Biker gangs greeted by roadblock

Poker Run riders shuffled through checkpoint

Sixty bikers from various motorcycle gangs, including patched members of Hell's Angels, were met by a police checkpoint when they visited Nelson for a poker run on Saturday.

Appeals block Lee dam

Two appeals lodged against resource consent for the controversial proposed Lee dam.

WoW winner's fight against cancer

'Hardest part was telling my friends and family'

Designer Claire Prebble has been told there is no cure for the melanoma in her leg - not surgery, not radiation, not chemo.

Felling of totara divides community

Community outraged by Takaka farmers cutting down 100-year-old trees to make way for cows.

Retailers caught in booze sting

2:27pm A police sting operation has caught four more businesses selling alcohol to under-18s.

Nelson students stub out smoking

2:26pm The rate of smoking among Nelson students continues to drop, a new survey shows.

Boulder Bank walk raises $3000 for charity

What lies on Nelson's Boulder Bank proved to be more than many bargained for at the annual Knapps Lawyers Boulder Bank Challenge.

Artworks to brighten Fiddle Lane

Hanging umbrellas and overhead art will keep the rain at bay in Fiddle Lane this winter.

Letter fuels grey battle for power

Parade brings book characters to life

Ready and Abel to rule the waves

It is the country's smallest national park but has the most visitors. This guide's job is to make the Abel Tasman an experience to remember.

Kerr snatches draw for Wanderers

Taylors Contracting Wanderers snatched a dramatic 27-27 overtime draw with Freeman Roofing Stoke in their second round Tasman Trophy club rugby match.

Giants caught cold in warmup

Marlborough basketball fans got a show on Saturday afternoon, but for most of them it was the wrong team providing the highlights as the Wellington Saints ran away to an 80-58 win over the Mike Pero Nelson Giants.

ACOB romp to second win

Sparks shake off rust to run away with win

Last-minute agony for Suburbs

Ben Wright cut a dejected figure at Saxton Field after witnessing his team somehow give up a 2-1 lead in the dying seconds to tie 2-2 with Coastal Spirit.

Venue change fails to dampen YouthFest

Despite a last-minute venue change, X-Factor 2013 winner Jackie Thomas and popular contestant Tom Batchelor got a 180-strong crowd of young Nelsonians grooving to the beat for YouthFest 2015.

Masterful acting, end a let-down

D’Arranged Marriage with Tarun Mohanbhai. Theatre Royal, Saturday night

Nelson's best hot cross bun

Record crowd for beer fest

Lorde's favourite Paul Williams gets serious

Paul Williams got his name as a parody rapper but now he wants to be taken seriously as a pop artist.

Shades of beige in sanctuary

Fifty shades of beige are rearing their nasty head. Last week the draughtsman came back with amended sketches for our new home.

Ask the locals how to improve town

As the interviewer looked at me over the top of his glasses, I got a little nervous.

Hunting message not getting through

Parents deny bigger lessons

Stopping Ebola with courage

Former Nelson Mail reporter Corinne Ambler is working for the Red Cross on the front line of the battle against Ebola in Guinea.

Mini set for maximum trip

Motueka couple Shelley Diamond and Quintin Ewers will make the 2500km Goodbye Pork Pie journey from Kaitaia to Invercargill to raise funds for charity.

'It was very, very scary'

As the full force of cyclone Pam wreaked havoc on Vanuatu, A Nelson family feared their shelter would be destroyed.

Trip to Antarctic was life-changing

Cyclist takes on Everest challenge

'The man who built the port'

Port Nelson was a collection of old wharves off Wakefield Quay, and Haven Rd ran beside the sea when Dan Calwell was appointed Nelson Harbour Board engineer in 1948.

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