01052015 News photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

Josh Tolmie with his father Danny Tolmie and his new hand peddle battery powered assisted bike.

Handbike gets Josh on a roll video

Stylish electric handbike gives Richmond teen with cerebral palsy newfound freedom.

Body in car a mystery video

04052015 news photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

Nelson fire fighters wait to assist police in their investigation of a fatal car crash on State Highway 6 near the summit of the Whangamoa Saddle.  The car caught fire and is 30 metres down a bank.

Discovery of dead body in burnt out car on near Nelson 'unexplained', say police.

MP's premature league celebrations

Damien O'Connor was blissfully unaware the cracking game on the telly was a replay.

Driver apologetic after crash

Driver seen apologising to emergency services after flipping car onto roof in Nelson crash.

Sturgess vows to fight TDC on dam

Nelson businessman will "vigorously challenge" TDC over funding for Lee Valley Dam.

Sexual abuse services stretched

"We have lost the outrage," says service working with women affected by sexual abuse.

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News

Crowd funding plan for bridge

Mountainbiker Ricky Ward crossing Rameka Creek, Golden Bay, at the point where a new bridge is planned.

1:32 PM  A Takaka couple are turning to crowd funding to help raise $12,000 towards a bridge across Rameka Creek.

Native parrots a focus for kids

Students learn about endangered native parrots at an exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum.

Hospital worker calls time on 39-year career

Families on their bikes at Rabbit Island

Sport

Front runners remain unbeaten

19042015 Sport Photo: Patrick Hamilton/Fairfax NZ.

Waimea Old Boys #6 Jeff Lepa and #13 Luca Roden combine to stop Nelson lock Dan Climo during their match at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Waimea Old Boys were asked some tough questions at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Canning canny on way to win

Paula Canning runs faster than ever as she locks up 10th Nelson Half marathon victory.

Well, it's one way of making headway. Nelson's Chris Kerslake takes the direct route in Saturday's final against Nelson College.

College rugby teams suffer losses

Nelson College and Waimea College slumped to second round losses in the UC Championship rugby competition.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

New event to replace Rainbow Praise

The Wratten Orchard Samoan choir performs during the Rainbow Praise concert in the Motueka Hall last year but the event has been cancelled this year.

The Rainbow Praise multicultural singing event is to be reviewed, after being cancelled this year.

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.

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.

Opinion

Mind the gap

Rowan Macdonald has been served an abatement notice by the Nelson City Council saying that the gaps between the palings of his new fence are too small.

The case of the Nelson fence deemed to have gaps that are too small has shades of the absurd and the serious.

Perseverance in a poisoned land

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

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.

Come off it, cobbers

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

Our People

Hospital worker calls time on 39-year career

Kath Naylor is retiring after working 39 years in the radiology department at Nelson Hospital.

Nelson woman Kath Naylor, who began at Nelson Hospital as a wards maid, is retiring 39 years later as the office supervisor in the radiology department.

Introducing James & Laura-Alice gallery

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

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

Campaigner shares story of redemption

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

Rugby

Front runners remain unbeaten

19042015 Sport Photo: Patrick Hamilton/Fairfax NZ.

Waimea Old Boys #6 Jeff Lepa and #13 Luca Roden combine to stop Nelson lock Dan Climo during their match at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Waimea Old Boys were asked some tough questions at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

Marshall to turn back on Gloucester for All Blacks - Makos

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

Well, it's one way of making headway. Nelson's Chris Kerslake takes the direct route in Saturday's final against Nelson College.

College rugby teams suffer losses

Nelson College and Waimea College slumped to second round losses in the UC Championship rugby competition.

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