Plans to charter a plane to take Tasman Makos fan to NPC final in Taranaki set to take flight.
Chrissy and Gary Clements

Weird beard makes magic music

Kids captivated by fantastic facial fuzz

Adam Page Facial hair is not naturally regarded as an instrument, but for musician Adam Page his beard is the most natural instrument of all.

Tweet-a-thon for #gigatownnsn

12:25pm Business bigwigs join forces to tweet for #Gigatownnsn and they're urging others to join them.

Man killed in crash

A Motueka van driver died in a "nasty" collision with car transport truck in the Buller Gorge.

Final ticket frenzy

Grandstand tickets are gone and the words sell-out are already being murmured about Saturday's NPC premiership final.

Wasp problem worst in the world

wasp Wasp densities in South Island beech forests are the highest on earth. Could mites be the solution?

Police blitz snares 300 motorists

Hells Angels a "small proportion" of hundreds of drivers caught in a weekend police blitz.

Pocket park picked for painting

A new mural by artist Chris Finlayson in the Bridge St pocket park adds another dimension to the food cart village.

Burnoffs vex fire service

Collingwood camp under new control

Paper Cinema

Be aware of polio threat

After being partially paralysed by Polio in 1949, Tapawera man Brian Robinson has walked with a limp ever since.

Big week for mighty Makos

Joe Wheeler What was a big week for Tasman Makos' players Shane Christie, Joe Wheeler, Liam Squire and James Lowe got even bigger yesterday.

Fans vow to get to Taranaki

Marlborough fans pull out all the stops to make the trip to Taranaki for NPC cup final.

Irish Rovers call the tune in final

Nelson club lifters raise their game

Marty Banks

Highlanders boost Tasman stocks

Tasman will have a hefty influence in Dunedin next year after two more Makos and a Taranaki flyer signed up.

Foursome full of fun

Ben Hunt The Modern Maori Quartet delivers on every level, and makes a fearsome festival opener. Hard acts to follow don't come much harder.

Dramatic depiction of truth

This was a 75-minute brutally frank immersion into diverse personal realities that left me emotionally reeling.

Old school play gets rebooted

Bus trip like no other

Shaolin monks

Festival fun

Elizabeth Bean finds creativity and inspiration in Wellington and Nelson.

Chopper needs our support

Big screen It's a touch ironic that the very service that provides a lifesaving service needs some rescuing itself.

No room for Kiwi complacency

Could this be the big one? Already the World Health Organisation is putting the Ebola deathrate in West Africa at a terrifyingly high 70 per cent.

Hard Labour ahead

Cheaper to stay on benefit than to learn more

X-factor

Trust's downfall a shame

The sudden winding up of the Kahurangi Employment Trust comes as a shock.

Fins up as fans relish victory

Makos hammerheads The Nelson Mail went behind the scenes at the biggest match in the Tasman Makos' history to report on the night from three different perspectives.

Nelson duo up for awards

Nelson duo Broods have received three nominations in the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Fa'avae's heart set on big finish

Izzy wants to be some body

Cory Brown

Nayland mates in the States

Alex Ridsdale and Cory Brown were team-mates at Nayland College. Now, four years later and more than 13,000 kilometres away they're teaming up again at a university in Cincinnati. Phillip Rollo reports.

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