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Jacob Harris, 12, will go to London to deliver the match ball for one of the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter finals.

Nelson boy gets world cup call up

Thirteen-year-old Jacob Harris will take the field for the All Blacks' World Cup quarterfinal.

El Nino turns up heat

El Nino could bring even more hot summer days to Kaiteriteri Beach, but farmers may not be as happy as holidaymakers.

A rare weather phenomenon is set to scorch Nelson this spring and summer, with drought and scrub fires likely.

High-density housing given push

Change in planning rules could mean bigger houses on smaller sections in central Richmond.

Sisters' lifelong fight for fairness

Politics run in the blood for the O'Connors, as does the need to speak up for the underdog.

Lamb's double brush with death video

Pooky the miracle lamb came back from the dead not once but twice in half an hour.

Road rage attack

Man left with head injuries and without keys to his car after road rage attack.

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Prison van forced to turn back

Blenheim police and Department of Corrections staff remove a prisoner from a van outside Blenheim police station.

A prison van leaving Blenheim had to turn back after a prisoner caused damage to the van.

Group says it will fight council

11:00 AM  A community group says it will fight a proposed change in the status of Nelson's Brook Valley reserve land, home to a group of long-stay campers and the proposed site of a gondola terminal.

Choirs combine in Mass for Peace video

QYouth making Nelson a safer space


Nelson riders on the world stage

Enduro mountainbike rider Anka Martin.

Nelson's mountainbike trails are among the best in the world and so too are the riders.

Another tough road trip awaits Falcons

Nelson Marlborough Falcons player Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start for the team.

Omar Guardiola has been handed his first start of the season as the Nelson Marlborough Falcons aim to make it two-from-two.

Nelson quartet heading to Kona

Carol Cooper, left, Britta Martin, Wayne Leighton, Eileen Searle are ready for Kona.

Four Nelson triathletes face one of their biggest challenges when they take on the lava fields of Kona in the Ironman World Championships on Sunday.

Tasman Makos break drought

Taranaki's Mitchell Croswell taken in a tackle by Tasman's Shane Christie.

All Tasman eyes will now focus on Pukekohe on Saturday after the Makos secured a record 35-17 NPC win over Taranaki.

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Choirs combine in Mass for Peace video

Chris Lukies conducts the Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra at a rehearsal for The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace.

After a controversial move from Nelson Cathedral, The Armed Man will be performed at Nelson College.

Brave production about biggest loss

Bryony Klink and Scott Frater in a scene from Something About Losing A Child by Darryl Ware, peformed at Fairfield House.

REVIEW: The overwhelming grief of parental bereavement was brought home to a Fairfield House audience on Thursday night.

Get down to The Upbeats

Drum and Bass stars the Upbeats will be appearing in Nelson next Saturday, October 17.

Drum and bass stars The Upbeats will be thumping out the beats at Elsewhere next Saturday, October 17.

7 Days crew coming to Nelson

The 7 Days crew will be bringing their laugh-a-minute comedy roadshow to Nelson this December.

They're loud, they're unruly, they induce fits of laughter, and they're heading to Nelson for the first time ever

Dr Libby in Nelson to address fatigue

Dr Libby Weaver is coming to Nelson next week to explain why Kiwis are so tired.

Nelsonians will have a chance to hear from Dr Libby Weaver about the effects of tiredness, and how to overcome them.


A fine time in the capital of art

Steve Oakley at the Museum Art Hotel, behind Nelson artist Dan Campion’s Reality Bites 1.0, among the hotel’s most photographed works. There are  three other Campion pieces in the collection, which includes work by Nelsonians Sally Burton, Wendy Lineham, Maxine Waters, Graeme Cornwall and Terry Parkin, along with some Toss Woollaston crayon portraits.

Alan Clarke catches the award ceremony for the country’s richest art prize, and checks out an iconic Wellington hotel.

A novel approach to this business of writing

There is lots of advice on writing a novel, much of it less than inspired.


Paying the price for one too many

Nelson police photographer Rob Sorensen photographs a trail of bloody footprints in the Montgomery Carpark near Bank Lane.

OPINION: You don't need to accosted by a drunk to find trouble. If alcohol is abused, sometimes the trouble finds you.

Salisbury: The last avenue of hope

Salisbury School's roll has dropped to just two students this year.

For so many parents during the past 100 years, that driveway lined with heritage trees has been the last avenue of hope when all other methods of help have been exhausted at home.

Serve happy pigs please

On the pig's back: Pigs should be raised on free-range farms, says Matt Lawrey.

One of the nice things about getting older is being able to appreciate all the ways this country has become a better place.

Our People

QYouth making Nelson a safer space

QYouth co-ordinator Marcia Hickmott, right, with members Scarlet Box, left, Pixie Faye, Alexandra Smith, Baylen Banfield, Zoe Rousselle and Jake McNaughton.

QYouth's new coordinator wants to help make Nelson a better place for the LGBTQ community.

Dan's nan his number one fan video

Pam Carter with a photograph of her grandson All Black Dan Carter.

Every time Dan Carter lines up a crucial kick, one All Blacks fan says a special string of words in support.

Mitch Hunt comes home to Makos

Mitchell Hunt, pictured here playing for New Zealand against England in the U20 World Cup final, is returning to Nelson.

Former Nelson College star Mitchell Hunt is coming home, after signing a three-year deal with the Tasman Rugby Union.

Woman gifts grocery grab to refuge

Lesleigh Grey from Women's Refuge, "grocery grabber" Denis Cooper and Fresh Choice Nelson owner Mark A'Court with items donated to the refuge from The Great Grocery Robbery.

A Nelson woman has donated the proceeds of her $1000 trolley dash to the Women's Refuge.

The artist’s way

Geoff Noble in his studio.

They're not starving in garrets but three artists talk about their creative struggles - and joys.


Nelson boy gets world cup call up

Jacob Harris, 13, will deliver the match ball at the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Thirteen-year-old Jacob Harris is set to take the field for the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Canterbury too good for Tasman

Tasman Makos second-five David Havili tries to make a break against Canterbury at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

Canterbury secure home semifinal after 41-25 NPC win over Tasman at Trafalgar Park.

Crusaders snap up Samu

The Crusaders' new recruit, Tasman Makos flanker Pete Samu, bursts through the Bay of Plenty defence to score.

The Crusaders have signed the Tasman Makos' ball-running backrower Pete Samu for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

Auckland too solid for Tasman video

Tasman Makos forward Joe Wheeler shows his delight in scoring against Auckland in an NPC rugby match on Sunday.

Auckland look strong, as Tasman Makos suffer their first NPC loss.

Good value at the Makos video

Tasman Makos fans watch on during the ITM Cup pre-season rugby match.

Tasman Makos fans pay the least for a ticket, fries and beer out of any national provincial championship centre.

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