Holding nerve half the fight

First-time fighters make ring debuts

Twenty fighters will step out of their comfort zones and into the ring for the first time at this weekend's Fight 4 Victory 2.
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Logging firm in trouble

Waimea Contract Carriers in administration owing $14m, with 120 jobs at risk in Nelson and Blenheim.

More family join search for tourist

More family members of missing tourist Ken Boogers arrive in Golden Bay to continue search.

Shared path conflict aired

Older walkers are being abused by cyclists on shared pathways, council meeting hears.

Drunk driver caught on school run

A driver picking up a child from school was nearly four times over the legal drink drive limit.

Cold-callers get heated response

An 86-year-old woman has been called six times in two weeks by heat pump cleaning firms.

Mapua tavern given go-ahead

Mapua's new Sprig & Fern Tavern has been granted a liquor licence by the Tasman District Council despite residential complaints.

Alcohol risks outlined to mums

Drinking while pregnant isn't worth the risk, says Alcohol Healthwatch health promoter Christine Rogan.

Family's car stolen

Support 'warms my heart'

Fire spurs call for security

Businesses at Tahunanui Beach are calling for increased security after a suspicious fire.

Holding nerve half the fight

Twenty fighters will step out of their comfort zones and into the ring for the first time at this weekend's Fight 4 Victory 2.

National record eludes teen

A staggering 17 Nelson Marlborough records were broken at a swim meet at the weekend.

Huge weekend of junior tennis

Last-minute agony for Suburbs

Sand-bags no obstacle to fun

Nelson-based obstacle course The Wairua Warrior, which is being held at Happy Valley Adventures, is set for April 11.

Sound and colour at CubaDupa

Members of Nelson's Samba de Sol took to the stage and the streets of Wellington at the weekend as part of CubaDupa.

Lorde's favourite Paul Williams gets serious

Paul Williams got his name as a parody rapper but now he wants to be taken seriously as a pop artist.

Venue change fails to dampen YouthFest

Masterful acting, end a let-down

Star turn for waiter in short film

An Argentinian waiter has come off the bench to star in a short film being made in Nelson with the hope of entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

Road that stays in the memory

The French Pass Road was a joint project with huge input in time, energy and cash from the residents of Okiwi Bay, French Pass and D'Urville Island.

Say it out loud, Charles

Prince Charles was hardly writing to Government powerbrokers to chat. His "black spider memos" apparently sought to champion his causes.

Stopping Ebola with courage

Shades of beige in sanctuary

Message loud and clear

Northland voters have sent a strong message to Government. The question is not so much whether National hears it, but how they will respond.

Ready and Abel to rule the waves

It is the country's smallest national park but has the most visitors. This guide's job is to make the Abel Tasman an experience to remember.

From Garin to Gallipoli

Garin College student Sam Harrison is recording his trip to Gallipoli for the 100th Anzac Day commemorations one blog post at a time.

Principal calls time on 61-year career

Students urge support for Syria

IT pioneer's hard work pays off

A foosball table, dart board and flat screen TV sit among a circle of desks and couches at Nelson's BlueBerry IT.

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