Death of a prisoner

Apology, payment to family

The Corrections Department has apologised and made a confidential payout to the family of a Golden Bay wind chime maker who died in police custody.
Stephen and Irene Cleary

Farmer's last chance

Phillip Woolley Farmer Phillip Woolley, called NZ's 'most recidivist' offender, faces jail if he doesn't clean up his act.

Medical mishaps detailed in report

The region's health board had eight serious events last year, with five mishaps proving fatal.

Council rejects online voting

A proposed trial of online voting has been narrowly defeated at the Nelson City Council.

Mental health at crossroads

Stacey Knott talks to frontline health professionals about the change in mental health care from institutionalisation to community care.

Another imported marketing stunt

OPINION: The idea of celebrating Halloween falls somewhere between weird and downright upsetting.

Food bank struggling to help

Alister Gregg The Nelson Community Foodbank has experienced a "hectic" month as demand for food drastically outstrips supply.

Reforms 'ignore workers' wishes'

First Union "extremely disappointed" at far-reaching workplace reforms passed by Parliament.

Chelsea does it by the book

Fugitive 'can't hide forever'

Katie O’Donnell

Advocate champions refuge

A background in feminism and a passion for human rights has seen Katie O'Donnell move back to Nelson to take on managing the Women's Refuge.

Taupo today, Rio tomorrow

Adam Leonard Four Nelson players have been included in a Crusaders region team to contest the inaugural national Women's Sevens Series starting tomorrow in Taupo.

Falcons know to be wary

The Falcons top the ASB Youth League with three wins from three games. But this weekend's match in Cambridge will be another big test.

Family fun pushed to the X-treme

Get set for early splashdown

Adam Leonard

Nelson back young blood

Nelson College cricketer Adam Leonard will make his senior debut for the Nelson Griffins in Sunday's one-day Newman Shield match.

Au revoir to Minuit

Ruth Carr Nelson band Minuit is calling it a day after 15 years but as Charles Anderson reports, they aren't leaving without saying goodbye.

A question of balance

In New Zealand we don't seem to drink lower alcohol beers if we don't need to.

Visitors flock to arts festival

Children cover styles at Rockfest

Adam Leonard

Spooky celebration

Halloween doesn't have to be too over the top, as Jude Gillies explains.

Home is where the heart is

Generic housing It's puzzling that Nelson does not already have more people with CBD addresses

Arts festival team, take a bow

It's become something of a ritual for the Mail to sing the praises of the annual arts festival. And why not?

Clusters help rural business to blossom

Yet another encounter with the beast

Halloween, trick or treat

Another imported marketing stunt

The idea of celebrating Halloween falls somewhere between weird and downright upsetting.

Winning streak for hairdresser

Nadine Gratton Nelson hair stylist Nadine Gratton already has a swag of awards under her belt.

Airport head set to retire

Nelson Airport chief executive Kaye McNabb is to retire at the end of the year.

Sure to win, and to lose

Be aware of polio threat

Cory Brown

Nayland mates in the States

Alex Ridsdale and Cory Brown were team-mates at Nayland College. Now, four years later and more than 13,000 kilometres away they're teaming up again at a university in Cincinnati. Phillip Rollo reports.

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