Our skyline's forever changing

'I think it will be a trailblazer'

Work on the five-storey Quest Apartments is concrete proof of how well the construction industry is doing in Nelson, its project manager says.
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Move to review air rules

A review of woodburner regulations will start next year, Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says.

Trout risk fears after 1080 drop

Nelson Marlborough Fish & Game is still waiting for confirmation the poison 1080 does not pose any sub-lethal risks to anglers.

'Free advice' costs $551

A Nelson business owner paid more than $500 for information he later discovered was free.

Quad bike sales horrify

Top doctor "filled with horror" at online stores selling quad bikes for children as young as four.

Trees sacrificed for forts

Fort-building children have cut down young native trees in Brightwater's Snowden's Bush.

Last bell for top trio

Travel is calling for three of Nelson Central's leadership team next year.

Judge accepts receiver has reformed

A 31-year-old man who was found with about $7000 worth of stolen property from two Marlborough burglaries has received a community-based sentence.

School's 'fantastic' gift

Region set for wet Christmas

'You can be incredible'

Tapawera Area School dux Thandie Khumalo was the surprise guest speaker as well as the big winner at the school's prizegiving on Tuesday night.

Glove at first sight

Reality has dawned for competitors in next year's Fight 4 Victory. Training is under way and there will be no backing out now.

Bauer on break after big year

Takaka's Jack Bauer knows the true value of down time although his return home's proving almost as hectic as life in the saddle.

Extra time for Giants faithful

Searle relishes big chill

Nelson pair wild cards

Nelson-Hinemoa's Annie Henry and Richmond's Sheryl Wheeler were among 40 players selected to contest the fifth women's world golf croquet championships.

Christmas favourite with a twist

Cinderella will go to the ball . . . and you will have a ball, if you get down to The Theatre Royal and see Cinderella Goes To Bollywood.

New restaurant put to the test

Urban is Matt and Tania Bouterey's new base in the central city - perfect for catching up with friends, or your husband.

Grammy nod surprises artist

Sibling revelry

Summer art workshops

Summer has arrived and you have time on your hands. If lying on the beach isn't your cup of tea, how about a two, three or four-day intensive art workshop?

Don't plaster over dam's cracks

Amid the chorus of disapproval, The Tasman District Council must make a much more watertight case for the Waimea Community Dam.

Cruel lesson in nature

Cats do what they're biologically programmed to do, which is hunt and kill.

Cats help us hunt predators

Good news for housing

No time to hide on climate change

We ranked better than Australia on the Climate Change Performance Index, but there's nothing to be smug about.

Quake survivor in Sydney siege

The Sydney hostage siege was the second time Oliver Whalley had been caught in crisis, but this time he could call home.

Young queen of the beach

The king and queen of Tahunanui Beach were crowned on Saturday.

Spreading the science bug

Good sort at heart of kindy

Olympics ultimate goal for rower

Teen rower Olly Stephens was named sportsman of the year at the Tasman secondary schools sports awards for his efforts on the world stage and for the two medals he won at the Maadi Cup.

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