A group of cyclists who attended the University of Canterbury are cycling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness for child poverty. They stopped in St Arnaud on Monday.

Cyclists' ride against child poverty

A group of former students have reached the half way point in their ride against child poverty.

4.2 aftershock 'typical'

4.2 magnitude aftershock hits South Island one day after a 5.7 quake.

Union unhappy with Sealord plan

Nelson Sealord workers losing one factory job should not have to accept lower pay for doing another, union says.

'Thanks but no thanks'

Campaigners decline Gareth Morgan's offer, saying Kiwis can buy the beach on their own.

Man on bridge closes highway

Traffic was disrupted for three hours as police tried to coax a man off a Stoke bridge.

More water cuts as district dries

Water cuts will kick-in again next week as Tasman continues to dry out.

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Tasman back on water cuts

Tasman District Council is re-introducing water restrictions  from  Monday.

Water cuts will kick-in again across the Waimea Plains from next week as Tasman starts to dry out.

Man on bridge closes highway

Traffic was disrupted for nearly three hours as police tried to coax a man off the Songer St overbridge.

Sponsor a seat for School of Music

Nelson tops NZ for spending growth

Sport

North Otago's unexpected challenge

Buller celebrate their Hawke Cup win. They insist their makeshift venue will be suitable for the defence of their crown.

Buller insist venue for historic Hawke Cup cricket defence in Westport will be ready for North Otago's challenge.

Carey's a doer not a watcher

Shane Carey (12N) races alongside Ian Burson at Carey's only appearance at the Top of the South Speedway this season before he suffered a serious injury. Photo: TOM LANEY/IMAGEPRESS

Saturday's Hotel South Island super saloon camps might be the first Shane Carey has missed in 30 seasons.

Hope too strong once again

Amy Hurst picked up a singles win for Hope in their women's interclub clash with Tasman.

The Hope women's team preserved their unbeaten record when the Nelson NBS interclub A ladies' tennis league resumed on Tuesday for the second half of the season.

Keeper in stitches after head knock

Coey Turipa makes a save for Canterbury United earlier in the season. He has six stitches after a cut to his head after a game in Hamilton.

Six stitches to a head wound means Canterbury United keeper Coey Turipa is in doubt for Sunday's top of the table game with champions Auckland City.

Golden Monday for Stoke players

Bowls

The Stoke Bowling Club picked up both the men's and women's Bowls Nelson champion-of-champions pairs titles at the weekend.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Raising a glass to Marchfest

People enjoy a quiet one at MarchFest, at Founders Heritage Park, last year.

Nelson's Marchfest is right at the top of the list of New Zealand beer festivals.

Takaka comes alive for Mardi Gras video

Clair Fones brought colour and laughter to the Mardi Gras parade.

Carnival costumes, flamboyant bras and a five metre taniwha combined to light up Takaka's annual street party.

Summer memories to last lifetime

Jake Mirfin hauls a nice-sized snapper from the Marlborough Sounds.

Outdoor summer holidays are probably a rite of passage for Kiwi kids of all ages.

Nelson shows head to New Zealand Fringe Festival

Misunderstood, which features Laura Irish and Dan Allan, is heading to the New Zealand Fringe Festival.

Two Nelson born productions are heading to the New Zealand Fringe Festival in Wellington this month.

More than a studio

Pakeha Maori carver Tim Wraight sits in his Sandy Bay Studio complex, accompanied by his friendly dogs.

Tucked into a gentle slope in Sandy Bay near Marehau, sits an old tobaco kiln, built in the early 1940's. It is now converted into an expansive gallery space and workshop, while also providing space for community events, a sound studio and just a nice place to hang out, reports Judith Ritchie.

Opinion

Link stoush 'not hatchet politics'

More than three-quarters of the respondents to a Grey Power survey support the Southern Link.

OPINION: Councillor Luke Acland responds to allegations that removal of Eric Davy from transport committee was dirty politics.

Searching for freedom campers

Freedom campers Luca Schex, 19, left, and Alex Deuerling, 19, with their unusual accommodation in Buxton Square carpark.

OPINION: Since a recent evening dog walk I have seen freedom campers, and myself, somewhat differently.

Consider the wine writer

A concert at Neudorf Vineyard, Nelson.

In the last 16 years, the Nelson region has gone from having about ten wineries to almost 30.

Who has time to protest anything?

TPPA protests in New Plymouth.

It's February and the kids are back in school uniforms; the caravan is secure in its shady resting place after its yearly outing and, the golden weather has kicked into overdrive.

Lesson in sportsman's tragic death

Tributes have poured in from around the world for mountainbiker Kelly McGarry.

The death of Nelson mountainbiker Kelly McGarry in Queenstown this week has, in a poignant way, brought home his international significance in the sporting world.  

Our People

Takaka comes alive for Mardi Gras video

Clair Fones brought colour and laughter to the Mardi Gras parade.

Carnival costumes, flamboyant bras and a five metre taniwha combined to light up Takaka's annual street party.

Two-year tiki tour to fight TPPA

Motueka protester Greg Rzesniowiecki - has spent the past 21 months on  anti-TPPA roadtrip around the country.

A Motueka protester has been travelling the country battling what he considers "a crisis of democracy".

Rabbits president recognised by NZRL

The Female Volunteer of the Year was presented to Leanne Anderson by Chris Bourke at the 2015 New Zealand Rugby League Awards.

Leanne Anderson has been named female rugby league volunteer of the year.

Saddling up for an epic ride

Marahau's Marie Palzer and her horse, Spirit are traveling around the South Island's coast to raise money for Tearfund.

Marie Palzer is travelling the length and breadth of the South Island on horseback for charity.

Futsal White dreams of World Cup

James Vaughan and the Futsal Whites will take on Oceania's best as they search for a place at the World Cup.

The qualifying quest for the World Cup begins next week for New Zealand's Futsal Whites.

Rugby

Crusaders hail rookies' win over Reds

Codie Taylor of the Crusaders is tackled during the Super Rugby pre-season match against the Reds in Brisbane.

The Crusaders will introduce more of their All Blacks for Thursday's game against the Highlanders near Gore after a rousing first-up pre-season win over the Reds in Brisbane.

Tasman off the pace at nationals

Tasman's Andrew Knewstubb attempts to bring down Canterbury's Jesse Houston at the National Sevens in Rotorua International Stadium.

Rotorua has been no sevens heaven for Tasman but at least the women's team get to take home some silverware.

Marshall signs with London Irish

James Marshall lifts the silverware after leading Taranaki to the 2014 national rugby title.

Hurricanes utility and Taranaki captain James Marshall will head north at the end of the Super Rugby season to join struggling English club.

New Crusade for Coast to Coast host

Crusaders training intern Shaun Curry and lock Jimmy Tupou with Coast to Coast race founder Robin Judkins at New Brighton beach during the Super Rugby squad's own version of the iconic multisport race.

The Crusaders have completed their own Coast to Coast endurance race - right down to a cold can of beer at the finish-line from Robin Judkins.

Tasman happy for Hammett to coach Sunwolves

New Sunwolves head coach Mark Hammett will still fulfil his assistant coaching duties with the Tasman Makos next year.

Tasman Rugby Union gave Mark Hammett its blessing to coach Japanese Super Rugby side.

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