Go baby, go!

Tots take control in the driver's seat

Two Nelson children can now go places they couldn't before, in their very own electric cars.

Hi-tech crackdown

12:24pm Motorists suspected of drink-driving can now have their fingerprints taken and stored on a police database in the upgraded Tasman Police booze bus.

'Blessed' parents accept award

12:35pm Jack Bauer took out top prize at last night's sports awards and dedicated it to his parents via video link, saying "this one is for you."

NCC scratches cat controls

12:21pm Nelson will remain a cat's playground after Nelson City Council decided to scrap cat-capping regulation.

End of the line for State

12:16pm Insurance company State's Nelson office has closed after 50 years with the loss of five jobs.

Motueka on parade

1:04pm Zumba dancers, children dressed as gifts, Talley's workers fishing for presents and two mad cows were among the delights at the Motueka Starlight Parade.

Ship in bay for Xmas feast

Four hundred and fifty passengers are in for a Kiwi Christmas feast when their luxury cruise ship drops them off in Golden Bay on December 25.

Go baby, go!

Two Nelson children can now go places they couldn't before, in their very own electric cars.

Barney identified

Accused 'helped troubled girls'

Limited hail damage to fruit

For the second time in a month hail has hit some of the region's orchards, but the damage is more localised and less severe.

A Tiger for punishment

In his long racing career, Nelson superstock driver Ricky Boulton has been a Tiger, a Cougar, a Scrapper, a Glen Eagle, even a Hawkeye.

Nelson still hopeful of hosting Crusaders

The Tasman Rugby Union still hopes to attract the Crusaders to Nelson despite speculation the Super Rugby franchise wants to stage a game in Fiji next season.

Top cricketer to speak at awards

Nelson turn to schoolboy spinner

Cut Mako tries luck in Perth

Tasman wing Mitchell Scott is heading to Australia to join the Western Force Super Rugby team after being cut by the Makos.

Party time for album launch

Nelson singer-songwriter and occasional drummer Dayna Sanerivi's debut album Source is so fresh you just might need to slap its back so it takes its first breath.

Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues

Go along to Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues expecting to hear Wang Dang Doodle and you'll be disappointed - but only for a moment or two.

Setting off on a new course

Weather smiles on bumper crowd

Nelson stars in Stuff's Road Trip

Cable Bay and an "ancient geriatric cyclist" both feature in Road Trip, an interactive part-drama, part-doco series launched this week on Stuff.

Streetscape wins no compliments

Angela Fitchett believes Nile St's new 'Box Living' complex is an eyesore in the midst of one of Nelson's prettiest locations.

Fires stress need for caution

While the fire danger ratings remain set on low, the top of the south generally has had less rain and more sun this year than usual, and the ground is already dry.

Writers have lives, not careers

Immigration still a plus

PM blind to shabby politicking

One aspect of the inquiry by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, is done and dusted.

Nominate your Nelsonian of the Year

Today we begin the quest to find the Nelson Mail's Nelsonians of the Year.

Martin opts to run with Boston

Nelson College for Girls middle distance runner Jess Martin had scholarship offers from more than 20 different US universities before deciding to sign with Boston College

The funny side of dating disasters

Small, beautiful celebration

Good sort at heart of kindy

Bruce Murry-Campbell has been unable to work since he was 19, so instead he has dedicated his life to volunteering at Stoke and Birchwood Kindergartens.

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