The sunset and cloud formation over Nelson on Tuesday evening.

Eyes on the skies over Nelson video

A spectacular sunset saw Nelsonians reaching for their cameras on Tuesday evening.

$221m for transport

Where some of the $221 million in transport funding will be spent in the Nelson region.

11:48 AM  Government funding boost will improve roading and transport across the region.

'Our dogs will run free': pensioners

Council decision won't stop pensioners letting their dogs run at a local reserve.

Kids get free GP visits

From today, under-13s in the region will receive free doctor visits and prescriptions.

Speed fines not revenue gathering

Ticketing drivers near schools is about safety, not revenue gathering, police say.

Detour planned for Atawhai Drive

Traffic along Atawhai Dr will be diverted overnight for sewage station upgrade works.

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Godzone entries open

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

3 min ago  Entries have opened for the Godzone adventure race being held in the Tasman district next year and organisers say there has been "overwhelming" interest from people wanting to secure a limited spot at the starting line.

Tax sugar like booze and smokes - dentist

10:26 AM  The Government should treat sugar in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, dental officer says. 

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Collaboration tackles family violence

Sport

Godzone entries open

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

6 min ago  Entries have opened for the Godzone adventure race being held in the Tasman district next year and organisers say there has been "overwhelming" interest from people wanting to secure a limited spot at the starting line.

Crunch time for Nelson hockey teams

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.

Tasman Makos fullback Robbie Malneek has signed on for his 10th season with the province.

Foundation player Malneek is a true Mako man

11:30 AM  Robbie Malneek probably bleeds shark blood. He is Mako through-and-through.

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

Fairy-stories no basis for decisions

Stingrays are no spiritual guardian of our lagoons.

11:11 AM  It's one thing to respect Maori heritage when conferring names on public places, but that doesn't mean deferring to folklore that we know to be absurd.

Global problems can be easier to solve than local ones

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

Surely there are better things to do.

Aversion to domesticity is not my fault

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

Our People

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 16, left and Olivia Deakin who lead the Social Services committee collected funds and warm clothing for Keeping Kids Warm.

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Cheesemakers want farmers to diversify

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

Getting off the couch for Masters Games

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

Rugby

Foundation player Malneek is a true Mako man

Tasman Makos fullback Robbie Malneek has signed on for his 10th season with the province.

11:30 AM  Robbie Malneek probably bleeds shark blood. He is Mako through-and-through.

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.

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.

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