A heavy rain warning is in place for Nelson and Richmond with downpours and possible thunderstorms forecast.

Heavy rain soaks region video

Weather warning in place for region, with downpours expected until Wednesday.

Nelson Lions Tour bid

**** Lions captain Brian O'Driscoll is tackled as the British and Irish Lions take on the Wellington Lions at the Caketin stadium in Wellington in their fourth game so far on the Lions tour of New Zealand. The final score 23-6 to the British and Irish Lions. WestpacTrust Stadium. Rugby.
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City Council pushes ahead with $500,000 bid to bring British and Irish Lions to Nelson.

Godzone heads to Kaiteriteri

The world's largest adventure race, Godzone, is to be held in Kaiteriteri next year.

Trampers 'woefully under-prepared'

Search and Rescue "disappointed" with two trampers who put their rescuers at risk.

Region's bright digital future

Nelson may not have won Gigatown but the work does not stop for campaign team.

Deserving grandma wins new car

A call thought to be part of a survey was actually the sound of a new Suzuki Swift.

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News

Nelson Irish festival 'fabulous'

Bredna Overend, left, Brad Stewart, Ray Doherty, Niall Begley, and Aoife Granville perform during Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival on Saturday night at The Freehouse, Nelson.

Nelson was full of the sounds of Irish music over the weekend, with friendships forming over fiddles and flutes.

Hip surgery tops top of the south

Total hip and knee replacements are the two most common surgeries in Marlborough and Nelson.

Mad dash for pre-loved books video

Hundreds explore Pepin Island

Sport

Canterbury karts dominate Sunbelt champs

Cooper Forbes in action at the Sunbelt Sprint Championship on Saturday at Redwood Valley.

Engine troubles on day one cost Nelson's Matt Butchart a podium finish at the Sunbelt Sprint Championship.

Godzone heads to Kaiteriteri

The world's largest adventure race, Godzone, is to be held in Kaiteriteri next year.

Nelson College first-five William Havili.

Nelson win as Waimea suffer another loss

Shirley BHS ran in 36 second half points, including six tries, to eventually overwhelm Waimea College 50-8 in Richmond.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Fine show from intelligent choir

The Chroma Chamber Choir at the Christ Church Cathedral, Nelson.

REVIEW: Chroma Chamber Choir is a small but intelligent local choir who gave their audience a fine performance of three works of thanksgiving.

How can Nelson's golf clubs survive?

With falling memberships and increasing costs, can Nelson's golf clubs survive? Charles Anderson reports.

Bredna Overend, left, Brad Stewart, Ray Doherty, Niall Begley, and Aoife Granville perform during Ceol Aneas Traditional Irish Music Festival on Saturday night at The Freehouse, Nelson.

Nelson Irish festival 'fabulous'

Nelson was full of the sounds of Irish music over the weekend, with friendships forming over fiddles and flutes.

Opinion

Honours have simple message

Richard Ussher

The place and weight given to honours in New Zealand has long been debated, particularly over titles.

Wandering around Wakefield

Until recently my knowledge of Wakefield comprised the public toilets and the bakery.

John Campbell's exit part of a decline in NZ news and current affairs.

Media jumps the shark

So a seal made itself at home in a Papakura carwash this week. But it’s the New Zealand chickens that are coming home to roost that interest me more.

Our People

Night Shelter boss honoured for service to community

Edward Andrews, is on the Queen's Honours list for his community service. He has supervised the   Men's Night Shelter for 21 years.

Nelson night shelter supervisor Edward Andrews says making the Queen's Honours lists for his services to community has encouraged him in his "lifesaver" work.

Multisport champ on NZ Order of Merit

Constant commitment to the world of sport has lead to recognition of the highest order for Nelson sportsman Richard Ussher.

Judi Billens received a Queens  Birthday honour for services to Maori and community.

Judi Billens - a foot in both camps

Judi Billens' work with both Maori and Pakeha cultures has seen her recognised with a Queen's Service Medal.

Rugby

Nelson win as Waimea suffer another loss

Nelson College first-five William Havili.

Shirley BHS ran in 36 second half points, including six tries, to eventually overwhelm Waimea College 50-8 in Richmond.

From Nelson College to the Crusaders

Mitchell Drummond and David Havili, two former Nelson College team-mates, both started for the Crusaders in their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes on Friday night.

Waimea Old Boys forward Jeff Lepa makes a break during the Tasman Trophy match against Central at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman Trophy finalists decided

Waimea Old Boys and Wanderers must now wait another two weeks until this year's Tasman Trophy club rugby title is decided.

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