A large scale model of former Nelson College teacher Sergeant Cecil Malthus in the latest Te Papa exhibition - Gallipoli: The scale of our war.

From teacher to war hero video

A former Nelson College teacher has had his story immortilised in Te Papa's new World War I exhibition.

I'm 'lucky to be alive' video

Annette Taylor, Director of Boarding at Nelson College feels lucky to be alive, two years after her melanoma diagnosis.

Diagnosed with melanoma, Annette Taylor  feels "lucky to be alive".

50 new jobs in Nelson

A new “world class” aircraft facility will open at Nelson Airport, creating 50 jobs.

Jetpack project propels career gallery video

Former Waimea College student launches his career by improving a jetpack's landing gear.

Keeping vulnerable children safe

A group of Nelsonians chatting over coffee has led to a new approach in protecting vulnerable children.

Veranda shored up

The veranda of the Wakatu Hotel has been shored up after fears it might collapse. 

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News

Many factors in mussel troubles - grower

A mussel boat working on a farm at Kenepuru Sound.

Don't read too much into the slump in mussel production. Growers have seen it all before, says Marine Farming Association president Rob Pooley.

Neudorf Dairy for sale

Award-winning cheesemaker Neudorf Dairy is shutting up shop after 10 years, and just as many awards, in business.

Milly Molar, Freddy Fang delight

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Sport

Excitement ahead of netball season

Nelson Netball centre manager Chelsea Routhan, in the car, back left, with board members Gary Cox, Les Edwards, Julie Baxendine, Leanne Cook, Carol Cook and development coordinator Dayna Whiting.

With a new board, new sponsors, an expanded Premier 1 grade, there is plenty of excitement ahead of the new netball season.

Sparks clamber out of hole

Nelson women win twice on opening day of Women's Basketball Championship

Former Ireland international Alan Kernaghan assesses players during a drill at the Rangers Soccer School camp at Saxton Field in Nelson.

Junior players get tips from the pros

Professional coaches from Scottish club Rangers were in Nelson this week, giving lessons to more than 80 young football players.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Searching for ecstasy through dance

Choreographer and dancer Douglas Wright at his home in Mt Albert, Auckland. Wright has a new dance piece called The Kiss Inside which will be touring New Zealand later this year.

Acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright explores the search for ecstasy in human culture in his new full-length work.

Kiwi ingenuity saves the day

My body is stiff and sore, my face is wind-whipped, and my hands are all cut up from fish spines and teeth.

The Addams Family cast members Luke Burke, left, Shawn Stormann, Anne Williams, Jayden Bracey, Pip Collins, Louise Sables, Keith Marshall, Deanne Kilpatrick, Helena Savage, Jane Bayley, Chris Goodyear, Maree Lawson, Martin White, David Feathersone and Shawn Lines.

Addams Family a must-see show

REVIEW: The Addams Family musical was ghoulishly witty, oozing with funny one-liners, and a plot that unravelled with some wonderful twists.

Opinion

Bridge needs widening, ASAP

Two heavy trucks wedged on the Motueka River bridge.

OPINION: The Motueka River bridge is a hold-your-breath drive, and not just for nervous motorists.

'Let it all wash over you'

OPINION: The windscreen-washing lark has whipped up a storm, and it’s not hard to see why.

Mussels have a role in cleaning dirty waters.

Mussels helping to clean dirty water

Trust using mussels to help reduce polluted waters.

Our People

Nelson Central principal calls it a day

Former Nelson Central School principal Dr Paul Potaka, wearing a Korowai, the school staff and board gave him as a leaving gift, and holding a patu, gifted from the school’s whanau classes.

After 18 years as Principal of Nelson Central School, Paul Potaka has hung up his hat, and is off to spend time with family around the world.

Science teacher out of comfort zone gallery

Golden Bay science teacher Paul Nield has traded his classroom for the laboratory at Nelson's Cawthron Institute.

The original group that recorded "Blue Smoke", Noel Robertson, left, Jim Carter, Terry Hall and George Altridge.

Nelson muso joins Finn for Anzac anthem video

At 96-years-old Jim Carter thought excitement in his life was behind him. Then Neil Finn phoned him.

Rugby

WOB look to maintain unbeaten run

Robbie Malneek will vital experience to Nelson's backline.

Waimea Old Boys could complete an unbeaten opening phase of club rugby when they host Nelson at Jubilee Park.

Nelson College first XV tested in preseason

Nelson College were beaten 25-17 by Napier Boys High School on Monday, the third straight defeat of their preseason campaign. They will host Australian school St Edmund's College on Thursday.

Mitchell Hunt adds utility value to the NZ under-20 squad.

Nelson trio have much to prove

Three Former Nelson College First XV players have been named in the initial 31-player squad for the New Zealand Under-20 team.

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