Rainbow Ski Area in August, 2014.

Snow storm for Rainbow

9:42 AM  Fresh snow dump "perfect timing" ahead of official opening tomorrow.

House fire on Kawai St 

House fire at Kawai St, Nelson.

8 min ago  Three people have escaped from a burning Nelson house.

Football refs pulled

10:10 AM  Nelson Bays Football takes hard stance against referee abuse on social media.

Farm to launch rocket

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.

Nelson tax evaders named

Former owners of Nelson restaurant named after conviction for tax evasion.

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News

Godzone sells out

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

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

Nayland students split over uniforms

Students at Nayland College in Nelson are divided over the recent decision to introduce uniforms for senior students.

Moveable feast goes down a treat

Super-fast Mini in new record bid video

Sport

Referees pulled from division one football

Referee Peter Cobeldick issues a red card to Nelson Suburbs defender Sam Miller in a previous encounter between Suburbs and Richmond.

10:10 AM  Nelson Bays Football has taken a hard stance against the abuse of a referee on social media last month by not allocating any officials to division one games this Saturday.

Suburban Silver get a Premier 1 reality check

It was a case of new round, same story for the leading Premier 1 pack.

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

Godzone sells out

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

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.

Plans for Nelson to commemorate 70th anniversary of VJ day

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

Opinion

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.

Rugby

Tasman Makos name contracted players

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

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

'Wheels' gets his timing just right

Top level sport doesn’t offer up too many second chances, especially where injuries are concerned.

James Lowe in try-scoring action for the Makos.

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.

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