Police investigate the scene where a stolen vehicle was driven through a fence into a house in Cresent St, Richmond ...

Police put brakes on 'vape sesh'

1:59 PM  Nelson boy racer meet-up involving 130 cars ends with crashes, tickets and charges.

'A lovely fella' video

Emergency services in Rocks Rd near to where an elderly man drowned in the water.

Mystery surrounds death of elderly man in sea off Rocks Rd.

Campsite 'carnage' at festival

Strong winds 'wiped out' the campsite at Nelson's Evolve Festival on Sunday.

Cleanup begins after big storm video

Rabbit Island may be closed until Friday as cleanup from weekend's wild weather begins.

Nelson beaches among NZ's best

1:08 PM  Kaiteriteri and Rabbit Island feature on list of NZ's top family-friendly beaches.

Craft brewery on the move

Townshend Brewery is moving from the small shed where it began to a new premises.

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News

Final flight and eternally grateful video

Okiwi Bay resident Rodney Boulton.

1:24 PM  Twice saved by the rescue helicopter, Rodney Boulton, a man scared of flying, was flown to his final resting place.

NZ's most family-friendly beaches

1:08 PM  The top 10 beaches have it all: Safe swimming, barbecues and playgrounds.

Cleanup begins after big storm video

Festival campsite 'carnage'

Sport

Candidates sought to replace Mariners

Marlborough Mariners midfielder Bjorn Waechter in action during a match against Tahuna last year.

The door remains open for a Marlborough club side to enter Nelson's division one football competition.

Johnston named as First XV coach

Warren Johnston, shown here in more familiar pose, will coach this year's Nelson College First XV rugby team.

Warren Johnston set for testing new coaching role.

Upper South Island softballers fifth

Upper South Island pitcher William Macdonald had a strong under-17 national tournament.

.The Upper South Island under-17 softball team finished fifth at the New Zealand championships in Pukekohe on Sunday.

Clarkson blasts Stags past ND

Northern Districts batsman Daryl Mitchell turns a ball into the leg-side against the Central Stags in their Ford Trophy ...

Big-hitting CD batsman Josh Clarkson helped his side come from behind at Seddon Park.

Tasman hang on through late penalty save

Tasman goalkeeper Tom Fawdry saves a penalty against the Wellington Phoenix reserves.

Goalkeeper saves 92nd minute penalty as Tasman United hang on for second consecutive draw.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Bowls offers fun and friendship

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Balls bowled by Peter Hodson and Andrew Kelly during the semi finals ...

Nelson College for Girls filmmaker Katie Mead explores the world of bowls and finds out for those who take part it's much more than just a sport.

There's no place like hoam

Garry's house truck Hoam.

For Garry Smith home isn't bricks and mortar, it's a carefully crafted and eye-catching housetruck. And as Katrina Tikey found out it's a lifestyle he loves.

A town with something for everyone

Stopping to interact with a friendly kea.

St Arnaud is a happy hunting ground for adventurers with Lake Rotoiti fringed by rugged and beautiful countryside. Elizabeth Bean explores some of the attractions of this alpine wonderland.

Entertainment, learning and chilling out at Evolve Festival

A North American Indian performer at the Evolve Festival in Nelson.

 The Evolve Festival in Nelson this weekend offers healing, dancing, food, education and chilling out.

Opinion

Trump: The joke that went too far

In flipping between the serious and the silly, Donald Trump was always able to destabilise his opponents.

In flipping between the serious and the silly, Donald Trump was always able to destabilise his opponents.

The next big cycle trail?

One thing that has not changed since the November earthquake is the spectacular scenery along the east coast of the ...

The mountains on one side; the sea on the other. Imagine a cycle trail along the stunning Kaikoura coast.

Summer sun and family fun

Five Go Mad in the Marlborough Sounds: Swimming is a favourite summertime activity with any kid.

Summer is the perfect time for creating a lifetime of family memories.

Falling bombs and fickle forecasts

Parts of the West Coast was thoroughly drenched, including the cemetery at Karamea.

"Bomb low" illustrates the explosive impact of nature, and the difficulties of predicting it.

The French (Pass) tennis open

Serena Williams made an early exit at Auckland's ASB Classic, blaming the windy conditions.

Tennis greats could learn a thing or two from the fun family tournaments played at French Pass, writes Angela Fitchett.

Our People

From policeman to pastor

Former police detective and Armed Offender Squad member Sean young has become a youth pastor at Grace Church in Richmond.

Working as a policeman helped Sean Young realise he had a "great remedy" for what's broken in society.

Nelson LandSAR's 'unsung hero'

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LandSAR volunteer Ian Watts.

"When you've got a job on and you know they're out there ... you just have to keep plugging away."

Fish focus to boost stocks

Nelson Plant and Food senior scientist Maren Wellenreuther.

A Nelson scientist has developed a method to successfully breed native fish species commercially.

Quake's effects felt on NCEA results

Hannah Brown checked her NCEA results on Monday, coming up just one credit short of an excellence endorsement - a ...

Two months on, the effects of the Kaikoura quakes are still being felt by disappointed Nelson students.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Rugby

Johnston named as First XV coach

Warren Johnston, shown here in more familiar pose, will coach this year's Nelson College First XV rugby team.

Warren Johnston set for testing new coaching role.

Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

New career twist for Ng Shiu

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu is tackled by Auckland's Sabastian Visinia during the men's plate final at the national sevens ...

Tone Ng Shiu is proof that you don't have to score tries to make an impact in sevens.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Banks trains with Highlanders

Mum's the word on the playing future of Marty Banks.

Talented utility surfaces in Dunedin as injury cover following a no-show at his Italian club.

Arts

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

Celebrating life and death video

Olive Derecourt, left, Sarah Derecourt and Emma Jones  at the Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Food and Culture event at ...

Pinatas were smashed, faces were painted and food was enjoyed by many at annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Open day artisans open doors for public

Owen Bartlett demonstrates the techniques he uses in the production of hand thrown pottery at Bartlett & Gold Gallery ...

Artisans in the Upper Moutere opened their doors for the public at their annual open day.

Masked Parade takes flight gallery video

Tasman School's entry won School Category and Kim Merry Supreme Award at the Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade.

​Moa, taniwha and a couple of Haast eagles came back to life along the main streets of Nelson.

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