23122013 News photo / Martin de Ruyter/ The Nelson Mail

 Hamish's Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe at the Mapua Wharf

Cafe owners reject TDC offer

10:15 AM  Council offered owners of icecream cafe $20,000 to close business and stay out of Mapua.

Babies' rotten teeth

A 3-year-old had 11 teeth extracted after being given Coke in a sipper bottle throughout the day.

Children in nappies are having teeth pulled out and a Nelson dentist is blaming sugar.

Port Nelson wharf to be extended

Talley's is rebuilding and enlarging one of its Port Nelson wharves.

Culture the key to forest safety

Getting workmates to look out for each other has lead to fewer forestry accidents.

Disability service business unit

A recommendation to develop the Disability Support Services into a business unit has been unanimously accepted by NMDHB.

Sexual assault support expands

Nelson's SASH organisation is expanding its service into the Tasman region.

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News

Drop and drive initiative a hit

St Joseph's School has a new initiative where senior students walk junior students to their class. Micol Aristarco, 6, left, is led into school by Jazz Donald, 12 as Micol's dad Yuri Aristarco watches on.

9:42 AM  Quirky new initiative at St Joseph's Primary School bridges the gap between the big kids and little kids.

Nelson tops South Island in power switch

Nelson has the highest electricity switching rates in the South Island, while Tasman has one of the lowest.

Retrofitted insulation warms homes

Family survives fatal Ukraine crash

Sport

New cup honours tennis stalwart

Nelson Lawn Tennis Club players Simon Phillips, left and Sholto Duncan with the HR Duncan Cup.

11:11 AM  The past eight weeks has seen 20 hardy Nelson Lawn tennis players leave the comfort of their homes and face the near freezing winter nights to compete for the club's mens' doubles championship.

Collingwood pupils play their plart

11:00 AM  Five students from Collingwood Area School recently competed at the New Zealand secondary schools area schools sports tournament in Whanganui, helping Top of the South to third place overall.

28072015 sport Photo: Marion van Dijk/Fairfax NZ

Coaches Warwick King, left and Alex Coombs-King, right, with Kit Vining, second left, Alice Bailey, Justin Sturrock and Jessica Sturrock, the 4 Nelsonians off to the world youth underwater hockey championships in Spain.

Coombs-King has world title in her sights

Nelson's Alex Coombs-King now has a third world underwater hockey title in her sights.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Future Class band members from Garin College perform at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands at this years Smokefree Rockquest.

Biking out the back door and fishing out the front

Elizabeth Bean checks out the beautiful Mokihinui, on the West Coast

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Opinion

Of cats and men

Judge Fabrice Calmes of France judges a Russian Blue cat at the Nelson Cat Show held at Hope Hall, Nelson.

Surrounded by fluffy felines in the Hope Hall, a visiting French cat judge acknowledged his friends and family found his hobby a bit crazy.

Homes away from home

It was just last week, after a delicious pizza from the Milton Street Fish and Chip Shop, consumed with a glass of wine at the Sprig & Fern next door, that it suddenly dawned on me. I now have a "local".

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Our People

Kroos seeks perfection

Rhythmic gymnast Gracie Kroos, 15, trains at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium.

10:04 AM  The fear of failure is what strives Gracie Kroos to be perfect on the floor.

Britta left sweating on Kona

Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

Susannah Roddick, Fifeshire Foundation administrator at the celebration of the 20th birthday of the Fifeshire Foundation.

Institution needs community's help

Susannah Roddick volunteered to help the sNelson School of Music's fundraising effort "because I believe that if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot".

Rugby

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Wanderers claim club rugby title video

Wanderers rugby coach Johnny Bloxham has finally shaken King Kong off his back.

Kahurangi centre Michael Wells is stopped by Wanderers hooker Dan McLachlan, left, and #10 Morne Van de Berg during Saturday's Car Company Nelson Bays division one final at Trafalgar Park.

Just rewards to resurgent country teams in rugby finals

It may have been cold, miserable and wet but that did not deter a good crowd from turning out to see the final of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby championship at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

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