Bennett vs Malone

Blades vs bikes at sports awards

George Bennett and Liam Malone are front runners for Nelson's top sports award.

Property predictions

More intensive housing developments like the one planned for the Bett Car Park were needed to meet demand for central ...

We ask the experts what the future holds for the region's property market.

Town finally gets chippie

Town without a chippie welcomes new takeaway after seven months. Locals elated.

Wanted: NZ's toughest women video

For the first time, women can enter the South Island's biggest strongman contest.

The anti-fluoride DHB candidates

Many candidates say they are anti-fluoride - but don't reveal this in their profiles.

Creator of Nelson landmarks dies video

The man who created Nelson's Abel Tasman statue and Settlers' Memorial has died.

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Balmy winter for retailers

Awaroa Beach in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Tourism statistics show it was a busy winter in the Nelson region

The anti-fluoride DHB candidates

Many candidates across NZ say they are against water fluoridation - but don't reveal this in their candidate profiles.

Wanted: NZ's strongest woman video

Nelson companies awarded regional business growth prize

Sport

Tasman rider leads tour

Upcoming young Nelson cyclist Finn Fisher-Black.

A dominant second stage ride has enabled Tasman rider Finn Fisher-Black to claim the yellow jersey in the U17 division after the first day of the Junior Tour of Southland.

Blades vs bikes at sports awards

Bennett vs Malone

George Bennett and Liam Malone are front runners for Nelson's top sports award. So who wins this race?

Smith's rise from Christchurch Boys'

Fletcher Smith has been in fine goal kicking form this season.

Four years after playing his last game for CBHS, Fletcher Smith is one of Otago's key NPC players.

Banks' boot a winner

Marty Banks' boot proved a match winner for Tasman over Counties.

The Makos remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot after a slogging win over Counties Manukau .

Waimea exit at quarterfinal stage

Waimea College's Amiee Book in action during the New Zealand secondary schools basketball championships in Palmerston North.

Waimea College dumped out of title contention at the New Zealand secondary schools basketball championships by Westlake Girls' High School.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

On the trail: Go west

Peddling on a beautifully groomed gravel path.

The stunning West Coast Wilderness Trail, stretching from Greymouth to Ross, is recommended as a four-day ride.

Nelson readers' photos gallery

The holiday goon squad

A selection of some of the best images from around the Nelson Tasman region, taken by our readers.

Festival offers fun for all the family

Children and adults are sure to love Hinepau, from the children's book of the same name by Gavin Bishop and coming to ...

Organisers of this year's Nelson Arts Festival have ensured that there are shows suitable for young and old alike.

Tales of records and straw bales

Jillian Sullivan will talk about A Way Home, at Readers and Writers.

A music memoir and personal narrative bring nonfiction into focus at the Granary Cafe.

Museum features Nayland College anniversary

Nayland College students Chantelle Wall, 13, Denver Tomlinson 14, and Maya Jayasena 13, with works they helped curate ...

An exhibition has come together in a collaboration between students, teachers and museum staff.

Opinion

Blades vs bikes at sports awards

Bennett vs Malone

George Bennett and Liam Malone are front runners for Nelson's top sports award. So who wins this race?

The ugly side of politics is universal

Supporter's of Ghana's NDC party gather in Accra.

OPINION: How my social media keeps me in a bit of a liberal bubble - from the United States, Nelson and Ghana.

Dame Patsy not one to stand on the sidelines

The new Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy is sworn in.

OPINION: Largely ceremonial her new position might be, but it is unlikely the new Governor General would be satisfied with a lame duck-type role.

Secondary kitchen `tax' stopping rental options

A secondary kitchen `tax' is off-putting for those who have room in their homes to develop.

OPINION: A development contribution on second kitchen is crippling the region's options for expanding rental options.

Tempting the fates of the exam gods

The redeveloped Suter Art Gallery is an exciting prospect for the writer.

Before NCEA, NZ's exam system was a relatively simple but ruthless academic sorting system, discarding about 50% of candidates at each stage.

Our People

Hamish's returns to Mapua Wharf

Emily, 18, and Adele Calteaux are ready to welcome back customers to Hamish's at its new location.

More than a year after its controversial closure, Mapua's iconic icecream parlour is back on the wharf.

Fastest man in a trolley video

Steve Lovell with his trolley Kiwiana, left and his son Jack Lovell, 17, with Nitro Fish ahead of this year's Nelson ...

Having conquered Nelson's trolley derby, Steve Lovell wants to smash the world speed record.

Jester's House of cards

Jester Cafe Co-owner Steve Richards with his house of cards exhibit that will be built day-by-day.

Tasman's Jester House has a new backyard cafe experience which deals out a political message.

Nelson: NZ's most neighbourly city

Five year old Maddy Shaw, right, and Lorcan O'Connell add to the Communitree, one of the many activities available ...

A Spring Festival was held on Sunday to celebrate Nelson being named NZ's most neighbourly city.

Barbara Grierson: A lifetime of language

Trevor Grierson as he was when Barbara first met him in the 1940s.

Barbara Grierson arrived in New Zealand as a war bride after working at Whitehall.

Rugby

Banks' boot a winner

Marty Banks' boot proved a match winner for Tasman over Counties.

The Makos remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot after a slogging win over Counties Manukau .

AB's power lured Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu, who will play for the Crusaders next year, beats a tackle by Jonathan Davies during the All Blacks' ...

All Blacks midfielder Seta Tamanivalu has confirmed a one-year deal with the Crusaders.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

Makos steel themselves for northern rivals

Counties Manukau' first five Piers Francis is held by the Makos defence the last time the sides met, in Pukekohe last year.

There will be no doubt in Tasman's camp about the challenge they face when a red-hot Counties Manukau side comes to Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Faingaanuku honoured with Barbarians selection

Nelson College rugby player Leicester Faingaanuku has been selected in the Barbarians Schools team.

He may be about to line up in a red jersey, but Leicester Faingaanuku has his eyes on the black one next year.

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