Trafalgar Park gets Super-sized

Capacity crowd expected for Crusaders clash

'When was the last time Nelson got to see 24 All Blacks on Trafalgar Park?' On May 29, the Crusaders vs Hurricanes Super Rugby clash could be the next.
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Community funds cut

Council proposal to cut community funding by $250,000 is evidence of a 'slash and burn approach'.

Forestry margins 'too tight'

Tight margins in the forestry sector have been highlighted by the struggles of a major log transport firm.

Car's back, but thief might be ill

Former Nelson family "stoked" with return of stolen car but the thief could be suffering indigestion.

Havelock hits the spot with BBC

Starring role in an ambitious mini-series

Havelock will star in a BBC mini-series, all thanks to a stranded director and a copy of Lonely Planet.

Soldier's memories given new life

An Ngatimoti soldier's account of life during WWI will be republished for the first time since 1926.

Back on the bike after 86 years

Nelson's Percy Shave got a "hell of a shock" when he was reunited with a motorbike he owned as a 12-year-old boy in 1929.

Kids agree to stub them out

Smoking isn't cool among students in Nelson.

No more Betta-Bags at drop-off

Here for the love of Healeys

Teen finds short cut to charity

A large crowd gathered in the Nayland College quad to watch as Taylah Acero had her head shaved in support of Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Waimea pipped at final hurdle

A second successive national title just eluded Waimea College Gold's volleyball team, Phillip Rollo reports.

Sound and colour at CubaDupa

Members of Nelson's Samba de Sol took to the stage and the streets of Wellington at the weekend as part of CubaDupa.

Lorde's favourite Paul Williams gets serious

Paul Williams got his name as a parody rapper but now he wants to be taken seriously as a pop artist.

Venue change fails to dampen YouthFest

Masterful acting, end a let-down

Star turn for waiter in short film

An Argentinian waiter has come off the bench to star in a short film being made in Nelson with the hope of entry to the Cannes Film Festival.

Hearty thanks for hospitals

As debate continues over a shuttle service between Nelson and Wairau hospitals, Picton man Tony Mortiboy tells of his experience of the health system.

Tough job to crack glass ceiling

A couple of weeks ago I celebrated International Women's Day with a bunch of friends at the Suburban Club.

Road that stays in the memory

Message loud and clear

Unintended consequences

The "law of unintended consequences" is often invoked by advocates of small government and minimal regulation.

Ready and Abel to rule the waves

It is the country's smallest national park but has the most visitors. This guide's job is to make the Abel Tasman an experience to remember.

From Garin to Gallipoli

Garin College student Sam Harrison is recording his trip to Gallipoli for the 100th Anzac Day commemorations one blog post at a time.

Principal calls time on 61-year career

Students urge support for Syria

IT pioneer's hard work pays off

A foosball table, dart board and flat screen TV sit among a circle of desks and couches at Nelson's BlueBerry IT.

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