Shelley Smith of the Project Butterfly organisation at the Project Butterfly trail at Fairfield Park, with a memorial photograph album for her still born son Jay. Project Butterfly are fundraising for the purchase of a cuddle cot at Nelson Hospital for still born children.

Cuddle cots help grieving families

12:49 PM  Shelley Smith knows first hand the time it takes to grieve after the loss of a child.

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Nelson teacher aide created fake Facebook account to sexually groom student.

Children's GP visits free region-wide

All 27 practices in the region will offer free GP visits for children under the age of 13.

Dream home for Number 0 plot

A dream home built on abandoned land in Nelson will have a rare address: Number 0.

Man on the run after crime spree

Police seek help from public to find man wanted in connection with Nelson burglaries.

Let's pull together for new winch

After two rescues, Stu Reardon knows the value of a rescue helicopter with a winch.

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Men let in for calendar launch

Margaret Moon, left, Rosemary Boyd and president Dulcie Carson with the Historic Heart of Nelson calendar during the launch at the Nelson Women's Club in Trafalgar St.

The Nelson Women's Club let in the men for a calendar launch last week.

Henley kids repay mentors' kindness

Henley School has offered a helping hand to local Big Brothers Big Sisters to show appreciation for the mentoring support it has received.

Council wants Best Island road

Man charged with stealing boats


Top coaches call for southern league

Cashmere Technical football coach John Brown.

One of NZ's top domestic football coaches is calling for the Mainland Premier League to be replaced by a South Island league.

Tasman under-19s lose to West Coast

The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.

Victory Phoenix centre Mitch Ryan, pictured playing in Saturday's TRL grand final, has been selected to trial for the Tasman Titans.

Titans trial squads named

A selection dilemma is the headache every coach wants and incoming Tasman Titans coach Phill Tavite will have a big job on his hands settling on his final squad.

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Fusion of talents spices up the Cantina

Nicola Cantrick in Nicola's Cantina in Church St.

Nicola’s Cantina, or just Nicola’s as everyone calls it, has very quickly become a favourite dining spot for food lovers in the region.

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

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

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman star in the Kiwi horror comedy Deathgasm.

Deathgasm director discusses demons

Kiwi comedy horror film Deathgasm has a Nelson connection and is set to make its New Zealand debut.


Lessons learned

New Motueka High School principal John Prestidge is taking on a big job.

As the child of two teachers, I have a love/hate relationship with the profession.

Of cats and men

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

Navigating rush hour traffic may be just one of the skills gauged in a life test, imagines Bob Irvine.

Blind opportunism

Columnist Bob Irvine envisions a much wider eye test for all aspects of our lives.

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Inspector Ian McKenzie has been appointed Tasman Road Policing manager.

Top road cop appointed

Tasman's new road policing manager says his children are embarrassed by what he drives to work.


Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

Former Otago player Trent Renata has signed with the Tasman Makos.

The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

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.

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

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