Barbara Stuart and Ian Stuart on their Cable Bay farm. The Stuarts' son Evan Stuart died in the Cave Creek platform collapse in 1995.

Parents remember son 20 years on

Charles Anderson talks to a Nelson family who lost a son in the Cave Creek disaster.

Child sex charges laid

Nelson District Court.

Nelson man charged with 14 child sex offences, including attempted rape of girl.

Residents back motorsport park

Tasman residents have thrown their support behind the planned Kohatu Motorsport and Adventure Park.

Nelsonians work to help Nepal

Nelson agencies are gearing up to lend direct support to quake-ravaged Nepal.

Police put heat on poachers

Illegal hunters could become the hunted thanks to hi-tech gear on offer to police.

$600,000 playground in pipeline

Design for a $600,000 playground could be in the hands of Nelsonians if plan goes ahead.

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Collingwood Anzac Day 'best in years'

Gallipoli landings performed in Collingwood as part of Anzac Day commemorations

Pyrotechnics and a steamboat pulling a lifeboat made up a memorable part of Collingwood's Anzac Day commemorations.

Free vaccines for pregnant women

Mums-to-be urged to get vaccinated to protect both themselves and their unborn child.

Bright future for Light Nelson

Final day for input into city's future

Sport

Drummond set for Touch World Cup

NZ open women's touch team member Jess Drummond, pictured at Sports Park Motueka just before she left for the Touch World Cup in Australia.

Jess Drummond thinks this may be the year for her New Zealand Open Women's Touch team to finally knock the Aussies off.

Hockey season gets underway

Nelson's top hockey players returned to the Saxton Field turf over the weekend and the two clubs that split their squads from last year had mixed results.

Naomi
Whitehead
finished at the
head of a strong

Dominant effort secures win for Voyce

Trevor Voyce took control of Sunday's opening of the Shoe Clinic Mountainbike Duathlon Series.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

Don McGlashan coming to Nelson

"Lucky Stars" tour to launch Don McGlashan's new album will take him to Nelson's Theatre Royal in June.

The Jews Brothers Band are playing at The Playhouse and the Mussell Inn.

Jews Brothers Band rides again

The Jews Brothers Band is celebrating with a nationwide tour complete with the world's only one handed saxophone.

Opinion

Hellish battle in pursuit of peace

Why Gallipoli?

OPINION: The danger of a large-scale Anzac centenary commemoration is that its elaborate trappings could romanticise soldiering and even war itself.

A roadblock in the revenue stream

A cop pulled me over the other day. In Atawhai, that's just the way things go.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  
Members of Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill wave to supporters after they defeated Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker during race nine of the America's Cup finals on September 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team Oracle USA won race nine and Emirates Team New Zealand won race ten.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Grant still stinks

OPINION: Somehow the size of the Callaghan Innovation grant to a company owned by Oracle was extravagantly overstated .

Our People

Queen knights Stoke seniors

Colleen Flower dressed as the Queen used a foam sword to knight William Bond as Stoke Seniors celebrated St George's Day with a lunch.

The Queen came to Stoke, celebrating St George's Day with some of her loyal subjects.

Senior citizens get heating grant

Thanks to almost $11,000 in grants, Motueka's senior citizens no longer have to shiver through winter.

Ivan Wells has called Mapua home since 1929.

Mapua's growth is 'good and bad'

After 85 years in Mapua, Ivan Wells has mixed feelings about the suburb's rapid expansion.

Rugby

Tasman Trophy cross-overs

Waimea Old Boys' Sam Winsloe and Nelson first five Robbie Malneek will be hoping for victory against their rivals from over the Whangamoas on Saturday.

The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

Crusaders Academy coordinator Chris Goodman, centre, with players Curtis Pedersen-Line, left and Fletcher Matthews at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders launch academy in Nelson

The Crusaders have launched the country's first Super Rugby aligned academy in Nelson.

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