The Crusaders were welcomed by fans wanting selfies and signatures at Nelson Airport on Thursday.

Crusaders pose for 'selfies'

The Crusaders were swamped by fans on arrival at Nelson Airport today.

Wasp choc shock

"It seems this little fellow was a fan too."

Insect found in Nelson-branded chocolate bar prompts production line shutdown.

Plastic bag phase-out rubbished

Nick Smith trashes campaign to phase out single-use plastic bags, saying it's not justified.

Sirens set to smash Dolls

Nelson roller derby team get their skates on against Christchurch rivals this weekend.

Surf life savers want clubhouse

Proposal to build surf life saving clubhouse in Tahunanui dunes within five years.

Dad settles 'dine and dash' bill

Bar boss takes to social media to find pair who ran off without paying for food.

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News

Sugar shock on movie menu

Dr Rob Beaglehole at the Nelson premiere of That Sugar Film at State Cinemas on Wednesday evening.

A film that exposes the "hidden sugars" in everyday foods is a catalyst for discussions about sugar consumption, says dentist.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

Fraudster's home sold

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

Sport

Crusaders search for self-respect against Hurricanes

Dan Carter will make just his third start at No 10 for the Crusaders this season in Nelson.

Self-respect needs to be a powerful motivator for Richie McCaw’s Crusaders in Nelson.

Mika Vukona leads Giants with words and deeds

It's time for the veterans to step forward as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants seek to regain their winning touch.

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

Sirens set to smash Dolls

A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

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.

Central Otago man is Nelson made

If you are staging a play about the Central Otago Man who better to take leading role than the central Otago man himself.

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

Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Lisa Crockett of Salad Revolution is making salads for the Crusaders this Friday.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

A Nelson woman's salad delivery business has been given a boost by a team of 33 hungry Crusaders.

Rugby

Crusaders arrive for big game

The Crusaders were welcomed by fans wanting selfies and signatures at Nelson Airport on Thursday.

The Crusaders have arrived at the battlefield for their clash with the Hurricanes in Nelson.

Marshall will have full family support

James Marshall's parents will only need two colours to wear to Trafalgar Park on Friday, and that's black and yellow.

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

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

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.

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