Helicopter to the rescue

Fire crews battle blaze from ground and sky

Helicopter and ground crews tackle scrub fire in north Nelson that threatened nearby forestry block.

Blitz nabs boy racers

Five boy racer vehicles have been impounded in a police blitz in Nelson over two evenings.

Retail sales fuel growth

Tasman tops the country in retail sales growth and takes third spot on the regional economic scoreboard.

Woman's Refuge board quits

Women's Refuge refuses to say why its Nelson board has resigned and been replaced by an interim board.

Compromise for Rocks Rd

Rocks Rd Waterfront Association offers compromise for Rocks Rd redevelopment by combining both City Council options.

Cannabis bust nets charges

Man facing charges after police discover sophisticated cannabis cultivation operation at a Washington Rd property.

Key walks on troubled waters

John Key John Key is so good at his job that he can walk on water, his deputy told National Party supporters in Nelson last night.

Helmet helps student survive crash

A Nelson boy was flung off his skateboard after he was hit by a car at a busy Nelson intersection.

Trail-blazers give thumbs up

Famous foodie gets taste of Nelson


Stoke's focus on community centre

Lengthy consultation process on Stoke's future reveals multi-use community centre high on public's wishlist.

Tyler's confidence growing

Ben Tyler Ben Tyler has emerged as something of the mystery man in this season's Tasman Makos lineup.

Willing workers earn Wog’s praise

Wayne Martin is learning quickly about pleasing most of the people most of the time.

Tasman under-19 team begin buildup

Pressure huge on Wallabies

Power Angels

Power Angels take gold

Nelson's Celia McMillan and Aimee Hayes secure gold medals at national powerlifting championships in Christchurch.

Record trade and sale day a hit

Nelson gondola A record selling afternoon at The Free House has proven so popular that its founder, Grant Smithies, wants to make it into a regular event.

Sea change for Little Oceans

Nelson-born alt-pop group Little Oceans has just been awarded a NZ On Air Making Tracks grant worth $10,000.

Animals bring 'wow' to festival

Schoolgirl duo living the dream


Life in a mid-reno' home can suck

It's been eight weeks since we started this real-life reno journey: we've gone from hope to despair.

Fallout shadows health of economy

economy generic In the lead-up to the general election next month, the economy is not shaping up to be much of a player, for a variety of reasons.

Hard thinking in the polling booth

I can't remember the exact moment I realised that politics has a direct effect on my everyday life.

Whyte pushing ideology to the max

Room to move over yurts


Work-life separation

Even in the age of social networking and rampant oversharing of private lives, new workplace research suggests an unlikely future.

My generation

coin swapper Staff in the Nelson Mail newsroom occupy a wide variety of age bands from 20s to 60s - we asked five of them to talk about their generation.

Making his mark with monsters

Nelson artist "Smeagol" has an enormous collection of custom designer toys, but they're not for his son.

Author indulges interests

Winemaker assured for latest title bid

Body butter

From bees to body butter

Jessica Price and Paige Drummond have crafted a body butter to help raise awareness about bees in our ecosystem.

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