Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

Juggling act at the beach

OPINION: How to rule on the worth of two family-friendly features on the Tahuna beachfront?

Dozen dogs disappear

Rob Coombes'  is upping the reward for his stolen hunting  dog  Queenie.

Rob Coombes' best mate Queenie is one of 12 dogs reported missing in Nelson.

Super-sized crowd expected

Hurricanes v Crusaders Super Rugby clash set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Empty centre a 'wicked waste'

Abandoned classrooms have cost NMIT $15,000 in lease and security fees.

Muslims want burial area

Nelson's Muslims ask for dedicated burial area in recognition of their culture.

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

An upsurge in mice numbers has led to a steady supply of huge trout in Nelson rivers.

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News

Neudorf releases wine library gallery

Simon McGuire, left, and Todd Stevens unpacking older vintages in the mudbrick library.

Neudorf Vineyards is releasing the first of its wine library as it down-sizes its 35-year collection.

Rescued dog happy in new home

An abandoned dog whose plight prompted an outpouring of support has enjoyed her first week of peace in a long time.

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Lecture to shed light on Anzac legend

Sport

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Hampden St runners to the fore

Hampden St School athletes swamp rivals in cross country league.

Crusaders fans Elisha Fleming (left) and Caleb Binns (right) have had a season-long rivalry with Hurricanes fan Campbell Rollo.

Huge crowd for Super clash

With 12,500 tickets sold, the Hurricanes v Crusaders clash is set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

Australian angler Meg Gordon with the 5.7kg (12.5lb) brown trout she caught in mid-April "on a river somewhere in the top of the South Island".

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Nelson's newest creative boutique studio sells the quirky work of 15 artists from the region. 

Cast of Central Otago Man, Cameron West, left, Vanessa Downing, Nick Kemplen, Laughlan Campion and Cleo Cowdrey.

What's on in Nelson

From music to comedy, film talks to burlesque nights - you won't be short of things to do in Nelson this week.

Opinion

Juggling act at the beach

Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

OPINION: How to rule on the comparative worth of two family-friendly features of the Tahunanui beachfront?

The many myths of modern health thinking

The myths of modern healthy living are multiple – and I've had to unlearn them all.

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tyres.

Snow tyres should be banned

Nelson woman Lucy Stronach discovered their dangers while crossing the Lewis Pass recently when her newly imported Suzuki Swift spun out on a corner and crashed into a ditch.

Our People

Freedive for dolphins video

William Trubridge Plunge Free Dive.

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

When cancer is a laughing matter

A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

Connor Rangi, 15, Josh Nell, 15, and Brayden Nell, 13, recently competed at the New Zealand Youth Ministock Championship in Oxford.

Nell second at NZ champs

Nayland College ministock racer Josh Nell caps off best ever season with a second place at New Zealand championship.

Rugby

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Crusader looking forward to hometown support

Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond is hoping for a happy homecoming.

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie calls the shots during his free coaching clinic at the Broads on Monday evening.

Rugby coaches get 'ammunition'

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie hosted skills sessions in Nelson for coaches and parents.

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