Barbara Greene, left and Kristine Rose organisers of Death Cafe in Nelson.

Death Cafe comes to life video

Death Cafes allow us to discuss a topic that will happen to all of us in the end - dying.

A landlord's scourge video

New Zealand's most dangerous drug is often an invisible one.

5:55 PM  New Zealand's most dangerous drug is often an invisible one.

Clean up or pay up

4:37 PM  Paula Bennett warns Wicked to remove sex slogans or get the chequebook out.

Fans should decide logo's fate

OPINION: The TRU should have consulted with fans before changing Makos logo.

Let the children play

Health and safety regulations couldn't storm these walls, only time and tide will.

Dairy downturn's toll

Farmer suicide fears after rise in substance abuse and domestic violence.

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News

Big fishing companies tackle Government on Kermadec plan

A snorkeller at Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.

6:03 PM  Big fishing companies have joined Maori in opposing in court the Government's plan to create a vast ocean sanctuary around the Kermadecs.

Let the children play

Health and safety regulations couldn't storm these walls, only time and tide will.

New whiskey makes the cut

HomeStart grants help first-home buyers in Nelson

Sport

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Giants to return to basics

Phill Jones, left, is looking to reset the clock when the Nelson Giants take on the Canterbury Rams at the Trafalgar ...

The Nelson Giants still control their own NBL destiny but urgently need a win against the Canterbury Rams on Saturday.

Nichols leads Tasman's challenge

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 27:  Jason Day of Australia hits a fairway bunker shot on the sixth hole during his match against ...

Sam Nichols continues to lead Tasman's challenge after ending day two in third place at the South Island men's under-19 golf championships in Ashburton.

Suburbs tackle Tech without leading scorers

Nelson Suburbs midfielder Atkin Kaua will miss Saturday's crucial clash with Cashmere Technical.

Coey Turipa's back but Ben Wright and Atkin Kaua unavailable as Nelson Suburbs look to reel in league leaders.

Another testing second round beckons for Tasman Trophy

WOB flanker Troy Mangan in action during last week's win over Moutere.

The first round signs looked encouraging for this year's NPD Tasman Trophy rugby competition.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

A view of cold-blooded brutality

Nick Kemplen and Cameron West portray the perpetrators in Maungatapu, a play by Justin Eade.

REVIEW: As a historian I am, for once, looking forward to a repeat of this tragedy.

Sherlock Holmes suspense revisited

Antics Theatre Company actors, Troy Warring, as Sherlock Holmes, Chris Goodyear as Sir Henry Baskerville and Susanne ...

 Dastardly deeds and mysterious disappearances are the hallmark of any thriller, no less than Arthur Conon Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, reports Judith Ritchie.

New collective opens

Studio Lux members Judith Ritchie, Sally Shaw, Annabelle Archibald, Lisa Noble and Anna Hansen.

A quirky studio space sitting atop an iconic Nelson building on Collingwood Street has morphed from retail outlet to a new studio collective.

Spanish twist on old tale

A scene from Blancanieves, next week's Film Society screening.

​Blancanieves is the retelling of the spooky Grimm Brothers' enchanting fable of Snow White. Spanish director and screenwriter Pablo Berger has put his stylish take on this classic fairytale and has set the story in Spain in the 1920's. Filmed in 2012 in black and white, the director has called it a love letter to European silent cinema.

Students feature Craig Potton

Aliya Egan and Rikki-Lee Hanna have curated an exhibition, Nature Speaks, featuring photographs by Craig Potton which ...

Two students studying towards a degree in arts and media at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) are curating an exhibition of photographs by nationally acclaimed photographer Craig Potton. The course requires they develop 'real world' professional skills in marketing, project management, artist liaison, and exhibition curation. 

Opinion

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Always blow on the (smaller) pie

Pies may shrink in size as part of healthy food guidelines for hospitals.

OPINION: The humble pie has come under the spotlight.

The slow seep of concept creep

Rain clouds over the Centre of New Zealand, Nelson.

OPINION: You may ask, what is the problem with being more sensitive about prejudice, and racism in particular?

Nelson's first Karenni National Day video

Mae Hla, left and Kayan Dancers at the at the Karenni National Day celebration at Nelson Intermediate.

Nelson is home to many refugees from Myanmar who celebrated their national day at Nelson Intermediate.

Visions and vanishing votes

Bob Irvine's vision painted a bright picture for Tahunanui and Rocks Rd.

I've finally mastered it. Vanishing, that is. Those 'Invisibility Glasses' I ordered from the back of a comic in 1965 were certainly a dead-loss. They had blacked-out lenses! The only thing that vanished was my hard-earned 2/6d over the horizon.

Our People

St John cadets enjoy national success

Nelson-Tasman members of the winning South Island regional squad for the St John 2016 National Youth Festival and ...

Nelson and Tasman St John cadets helped the South Island squad win a record fourth straight championship title at the 2016 National Youth Festival and Competitions.

Dangerous dogs? What a load of bull video

Bull breed dog owners gathered on the church steps.

Nelson dog owners group marched down Trafalgar St to raise awareness about much-maligned bull breeds.

Sky diving for a cause

Ladies who skydived in 2014 to raise money for rescue dogs.

 Jumping out of a plane in the name of dogs.

Tributes flow for Nelson poet

Nelson poet and author Rachel Bush

Writers have paid tribute to late Nelson poet Rachel Bush at the launch of her final book.

Nelson's first Karenni National Day video

Mae Hla, left and Kayan Dancers at the at the Karenni National Day celebration at Nelson Intermediate.

Nelson is home to many refugees from Myanmar who celebrated their national day at Nelson Intermediate.

Rugby

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Tough weekend

Moutere Fullback Johnny Ika makes another break in their game against Waimea Old Boys.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of Tasman Trophy rugby action.

Crusaders roll Brumbies in Canberra video

Crusaders' Kieran Read is tackled.

Giant winger Nemani Nadolo stars as the the Crusaders run over the Brumbies.

Marist win 12-try thriller

Marist number eight Shannon Frizzel was a dominant figure as his side began the Tasman Trophy crossover matches with a ...

If the first match in the Tasman Trophy crossover series is anything to go by, club rugby fans in the top of the south are in for a thrilling few weeks.

'We hate the new jerseys' video

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

They're not good enough for the Tasman Makos. They should be shipped off to children in Africa, fans say.

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