Luca Beihenert, 12, lives on a yacht in the harbour, and takes a dingy, then cycles to Nelson Intermediate School every day.

Setting sail for school video

One Nelson student's daily journey to school is a little different to the usual bus or bike trip.

Firebug strikes again?

New Zealand Fire Service crews tackle a fire in Toi Toi near the Railway Reserve.

Firefighters have responded to another blaze in Nelson, close to the scene of a suspicious fire yesterday.

Holiday may be over for campers

After an influx of freedom campers, a potential bylaw to restrict or ban them is on the city council agenda.

Reddy gets down to business

New Governor General got to grips with some of Nelson's top businesses during her visit.

1080 closes part of track

A popular Kahurangi National Park walk will be closed for half a day due to a 1080 drop.

Biker dies after crash

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a fence on State Highway 65.

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Holiday may be over for campers

Freedom campers at the now-closed Rutherford Park zone in  Nelson.

After an influx of freedom campers over the summer, a potential bylaw to restrict or ban them is on the agenda for Nelson city councillors.

1080 closes part of track

A popular Great Walk in Kahurangi National Park will be closed for half a day due to a 1080 drop.

Governor-General gets down to business

Walkway battle rages on


Squance goes the distance

Hayden Squance made light work of the latest Port Nelson Sea Swim Series race.

Hayden Squance continued his dominance in the Port Nelson Sea Swim Series but there's a new leader in the women's field.

CD bowling stocks wearing thin

Seth Rance will lead the bowling attack for Central Districts when they resume the Plunket Shield competition against ...

CD are back into action with the Plunket Shield this weekend.

Twin events to deliver wet thrills

A kayaker competes in the 2016 Buller Festival.

The national rafting champs and Buller Festival will provide plenty of white-water action.

Three-week break 'bad timing'

A three-week break is untimely for Tasman United's players but not for coach Davor Tavich, who is attending a 12-day ...

In-form Tasman United won't play against until March 12.

Overhaul won't stop cricket next season

Following the abandonded one-day international match at McLean Park, the ground's outfield will undergo an overhaul, ...

All going to plan, there will still be a full summer of cricket at McLean Park next season.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Irish sounds come to Nelson

Irish singer-songwriter Mundy will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal on February 28.

Irish singer songwriter Edmond "Mundy" Enright says early exposure to music when he was a child led him to a lifelong musical career.

Duality of the landscape

Suter Art Gallery curator Sarah McClintock with work by Reuben Paterson from The River Lie.

 The River Lie has opened at the Suter Art Gallery with works by nine New Zealand artists

Winning a short story comp

Jo Dippie, owner of Page & Blackmore in Nelson.

 Organisers of this year's national Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition are helping to get as many entries as possible.

Learning to love nature

Jo Campbell, left, and Sean Weaver will run the Zen and Deep Ecology workshop in Golden Bay.

The sense of sacred nature has been eroded in modern culture to the extent we sometimes find ourselves apologising for loving the earth, loving forests, loving rivers, whales and wetlands.

Film Society programme launched

Hippocrates screens at the Nelson Film Society

The Nelson Film Society begins its seventeenth season next Thursday at the Suter Theatre


Life lessons learned from our precious pooches

Dogs know that sometimes a warm body and simple wordless companionship is better than all the talk in the world.

Dogs know more than a thing or two and could teach us all a few lessons on how to lead happier lives.

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

From Bangalore to Bandung for UFB

Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but some people have found that the installation process can be ...

OPINION: Ultra fast broadband might speed up your downloads, but for some the installation process can be ultra slow.

Our 'Amazon-scale' environmental crisis

The heavy steel doors from trawling can damage and destroy extensive areas as they are dragged over the seabed.

Opinion: Kiwis will be surprised to hear we have an 'Amazon-scale' ecological crisis occurring here on a similar scale.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Our People

Unable to eat, fighting for life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Living on a diet of supplement drinks and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Top marks for outstanding scholar

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson said Elliot Cina was "an exceptional student who managed to achieve such a high ...

Former Nayland College student Elliot Cina has won one of NZ's top academic awards.


Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.


Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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