Hayden Paddon finishes second in the WRC Rally of Sardinai

Rally star to race in Nelson

Rally driver Hayden Paddon will race members of the public on a Nelson go-kart track.

$221m transport boost

Crowds stuck in traffic as they make their way to the Mapua Easter Fair, Mapua Domain, Nelson.

Top of the south gets a $221m investment in transport network over three years.

Speed blitz at Nelson schools video

Thousands caught speeding in police operation targeting Nelson schools.

Devil is in the detail for cops

Judith Collins writes that it's outrageous that serious offending by the Nelson Red Devils gang will go unanswered.

Half million Motueka Lotto winner

A Motueka man is overjoyed after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division.

Hair-raising contest goes tribal video

There was hairspray and head pieces galore at the NMIT's hairdressing competition.

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Our dogs will run free - pensioners

Betty Watkins, left, and Chrissie Keay with Ginny, left, Oscar and Jazz off the leash at Monaco Reserve.

Pensioners living at Monaco, a coastal suburb near Nelson, say they'll ignore a council decision stopping them from letting their dogs off for a run on their local reserve.

Glitz and glamour for a good cause

It was a night of glamour and dancing as the Cancer Society hosted its annual ball in Nelson.

Motorbike posties for Nelson

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

Sport

Crunch time for Nelson hockey teams

Michael Wilkens (left) and Mike Mitchell (right).

Tasman have received a timely reminder that they can't be complacent, after losing 4-1 to Federal Titans a week out from the top of the south semi-finals.

Rally star to race in Nelson

Top NZ rally driver Hayden Paddon is heading to Nelson to race members of the public on a go-kart track.

Quentin MacDonald: was announced on Tuesday as one of two Tasman Makos in the New Zealand Maori rugby team to play Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians in July.

MacDonald in Maori ABs

Renwick hooker Quentin MacDonald was shocked when he found out through a friend on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Please, sir, I want some more

Thai green curry is always a popular option as a winter warmer.

Where do you go when it's cold outside and your tummy tells you it's lunch-time? Soup is a good winter option.

What's on in Nelson

What's on in Nelson this week - big sing, weekly comedy, couch stories...

Kath Bee, left performs with the cast of Individuality during the finale of the Nelson Youth Theatre production.

Contact Kath 0274504978

Individuality show a hit video

A show written by two Nelson women about the power of being your unique self was a hit with the crowd.

Opinion

Aversion to domesticity is not my fault

Surely there are better things to do.

 My standard of housework has always been abysmally low, but this winter it has plummeted way below the Good Housekeeping Bureau's plimsoll line.

Walkers Unite call for dedicated Maitai walkway

 Cynthia McConville, convemor of Nelson Walkers Unite, responds to a story on shared pathways in The Leader last week.

Argentina's former soccer player Diego Maradona ... at least he's not Sepp Blatter.

Global problems can be easier to solve than local ones

OPINION: So now Diego Maradona wants to stand for FIFA president.

Our People

Getting off the couch for Masters Games

Dan Kearney at Hire Pool in Stoke where he works.

Dan Kearney used to hate running but is now entering the Masters Games.

Light Nelson takes out top award

Next winter is set be brighter than ever after the organisers of Light Nelson were recognised for their work on the event.

East Takaka master cheese makers Alan Cockman and Gabrielle Kervella inside their micro fromagerie in Golden Bay.

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

Two Takaka master cheesemakers are hoping to inspire a new generation into their craft.

Rugby

MacDonald in Maori ABs

Quentin MacDonald: was announced on Tuesday as one of two Tasman Makos in the New Zealand Maori rugby team to play Fiji and the New Zealand Barbarians in July.

Renwick hooker Quentin MacDonald was shocked when he found out through a friend on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.

Dagg gets weekend off, Piutau to club rugby video

Assistant All Blacks coach Ian Foster says Crusaders fullback came through camp this week with flying colours.

Waimea College First XV wing Sam Pestell in action against Ashburton College First XV at Waimea College

Waimea College suffer last-gasp defeat

Waimea College might have been celebrating just their second win of this year's UC Championship secondary schools rugby competition on Saturday.

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