Stoke School principal Pete Mitchener.

Poverty in the classroom

Stoke School principal says children from low-income families face an uphill battle.

Rate rise confirmed

Rate rises

Rates are set to rise nearly three per cent as part of the NCC's annual plan.

Nelson songbird flies home again

One of Nelson's most successful musical exports is coming home for two September shows.

Fatal fire investigation continues

Police are yet to release any details about the victim of a fatal house fire in Stoke.

First SHAs in pipeline for Tasman

Richmond may get hundreds of new homes as TDC backs first proposed SHA.

Students 'gutted' by burglary

11:54 AM  A Nelson school have been victim to a "significant" burglary.

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What's on in Nelson this weekend

As Night Falls by Black Grace

12:44 PM  What is on in Nelson this weekend.

Kiwi craft chocolate wins gold

12:13 PM  Nelson chocolatiers Hogarth won top prize at the global chocolate awards in London.

Students 'gutted' by burglary

Investigations continue into fatal fire


Six-hour race challenges body and mind

Solo men's winner Henry Jaine in action during the six hour mid-winter breakout at Rabbit Island on Sunday.

Henry Jaine says riding around Rabbit Island for six hours can be as much of a mental challenge as it is physical.

Stoke and Marist chasing top four spot

Waimea Old Boys beat Nelson in the dying minutes of extra time during the Tasman ...

Key club rugby match ups this weekend. 

Combined team provides new pathway

Waimea Combined Schools winger Jan Lammers is thriving in his first season in the UC Championship.

The amalgamation of Waimea Combined has enabled Motueka High students like wing Jan Lammers to play in the UC Championship.

Waimea will have to fight to stay up

Waimea College midcourter Grace Young in action during their premier netball match against Richmond at Saxton Stadium.

Waimea College's best performance of the season unable to save them.

Five players Tasman United should target

Sam Mason-Smith scored 11 goals for Hawke's Bay United last season and should be Tasman United's No 1 offseason target.

Reporter Phillip Rollo looks at five players that should be on Tasman United's shopping list for the 2017-18 season.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Nelson songbird flies home again

Nelson-born songwriter Sharon O'Neill is returning home for two shows at the Boathouse in September.

One of Nelson's most successful musical exports is coming home for two September shows.

Moveable Feasts to warm up winter

Nelson restaurants Fords, Urban, Golden Bell and Babagatto are four of the 16 eateries showcasing their food during the ...

Culinary journeys through three Nelson restaurants in one night are back on the menu with even more variety.

Forty years in the food game

Tony Robertson outside Char Bar and Grill on Hardy St.

Tony Robertson, owner of two major Nelson eateries, share his recipe for success in the restaurant business.

Wizard of Oz coming to Nelson

Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel is playing at Nelson's Annesbrook Church on September 20 as part of a nationwide ...

Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel talks about his Kiwi musical connections, Nashville and scoring free tickets to the races.

Film delves into effects of capitalism in modern China

A scene from next weeks Film Society screening of Mountains May Depart

Jia Zhangke, cinema's skilled historian of a China evolving so rapidly that its own citizens can scarcely keep up, strikes a melancholic chord in Mountains May Depart. 


Protest permits a clause for thought

The bylaw was created to deal with Lewis Stanton and the issue of freedom campers in the city.

OPINION: The city council's proposed permit to protest bylaw is rapidly descending into farce.

The school of hard knocks for public speaking

Cellphones - every speaker's worst enemy.

Public speaking continues to be a bit of a challenge for middle-aged man Stu Hunt

Dreading the looming election

Many benefits of new personal tax system: Bill English

OPINION: When did maintaining New Zealand's democracy become such a tired and unattractive prospect?

Good money in shearing sheds

Learning the ropes on a shearing gang are William Mackereth, Lachy Shaw, tutor Wayne Roore, Rowan Williams and Brett McKay.

OPINION: There are plenty of career options down on the farm.

Eyes on the flies

The common house fly, a lousy house guest.

In this week's Sweet Home Motueka, Elise Vollweiler reports from the frontline in the war against house flies.

Our People

Women mean business at Mapua

Debbie Lavery at the Jellyfish Cafe at Mapua Wharf. For feature on Mapua ...

Cherie Sivignon meets seven businesswomen in Mapua, near Nelson, who have broken through the glass ceiling.

Negotiating the pothole questions of life

Potholes go from bad to worse in winter.

OPINION: There are many unanswered questions in life. Potholes are one of them.

First prize surprise for young composer

Nelson College for Girls student Emily Clifford won first prize at the National Shakespeare Composition Competition in ...

Emily Clifford entered a competition as a learning experience but ended up winning the top prize.

Order of merit for Cawthron scientist

Lesley Rhodes  has been a scientist with the Cawthron Institute since 1994.

A Nelson woman's 30-year science career is being rewarded by the New Zealand Order of Merit.

Woman's selfless service to hospice

Mary Garner has been recognised in the Queens Birthday honours for her work with the Nelson Tasman Hospice.

A woman who helps dying patients tell their life stories has been awarded the Companion of the Queen's Service Order.


Stoke and Marist chasing top four spot

Waimea Old Boys beat Nelson in the dying minutes of extra time during the Tasman ...

Key club rugby match ups this weekend. 

Seddon to host Makos match

East Coast rugby players Andrew Lawson, left, Kaino Thomsen, Sebastian Sila and  Max Freydell are looking forward to the ...

There's never been a better reason to take a Thursday afternoon off work.

Nelson turn tables on WOB

Nelson flanker Ethan Blackadder heads for the tryline in Saturday's tight win over Waimea Old Boys.

Nelson, Kahurangi and Wanderers all secured tight club rugby wins.

Nelson College too strong for St Bede's

Nelson College prop Kyle Te Tai attempts to smash through the St Bede's defence.

Nelson College have defended the Moascar Cup with a 64-17 win over St Bede's College. 

Baby Blacks backing firepower

Baby Blacks winger Tima Faingaanuku is tackled during New Zealand's semifinal win over France

The Baby Blacks have scored 10 more tries than England during the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.


Permit to protest bylaw sparks outrage

Lewis Stanton's occupation of Trafalgar St has highlighted what the council says is a "gap" in its bylaw process.

A draft bylaw that would require permits to protest in Nelson has been called draconian and undemocratic.

Ruby Coast Arts members to open doors

Work by painter Lynette Graham, of Mapua, who is scheduled to take part in the Ruby Coast Arts open studios event.

The public can visit some working artists at Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman this long weekend.

Book art winner takes inspiration from life

Richmond Library promotions assistant Pania Konecna holds the Book Art competition section winning entry by Penny Sturrock.

It was a case of art imitating life for Book Art competition winning entry.

Short story comp entries open

Ella Pratt, of Mapua, gets her book signed by author Margaret Mahy at the inaugural Mapua literary festival in 2010.

Writers over 15 are urged to enter the short story competition.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

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