Roma Edwards, 14, has a dream to be a professional motocross rider.

Young motocross rider dreams big video

Not even a broken leg can keep Roma Edwards from pursuing her dream of being a professional motocross rider.

Cannabis loophole shut

Rebecca Reider is upset that customs and the Ministry of Health no longer allow people to bring in a months' supply of ...

Travellers from the United States can no longer bring in medicinal cannabis products.

Knife attack mystery

Nelson teen struggling to work out reasons behind unprovoked blade assault.

Riding 'white knuckle highway'

Truck driver Shayne Ranson calls the detour State Highway 1 route the "white knuckle highway". 

Full marks for generosity

Nelson school families have come to the Christmas party for this year's Big Give appeal.

Waste along the waterfront

Nelson woman appalled by the amount of plastic rubbish found on walk back from beach.

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Hanby Park bikers hope for jumps reprieve

Justin Russell gets some air on one of the bike jumps at Hanby Park, Maitai Valley.

A group of Nelson BMX riders are hoping their ramp vision can stay on track.

Full marks for generosity

Central School families have come to the Christmas party for this year's Big Give appeal.

Riding 'white knuckle highway'

Teen's daylight knife attack terror

Sport

Young motocross rider dreams big video

Roma Edwards, 14, has a dream to be a professional motocross rider.

Not even a broken leg can keep Roma Edwards from pursuing her dream of being a professional motocross rider.

Blackjacks make three finals

Shannon McIlroy will bid for a World Bowls gold medal on Sunday.

The Blackjacks will get a shot at three gold medals at World Bowls.

Robertson aims for the top

Scott Robertson is entering his first season in charge of the Crusaders.

Scott Robertson won titles with the Crusaders as a player, now he's aiming to repeat the success as a coach.

Nelson College well beaten by Christchurch BHS

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Nelson College lose to champion Christchurch BHS team at First XI Cup tournament.

Defending champions up next

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill in action against Waitakere United at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman United will face a Team Wellington side in goal-scoring form.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Kemp English on organ

Kemp English plays organ at the Chanel Arts Centre on Saturday night

Organ recital by Kemp English in Motueka on Saturday night

Dr. Hook does Nelson

Dr Hook's Dennis Locorriere.

Seventies band Dr. Hook is coming to Nelson next year.

Chroma Chamber Choir celebrate Christmas

Nigel Weeks conducting members of Chroma Chamber Choir during rehearsals at Christ Church Cathedral before their ...

Chroma Chamber Choir alto, Patsy Anderson who has been singing chamber music "forever", is currently rehearsing for the Christmas Concert on December 17.

Kaikoura artist says 'thank you' through art

Jane Riley outside her home in Kaikoura, with army personnel from Burnham Camp who went door to door with a building ...

 Kaikoura artist and earthquake survivor, Jane Riley has given her art work to those who helped so many in need.

All marriages must share 'Dinner With Friends'

The cast from Dinner with Friends, Scott Frater, left, as Tom, Jennifer Amosa as Beth, Hugh Neill as Gabe and Susanne ...

Wonderfully directed by AJ Potter, this two act play is realistic, funny, and sensitive.

Opinion

'Poison rain' on the Mokihinui

A green 1080 pellet dropped on the banks of the Mohikinui River.

Outdoors writer Zane Mirfin argues that continuing 1080 drops are "futile" and costly.

Farewell from Ghana

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott and her partner John in Accra.

Former Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott reflects on an adventurous year in her final column from Ghana..

Living in a different country to 'Brand Key'

John Key's popularity was amplified by media acolytes, says Russell Harding.

John Key won the game, but what about the country?

Extending the gift of life

When Australia opted to fund Perjeta, it made the treatment available for women who had been diagnosed for up to a year.

For the women involved, and their families, it would be beyond price.

Jingle bells, food waste swells

Ruth Seabright, development manager at Nelson Environment Centre, with persimmons rescued as part of Kaivolution food ...

It is no secret that as Christmas approaches our eyes are often bigger than our stomachs.

Our People

Businesses raise money for Kaikoura

Harcourt Realty business partner Chris Harvey, with Jewellery store owner Jo Menary with items to be auctioned for ...

Harcourts and Shine band together to make money for Kaikoura for Christmas.

Church St gets new book shop

Thomas Koed and Stella Chrysostomos outside their new bookstore Volume on Church St.

Former Page & Blackmore workers launch new small, space for Nelson book lovers

Toughest year of her life video

Mountainbiker Zoe Nathan, 14, has returned to the sport after being diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and ...

Mountain biker Zoe Nathan was stretching on the floor when her mother first noticed the lump.

Fun for the whole family at Motueka A&P show

Santa's helpers, AKA Parklands School teachers; Shona King, Tina Tonks, Jenny Milne and Annie Simmons, wait for the man ...

Animals came off the farm and into the ring and even Santa made an appearance at the 81st annual Motueka A&P show day. 

Family battleground video

La Familia

Nelson College for Girls film-maker Liliana Manetto-Quick explores the complicated relationship she has with her brother and sisters.

Rugby

Motueka beaten in Condor semis

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Motueka High School's Risi Pouri-Lane in action during the Tasman club ...

Motueka High School suffered a tight semifinal loss to Hamilton Girls High School at the Condor Sevens secondary schools tournament.

Shipping up to Boston

Robbie Malneek of Tasman fends Tomasi Alosio of Wellington during the 2015 NPC season.

Robbie Malneek played more than 100 games for the Tasman Makos. But now the experienced fullback is carving out a career in the United States.

Pouri-Lane jack of all trades

Motueka High School's Risi Pouri-Lane in action during the Tasman club sevens at Sports Park Motueka.

Risi Pouri-Lane is hoping to someday play for the New Zealand women's sevens team.

Makos' manager Vercoe lands NZ role

Tasman Makos' manager Martyn Vercoe has been appointed manager of the NZ under-20 side who will attempt to win the world ...

 Martyn Vercoe's managerial career took a big step forward last week when he was confirmed as manager of the New Zealand under-20 rugby team to contest the 2017 World Rugby Championship.

Tasman triumphant at sevens

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Tasman beat Otago 12-5 to take of bragging rights of South Island sevens.

Nelson Arts Festival

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

Celebrating life and death video

Olive Derecourt, left, Sarah Derecourt and Emma Jones  at the Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Food and Culture event at ...

Pinatas were smashed, faces were painted and food was enjoyed by many at annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Open day artisans open doors for public

Owen Bartlett demonstrates the techniques he uses in the production of hand thrown pottery at Bartlett & Gold Gallery ...

Artisans in the Upper Moutere opened their doors for the public at their annual open day.

Masked Parade takes flight gallery video

Tasman School's entry won School Category and Kim Merry Supreme Award at the Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade.

​Moa, taniwha and a couple of Haast eagles came back to life along the main streets of Nelson.

Marriage of Maoritanga and Shakespeare

Regan Taylor in Solothello .

REVIEW: Sitting as strangers in our own land, facing the far end of the whare, we bear witness to a man who is experiencing 'other-ness' in his own way.

Sound the trumpet for Cheap Fakes

Cheap Fakes Nelson Arts Festival

Cheap Fakes is a professional band with tonnes of fun songs to dance to.

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