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Steve Wilson and Rachel Yerbury-Wilson are organising Cormac's Laughing at Cancer Cabaret for hospice fund raising.

When cancer is a laughing matter

12:46 PM  A Nelson couplecalls on performers and helpers to come and laugh at cancer with them.

'Step up' on fluoride

10062013 News Photo:Scott Hammond/The Marlborough Express.
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Has her dental check.
Fluoride story.
Community Oral Health Service

1:00 PM  Fluoride in water should be a government decision, says Nelson mayor.

Oops! That's our name

New group Vision Nelson didn't look hard enough when choosing a name.

Chilly week ahead for Nelson region

Getting out of bed will be much harder this week with single figure temperatures forecast.

Excellent finish to busy season

Two Nelson businesses have been awarded certificates of excellence by international review website TripAdvisor.

Royal flush on pimped-out portaloo

The world's poshest portaloo - with its own butler - made a brief stop in Nelson.

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Tears of joy at rockquest

Tetra band members Lara Cammock, Emma Common, Carmen Puklowski and Madi Fulton Buckle of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

1:18 PM  There were screams of joy and tears of happiness at the regional finals of the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.

Performances wow Victory community gallery

Singers and dancers from the Victory community took to the stage at the annual Victory's Got Talent event.

Back to Nepal for Nelson director

Coastguard open day interrupted by callout

Sport

Nelson College win tough contest

Nelson College second-five William Taylor crashes over to score his side's second try against Ashburton College at Nelson College on Saturday.

12:25 PM  An important bonus point win was arguably the most pressing issue in the immediate aftermath of a scrappy Nelson performance. 

Suburbs hold their own against Tech

Cashmere Technical still can't find a way to beat Nelson Suburbs this season.

Moutere lock Simon Merah on the run in the Moutere v Wanderers at Awarua Park.

Nelson teams dominate Tasman Trophy

12:19 PM  Nelson-based teams completed a cleansweep after recording five wins in Saturday's penultimate round of the Tasman Trophy competition.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Tears of joy at rockquest

Tetra band members Lara Cammock, Emma Common, Carmen Puklowski and Madi Fulton Buckle of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

1:18 PM  There were screams of joy and tears of happiness at the regional finals of the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.

The man behind Garin's school of rock

Teacher Kyle Proffit has already helped shape one of the country's biggest musical groups.

Steve Wilson and Rachel Yerbury-Wilson are organising Cormac's Laughing at Cancer Cabaret for hospice fund raising.

When cancer is a laughing matter

12:46 PM  A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

Opinion

What will Motueka look like in 2030?

Can Motueka surf the wave of change or will it get dumped on its bum?

 When it come to long-term planning, 15 years does not seem like a long time. We think of dramatic changes happening over generations, not half-generations.

A soft landing plan

Targets to mitigate climate change will be discussed again by world governments in Paris, later this year.

The Relationships Aotearoa office on Beswick St, Timaru

Relationship service a political football

Taxpayers need to note what can happen when public services are being delivered by non-government but heavily government-dependent organisations.

Our People

When cancer is a laughing matter

Steve Wilson and Rachel Yerbury-Wilson are organising Cormac's Laughing at Cancer Cabaret for hospice fund raising.

12:46 PM  A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

'Safe' Budget good but could be better

Nelson family pleased to see improvements for lower income workers, but believe more could be done.

First Steps Himalaya charity director Durga Aran

Back to Nepal for Nelson director

The Nepalese director of a Nelson based charity heads home to get children back to school after devastating earthquakes.  

Rugby

Nelson College win tough contest

Nelson College second-five William Taylor crashes over to score his side's second try against Ashburton College at Nelson College on Saturday.

12:25 PM  An important bonus point win was arguably the most pressing issue in the immediate aftermath of a scrappy Nelson performance. 

Wanderers chasing important win

Beat Moutere in Saturday's penultimate round of the Tasman Trophy and Wanderers guarantee themselves a place in the final

Moutere lock Simon Merah on the run in the Moutere v Wanderers at Awarua Park.

Nelson teams dominate Tasman Trophy

12:19 PM  Nelson-based teams completed a cleansweep after recording five wins in Saturday's penultimate round of the Tasman Trophy competition.

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