Monster Slide in Sumner splash

Monster Slide issues slide on

Angry customers and suppliers left out of pocket after Monster Slide events.

Girls abuse warden

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Fairfax Media reporter Josh Fagan spends a day with an Auckland parking warden Pete(Do not identify)as he paces around Auckland City.

 Nelson parking warden shaken after clashing with group of teenage girls.

Havili's rapid rise

Last week David Havili was playing club rugby for Nelson, tonight he's starting for the Crusaders.

Dam gets more funding

Waimea Dam given $300,000 to hunt for $50m to cover irrigators' share of project.

Arts centre back on agenda

Council revives plan for performing arts centre with $25,000 project update and review.

Group fights bike plan

New group formed to fight NCC plan to encourage cycling on the Maitai Walkway.

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What a load of rubbish

Members of Victory School's Tiaki Taiao Enviro group at with the rubbish they collected in four days are displayed at the schools assembly.

There were sounds of disgust when children at Nelson's Victory School were faced with what four days of rubbish looked like.

New cafe for Salvation Army Store

A new cafe at the Nelson Salvation Army store aims to help students get work ready and function as a meeting point.

Water quality a 'thorny issue'

First olives, then oil

Sport

Win gives Blackadder a glimmer of hope

Dan Carter slots a penalty against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

The will is back but are the Crusaders?

Smith keen to put loss behind him

Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said his team won't win the Super Rugby title if they continue to play like they did against the Crusaders.

Waimea fullback Ili Ravudra dives over for a try in the attempted tackle of Central winger Alan Dinan.

Waimea too good for Central

Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

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.

The comedic power of persuasion

There will be celebrities in Motueka on Saturday night. Perhaps there will be a movie star or two. Someone will very likely win lotto. Well at least they will in their minds, says hypnotist Dave Upfold.

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

Stamping out sugar bit by bit

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands has come up with a sugar-free alternative for school fundraisers.

There's a lot of talk about the war on sugar. Meet two Kiwis who are taking action.

Salad revolution meets the crusade

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

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.

Rugby

Win gives Blackadder a glimmer of hope

Dan Carter slots a penalty against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

The will is back but are the Crusaders?

Crusaders arrive for big game

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

Waimea fullback Ili Ravudra dives over for a try in the attempted tackle of Central winger Alan Dinan.

Waimea too good for Central

Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

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