Countdown car park on the right, Whareama Rest Home on the left.

Car parking faux pas  gallery

5 min ago  An older couple were "shocked" after crashing through a fence at a Stoke supermarket.

Ram-raid at auto store

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Police at Mag and Turbo Tyre and Service Centre on Vanguard Street with a smashed window this morning.

Police were called to a Nelson auto store this morning following a nighttime break-in. 

Founder faces ruin

Former trustee of Atamai ecovillage holed up in Japan as banks chase unpaid mortgages.

Smith piles pressure on NCC

Housing minister Nick Smith wants council to free up more land for subdivisions.

Mothering needed to fix social ills

Love can fix homes that "make Jake the Muss look like a pussycat", says Henare O'Keefe.

Fan stoked to meet 'The Bus' video

A Stoke school pupil got his birthday wish when Julian Savea gave him his birthday top.

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News

New bill to give green energy 'fair go'

Solar City founder Andrew Booth, Green MP Gareth Hughes and Absolute Energy owner Paul Brockie are united in wanting a fair go for renewable energy producers.

The Green Party is fighting for fair buy-back prices for people who are producing excess renewable energy.

'The Bus' makes young fan's day video

A young rugby fan finally got his birthday wish when All Blacks winger Julian Savea gave him his birthday top.

Soap-making fail prompts eco switch

NMIT celebrates commerce coup

Sport

Historic win for Nelson College gallery

Nelson College players Van Roland Hlawn Ceu, Kevin Obed and Matt Tod-Smith celebrate after Obed scored the opening goal during their New Zealand secondary schools football championship semifinal against Mt Albert Grammar School at Jubilee Park.

Nelson College are through to their first ever New Zealand secondary schools football championship final.

Red Devils go west with silverware on their minds

The mercurial Johnny Ika slots into the first five-eighth's role for the Red Devils on Saturday.

They may both be officially labelled "Tasman" but, make no mistake, when the Red Devils and Griffins do battle on Saturday, it will be all about Marlborough versus Nelson Bays.

Titans to tackle winless Whalers

Tasman Titans player Sam Hedges in action against the Otago Whalers last year.

The Tasman Titans are ready for takeoff.

Nelson netball teams miss qualification

Nelson College for Girls were the top Nelson team at the South Island secondary schools championship but still finished back in 17th place.

Nelson will have no representation at the New Zealand secondary schools netball championship later this year.

Griffins meet Red Devils in rugby double-banger

Tasman Makos loosie Tevita Koloamatangi, seen here playing for Tasman against Hawke's Bay last season, is back in action for the Tasman Griffins on Saturday.

Andrew Goodman and Tevita Koloamatangi are poised for a return to action as part of the Car Company Tasman Griffins rugby team to face the Tasman Red Devils at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Comedy central hits arts festival

Penny Ashton will perform Promise & Promiscuity at this year's Nelson Arts Festival

If you're in the mood for a laugh, there are plenty of options to choose from at this year's Nelson Arts Festival.

How good is the Everest movie?

Jason Clarke plays Kiwi mountaineer Rob Hall in the movie Everest.

REVIEW: Based on the tragic 1996 disaster on Mt Everest this is epic cinema - entertaining and emotionally enervating.

Kids rock the house video

John Phillips , centre front with children from Richmond, Stoke, Nayland, Birchwood, Clifton Terrace and Nelson Intermediate schools at the opening night of the Rock da House Nelson and Waimea Combined School Choir Festival at Nelson College.

Children from across Nelson will be belting out musical hits new and old and the Rock da House event this week. 

Off Broadway's production a winner

Brook Bennett, left, Ellie MacIntyre, Taylor Pumprey and Jake Robinson in the Off Broadway at the dress rehearsal production of RENT at the Theatre Royal.

REVIEW: This RENT cast challenge themselves and the audience to consider these gritty themes as presented by a younger crew.

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood - new dad's solo tour

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood hits the road on a solo tour in October.

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has been up all night but not because he's been partying.

Opinion

Lucky to be here? You bet

People stand to sing the National Anthem during Sunday's community service in Nelson Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War II.

It's worth recognising how lucky we were to grow up in peaceful times, and it's important to remember all those who didn't.

Of Elvis, danger, and the ACC

"Hmmmm   ... no helmets ... no kevlar inserts ... no safety harness ... no foam on the ground. Not good at all, Mr Cumberpatch."

"Thank you for coming in, Mr …" "Cumberpatch. Elvis Cumberpatch. Call me Elvis."

That Nelson connection keeps us healthy

Belinda Mallabar, Joy Kirker, Moira Mutch, Wendy Mills-Ramage and Jo Lavington on the Railway Reserve. Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers.

OPINION: Nelson is still small enough that people say hello to strangers, says Matt Lawrey.

Key questions for TDC over the dam

Peter Foster

Thanks to Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne for his two columns on the Waimea Community Dam.

Rolls Royce Waimea dam 'blatant bid for subsidy'

Paul MacLennan

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne's recent expressions regarding the Waimea Community Dam lack credibility.

Our People

'Rare' telegram for merchant navy officer

An original telegram dating from VE Day was on the Pamir mess notice board, has been gifted to the Nelson Provincial Museum by Gilbert Inkster, middle with Nelson Provincial Museum chief executive Peter Millward, left and Merchant Navy Association Nelson branch secretary Ben Gibbs.

Former merchant navy seaman Gilbert Inkster recalls two main things from VE day 1945 - a bottle of beer from his ship captain and a very special telegram.

Nelson soldier immortalised in book

Author Richard Palmer at the Saturday Market signing his book Going Into Support Tonight.

A Nelson soldier killed at Passchendaele in 1917 has had his story immortalised by a Kiwi author.

Music and redemption

Joel Bolton formed Nelson's Youth Orchestras to give children the joy that he found in music.

The head of Nelson's youth orchestras found music and art as an escape from a miserable and abusive childhood.

Nelson kids solve problems together

Nelson Christian Academy students Josh Ray, left, Leilani Wilson and Paxon Bruce, right watched by Broadgreen Intermediate students Harry Palmer, centre and Liam Hunter (obscured) compete in the Stoke Cluster Problem Solving Challenge at Broadgreen Intermediate.

School children from across Nelson put their heads together to come up with solutions as part of a problem-solving challenge.

For Kayla, a cold could kill

Kayla White, 5, plays memory with her brother Lukas White, 3.

The mother of a Nelson five-year-old wants her to live a normal life, but the slightest cold could kill her.

Rugby

Red Devils go west with silverware on their minds

The mercurial Johnny Ika slots into the first five-eighth's role for the Red Devils on Saturday.

They may both be officially labelled "Tasman" but, make no mistake, when the Red Devils and Griffins do battle on Saturday, it will be all about Marlborough versus Nelson Bays.

Cheeky Cantabs throw down gauntlet

This rather pointed billboard turned up outside Trafalgar Park overnight.

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Taranaki drown against Otago

Taranaki wing Latu Vaeno bursts through the Otago defence during Saturday's 34-27 loss at Yarrow Stadium.

Taranaki's NPC title defence appears to have drowned on a sodden Yarrow Stadium.

Fredericks relishes Makos comeback

Vernon Fredericks

Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Makos aim to build on winning start

Mitchell Scott, seen here in pre-season mode against Otago, is back on the wing for Friday's clash with Bay of Plenty.

Winger Mitchell Scott is one of only three changes to the starting lineup for Friday's NPC clash with Bay of Plenty.

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