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Police and fire crews work at an accident scene near the Whangamoa Saddle on Sunday.

Body found in burnt car

8:40 PM  Police are investigating after a body was found in a burnt car off the road north of Nelson.

Fence rules anger

Someone else's  fence around the corner from Rowan Macdonald's Mill St home.

Rowan Macdonald says the council has made up a rule to force him into widening the gaps in his fence.

Nepalese students help home

Former refugees from Nepal studying at Nelson College for Girls are collecting cash to help the countrymen who need them.

Improved heart attack diagnosis

A new process at Nelson hospital allows faster diagnosis of heart attacks.

$150,000 for pest-proof fence

A new grant will ensure Nelson's 700-hectare wildlife sanctuary is a safe haven for birds.

Council 'not listening'

Debate over where sandwich boards should be placed has been kicked to the kerb by the mayor.

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News

Sailing into a new career

NMIT's super yacht crew on board their training ketch on Friday.

Travelling the world on a boat could be on the cards for a group who have spent the past three months learning about fine wine and fire safety.

St Arnaud's TopHouse closes

St Arnaud's historic Top House has closed following ongoing disputes between its owners and previous leasee.

Grieving family seeks answers

Not just a man's disease

Sport

Misery for mountain men

Taranaki Mountain Airs captain Aaron Bailey-Nowell, centre, gets fouled by Mike Pero Nelson Giants player Mckenzie Moore, right, as Nelson captain Sam Dempster adds the extra layer of defence..

That's six from six as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants get the job done in New Plymouth.

Nelson athletes favoured for Crazyman

Almost 400 endurance junkies are headed to Wellington's premier multisport event, the Hutt City Crazyman.

Saints star Torrey Craig will be a key player when they host the unbeaten Nelson Giants in Wellington.

Unbeaten Giants out to take Saints throne at top

Two of best backcourts in National Basketball League will play for high stakes at TSB Bank Arena in Wellington on Saturday night.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Perseverance in a poisoned land

Beach Hunter: Ike Mirfin,13, with his first South Westland chamois

School holidays and it was off to Whataroa, South Westland, to hunt red stags in the roar.

Broods urge entrants to Smokefreerockquest

One of the world's hottest emerging music acts tells Kiwis that entering Smokefreerockquest is a great way to enter the music industry.

Paul Ubana Jones heads to Nelson for his duo show with Bryce Wastney.

Duo promise 'big sound' for show

Bryce Wastney and Paul Ubana Jones join together at the Theatre Royal on Friday to mark New Zealand Music Month.

Opinion

Come off it, cobbers

Probus New Zealand new Council members from left Denys Boshier, chairman Brian Monks, Lenore Townsend, Jim Taylor, Russell Tether and Ross Gurney.  It is the first time in the South Pacific clubs have been able to elect a representative council in their own country.

An unseemly spectacle has broken out over moves by New Zealand Probus clubs to form their own independent organisation.

Sam Neill got the Anzac nuances spot on

Did you watch Sam Neill's Tides of Blood on Maori TV on Anzac Day?  If you didn't, search for it online.  If you watched it, watch it again - it was easily that good.

Beach Hunter: Ike Mirfin,13, with his first South Westland chamois

Perseverance in a poisoned land

School holidays and it was off to Whataroa, South Westland, to hunt red stags in the roar.

Our People

Campaigner shares story of redemption

Anti-violence campaigner Vic Tamati spoke at Victory Park on Thursday evening.

"Who the frick wants to be famous for bashing up their wife and kids? Not me.", says Vic Tamati.

Book explores Nelson's Italian history

As a new book reveals, the story of the Nelson's Italians includes forgotten communities of gold miners and fishermen. Here, authors Karen Stade and Karen Price tell the story of the book's gestation.

James & Laura-Alice

Introducing James & Laura-Alice gallery

These high-school sweethearts were separated by university - until the day a mutual friend reunited them . . .

Rugby

Marshall to turn back on Gloucester for All Blacks - Makos

Tom Marshall of the Chiefs breaks the line against the Blues at Waikato Stadium.

Chiefs fullback turns down Europe move after "All Blacks" and "RWC" mentioned in NZ Rugby phone call.

Tasman Trophy cross-overs

The Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams lock horns on Saturday in the opening round of Tasman Trophy crossover matches.

Highlanders and Tasman lock Joe Wheeler's Super Rugby season has been curtailed after a knee injury suffered against the Brumbies.

Injury ends Wheeler's season

Tasman Makos and Highlanders lock Joe Wheeler's Super Rugby season is over.

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