St John Ambulance volunteers Carmon Lawson, left, Callum Cockerell and Jono Clayton.

Learning never ends for ambo staff

Last year, the Nelson Mail followed St John Volunteers who had just begun their training. Samantha Gee reports on their progress. 

Human remains found

Ine van der Linden, mother of missing Dutch tourist Ken Boogers, is comforted by a Victim Support worker.

4:32 PM  Human remains found on Farewell Spit in Golden Bay have been sent for DNA testing.

Airport set for revamp

Architects responsible for Wellington's 'leaning tower' hired for Nelson Airport upgrade.

Nelson Auction House to close

Troubled Collingwood St business Nelson Auction House will close, says owner.

Nelson cafe and store shuts up shop

A popular Bridge St cafe and clothing store are to close after a decade in business.

'King of Happiness' to share secrets

Nelsonians have the chance to learn how to be happy from an internationally renowned teacher.

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Nelson hairdresser comes up short

Nadine Gratton, of Ursula Harris Hair Design.

Nelson hairdresser Nadine Gratton has just completed her first experience competing in the WorldSkills Oceania Competition

Nelson roused by tribute to troops video

The rousing sound of the Last Post will ring around Trafalgar St this week to remember Kiwis who served in World War I.

Family torn apart by war

Two down, one to go

Sport

Sheepdog trials a sport worth saving

Waimea Sheep Dog Trial Club president Eleanor Greenhough with her dogs Mac and Whizz at the sheep dog trials held near Wakefield.

Farmers and their trusty sidekicks at annual sheepdog trials fear the rural art is a "dying sport".

Giants lose Vukona to Italian job

Mika Vukona gone for four to six weeks after Italian club comes calling.

Nelson Suburbs first XI player Hayden Nunn takes a penalty kick during their 4-1 loss to Nelson College at Saxton Field.

Roles reversed in round two

FreshChoice Richmond and Nelson Suburbs were brought back down to earth on Saturday, with both sides suffering convincing defeats.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mabel's story a sellout

REVIEW: All performances sold out and, with some adaptation, this play has enough gravitas and originality to go further.

Searching for ecstasy through dance

Acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright explores the search for ecstasy in human culture in his new full-length work.

Spooner Tunnel is only open to the public one day a month over summer.

Nelson’s railway to nowhere

Smack bang in the middle of Nelson's railway to nowhere New Zealand's longest unused rail tunnel.

Opinion

Housing monster must be tackled

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OPINION: A crash in Auckland property prices would be a sledgehammer economic blow.

More industry needed for jobs liftoff

OPINION: It's a familiar lament from visitors to Nelson, "What a great place to live, if only we could find work here."

Calling in the geeks can be an exercise in humiliation.

Dinosaurs need help in digital age

OPINION: I am one of those dinosaurs who once happily roamed a pre-digital world.

Our People

Learning never ends for ambo staff

St John Ambulance volunteers Callum Cockerell, left, Carmon Lawson and Jono Clayton.

Last year, the Nelson Mail followed St John Volunteers who had just begun their training. Samantha Gee reports on their progress. 

Family torn apart by war

At the outbreak of World War I, parents endured sad farewells as their children left for the great unknown.

Nadine Gratton, of Ursula Harris Hair Design.

Nelson hairdresser comes up short

Nelson hairdresser Nadine Gratton has just completed her first experience competing in the WorldSkills Oceania Competition

Rugby

Nelson denied at the death

Waimea Old BoysLuca Roden, left, and first five Rohan Saifaloi tackle Nelson's Chris Kerslake during their match at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Galbraith Group Nelson came within a late try of ending Star and Garter Waimea Old Boys' unbeaten run at Jubilee Park.

Nelson trio have much to prove

Three Former Nelson College First XV players have been named in the initial 31-player squad for the New Zealand Under-20 team.

Robbie Malneek will vital experience to Nelson's backline.

WOB look to maintain unbeaten run

Waimea Old Boys could complete an unbeaten opening phase of club rugby when they host Nelson at Jubilee Park.

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