Monster Slide in Sumner splash

Monster Slide issues slide on

Angry customers and suppliers left out of pocket after Monster Slide events.

Girls abuse warden

Fairfax Media reporter Josh Fagan spends a day with an Auckland parking warden Pete(Do not identify)as he paces around Auckland City.

 Nelson parking warden shaken after clashing with group of teenage girls.

Havili's rapid rise

Last week David Havili was playing club rugby for Nelson, tonight he's starting for the Crusaders.

Dam gets more funding

Waimea Dam given $300,000 to hunt for $50m to cover irrigators' share of project.

Arts centre back on agenda

Council revives plan for performing arts centre with $25,000 project update and review.

Group fights bike plan

New group formed to fight NCC plan to encourage cycling on the Maitai Walkway.

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What a load of rubbish

Members of Victory School's Tiaki Taiao Enviro group at with the rubbish they collected in four days are displayed at the schools assembly.

There were sounds of disgust when children at Nelson's Victory School were faced with what four days of rubbish looked like.

New cafe for Salvation Army Store

A new cafe at the Nelson Salvation Army store aims to help students get work ready and function as a meeting point.

Water quality a 'thorny issue'

First olives, then oil


Smith keen to put loss behind him

Richie McCaw and Conrad Smith chat following the Crusaders 35-18 win over the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

12:09 AM  Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said his team won't win the Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.

Crusaders search for self-respect against Hurricanes

Self-respect needs to be a powerful motivator for Richie McCaw’s Crusaders in Nelson.

Nelson College for Girls goal shoot Tali Uia laughs with team mate Caroline Schurmann during their Premier 1 netball match against Waimea College.

NCG edge Waimea in thriller

Nelson College for Girls have secured their first win of the Premier 1 netball season, beating Waimea College 54-46 in an entertaining encounter.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

Australian angler Meg Gordon with the 5.7kg (12.5lb) brown trout she caught in mid-April "on a river somewhere in the top of the South Island".

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

The comedic power of persuasion

There will be celebrities in Motueka on Saturday night. Perhaps there will be a movie star or two. Someone will very likely win lotto. Well at least they will in their minds, says hypnotist Dave Upfold.

Cast of Central Otago Man, Cameron West, left, Vanessa Downing, Nick Kemplen, Laughlan Campion and Cleo Cowdrey.

What's on in Nelson

From music to comedy, film talks to burlesque nights - you won't be short of things to do in Nelson this week.


Juggling act at the beach

Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

OPINION: How to rule on the comparative worth of two family-friendly features of the Tahunanui beachfront?

The many myths of modern health thinking

The myths of modern healthy living are multiple – and I've had to unlearn them all.

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tyres.

Snow tyres should be banned

Nelson woman Lucy Stronach discovered their dangers while crossing the Lewis Pass recently when her newly imported Suzuki Swift spun out on a corner and crashed into a ditch.

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Stamping out sugar bit by bit

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands has come up with a sugar-free alternative for school fundraisers.

There's a lot of talk about the war on sugar. Meet two Kiwis who are taking action.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

Sirens set to smash Dolls

A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.


Crusaders arrive for big game

The Crusaders were welcomed by fans wanting selfies and signatures at Nelson Airport on Thursday.

The Crusaders have arrived at the battlefield for their clash with the Hurricanes in Nelson.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Crusaders' backs David Havili, left, and Willi Heinz spoke to Crusaders academy players at the Tasman Rugby Union on Thursday.

Havili's rapid rise

Last week David Havili was playing club rugby for Nelson, tonight he's marking Ma'a Nonu for the Crusaders.

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