Tasman United captain Paul Ifill celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Eastern Suburbs.

Tasman continue to soar

Paul Ifill scores twice as Tasman United stun title contenders Eastern Suburbs.

Backing Mot's future

Digital consultant and Our Town Motueka chair Johnny O'Donnell.

Johnny O'Donnell believes in his hometown.

Two titles for McBride

Nelson's Zoe McBride is the new NZ women's premier sculls champion.

Whale myths busted

Why did hundreds of whales become stranded at Farewell Spit last week? 

Canines in cars a summertime risk

No one likes to sit in a hot car and neither does man's best friend.

Pedaling in paradise video

A popular mountainbike park is making Kaiteriteri even more of a drawcard.

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News

From the Netherlands to Nelson

Ina and Addo Mulders with the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Nelson they received on 8th December 1997.

Addo and Ina Mulders swapped the flat countryside of the Netherlands for the mountains of New Zealand 65 years ago.

Nelson Corvette show full of well oiled machines

Corvette aficionados from around New Zealand flocked Founders Heritage Park on Saturday.

Fraudster to spend a further 18 months in jail

Whale myths busted

Sport

Tasman continue to soar

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Eastern Suburbs.

Paul Ifill scores twice as Tasman United stun title contenders Eastern Suburbs.

McBride joins special club

Zoe McBride with trophies after winning the womens premier single at the National Rowing Championships at the Lake ...

Zoe McBride joins Philippa Baker-Hogan in rare New Zealand Rowing Championship Club.

Nelson and Marlborough teams share the spoils

Stoke-Nayland batsmen Kurt Pahl, left, and Chris Dittmer in action during their 178-run win over the Dolphins.

 Stoke Nayland, WTTU and Falcons still unbeaten.

Two titles for Nelson's McBride

Zoe McBride (Central RPC) winner of the women's premier single scull.

Nelson's Zoe McBride is the new NZ women's premier sculls champion.

Tavich: We fear no one

Dylan Burns is expected to replace suspended midfielder Robbie Pearson for Sunday's game against Eastern Suburbs.

Tasman United will be out to extend their unbeaten run to three games for the first time this season when they host in-form Eastern Suburbs.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

From the Netherlands to Nelson

Ina and Addo Mulders with the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Nelson they received on 8th December 1997.

Addo and Ina Mulders swapped the flat countryside of the Netherlands for the mountains of New Zealand 65 years ago.

From Hong Kong to Nelson

Alison Choy takes in the Nelson scenery.

For Alison and Apple Choy the move to Nelson from Hong Kong was more than just a culture shock.

Winery Tour's 10th anniversary

The audience at the 2017 Winery Tour try to stay dry in the light rain at Neudorf Vineyards.

This is the tenth year of The Winery Tour. Beautiful vineyard locations and top New Zealand musicians. It's a winning combination.

Better health through hydrotherapy

Maneka Rowell a Colon Hydrotherapist at Healing Waters.

 Don't poo-poo it - colonic hydrotherapy could be just what the doctor ordered.

Concert a stunner

Katrina Kallil and Her Band of Men will be performing at the Suter Cafe.

Swapping her apron for more glamourous attire, cafe owner puts on a show to remember.

Opinion

From Bangalore to Bandung for UFB

Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but some people have found that the installation process can be ...

OPINION: Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but for some the installation process can be ultra slow.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Silent killers find new home

A paddock full of scotch thistle at Kaihoka in Golden Bay.

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Thick skin needed if you're nude to the scene

Cheeky bathers at Mapua Leisure Park leave nothing to the imagination.

Columnist Bob Irvine gets up close and personal with other campers at the Mapua Leisure Park.

Our People

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Top marks for outstanding scholar

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson said Elliot Cina was "an exceptional student who managed to achieve such a high ...

Former Nayland College student Elliot Cina has won one of NZ's top academic awards.

Fitting in to London movie scene

Melissa Spratt back in Nelson for a visit after working in London as a freelance assistant in costume design on film sets.

Nelson woman Melissa Spratt is living the dream as a costume assistant on major movie sets in London.

On the hunt for wallabies

In Search of Wallabies: Ike, Rosie, and Jake with their grandfather Stuart Mirfin.

"They have to be here somewhere" I whispered as we looked with naked eye and binoculars for game I had spotted from far below.

Rugby

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

Crotty and Todd to help lead Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will be one of the Crusaders' two vice captains in 2017.

Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd will help Sam Whitelock lead the Crusaders.

Garland against combined First XVs

Don Garland

Former Timaru First XV rugby coach Don Garland is opposed combined teams in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

Hammett not returning as Makos assistant coach

Mark Hammett won't be returning as assistant coach of the Tasman Makos rugby team.

Tasman are looking for a new assistant rugby coach.

Arts

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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