Kayla White, 5, suffers from a range of acute respiratory illnesses and is fed through a tube in her stomach.

Rocky road ahead for Kayla video

Little Kayla White gets the go ahead for more tests to see if she will be able to eat.

Glory for College gallery video

Nelson College midfielder Max Winterton celebrates after scoring in the New Zealand secondary schools championship final against Sacred Heart College at Saxton Field.

Nelson College have won the New Zealand secondary schools football championship.

Car park calamity

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

Ram-raid at auto store

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.

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News

Work to start on Trafalgar Centre

Gibbons Construction hope to have the Trafalgar Centre open by February 2016.

1 min ago  Long-awaited work will begin on the Trafalgar Centre on Monday in order to get the building reopened early next year.

Victim improving but crash spot remains

8:59 AM  Four months after Marty Fleming was injured while helping the victims of a car crash, he's still off work and on crutches.

Morrison Square gets real slice of Italy

China Week in Nelson

Sport

Makos maintain winning run

Fullback Robbie Malneek contributed to the Tasman Makos' try tally in their NPC win over Otago in Dunedin.

Tasman hold onto position at top of NPC premiership ladder with scrappy 34-17 win over Otago in Dunedin.

Nelson College win NZ championship gallery video

Nelson College midfielder Max Winterton celebrates after scoring in the New Zealand secondary schools championship final against Sacred Heart College at Saxton Field.

Nelson College have won the New Zealand secondary schools football championship after beating Sacred Heart College 2-1.

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.

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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