Peter Millward, Chief Executive of  The Nelson Provincial Museum with a model of a dinosaur footprint and a model dinosaur.  The dinosaur models are part of the Dinosaur Footprints - a story of Discovery exhibition at the museum.

The dinosaurs are coming video

New exhibition about the discovery of 70-million-year-old dinosaur imprints in Golden Bay.

House fire on Kawai St 

House fire at Kawai St, Nelson.

Three people crawl from smoke-filled Nelson house after finding fire in the kitchen.

Snow storm forecast for Rainbow

Fresh snow dump "perfect timing" ahead of official ski field opening on Saturday.

Football refs pulled over abuse

Nelson Bays Football takes hard stance against referee abuse on social media.

Farm eyed for rocket launch

A Nelson man's family farm in Canterbury could launch New Zealand into the space race.

Food stolen from catering company

A Nelson chef feels "ripped off" after hundreds of dollars worth of food was stolen from outside his business.

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Keep Broadgreen open, says historian

Jenny McKee, left, Helen Le Cren and Mary Gavin with a restored gig displayed at Broadgreen Historic House last year.

A leading historian has pleaded with the Nelson City Council to keep Stoke historic house Broadgreen open in winter.

Cycle trail gets funding boost

The Tasman Great Taste Trail secures $67,500 as one of six new projects the government is investing in.

Godzone sells out

Nelson tax evaders named


Nelson Intermediate keeps title

The Nelson Intermediate School rugby league team celebrate after winning the Pro Brands Intermediate Rugby League Trophy final against Broadgreen Intermediate School on Thursday.

Nelson Intermediate saved their best performance for the final at the intermediate rugby league trophy at Broadgreen on Thursday.

Godzone sells out

The Godzone adventure race has sold out in record time with 25 per cent of entries coming from international teams.

Referee Peter Cobeldick issues a red card to Suburbs defender Sam Miller in a previous clash with Richmond.

Referees pulled after social media abuse

Nelson Bays Football takes hard stance against ref abuse on social media by not allocating any officials to division one games this Saturday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Review: Love & Mercy

Paul Dano as Beach Boy Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy.

The really infuriating thing for artists is that sometimes you can get all the ingredients together for what should be a winning piece of work and still it falls flat.

Rata adds a splash of colour

In mid -April I was driving near Cobb Reservoir and came across this brilliant flowering rata on a steep rock face beside the road.

How the Nelson Evening Mail reported August 15 1945.

Nelson plans to mark VJ anniversary

An informal commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VJ Day will be held at Rutherford Park this year.


Fairy-stories no basis for decisions

Stingrays are no spiritual guardian of our lagoons.

It's one thing to respect Maori heritage, but that doesn't mean deferring to folklore that we know to be absurd.

Global problems can be easier to solve than local ones

OPINION: So now Diego Maradona wants to stand for FIFA president.

Surely there are better things to do.

Aversion to domesticity is not my fault

 My standard of housework has always been abysmally low, but this winter it has plummeted way below the Good Housekeeping Bureau's plimsoll line.

Our People

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 16, left and Olivia Deakin who lead the Social Services committee collected funds and warm clothing for Keeping Kids Warm.

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

Two Takaka master cheesemakers are hoping to inspire a new generation into their craft.

Dan Kearney at Hire Pool in Stoke where he works.

Getting off the couch for Masters Games

Dan Kearney used to hate running but is now entering the Masters Games.


Motueka girls claim tens crown

Motueka's Faiga Siaki carries to ball into the Marist defence, supported by  Emily Kelly, left, and Rheanna Wood, during the final of Tasman Rugby Union's women's tens competition.

 Anyone who doubts the commitment of women rugby players had only to look at Emily Kelly's bleeding face during the final of the Car Company Senior Women's Tens on Saturday.

Makos lose exciting winger for season

The Tasman Makos have been struck a Lowe blow leading into their 2015 national provincial championship campaign with a key backline player ruled out for the season.

Makos' skipper Shane Christie has made a timely return to top-level rugby and is expected to lead the team in 2015.

Tasman Makos name contracted players

The 2015 edition of the Tasman Makos, the nation’s newest provincial rugby side and the most talked about in 2014, is taking shape.

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