Shopping bags stemmed sinking

Stricken boaties think fast to save vessel

A pre-voyage shopping trip paid off for two stricken boaties who used plastic bags to stop their vessel from sinking yesterday.
Jonny Leckie

Nelson brewer named champion

Martin Townshend Martin Townshend was close to tears when told his one-man operation is NZ's champion brewery.

MP backs new museum

Nick Smith announced an ambitious plan to set up a new fishing museum at his campaign launch.

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.

Policeman cleared over dog attack

Police dog handler was justified in his actions to set dog on innocent man, says IPCA report.

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

cycle trail The route might not have the final letter of approval - but who cares about the paperwork when you can take in some amazing country on a cycle ride between Mapua and Kaiteriteri.

Suicide: Money, isolation 'often cause'

A local film-maker says he is not surprised at the suicide statistics in the region - he's spent the past year documenting the effects of rural suicides.

Teen hit by truck in stable condition

Vodafone tower still riles foes

Jo Edwards

Famous foodie gets taste of Nelson

Nelson berries and apples were on the menu for Nadia Lim when she visited the region for new TV show.

Willing workers earn Wog’s praise

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

Tasman under-19 team begin buildup

The Tasman under-19 team take an important first step tonight towards next month's national provincial tournament when they take on the New Zealand Marist Colts at Trafalgar Park.

Pressure huge on Wallabies

Golden effort in buildup to champs

Ben Tyler

Tyler's confidence growing

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

Sea change for Little Oceans

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

Nelson Arts Festival director Sophie Kelly describes Beyond as "a jewel" in the festival's 20th birthday crown.

Schoolgirl duo living the dream

Kids' art warms hearts

Nelson gondola

Record trade and sale day a hit

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.

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.

Author indulges interests

Andy Underwood is a self-described photographer, climber, scuba diver, observer of life, roving Englishman - and one of Nelson's most enthusiastic self-publishers.

Winemaker assured for latest title bid

Now's the time to reach out

Mapua Wharf.

Making his mark with monsters

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

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