Bodies on the line in MPs' bet

Smith strips if Gigatown support dips

A wager between Nelson MP Nick Smith and his Waitaki counterpart Jacqui Dean could see the loser strip off in public later this year.
Jo Edwards

Teen dies in roof plunge

Karen Healey A Nelson teenager has died after falling through the skylight at a Wellington cathedral.

Man killed in motorised bike crash

A man in his 50s has died after his motorised bicycle crashed into a ditch near Motueka.

School of music in crisis - letter

Circulated letter describes Nelson School of Music as "facing its greatest crisis in 120 years".

Riverside apartments planned

Construction of new apartment complex on prime city site to start next year, says developer.

Dam bust threatens 300 homes

Waimea Dam 'unlikely' to fail, but if it did it could potentially flood up to 300 homes.

Street sign trumps rule

Jo Edwards Nelson based Labour MP Maryan Street has got one up on the Nelson City Council.

Landowners wait for platinum details

Murchison and Nelson Lakes farmers want to know how they may be affected by hunt for platinum.

Chinese visit boosts tourism, economic ties

Fish and Game 'anti dairy'

Jo Edwards

Four hundred trees in 20 minutes

More than 400 trees and shrubs were planted in 20 minutes at a Golden Bay beach thanks to a group of enthusiastic Fonterra staff.

Costley turns up heat on rivals

Nick Costley The Tasman Centre cross-country championships have found a new home. But the winners of Saturday's race were the same old runners.

Nelson College control muddy match

Nelson College have consolidated their prospects of hosting a home semifinal after Saturday's 13-7 Press Cup secondary schools rugby win over Timaru.

Four seize bronze in tense end

Team chemistry yields promotion

Jo Edwards

Edwards bowls them over

Jo Edwards allowed herself a "sneaky" beer to celebrate her bowls gold medal, but hopes she and good friend Val Smith can have a couple together late in the week.

Jazz jezebel brought to life

Liz Kirkman Liz Kirkman is, as Anita O'Day was, quite the package.

Exhilarating, heart warming concert

I confess the thought of blaring bagpipes didn't enthuse me about this concert. However, it turned out to be the ‘sleeper hit' of my concert choices.

Hot from the pot

Double hoppy; we're happy

abandoned Takaka home

House filled with memories

In the second part of our interactive feature, Naomi Arnold and Alden Williams visit an abandoned home at Spring Grove. | Home truths

Games mask Commonwealth questions

Commonwealth Games medals The Games in Glasgow are now just another live event competing for our attention

Gerry opens a door for Cunliffe

David Cunliffe needed a break, then along came Gerry.

Time NZ took a leadership role

No-where else but Nelson

John Key

Key's refusal to lift age curious

Prime Minister John Key continues to reject sensible and logical calls to lift the age at which Kiwis qualify for taxpayer-funded pensions.

Cafe becomes winter studio

Muck the pig An artist has found a new element for her work after moving her mountain studio to a busy cafe.

Mastering a new set of skills

New Zealand's next generation of theatre technicians are waiting in the wings at Waimea College and their mentors say "they are a great wee bunch".

Writer launches two fishy tales

Kath Bee scoops top prize

david cunliffe and john key

Amazing test of friendship

Former Nelsonians John Gbenda-Charles and Murray Roeske are competing in The Amazing Race Australia v New Zealand.

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