Stranded whales die on beach

Hundreds flock to see tragic trio

In what became a Golden Bay community event, hundreds of people turned up at Rototai beach to and touch three dead sperm whales that had stranded on the beach.
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Dam plan 'bad data'

Nelson business leader Tom Sturgess has blasted the council's figures on the Waimea Community Dam.

Awesome water slide in works

The world's longest water slide is being made in Nelson, and is promising a wicked ride.

Final push for Gigatown

Time is running out for the public to vote for Nelson to receive the fastest internet connection in NZ.

Healthy drinks not a fizzer

A year ago Hampden St School sold 500 cans of soft drink at its annual twilight gala.

Guilty of manslaughter

Guanzhi Yu was not insane when she killed her husband, and attempted to murder her daughter-in-law, jury finds.

Broods' big breakthrough

Nelson duo Broods have won their first ever Tui by taking out best breakthrough album of the year at the New Zealand music awards last night

Lowe's arthritis battle commended

Tasman Makos star James Lowe's ability to fend off arthritis that threatened his rugby career will be recognised tonight.

Victim drugged and raped, jury hears

A bird in the herd

Wheelchair dancers have a ball

Wheelchair users were the heart and soul of an open-air dance rendition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Oscar's out making tracks

Oscar Perks lies in bed visualising each corner, each line, each second of each downhill mountainbike track.

Ridsdale's 'brilliant year' not over

A historic extra-time goal by Alex Ridsdale has fired the Xavier University Musketeers into the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Clear for take-off

Sport with the axe factor

Falcons in unusual position

Motivation won't be lacking tomorrow as the Falcons look to bounce back from last Saturday's shock 3-1 loss to bottom of the table Hawke's Bay United.

Broods confirm homecoming gig

The Nelson College hall will be a big shift from the feted venues of New York City, Los Angeles and Nashville but the Broods are looking forward to coming home.

North v South in crafty taste-off

Forget the Ranfurly Shield - there's a more prestigious prize on the line.

Nelson sitcom given green light

Strong showing at A&P event

Following the dream

As Charles Anderson reports, the reality of life in a touring burlesque sideshow is not all sequins and tassels.

Docking pay for drive-offs immoral

Petrol station drive-offs cost the oil companies millions each year, apparently.

Labour as divided as ever

The Labour Party would have been hoping for a far more decisive result from its post-election leadership vote.

Hard time in jail seems fitting

High cost of domestic violence

Next generation bids farewell

Just as our forebears left Europe for a better life, so, ironically, large numbers of our own children have left New Zealand for much the same reason.

Nominate your Nelsonian of the Year

Today we begin the quest to find the Nelson Mail's Nelsonians of the Year.

Martin opts to run with Boston

Nelson College for Girls middle distance runner Jess Martin had scholarship offers from more than 20 different US universities before deciding to sign with Boston College

The funny side of dating disasters

Small, beautiful celebration

Good sort at heart of kindy

Bruce Murry-Campbell has been unable to work since he was 19, so instead he has dedicated his life to volunteering at Stoke and Birchwood Kindergartens.

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