Thomas Lay is being evicted from  Bridge Street Backpackers and is looking for a new place to live.

What now for long-term resident?

9:52 AM  Thomas Lay is worried. A Nelson backpackers - his home of seven years - has been forced to sell up.

21 under one roof video

Vanuatu orchard workers on the RSE scheme share a suburban house in Motueka.

5 min ago  Residents concerned over orchard workers boarding house in quiet Motueka street.

'Cowboy poachers' under spotlight

Three men who shot at deer from a car in a residential area could face hefty charges.

Golf tournament for helicopter

Nelsonians showed the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter support through a game of golf.

Muscle mum's big win

Toned, tanned and ripped, one Nelson woman proves the fairer sex can multi-task.

NMIT boss resigns

The chief executive of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is leaving after 11 years in the role.

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News

Residents blame council as homes used to house horticultural workers video

Vanuatu orchard workers on the RSE scheme share a suburban house in Motueka.

3 min ago  Converting residential Motueka homes to house RSE orchard workers does not help the town's tight housing market. But the region's horticulture industry needs the staff.

Cheapskates owners roll on

11:07 AM  New owners, new location, but an outgoing Nelson retailer says the time is right to roll out the door.

Marie hoofing around to create change

What now for long-term resident?

Sport

Perfection still possible for Saints

Giants guard Dion Prewster evades his opposite, Saints player Corey Webster.

Giants unable to maintain early pace as Saints notch 15th straight win of NBL season.

Christie out of Super Rugby

Shane Christie receives medical help for a cut in February 2016. He has been ruled out of the current season with ...

Shane Christie's Highlanders season is over due to "concussion-like" symptoms.

Winterton hungry for goals

Midfielder Max Winterton has returned to Nelson Suburbs after a season with Saginaw Valley State University.

Suburbs midfielder hasn't ruled out putting his hand up for Tasman United selection after returning from US.

Moulds nearing return

Tactix skipper Jess Moulds hasn't played since last August due to a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

Tactix could receive a welcome boost from injured skipper in final rounds of season.

Adnam ready for NBL return

Giants' point guard Kyle Adnam will be back in action on Friday against the unbeaten Saints.

Kyle Adnam ready to take on unbeaten Wellington Saints. 

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Studies have shown Urzila cracks people up

Crack'n comedian Urzila Carlson is coming to Nelson with her new show Studies Have Shown.

Urzila Carlson's a staunch comedian who doesn't hold back; serving up punchy expletives and ripping into subjects that are often tabu in Nelson on June 3.

Powerful coming of age classic

Kes, a 1969 film by Ken Loach about a bond between a boy and his kestrel, is the next Nelson Film Society screening.

Ken Loach's film, Kes tells of a lad brought up in a drab Yorkshire village who trains a kestrel.

Creative works blend old and new technologies

Kathaleen Bartha and Robert Thompson with work from the group show Cross Currents: Contemporary Nelson Artists at Atkins ...

Six artists who use a mixture of traditional and cutting edge technologies are exhibiting at Atkins Gallery.

Environmental rubbish motivates artists work

Sally Reynolds and Maggy Johnston with work from Life Saver at Parker Gallery.

Artists Sally Reynolds and Maggy Johnston ask the question: "What are we doing with our planet?"

Breadmaker's rapid rise

Tozzetti owner and chef Ben Carpenter with a selection of freshly-baked breads.

A chef who worked with Jamie Oliver in London wants to make Tozzetti "the best cafe bakery in NZ".

Opinion

Outdoor horizons a lifetime pursuit

Charli and Rosie Mirfin at Wharariki Beach, Golden Bay.

Zane Mirfin looks back, and forward, to invigorating outdoor adventures.

Signs of growing pains

Richmond's growing pains are vividly illustrated by lots of men in high-vis vests.

The WORKS END road sign has been on the street around the corner for the past month.  The metal legs holding the sign up, straddle the footpath and the gutter.  

Taking a stand for children

Dr Lance O'Sullivan, Northland, who jumped on stage at a screening of the movie Vaxxed in Kaitaia.

The country needs more leaders like Dr Lance O'Sullivan.

Figuring out maths is pi in the sky

Apart from the basics, for many of us, maths is an impenetrable subject.

An angel at my table helped me unravel the inner workings of an impenetrable subject.

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

Our People

Much more than just a farmer

Henry Rouse.

Henry Rouse was a lynchpin of the Murchison community.

Party to promote well-being

Motueka High School students won a competition focused on Maori youth suicide prevention with their concept of an ...

Motueka students are planning a music festival to promote well-being and prevent youth suicide.

Business, aviation leader dies

Robyn Reid with her husband, Bill, and their Avro Anson MK I twin-engined aircraft at an Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ...

Respected Nelson businesswoman Robyn Reid died last week but her legacy continues to fly high.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

'Little angel' helps mum find lump

Former Nelson College for Girls student Lizl Matthewson spoke of her breast cancer experience at the Pink Ribbon ...

A Nelson mum was able to beat breast cancer after her daughter helped her find a lump while breastfeeding.

Rugby

Christie out of Super Rugby

Shane Christie receives medical help for a cut in February 2016. He has been ruled out of the current season with ...

Shane Christie's Highlanders season is over due to "concussion-like" symptoms.

Waitohi opt out of final round

Marist flanker Ryan Dafel in action during last Saturday's Tasman Trophy loss to Central.

Waitohi decide not to play Wanderers after death of Bevan Moody. 

Nelson and Waimea to meet in cross-town derby

Nelson College will be expected to continue their unbeaten UC Championship run against Waimea Combined Schools on Saturday.

Nelson College expecting a gritty challenge from Waimea Combined. 

Stevenson up with the pace

Matt Stevenson has emerged as a key attacking weapon for Waimea Combined Schools.

Stevenson prefers pace and guile over brute strength.

Fixing school rugby problems is easy

Timaru Boys' High School First XV would benefit from an overhaul of the UC Championships.

OPINION: Fixing the problems with the Crusaders Schools Championship could be quite simple if someone is brave enough to take the reins.

Arts

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

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

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