Tobbi Jones, standing, of the Nelson College group, Bows & Arrows shows dragons Rees Vinsen,left, Pete Rainey, Noel ...

Young entrepreneurs face dragons

Nelson business students pitched their innovative new ideas at the 2016 Dragons' Den.

Burger King faces boot

A block of commercial buildings surrounding the Burger King on corner of Halifax and Trafalgar Street could be ...

10:33 AM  Time to move Nelson's Burger King? Definitely, according to the city's Mayor Rachel Reese.

Mental patients need fresh air

Not allowing patients at a Nelson mental health unit outside is "unacceptable", says Ombudsman.

Residents express concerns over slip

9:28 AM  A slip on Anatoki Track Road has raised a dispute about who is responsible for fixing it.

Lotto fund boost for Takaka centre

Takaka's rec centre receives 44 per cent of the total contribution from a major Lottery fund.

Spotlight on TDC portfolio

The Tasman District Council has its finger in many commercial pies.

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News

Deadline looms for special housing plan

A Nelson City Council meeting and public forum earlier this year.

10:32 AM  Council will consider seven Special Housing Area applications as developers rush to get their plans submitted in time.

Residents express concerns over slip

9:28 AM  A slip on Anatoki Track Road has raised a historical dispute about who is responsible for the road's maintenance.

Nelson vet scoops national award

Lotto grant boost for Takaka centre

Sport

Nelson easily retain McNabb Trophy

Lloyd Bellis was part of Nelson's winning McNabb Trophy team against Marlborough.

Nelson's top indoor bowls team has easily retained the McNabb Trophy with a huge win over Marlborough.

McCone gives CD more depth

Canterbury paceman Ryan McCone has trekked north to join Central Districts for next summer.

There is one new face at Central Districts for next summer.

Bauer misses selection for Tour

Jack Bauer spent almost nine months away from competition after a crash at the 2015 Tour de France.

Kiwi cyclist won't ride fourth straight Tour de France after being left out of team's nine-man line-up.

Makos HP side named

Vernon Fredericks will lead the Makos High Performance XV against Counties on Wednesday.

An exciting, talent-laden Tasman Makos High Performance XV has been named to play their Counties counterparts in Auckland on Wednesday.

Tasman ease past Stoke for club hockey win

Toby Bowden scored two goals in Tasman's big win over Stoke.

Tasman eased to a 6-2 Nelson division one men's hockey win over Stoke at Saxton Turf on Saturday.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Murder on the Maungatapu

Colt-style pistol in front of death masks of the Maungatapu murderers.

Ahead of an exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum Kerry Jimson reflects on the region's most infamous crime.

Digital and dance technology entral

A scene from OneOne, by Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts for Light Nelson 2016.

 Cutting-edge video mapping, choreographed dance and specially created music will provide two spectacular light screenings at this year's Light Nelson, reports Judith Ritchie.

Thoroughly modern show hits the stage

Anson Ng, left, (playing Ching Ho,) Georgia Bueno, (Bun Foo,) Lucy Vanner, (Miss Dorothy,) Talia Kacmis, (Mrs Meers,) ...

An enthusiastic bunch of 1920s clad actors, dancers and singers will hit the stage next week, in an ambitious production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. 

Tuhoe project gives back to environment

A scene from Ever the Land, next week's Film Society screening.

Seven years after Te Urewera terror raids of 2007 the NZ Police Commissioner made an official apology to the Tuhoe tribe. Next week's film marks the coming together of this crown apology with another significant event in New Zealand's history.

Vanguard project invites collaboration

Josephine Cachemaille, left, and Jen Bowmast with works from The Vanguard Project, a six week residency at Salt Gallery, ...

 An opportunity for two artists to move from working in a solitary studio environment to a collaborative project has opened the door for community input, reports Judith Ritchie.

Opinion

Setting a model example

Boys and the significant male role models in their lives sit down for a meal and a chat during the Boys' Breakfast at ...

One of the biggest influences on anyone's life is the kind of role models they had growing up.

Case of the prime time crime attraction

British murder mystery Broadchurch is on Ro Cambridge's hit list of best crime dramas.

This year I've witnessed more shootings, knifings, beatings, suicides and drug overdoses than anyone should see in a lifetime.

Tackling our throwaway society

Ricky of Greenwaste To Zero demonstrates compost manufacture to Henley school pupils

It never ceases to amaze me how much trash leaves our house each week. With two adults and four kids (and their after-school friends) in the house it sometimes seems like a full time job picking up all the crap and rubbish generated by daily living in suburbia.

Capping off a bad night

Republican presidential candidate Don Trump signs a "Make America Great Again" cap for a supporter.

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Kiwis make their presence felt everywhere

Sir Lockwood Smith says West Africa is the world's next big development area.

On the plane from Nelson to Auckland, the first leg of my journey back to Ghana two weeks ago, I nearly cried.

Our People

Young entrepreneurs face dragons

Rees Vinsen,left, Pete Rainey, Noel Eichbaum and Alana Riley were the dragons at the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise ...

The top 10 student teams in the region presented innovative new business ideas at the 2016 Dragons' Den.

History group 'blown away' by award

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Barbara Seymour and Daryl Page of Histrionics, Supreme Winner at the ...

A Nelson educational group made history at an empowering awards night.

Angelic trio help feed the needy video

Angels Humble Beginnings, Daphne Broughton, left, Vera Manawaiti, Chanel Miru and Lovey Paul with some of the food that ...

Three Nelson mothers have joined forces to cook meals for struggling families.

Business matters

Downer New Zealand upper South Island area manager Mike Reilly accepting the Civil Contractors NZ Nelson Marlborough ...

Civil contractor awards, technology workshops and a business innovation weekend in this weeks business matters.

Feast for senses returns

Simon Duffy of Uniquely Nelson in the kitchen at The Vic Brew Bar with Howard Williams, one of the venues for the Feast ...

Uniquely Nelson have organised "moveable feasts" to showcase local cuisine to coincide with Light Nelson.

Rugby

Makos HP side named

Vernon Fredericks will lead the Makos High Performance XV against Counties on Wednesday.

An exciting, talent-laden Tasman Makos High Performance XV has been named to play their Counties counterparts in Auckland on Wednesday.

Crotty unlikely, but Read ready

Injured All Black Ryan Crotty watches his Crusaders team-mates at training. He is set to miss Friday's game in Fiji with ...

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will back up for the Crusaders in Fiji on Friday night, but Ryan Crotty is almost certain to miss the Chiefs clash.

Footy for all

There is plenty of ruby on the go at the moment. Here Marlborough Boys' College First XV players Jack Shadbolt, left and ...

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about what rugby we can expect to enjoy over the rest of the season.

Highlanders put Crusaders away video

Highlanders centre Jason Emery scores despite David Havili's best effort to stop him in their friendly game in Oamaru.

Super Rugby champs run in six tries to two in a dominant display in Oamaru.

Rare home game for Rai Valley

The Nelson U10 white team, pictured at after a game at Neale Park, Nelson, will play at Rai Valley Area School on Saturday.

Children thrilled to host team mates for rugby game on school field

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