Alan Caudwell with his Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros jet.

Soviet-era jet fighter up for sale

Is there something missing in your life? Say a jet that is capable of getting up to 750kmh?

Prison for $240k fraud

Candice Preston and her husband Phillip Walker were found guilty of benefit fraud worth nearly $330,000.

A couple stood in the dock together to be sentenced for "one of the highest ranking" NZ benefit frauds.

Hone sleeping ban plan

A proposed new bylaw out for public consultation bans sleeping in the CBD and requires permits for protests.

Aurora lights up Lake Rotoiti

A strong geomagnetic storm caused a rare Aurora Australis to be visible at Lake Rotoiti.

Power out in Mapua

Mapua is without any electricity after a fire in a powerbox, forcing businesses to close.

Disability support staff protest 

Support workers have waited for a pay rise since October and left in the dark over service cuts.

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News

Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Power out in Mapua

Power outage at Mapua Wharf eased with help from generators.

Disability support staff protest over lack of action

Prison for $240k fraud

Sport

Giants at home to Taranaki

Wellington Saints' Shea Ili, left, and Nelson Giants' Bronson Beri contest possession during Tuesday clash at ...

The Nelson Giants defend the Brian Rampton Memorial Trophy against Taranaki on Saturday. 

Leaders facing big challenges

Flanker Steve Soper, left, scored two tries in Wanderers' win over Central.

More competitive match-ups in store for round two of Tasman Trophy.

Prices A too strong for NCG

Stoke goal attack Kate Hand, left, hauls in a long pass watched by Richmond's Marina Hirst-Tristram.

Prices A, Jacks and Stoke enjoy third round wins in Nelson premier netball.

Makos trial planned

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31:  Tevita Koloamatangi of the Makos wins a lineout during the round three ITM Cup match ...

 Club rugby players with an eye on Tasman Makos' selection have been given a chance to strut their stuff again this season.

Washington cut by Giants

Inconsistent effort has seen Curtis Washington cut by the Nelson Giants.

Curtis Washington has been cut from the Nelson Giants' NBL team.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Celebrating local creatives at Fringe

Karolina Gorton and Roger Sanders feature in The Magnificent Man in the Moon, at the Nelson Fringe Festival opening on ...

 A dozen locally written and directed plays will make their debut at the Nelson Fringe Festival, opening on Saturday.

New members feature at McKee Gallery

Artists David Carson, left, Claire Bywater, Jimena Johnston, Rahel Brodi-Sharrock, Emma Marie Glintmeyer, Geoff Noble ...

The Nelson Suter Art Society is hosting a new members exhibition, with the official opening at 5.30pm tonight.

Sharing ancestral stories

Takaka's KidznTeenTheatre perform Evolution Revolution at the Fringe

Two Fringe Festival shows take the audience on a journey of discovery and reconnection.

True legends on the road...again

Brendan Dugan will perform alongside Gray Bartlett, Jody Vaughan and Eddie Low at Nelson's Theatre Royal on Sunday. ...

Country music legend Brendan Dugan will join a host of other Kiwi icons at the Theatre Royal this Sunday.

Driven, Motivated and Successful

Nelson athlete Paula Canning in action.

Katrina Tikey catches up with top runner Paula Canning to find out what keeps her going.

Opinion

Perfect storm in a teacup

Former Cyclone Cook gave a lift to surfers at Mt Maunganui but its feared devastation did not eventuate.

OPINION: As summit meetings go, the invitation to Storm And A Teacup was less than riveting.

If it weren't for gumboots

John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1978.

I bought a pair of gumboots the other week and all hell broke loose.  I would have bought just one, but they only sell them by the pair these days. 

Chef's new venture is in the bag

Pad Thai is just one of many delicious meals you can make at home thanks to the Inspire Meal Bags range.

Former Masterchef runner-up launches range of inspiring and simple meals you can create at home.

The powerful pull of the past

The wild beauty of French Pass.

Over the last few years, I've written a lot of columns about growing up at French Pass in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lost in transit

Gerard Hindmarsh's brush with United States border officials left was brutish and humiliating.

Columnist Gerard Hindmarsh shares a border security horror story from the land of the free.

Our People

New life for Anzac solider's Rolex

Joel Whitwell of Benjamin Black Goldsmiths and Jackie Cook with a World War I era Rolex watch. Cook asked the Goldsmiths ...

Harold Williams left a WWI Rolex for his family, now they have given it a new lease of life.

Nelson pilot's fatal final mission

One of the only surviving images of Second Lieutenant Jack Cock, Nelson's only aviation casualty of World War I.

Jack Cock came from one of Nelson's most well-respected families, took part in the Gallipoli landing and was Nelson's only WWI aviation casualty. This is his story.

Proud to be rural women

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Passion for kai drives business

Reni Wereta-Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai with her delicious whitebait pie.

Taste of Nelson talks to a business dynamo with an appetite for a successful kai business.

Morgan turns from aircraft builder to pilot

Morgan Frost, 20, in the Van's RV-12 aircraft he and others, including owner Alan Caudwell, built from a kitset.

Morgan Frost now has his own pilot's licence after learning to fly the aircraft he helped build.

Rugby

Leaders facing big challenges

Flanker Steve Soper, left, scored two tries in Wanderers' win over Central.

More competitive match-ups in store for round two of Tasman Trophy.

Makos trial planned

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 31:  Tevita Koloamatangi of the Makos wins a lineout during the round three ITM Cup match ...

 Club rugby players with an eye on Tasman Makos' selection have been given a chance to strut their stuff again this season.

Tough opening round for Nelson sides

Nelson College loose forward Brad Pool provides some important continuity from last season's squad.

Nelson College and Waimea Combined each face demanding season openers on Saturday. 

Nelson clubs win four of six matches

Harlequins winger Matt Biggar, left, and Marist flanker Kasi Sami scramble for possession during their Tasman Trophy ...

Nelson and Wanderers win in Blenheim to kick-start Tasman Trophy club series. 

Tasman Trophy kicks off

Stoke halfback Sam Parkes in action during Monday's clash with Waimea Old Boys at Nayland College.

Nelson Bays and Marlborough rugby clubs set to square off. 

Arts

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

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.

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