Tetra band members Lara Cammock, Emma Common, Carmen Puklowski and Madi Fulton Buckle of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands.

'Pressure' led to death

Michael Langford owner of Langford Contracting who died in a forestry incident 29 November at Foxhill.

The widow of a forestry worker crushed between two logs blames the industry for her husband's death.

Family survives fatal Ukraine crash

Nelson family on holiday in Ukraine survives head-on car crash that killed two people.

New principal for Motueka High

Motueka High School's new principal is Nelson College assistant principal John Prestidge.

Resident raises airport concerns

Why did Nelson Airport stay open despite receiving similar safety rating to Trafalgar Centre?

Cannabis news 'exciting' - Renton

Campaigner welcomes news medicinal cannabis spray may receive public funding.

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News

Flights resume at airport after fog

Heavy fog lead to the cancellation or delay of flights in and out of Nelson on Tuesday morning.

Flights were grounded at Nelson Airport due to heavy fog this morning. 

Retrofitted insulation warms homes

New project enables low-income families to have their homes retrofitted with insulation and draught-proof materials. 

Free food forest fine for foragers

Nelson College set for facelift

Sport

Coombs-King has world title in her sights

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Coaches Warwick King, left and Alex Coombs-King, right, with Kit Vining, second left, Alice Bailey, Justin Sturrock and Jessica Sturrock, the 4 Nelsonians off to the world youth underwater hockey championships in Spain.

5:42 AM  Nelson's Alex Coombs-King now has a third world underwater hockey title in her sights.

U-15 netball team off to winning start gallery

Nelson got its Netball Mainland under-15 championship off to the perfect start on Sunday, beating both Marlborough and Mid Canterbury 2 to progress through to the next phase of the tournament.

Kahn Fotuali'i wears the No 9 jersey in the Tasman Makos Team of the Decade.

Tasman's best recognised in team of the decade

3 min ago  In considering the Tasman Makos' best players from the past decade, it would be tempting perhaps to simply list the 2014 team as the standard-bearer. That's it - done deal.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Future Class band members from Garin College perform at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands at this years Smokefree Rockquest.

Biking out the back door and fishing out the front

Elizabeth Bean checks out the beautiful Mokihinui, on the West Coast

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Opinion

Of cats and men

Judge Fabrice Calmes of France judges a Russian Blue cat at the Nelson Cat Show held at Hope Hall, Nelson.

Surrounded by fluffy felines in the Hope Hall, a visiting French cat judge acknowledged his friends and family found his hobby a bit crazy.

Homes away from home

It was just last week, after a delicious pizza from the Milton Street Fish and Chip Shop, consumed with a glass of wine at the Sprig & Fern next door, that it suddenly dawned on me. I now have a "local".

Somehow I always get roped in to trying on ten million pashminas every few metres and getting used in the shop's photo album of tourists. I should start walking round with a contract

Timeout in Bangalore: Close the nose and open the eyes

When people say India is in your face, they aren't joking.

Our People

Institution needs community's help

Susannah Roddick, Fifeshire Foundation administrator at the celebration of the 20th birthday of the Fifeshire Foundation.

Susannah Roddick volunteered to help the sNelson School of Music's fundraising effort "because I believe that if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot".

'Superstar' sisters step it up video

Nelson sisters take home national hip-hop honour at the Viva Street New Zealand Dance Summit.

Britta Martin wins Ironman Western Australia.

Britta left sweating on Kona

Elite Ironman competitor Britta Martin has a big dream, and that is success at the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October.

Rugby

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Wanderers claim club rugby title video

Wanderers rugby coach Johnny Bloxham has finally shaken King Kong off his back.

Kahurangi centre Michael Wells is stopped by Wanderers hooker Dan McLachlan, left, and #10 Morne Van de Berg during Saturday's Car Company Nelson Bays division one final at Trafalgar Park.

Just rewards to resurgent country teams in rugby finals

It may have been cold, miserable and wet but that did not deter a good crowd from turning out to see the final of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby championship at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

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