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Kaye Stevens, left, Phyllistina Kesgin, Beth Hunter, Lou Illes and Prue Sweet have stared 4thekidz group in Nelson.

Teddies, torches for abused kids

Nelson group shines light on needs of children undergoing police forensic examinations.

Gang case nears end

The Red Devils "patch".

The infamous case involving Nelson's Red Devils may be on its final journey.

Daughter allegedly raped for years

A man who allegedly raped his young daughter for years has been denied bail.

Funding boost for Nelson schools

Two schools included in $10m fund to encourage innovative teaching practices.

Victim 'a damn good guy'

Bruce Mortimer was a quiet man with a dark past clouded by crime and drugs.

Palace for some, horror for others

Inside Franklyn Village which is now the scene of a homicide investigation

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Nelson football strips gifted to Vanuatu

Nelson Chillers and FC Nelson Galaxy players wear and hold some of the 20 old Nelson football playing strips to be donated to Vanuatu.

Villages in Vanuatu will resemble Nelson football fields of old thanks to the donation of hundreds of playing strips.

Candles and choirs liven Cathedral

A jam-packed audience enjoyed the harmonious sound of eight choirs reverberating across Nelson Cathedral at the Choirs by Candlelight event. 

Youth talks change

Say no to plastic this July


Tactix stop by holiday programme

Mainland Tactix netball player Bailey Mes with girls involved in the netball holiday programme at Saxton Stadium.

Tactix players Bailey Mes and Hayley Saunders stopped by at Nelson Netball's holiday programme at Saxton Stadium on Tuesday.

Tasman Titans continue perfect start

Both Tasman Titans teams are now two-from-two at the South Island rugby league tournament.

Nelson's Mackay Springer scores against Buller at the Seddon Shield Primary School Rugby Tournament.

Golden Bay-Motueka steal dramatic win at the death

A last-minute try to centre Zante Stone helped Golden Bay-Motueka steal a dramatic 15-12 win against Marlborough to highlight day two of the Seddon Shield primary schoolboys rugby tournament at Trafalgar Park on Tuesday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Choirs by candelight at Cathedral

Te Manawa of Enner Glynn perform during Saturday evening's Choirs by Candlelight in Nelson Cathedral.

Nelson Cathedral was full to overflowing as eight a cappella choirs gathered for an impressive choral performance.

Hippies of Dehra Doon video

The Andersons insist they aren't "greenies". They just always had a dream to live off the grid.

Lynda Duncan's work for Illuminate in the window of Woodlea Floral Studio on Bridge St

Lure of lights in central city

An event that promises to light up the streets of Nelson has just had the switch turned on.


Why I climbed Parliament

Verena Maeder faces a three-month prison sentence if she is convicteed of trespass for her part in a Greenpeace protest on the roof of Parliament.

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Laughs a plenty among the fork 'andles

A small good-deed this week set off a train of treats.

At Jeff's Burger Den at Brooklyn School for lunch on Thursday were, from left, waitress Arihia Gibbs, Kalia Crawford-Sharp and Maia Karetai.

Bringing warmth to winter's chill

Poet T.S. Elliot called April the cruellest month but July is no picnic for hospitality businesses either.

Our People

Youth talks change

Raven Maeder, right, Nelson College for Girls Head Girl. Pictured with deputy head girl Sophie Ross at a bring back our girls campaign they organised.

Raven Maeder, head girl of Nelson College for Girls, is making her mark on New Zealand.

Why I climbed Parliament

OPINION: Nelson activist Verena Maeder explains why she risked a prison sentence to call for action on climate change.

Long-time publican Nola Drummond outside the Junction Hotel in Takaka, Golden Bay. The building is about to be demolished.

Historic hotel to be demolished

The doors of the Junction Hotel closed in March but the grand old lady of Takaka pubs has one last act in her.


Makos hopefuls get a chance to impress

Andrew Goodman gets tackled by Liam Boshoff during the Nelson versus Marist rugby game at Tahunanui playing fields.

As expected Kieran Keane has called upon players from the Nelson Bays and Marlborough club ranks in his Makos Emerging Players training squad.

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory in Super Rugby final.

Shane Christie, left, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley and Marty Banks at Highlanders training at Logan Park in Dunedin.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

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