Nathan Denmead is a mechanical engineer at Martin Jetpack.

Jetpack project propels career video

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

50 new jobs in Nelson

Engineers refit the interior lining and overhead lockers to an Air Nelson Q300 at Nelson Airport.

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

Many factors in mussel troubles

Don't read too much into slump in mussel production - growers have seen it all before, says Marine Farming Association president.

From teacher to war hero video

Former Nelson College teacher has his story immortilised in Te Papa's new WWI exhibition.

Teacher feels 'lucky to be alive' video

Annette Taylor was diagnosed with melanoma two years ago; today she feels "lucky to be alive".

Keeping vulnerable children safe

A group of Nelsonians chatting over coffee leads to new approach in protecting vulnerable children.

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News

Neudorf Dairy for sale

Neudorf Dairy handmade sheep's milk cheeses  Neudorf, left, Richmond Red, back left, and Mt. Arthur.

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

Milly Molar, Freddy Fang delight

Mike O'Malley who played Freddy Fang said he had fulfilled a life long ambition in performing as tooth.

Rotting veranda braced

Rare disorder threatens to paralyse young girl

Sport

Five-star Suburbs hammer Halswell

Nelson Suburbs centre-back Mark Johnston contributed on attack and defence, scoring the team's final goal in their 5-0 win over Halswell United.

5:00 AM  Finishing wasn't a problem this week as AMI Nelson Suburbs hammered Halswell United 5-0 in Christchurch on Saturday -- their biggest win so far this season.

Excitement ahead of netball season

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

Taranaki player Chris Hagan is defended by Nelson's DeRonn Scott during their NBL basketball game at Saxton Stadium.

Nelson Giants pushed by rugged Taranaki outfit

Giants eventually secure hard-earned 83-75 win at home to remain unbeaten in NBL after four games.

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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