Donna Walzl, left and Trudi Black of the Nelson SPCA with six puppies that were dumped in the drive way of the Nelson ...

Box full of puppies abandoned

The SPCA hopes the young pups can be reunited with their mum until they are old enough to be adopted.

Black Caps return

General view of Saxton Oval during the third ODI match between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka last summer.

Nelson scores two Black Caps ODIs against Bangladesh in December.

Car collides with eldery man

An elderly pedestrian has been transported to hospital following a collision with a vehicle.

TDC to pick over gravel extraction

The "festering sore" of gravel extraction from Tasman District rivers has been scratched at a council committee meeting.

Police crackdown nets drugs

Police have hauled 10,400 cannabis plants in the top of the south and West Coast.

Carpark sale under fire

A lack of sufficient consultation has again been raised at the Nelson City Council.

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Car park upgrades on track

Martine Bouillir says she's grateful the Motupipi Car Park at Takaka will be upgraded.

The Motupipi Car Park at Takaka and Village Green Car Park at Brightwater are set to be upgraded and sealed by the end of the year to help meet summer parking demand.

Little help in 'boring' Budget

Aside from a push to quit smoking, there's little in this year's Budget to shape or excite the lives of young families, says a Nelson couple.

Small part causes major headache for Kiwi Regional

Birthday celebrations for Nelson Provincial Museum

Sport

Cup final Brockie's first focus

All White Jeremy Brockie in action for Super Sport United.

SuperSport United's Jeremy Brockie to play in first major cup final.

Waimea tops school swim champs

Ruby-Lou Stuart was a standout performer for Waimea College at the recent Tasman secondary schools swimming championships.

Waimea College fell short of a clean sweep of the age groups at the Tasman secondary schools swimming championships.

Edwards makes it four in a row

Waimea College's Bridie Edwards.

Bridie Edwards wins fourth straight Tasman secondary schools cross country championships.

Kaua opts for Tasman

Atkin Kaua in action for Canterbury United during the 2015-16 national league.

Solomon Islands youth international Atkin Kaua joins Tasman United.

Black Caps to face Bangladesh in Nelson

General view of Saxton Oval during the third ODI match between the Black Caps and Sri Lanka last summer.

Nelson scores two Black Caps ODIs against Bangladesh in December.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

From Waimea to Vegas

Paul Madsen, left and Paul Jeffries, will bring their Bee Gees tribute show to Nelson next month.

Paul Madsen's first performance in Las Vegas was a brief affair.

Tender love story

Italian pop singer Thony plays Antonia, in a scene from Every Blessed Day, Nelson Film Society's screening next week.

Tutti i santi giorni (Every Blessed Day), aka "All Saints Day", is a beautiful love story, which has its share of drama and comedy.

Vibrant works adorn humble newspaper

Tracey Tawhiao's painted shovels at Red Gallery.

Living on Matakana Island in the Bay of Plenty with her grandmother, Tracey Tawhiao began painting on old newspapers, a technique that is now her signature look, reports Judith Ritchie.

Displaced objects on show

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology arts and media students, Sue Francis, left, Mark Broad, Jenny Fleming and ...

 Historic displaced objects are being shown in the context of an exhibition at G-Space Gallery next week, reports Judith Ritchie.

Creative eye helps recovery

Gaile and Grant Douglas who are exhibiting photographs at Art@203 upstairs at 203 Trafalgar Street, Nelson.

After suffering a debilitating stroke five years ago, Gaile Douglas discovered the art of photography and has been hooked ever since. She admits that her passion for photography has helped on the road to recovery from having a stroke.

Opinion

Learned Facebook users bag Blenheim

Should Blenheim doff its name, would other beleaguered towns dare to follow suit?

OPINION: Should Blenheim decide to doff its name, would other beleaguered towns follow suit?

Working as one

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul 'Ernie' Bryant.

OPINION: Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter chief crewman Paul Bryant talks about the service.

Lives ended too soon are connected to ours

The 600-strong crowd in Nelson who attended the I Will March for Moko event.

Standing in the crowd at the top of Trafalgar St for the March for Moko last Sunday, I couldn't stop thinking about how so much in life is connected.

Falling into the excitement of familiarity

Italy's Cinque Terre where the author recently found herself, pondering home.

Who has not felt both the excitement of setting off on a journey and the relief of arriving home?

Learning the skills of life

Nelson Training Centre students Brooke, Nick and Francis.

Located in Crisps Lane off Hardy St, the Nelson Training Centre (NTC) flies under the radar a little but it is an important part of the Nelson hospitality community.

Our People

Sharing a vision for change

The new faces leading Golden Bay sit with the community behind them. From front left; community mental health services ...

What do five of Golden Bay's newest leading professionals all have in common? A vision for change.

'Iconic' hotel needs new operators

The Riwaka Hotel is listed and looking for new owner-operators.

The owner-operators of the Riwaka Hotel have said goodbye leaving the business available for new tenants.

Uncovering colourful past

The paintworks at Parapara, operated by the Washbourns. The large overshot waterwheel drove the machinery, water ...

You can't keep a good dog down.

Farmer, father and friend farewelled

The funeral procession lead by two clydesdales Amanda, left and Georgina carried  the coffin of Fergus O'Connor along ...

Appleby farmer Fergus O'Connor's beloved Clydesdale horses carried him to his final resting place.

Duck champs calling for Holly video

Holly Irvine, 12, practices for the upcoming World Junior Duck Calling Championships in November in Easton Maryland, America.

Nelson girl Holly Irvine will represent New Zealand at the Junior World Duck Calling Championships in the US in November.

Rugby

Last chance

Central player TC Campbell dodges through the Marist defense during their game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of rugby action.

NZ derbies set to boost Super Rugby video

Appearances are deceiving: At first glance it looks like the Crusaders were playing on Loftus Versfeld but it is ...

The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.

Musseleers win

Musseleers midfielder Alex Nankivell breaks through the Buccaneers defensive line at Lansdowne Park on Wednesday night.

Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald was impressed with the standard of play in Wednesday night's Musseleers v Buccaneers rugby match at Lansdowne Park.

Zac back for duel with Dagg

Zac Guildford (L) celebrates a try for the Crusaders with Israel Dagg in 2012. Guildford will be playing for the ...

Zac Guildford returns from injury in time to line up for the Waratahs against his old team the Crusaders.

Joe Wheeler off to Japan

Joe Wheeler dots down for his beloved Tasman Makos.

Tasman Makos and Highlanders favourite Joe Wheeler has decided his immediate future lies overseas.

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