From water balloons to WOW

Labour of love pays off for Nelson designer

While her two young children were sleeping, Nicki van Asch stayed up late at home, meticulously threading together thousands of water balloons.
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Fifty more jobs axed

Sealord's staff cuts at its Nelson complex will affect 150 people rather than the 97 announced last week, but it says workers will get new jobs.

Court told of starving stock on farm

Court hears of dead and starving stock at a Murchison farm, and farmer who refused to feed them.

Trafalgar Centre report disputed

Tasman Bay Food Group Centre's structural designer Ian Hatton wants city councillors to answer for 'negligent' decision to close venue.

Police crack down on truckies

A police blitz on cellphone use while driving has caught 10 truckies and six car drivers.

Street defeat could shut Labour office

Labour's Nelson office could close after the defeat and departure of list member Maryan Street.

Police pause for fallen comrades

Tasman Bay Food Group Nelson police paused at a Remembrance Day ceremony yesterday to remember their colleagues who have died.

Party time on the taste trail

Celebrations will be held on Saturday, October 11, for the opening of the final part of the coastal section of Tasman's Great Taste Trail.

Shabby meets chic at market

Economic confidence bucks national trend

Tasman Bay Food Group

Award will be an aid to exports

Two Nelson food companies have won top awards at the NZ Food Awards.

Waimea two up, Nayland struggle

Gracie Roberts Waimea College have justified their top-seed billing, winning their first two games of the New Zealand secondary schools basketball championship.

Losses for hockey teams

The Nelson under-15 girls and boys' hockey teams each suffered losses on the opening day of their respective national tournaments yesterday.

Uphill battle for downhill racer

Tasman tested by Otago

Gracie Roberts

Tasman runners find success

Tasman provided winners in three of the eight grades at the inter-regional cross country championships for primary and intermediate schools in Hanmer Springs.

Nelson boats in frame

The Light Between Oceans Some classic Nelson boats are to play a part in a big Hollywood film being shot in the South Island.

Hot colours are cool this summer

Felicity Thompson is the horticultural maestro behind Mitre 10 Mega's hugely successful garden centre, rated No 1 in the brand's stores nationwide.

Fingers crossed for vines after frosts

Green by necessity?

Gracie Roberts

Mums need nurturing too

Some mothers put so much effort into feeding their kids well that they forget about themselves.

Driving in Europe worth the ride

motorway The combination of an unfamiliar road network, a strange rental car and an incompetent navigator means entering and exiting cities like Madrid can be "interesting".

Bird battle a token effort

In the bigger picture, the well-aired and tiresome arguments over the use of 1080 are a sideshow - and so is the Battle for the Birds.

Great Taste Trail like no other

Surprising Makos swim against the tide

David Cunliffe

Labour beware, only fools rush in

Until the Labour Party decides who and what it stands for and unites behind a credible leader, it will struggle to rebuild public support.

Talented trio join our news team

Rainbow Ski Area The Nelson Mail welcomes three new reporters to the region with another joining in a couple of weeks.

Pedal power drives charity ride

Doreeen Rudolf will head south for the ride of her life this month, planning to cover 1260km from Motueka to Invercargill in 16 days.

Inventor's climate change drive

Coming home

 Loren Heaphy

Heaphy in Women of Influence finals

Nelson woman Loren Heaphy's stand against cyber bullying has seen her named as finalist in the Women of Influence competition.

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