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Vikki Radbourne and Teja Arn in the small kitchen of their East St Cafe Bar at Innbetween Lodge and Backpackers.

East St outgrows its roots

The owners of popular Nelson vegetarian cafe East Street are considering crowdfunding as they search for a bigger space.

Girl 'sexually groomed'

A teacher aide set up a Facebook account under a female name to communicate with a young student.

Nelson teacher aide created fake Facebook account to sexually groom learning-impaired student.

Buildings under threat

Ten council-owned buildings need to be fixed or demolished over the next 20 years.

Hockey coach dies during game

Nelson hockey community in shock after a coach collapsed and died on the field.

Firm trades on despite $16m debt

Creditors accept repayment deal to keep Waimea Contract Carriers in business.

Activists aim to wake up Nelson

A collection of grassroots causes converged on Trafalgar St on Saturday.

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Man on the run

Police believe the wanted man ran from this white Mitsubishi Galant that crashed into a tree in Golf Rd, Tahunanui, following a short pursuit last Wednesday.

Police seek help from public to find man wanted in connection with burglary and police chase in Nelson.

Council wants Best Island road

The TDC has served notice on a Best Island family to resolve the community's historic access problem.

Top road cop appointed

Famous artwork to be restored


Top football coaches call for South Island league

Cashmere Technical football coach John Brown.

One of New Zealand's top domestic football coaches is calling for the national league to revert to winter and for the Mainland Premier League to be replaced by a South Island league.

Tasman under-19s lose to West Coast

The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.

Victory Phoenix centre Mitch Ryan, pictured playing in Saturday's TRL grand final, has been selected to trial for the Tasman Titans.

Titans trial squads named

A selection dilemma is the headache every coach wants and incoming Tasman Titans coach Phill Tavite will have a big job on his hands settling on his final squad.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Deathgasm director discusses demons

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman star in the Kiwi horror comedy Deathgasm.

Kiwi comedy horror film Deathgasm has a Nelson connection and is set to make its New Zealand debut.

Dress up those bare patches with containers

Container grown plants are an ideal way of taking the bare look off entranceways, patios, and decks, and providing a link from the garden to the house.

Tetra band members Emma Common, Lara Cammock, Madi Fulton Buckle and Carmen Puklowski of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

Nelson bands in Rockquest top 20

Talented musicians from Nelson have jammed their way into the country's top 20 bands at this years Smokefree Rockquest.


Lessons learned

New Motueka High School principal John Prestidge is taking on a big job.

As the child of two teachers, I have a love/hate relationship with the profession.

Of cats and men

Surrounded by fluffy felines in the Hope Hall, a visiting French cat judge acknowledged his friends and family found his hobby a bit crazy.

Navigating rush hour traffic may be just one of the skills gauged in a life test, imagines Bob Irvine.

Blind opportunism

Columnist Bob Irvine envisions a much wider eye test for all aspects of our lives.

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Top road cop appointed

Inspector Ian McKenzie has been appointed Tasman Road Policing manager.

Tasman's new road policing manager says his children are embarrassed by what he drives to work.

Institution needs community's help

Susannah Roddick volunteered to help the sNelson School of Music's fundraising effort "because I believe that if everyone does a little, then no one has to do a lot".


Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

Former Otago player Trent Renata has signed with the Tasman Makos.

The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

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