Fair makes a splash

Weather couldn't ruin the day

Gumboots were as much a feature as carnival rides at the Mapua Easter Fair.
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Stuck in the valley

Several families in the hills west of the Motueka Valley remain stranded by floods.

Free parking in city?

Nelson City Council is asking for feedback on parking, with calls for the city to go meter-free.

Reshaping road key to flood safety

A year on from Richmond's devastating flash floods, road reshaping is a priority.

$20,000 for sacking

Nelson hair salon which fired an apprentice has been ordered to pay her over $20,000.

Skating club celebrates

The Nelson Roller Sports club has turned 60, and the council has given it a plaque to celebrate.

Bus changes

Nelson City Council will cut some routes in order to increase services on others.

Focus on research

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology is building on its research culture this year.

Novopay named worst

Alan Stanton mourned

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Easter rules rile

Marlborough District Council will lobby after September's election to let businesses open during Easter.

Storm stops The Rock

Hasim ‘‘The Rock’’ Rahman delivers a heavy right to David Tua during their bout in 2003 It wasn't quite the story of a hurricane but Thursday's storm did prevent the former world heavyweight champion appearing in Nelson.

New kit aids Wheelers' strategy

Members of the Tasman Wheelers Benchmark cycle racing squad have gathered to show off their new kit and to run a quick debrief on last Sunday's event in Hokitika, the second of six rounds being held this year.

Wounded Suburbs is 'a dangerous beast'

Club rugby fan zone

Fico Finance Nelson Giants forward Finn Delany gets up to attempt to block a shot by Taranaki’s Kaye McKee.

Giants take long route home

A full two hours after it began, last night's national basketball league match in New Plymouth finally ended.

Down on the ice

Antarctica A Nelson man has returned from Antarctica with new convictions about the value of ice science in unlocking the secrets of climate change.

Artists evolve through residency

Two artists who are this year's recipients of the Hamish Fletcher Lawyers Graduate Residency, are exhibiting at the Refinery.

REV: 1967 Ford XR Fairmont

Central-city living beckons

Suter Autumn Exhibition

History inspires exhibition

When Guinevere Wilde discovered the old dump at Farewell Spit she knew she had found a gateway through time into the lives of the people who had lived there between 1870 and 1984 to keep the lighthouse lit up.

Whimsical comedy set in darkening times

heavy rain Dave Manning finds a sumptuous feast on the menu at The Grand Budapest Hotel.

This gang just grows and grows on you

Parks and Recreation, Mondays, 9.55pm, Four Reviewed by Alastair Paulin

Liam Finn: The Nihilist

A Song of the Sofa: Episode two (spoiler)

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Block-based blockbusters

With two new Lego games released in as many weeks, is this the moment when the series finally jumps the shark?

Nelson's luck holds

storm It never rains but it pours. And sometimes it blows. But our luck held in terms of injuries.

Wakatu case puts doubt on 'final'

Those who feel a general unease about the Treaty settlement process might take a little convincing over a key point in yesterday's Nelson Mail lead story.

Proving parochial diehards wrong

Unlikely pairing a big risk


Time for a serious debate

The only thing the royals didn't charm was the weather.

Nelson tops NZ in a 'stonking' surge

The Nelson region is streets ahead in its business confidence, a new survey shows.

Businesswomen, Groser in town

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce is hosting two business lunches this week, including one with Minister of Trade Tim Groser on Friday.

Business matters

Paula's offshoot falls flat

Alton Street Cycles.

Bikes built for commuting

The wheels of Nelson's burgeoning bicycle revolution have taken a Danish turn, courtesy of Alton St Cycles which opened at the weekend.

Will new faith in Hesson be justified?

It used to be that most things Mike Hesson said or did were greeted with a fair measure of derision from sections of New Zealand's cricketing public.

Importance of keeping house and sanity

How important is housework and being a home maker to early motherhood?

Motueka missing out on funds

A word about all these goings on


Time we eased off the road-rage pedal

Even in Nelson, where the roading system works efficiently 98 per cent of the time, everyone has their pet irritation.

Swiss input to a very Kiwi vineyard

Kina Beach Vineyard. The boutique Kina Beach Vineyard is owned by a couple who live in Zurich and visit their piece of paradise in Nelson "not as often as we would like".

Bringing hemp out of the closet

Hemp, arguably one of the most versatile agricultural crops available, is restricted in New Zealand. Why is this? The answer is simple; hemp is closely related to marijuana.

Get inspired in the River Kitchen

A taste of the tropics

Kina Beach Vineyard.

Life's a bach

Judith Gillies asks what happened to the lifestyle we used to know.

Giants' Jones calls time on career

Phill Jones Nelson basketball legend Phill Jones has announced his retirement after a stellar 21-year career.

Bennett denies attack

Paula Bennett has denied that her recent attack on jetsetting beneficiaries was targeted at a chronically ill Nelson woman.

Holly gets ready to go global

New director for festival

Breast cancer survivors

River retreat nets survivors

Breast cancer survivors bared their souls at a luxury retreat near Murchison over the weekend, and learned a new skill as well.

Mapua's Easter more than fair

Mapua Easter Fair Strung-out retail therapy devotees, dads and mums, bargain-hunters and eclectic gatherers, rejoice!

Food bank gets helping hand

The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.

Mud and misery of war

Cash needed to tackle wasps

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Best dressed will fly

Four children who dress up as their star or the emergency service worker they like best could win themselves a ride in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as part of the helicopter base's open day on May 4.

Mapua Easter Fair

Easter entertainment guide

A round up of all the best events, gigs and live entertainment for Easter Weekend across the Nelson region.

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Field of drums

A family dance party event at the revamped Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight will make a new use of a familiar location.

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Food bank gets helping hand

The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.

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City's shark-infested waters

A group of young Nelson spearfishers have provided visual evidence that large sharks are in the water at the Glen.

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