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Record turnout for dawn service

Nelsonians honour fallen as sun rises

Record crowds attended Nelson's dawn Anzac Day parade and ceremony this morning, organisers say.
Gallery: Nelson Ancac Day morning service

Burglary ring smashed

A major burglary ring was busted after a series of dramatic car chases in Nelson yesterday .

Luxury vessel lights up Nelson

Moeke Paaka The lit-up luxury vessel The World made an impressive sight as it berthed before dawn this morning

Urban street art prize is coming

Nelson is to get a new mural next week thanks to the city's snowballing Gigatown campaign.

Afternoon hots up for firefighters

Firefighters were kept busy with two fires and a rogue inmate at the Nelson Police Station.

Intoxicated teen crashes in library

A man who fell asleep in the Nelson library was not the victim of a boring book, but excessive intoxication, police say.

Memorial project connects generations

Moeke Paaka Seventy-two crosses were lit up by the dawn light this morning as a crowd gathered at the Takaka Memorial Library.

Fears raised over tourism funding cuts

Proposed cuts to tourism funding leads ratepayer concerns in the TDC's draft annual plan

Harbourmaster role under investigation

Key drops in to launch candidate

Moeke Paaka

Wartime enmities long forgotten

In a symbol of progress since the world wars, descendants of soldiers on opposing armies stood side-by-side as they delivered a moving speech at Motueka's dawn parade.

Tasman hopes to lead from front

Blair Riordan Three-time BMX world championship competitor Tasman Wakelin has another achievement to list on his growing resume.

Boykin aims for happy birthday

Jamal Boykin would love to throw a birthday party tomorrow, with 1700 of his closest Nelson friends invited to Saxton Stadium.

Nomads 'a side we should beat'

Brockie to pass on skill set

Blair Riordan

Riordan easily top qualifier

Takaka's Blair Riordan emphatically reinforced his title claims yesterday after emerging as top qualifier at the New Zealand amateur golf championships in Nelson.

Bulldog tenacity stopped onslaught

Private Duke This is the second of three articles written by the late Charles Robert Duke of Nelson about his personal experiences at Gallipoli.

Deadly chaos at landfall

The first of three articles written by the late Charles Robert Duke, of Nelson, about his personal experiences at Gallipoli.

Off the wall

Life as an 'alien' in Nelson

Blair Riordan

Nelson solider in the thick of it

This is the third and final article on the Gallipoli campaign, written for the Nelson Mail in 1965 from the personal experiences of Mr Charles R Duke of Nelson.

Acclaimed show coming to Nelson

rufus wainwright You wouldn't think reality television could have a positive impact on anyone's career, but it does help if you're genuinely talented.

Cashing in on Katniss

It's no Hunger Games, but a new futuristic thriller gets a pass mark from reviewer Dave Manning

Darby misses chance to broaden range

Rufus Wainwright: Vibrate – The Best of (Interscope)

rufus wainwright

Singer recalls Nelson start

Stacey Knott talks to a Nelson singer-songwriter who has just released an album highlighting a 35-year career.

Acquaculture v the environment

view When two parties to a dispute voice equally critical responses to a judicial decision it generally suggests the judges have got it right.

Geneva deal on Ukraine in trouble

It was only a matter of time before the tensions between Ukraine and Russia boiled over.

Time to turn up the heat on NCC

Nelson's luck holds

Shane Jones

Jones leaves Labour in a pickle

Shane Jones' loss to Labour has been compared by one of his colleagues to the Crusaders losing Richie McCaw.

Historic pub has cafe future

Travellers Rest One of the region's oldest pubs is up for sale.

Fresh hop gin a world first

A Nelson distillery has combined a love of hops with that of gin, to create what is possibly the world's first fresh hop gin.

Salmon firm plans to boost workforce

Coffee container closing

Ray Weston

Rules put riggers at risk

Many Nelson bars will be unable to sell riggers after costs for renewing off-licences more than trebled.

Marshall let down by bungling Blues

History will deem Benji Marshall a failed experiment, although there's still an underlying sense of impatience in both parties' readiness to pull the pin.

The NZ elite are doing nicely

We live in an age where ‘‘perception is reality’’. The perception I have is the elite are taking the piss. Trouble is, they can’t even see it.

Taking sides for the great barra quest

House has a wild past


Trust helps athletes to live dream

The Sports Nelson Tasman Trust is a charitable organisation set up to give a helping hand where people may not otherwise fund their sporting goals.

Long and wining road to Black Estate

Syrian children Black Estate's location at the northern end of Waipara makes it a great place to stop for lunch if you are travelling to Christchurch.

Helping hands make sure hope grows

Today, as we remember those who fought and died to give us the luxury of freedom and a place to call home, more than two million Syrian refugees are simply waiting for a life.

Green home design has it all

The economics of solar power

Stuart Cliffin

Relish chef shares signature recipe

Stuart Cliffin, chef at popular waterfront restaurant Relish, takes us through the creation of one of his signature desserts.

Giants' Jones calls time on career

Phill Jones Nelson basketball legend Phill Jones has announced his retirement after a stellar 21-year career.

Bennett denies attack

Paula Bennett has denied that her recent attack on jetsetting beneficiaries was targeted at a chronically ill Nelson woman.

Holly gets ready to go global

New director for festival

Breast cancer survivors

River retreat nets survivors

Breast cancer survivors bared their souls at a luxury retreat near Murchison over the weekend, and learned a new skill as well.

Kath Bee gets big break on TV

Kath Bee Children's songwriter Kath Bee has finally achieved her long held dream of having her songs feature on a TV show.

Club rugby fan zone

Thanks heaps to those rugby fans who sent in some great photos of their favourite teams from last weekend's games.

Mapua's Easter more than fair

Food bank gets helping hand

Lerae Barrett

Kind strangers solve wedding woes

"A desperate wife to be" whose dress went missing, got married thanks to the kindness of strangers.

fallen tree

Protected trees 'not safe'

A call is being made for the city council to review its protected tree policy after a huge walnut tree crashed into two homes.

Liquid Alchemy

Ruined roof could fund smoko

The copper roof ripped off Nelson Hospital in last week's storm could be sold off, with proceeds going towards an afternoon tea for affected staff.

Gargiulo family

Chainsaws get started

The chainsaws are busy as the clean-up operation gets under way after last week's Easter weather bomb.

Gargiulo family

Ship-shaped shack shifted

Nelson's defiant Boulder Bank houseboat builder has been on the move again, his ramshackle erection towed up the Haven to a new spot.

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