Freedom Campers at the Trafalgar Centre car-park at the end of Paru ...

$100k to enforce bylaw

Enforcing a proposed freedom camping bylaw could cost $100,000 a year.

Campers spark 'shanty town' fears gallery video

A fire pit, chili bin, rubbish and car seats in the bush at Reilly st.

9:33 AM  Old cars, campsites and piles of rubbish left behind at popular freedom camping spot.

Mayor under fire on living wage

9:06 AM  Living Wage supporters say Rachel Reese has gone back on a pledge of support.

Thieves ransack bakery

Three men smashed their way into the Mapua Village Bakery and threatened a worker.

Yoga bandit leaves class barefoot

A Nelson yoga class was left barefoot after a thief stole shoes from a locker area.

Ferry benefits questioned

Proposed ferry between Motueka and Whanganui may deliver jobs, but at what cost?

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'Alarm' could have saved men

Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, was one of three men killed when FV Jubilee sank on October 18, 2015.

3 min ago  The deaths of three men on board FV Jubilee could have been prevented if not for "missing checks in the system", a report has found.

'Shanty town' in forest gallery video

9:33 AM  Freedom camp or shanty town? The squalor surrounding Golden Bay's "River Tribe" begs the question.

Mayor under fire on living wage

Hospitality cooks up bright future for teen


Schoolboys progress

Alex Connor-McClean, pictured in action for Tasman United Youth, scored twice in Nelson College's 2-1 win.

Nelson College book place in Price Charity Cup semifinal.

Funding for waka ama

Waka ama already has an enthusiastic following within the region.

Waka ama in Nelson hoping to get more young people involved in the sport.

Over 100 competitors for orienteering champs

Nika Rayward and Tide Fa'avae in action during Sunday's South Island schools orienteering championships sprint event at ...

The South Island schools orienteering champs were held in Nelson at the weekend.

Marowa adjusts goals after World Cup snub

Tasman United players Tinashe Marowa and Ermal Hajdari celebrate after Marowa scored a goal during the team's 3-2 defeat ...

Tinashe Marowa more motivated to impress at Phoenix following U-20 World Cup omission.

Stevenson up with the pace

Matt Stevenson has emerged as a key attacking weapon for Waimea Combined Schools.

Stevenson prefers pace and guile over brute strength.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Breadmaker's rapid rise

Tozzetti owner and chef Ben Carpenter with a selection of freshly-baked breads.

A chef who worked with Jamie Oliver in London wants to make Tozzetti "the best cafe bakery in NZ".

Our Places: Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri Beach at peak season

Elizabeth Bean explores the attractions of Kaiteriteri that go beyond its stunning golden sands.

Rossini celebrated by Civic Choir

Chris Lukies conducts the Nelson Civic Choir on Sunday at Nelson's Cathedral, performing Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Nelson Civic Choir open their 2017 Nelson season on Sunday May 21 with Rossini's sparkling Petite Messe Solennelle, in the wonderful setting of Nelson Cathedral.

From Vegas to Disney

Disneyland caters for children of all ages.

Stu Hunt journeys to the multi-coloured theme park heart of America.

Early Loach masterpiece on show

Film director Ken Loach is known for his portrayals of gritty social realism.

Ken Loach directs our Classic (newly restored) 1967 debut film from the UK this week. 


Figuring out maths is pi in the sky

Apart from the basics, for many of us, maths is an impenetrable subject.

An angel at my table helped me unravel the inner workings of an impenetrable subject.

First aid courses save lives

Merv Utting, Grant "Jock" Wyllie, and Garry Woods and his dog Quid.

OPINION: Three wives in three homes kissed husbands goodbye and wished them safe travels. Only two of these guys came home.

The garage sale of ideas

Bob Irvine's garage sale of quirky stories and sayings has something for everyone, and they're free.

Opinion: The difference between collector and hoarder is through-put, I maintain.

Lessons learned from a lifetime of cynicism

People are drawn to church by a longing for a place to feel fully at home - body and soul.

Once upon a time, before I moved to Nelson, for about 18 months, I attended a Unitarian church in Auckland.

Fact or friction

A little bit of foresight can save you a whole lot of time, and needless drama under the hood.

Checking that there is oil in the car shouldn't really be treated as optional exercise.

Our People

Much more than just a farmer

Henry Rouse.

Henry Rouse was a lynchpin of the Murchison community.

Party to promote well-being

Motueka High School students won a competition focused on Maori youth suicide prevention with their concept of an ...

Motueka students are planning a music festival to promote well-being and prevent youth suicide.

Business, aviation leader dies

Robyn Reid with her husband, Bill, and their Avro Anson MK I twin-engined aircraft at an Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ...

Respected Nelson businesswoman Robyn Reid died last week but her legacy continues to fly high.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

'Little angel' helps mum find lump

Former Nelson College for Girls student Lizl Matthewson spoke of her breast cancer experience at the Pink Ribbon ...

A Nelson mum was able to beat breast cancer after her daughter helped her find a lump while breastfeeding.


Stevenson up with the pace

Matt Stevenson has emerged as a key attacking weapon for Waimea Combined Schools.

Stevenson prefers pace and guile over brute strength.

Fixing school rugby problems is easy

Timaru Boys' High School First XV would benefit from an overhaul of the UC Championships.

OPINION: Fixing the problems with the Crusaders Schools Championship could be quite simple if someone is brave enough to take the reins.

The battle back from brain surgery

Vernon Fredericks

The road to becoming Crusader No 213 has been far from smooth for Vernon Fredericks.

Drummond in sevens heaven

Jess Drummond could be set for her New Zealand sevens debut after being selected in the latest squad.

The unavailability of five key players has opened the door for a Riwaka school teacher to make her NZ sevens debut.

Union offers support to player in coma

Bevan Moody suffered a cardiac arrest as he ran back to halfway for a restart in a club rugby game in Nelson.

The Tasman Rugby Union have offered their full support to Marlborough rugby player Bevan Moody, who collapsed during a senior club match in Nelson on Saturday.


Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

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