Doggone - they took Popeye

Boy left in tears after council seizes dog

Twelve-year-old Victory boy Curtis Honey was left alone and sobbing on the side of the road after a council officer accosted him and drove off with the family dog.
Curtis Honey

Crime at all-time low

Less than half of crime in Nelson was solved in the past year, but offending is at a record low.

Chilly weather on the way

weather Hunker down for a couple of chilly days as snow and cold winds are set to hit the region.

Teen found after week on streets

Atawhai girl missing since last week found tired and hungry after wandering Christchurch streets. | Runaway teen found

Manager cleared of dirty dairying

Charges of dirty dairying laid against a former farm manager have been withdrawn.

600-year-old waka surprises

Researcher astounded at 600-year-waka found in creek, saying "it kind of took my breath away, really."

Bid to make Great Taste a Great Ride

Katie Shaw Tasman has applied for $212,000 in government funding to ensure the region's Great Taste Cycle Trail meets national Great Rides status.

International lineup entices sales

Nelson will experience its biennial influx of music lovers this summer, with the 13th Adam Chamber Music Festival promising a lineup of music treats.

Get selfie-motivated

Chance for littlies to dress up

Dave White

New festival for Nelson promoter

Former Phat Club owner Dave White has announced a new summer festival in Blenheim.

Irony of injury is not wasted on Hunt

Adam Chamber Music Festiva Broken ankle leaves Nelson driver Ben Hunt facing prospect of a scan that will tell him whether he will need surgery - or just five weeks in plaster.

Geldenhuys set to be a Highlander

The Tasman Makos' contribution to Super Rugby's player ranks continues to grow after prop Ross Geldenhuys was confirmed as a new Highlander.

Mickelson's dummy spit a sign of wider dysfunction

Waimea girls gunning for semis

Jesse Walker

Titans catch selectors' eye

Five Tasman Titans players have been included in a South Island rugby league squad to prepare for a match against New Zealand Universities next month.

Black Faggot's heart shines through

Black Faggot Black Faggot graced the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and is now Nelson bound. Charles Anderson catches up with its creative team.

Two NZ debuts for festival

Adam Chamber Music Festival directors Helene Pohl and Gillian Ansell are delighted with the stellar lineup for the coming festival.

Bad guys seen in a new light

Mums need nurturing too

Jesse Walker

Entertainment over the water

Continuing the Mail's background series on performance venues in the Nelson region. Today, Ali Howard, manager of The Boathouse.

Risky business; leather and lies

Jewel I was one of those annoying kids who always knew what they wanted to do in life.

Doing the best we can

Shortly before she died, New Zealand and the world came to know Vivian Waller. Or rather, to know of her.

Labour beware, only fools rush in

Bird battle a token effort


Safety for cyclists should be a given

Cycling is an activity worth supporting. It has few downsides - it is a plus even for those intolerant motorists who seem to burst into road rage every time they see lycra.

From water balloons to WOW

Nicki van Asch, While her two young children were sleeping, Nicki van Asch stayed up late at home, meticulously threading together thousands of water balloons.

Saying goodbye to the Mann

After 24 years at the Nelson Market, Wolfgang Mann's organic stall has come to an end.

Hot colours are cool this summer

From engineering to neonatal design

Sigi Siewert

More to people with palsy

Richmond woman Deborah Fitton wants people to know that there is more to people living with cerebral palsy than their disorder.

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