.

Giants crush Mountain Airs

Logan Elers provided a spark off the bench for the Taranaki Mountain Airs in the 68-66 loss to the Nelson Giants.

Mountain Airs nabbed on the buzzer.

Nelson's biggest Leicester City fan

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village resident Richard Hood is a big Leicester City fan.

85-year-old Leicester City fan Richard Hood is a former season ticket holder.

Banks back at Suburbs

Former All Whites striker Campbell Banks has rejoined Nelson Suburbs.

Campbell Banks joins Nelson Suburbs 20 years after making his national league debut for the team.

Mainland makes $37,000 surplus

Players from the Mainland Pride, the flagship female team for Mainland Football, which has recorded a 10th consecutive ...

Mainland Football has made a $37,580 surplus from a $2.1 million turnover.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Passion for puppetry brings Japanese Love Tales alive

Akiko Miyamoto with the Snow Woman.

REVIEW: These performers carried the entire show with professionalism, grace and joy, letting the audience soak up each magical theatrical moment.

Psychological horror unsettling and compelling

Receiver is performed by Hank of Thread (Wellington).

REVIEW: It's fantastic to see intergenerational casts on stage in a play that entertains with thrills but leaves us with topical questions.

Can't-look-away hilarity surprises and delights

Matt Powell and Jennifer O'Sullivan perform in Awkward Threesome.

REVIEW: This show is can't-look-away hilarity that dares to do what this form of comedy does best - surprise.

Heartfelt and moving coming of age pieces

Georgina Sivier performs in "How I Became Me, What is Me and Where to from Here?"

REVIEW: Coming of Age: Double Feature

A world of Ed Sheerans proves to be delightful tale

Duck Bunny Theatre's, Ed Sheeran tastes like chicken.

REVIEW: Ed Sheeran Tastes Like Chicken is a show title that you can't really say without smiling.

Opinion

Learning to love a local monstrosity

Nelson's much-maligned "eyesore", the Civic House clock tower.

Opinion: Raving about our clock tower on national TV, I realised my days of disowning it were over.

The curse of the low automobile IQ

If you have a low automobile IQ, you hate everything about cars except that they get you from one place to another ...

OPINION: Normal people with normal automobile intelligence think nothing of popping into the petrol station to refuel.

Kids and bikes go together

"A kid who enjoys cycling is more likely to grow into an adult who sees driving as an option rather than an absolute ...

OPINION: Kids who get around on bikes develop better connections with the places they call home than kids who don't.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Always blow on the (smaller) pie

Pies may shrink in size as part of healthy food guidelines for hospitals.

OPINION: The humble pie has come under the spotlight.

Our People

Hoofing it around the South Island

Marie Palzer of Marahau hoofing around for a change with Spirit on her way to St Arnaud and heading all the way to ...

A young woman circumnavigating the South Island on horseback has reached its southernmost point.

Nelson's biggest Leicester City fan

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village resident Richard Hood is a big Leicester City fan.

85-year-old Leicester City fan Richard Hood is a former season ticket holder.

Banks back at Suburbs

Former All Whites striker Campbell Banks has rejoined Nelson Suburbs.

Campbell Banks joins Nelson Suburbs 20 years after making his national league debut for the team.

Demand grows for Nelson Menzshed

Geoff Golding wants to establish the Menzshed Nelson at Founders Park or anther nearby location.

Council urged to help find a space for Nelson blokes to gather for support and socialising.

Business matters

Jurgen Voigtlander of Liquid Alchemy has released a new line of single malt whisky.

Business happenings from around the region.

Rugby

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Tough weekend

Moutere Fullback Johnny Ika makes another break in their game against Waimea Old Boys.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of Tasman Trophy rugby action.

Crusaders roll Brumbies in Canberra video

Crusaders' Kieran Read is tackled.

Giant winger Nemani Nadolo stars as the the Crusaders run over the Brumbies.

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