Georgie Ferris suffers from a digestive tract paralysis condition and is fundraising to travel to Australia for treatment.

Surgery fundraiser pays off video

A woman who struggles to eat has raised $20,000 towards the cost of life-changing surgery.

Underground rescue video

A caver looks like a tiny spider as he descends into Harwoods Hole in 1993.

2 min ago  Rescuers reach injured woman in Harwoods Hole - now comes the tricky part.

Jury to decide on hit and run

A Nelson jury will consider whether a hit-and-run was a deliberate attack, or an accident.

House prices continue to climb

Home values in the Nelson region reach new heights at an average of $513,933.

Tongans build community spirit

Growing Tongan community in the region inspires launch of new cultural group.

Quinn's sky-high sweet 16 video

Most teens celebrate their 16th with their first solo drive. Quinn Chisholm had higher hopes.

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Jury to decide on hit and run

Jesse-James Griffith is charged with dangerous driving causing injury.

A Nelson jury will consider whether a hit-and-run was a deliberate attack, or an accident in a moment of panic.

Tongan Trust builds community spirit

A growing Tongan and Samoan community in the region has inspired the launch of a new cultural group.

House prices continue to climb

Tourists wanted in Marlborough


Twin tons for Munro

Colin Munro blasted centuries in each innings during Auckland's Plunket Shield match against Central Districts at ...

Colin Munro achieved a rare feat for an Auckland batsman.

Workman opens season in fine form

Ollie Workman takes top points in the Cadet Rok class.

Kartsport Nelson's 2017 year started with a bang with a lot of drivers very keen to get points banked in round one.

Young rider races to second video

Zoe Nathan rides over a rock garden during the New Zealand mountainbiking championships.

Zoe Nathan's comeback from spinal surgery continues, finishing second place at the New Zealand mountainbiking championships.

Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

Team Swordfox lose crucial hours

Ash Whitehead of Team Swordfox carries his kayak in between checkpoints during GODZone.

Nelson team's tactical gamble fails to pay off at GODZone adventure race.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Film speaks of loss in modern Iran

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears ...

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears while on holiday.

Keith Hawke – A Life Telling Stories

The NZ Himalayan Expedition to Mt Jannu in 1975 was one of the most rewarding.

Keith Hawke's office gives no hint to his years of adventures as one of NZ's pioneering documentary film cameramen.

Bay's hidden gems

Jacques Cousteau's Espressoship at Tarakohe.

Golden Bay is NZ's version of the Costa Del Sol writes Elizabeth Bean.

Cabaret for the adventurous

Isabella Miller Bell aka Ma Bell, the host of Le Cabaret de la Vie, tonight at the Boathouse

Blues siren Isabella Miller Bell and guests bring their cabaret of life to Nelson tonight.

Irish sounds come to Nelson

Irish singer-songwriter Mundy will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal on February 28.

Irish singer songwriter Edmond "Mundy" Enright says early exposure to music when he was a child led him to a lifelong musical career.


Road to artisan food capital

Pic Picot, right, with former Prime Minister John Key, has helped put Nelson on the quality food map.

Taste of Nelson columnist Neil Hodgson reflects on the region's increasingly diverse and sophisticated food and beverage offerings.

People of our place

The open spaces of Leeston on the Canterbury Plains.

Columnist Angela Fitchett reflects on how we are shaped by the landscapes we dwell in.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Game of No Thrones

The twists and turns of the freedom camping debate have inspired Bob Irvine's movie script.

OPINION: Rejection slips are a win in modern writing – someone has bothered to open the envelope containing your manuscript.

Life lessons learned from our precious pooches

Dogs know that sometimes a warm body and simple wordless companionship is better than all the talk in the world.

Dogs know more than a thing or two and could teach us all a few lessons on how to lead happier lives.

Our People

Surgery fundraiser pays off for Georgie video

Georgie Ferris suffers from a digestive tract paralysis condition and is fundraising to travel to Australia for treatment.

A woman who struggles to eat has raised $20,000 towards the cost of life-changing surgery.

Quinn's sky-high sweet 16 video

Garin College student Quinn Chisholm, left, underwent his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. He is pictured with ...

Most teens celebrate their 16th birthday with their first solo car drive. Quinn Chisholm had loftier ambitions.

Treating sewage proves 'fascinating'

Bells Island Wastewater Treatment Plant team leader Allan Jones enjoys his work.

Even wondered what happens after you flush the toilet?

Unable to eat, fighting for life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Living on a diet of supplement drinks and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.


Combined Roncalli confirmed

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.


Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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