The HMNZS Endeavour arrives at Port Nelson.

Naval tanker visits Nelson

8:32 PM  Under skies to match its grey exterior, Port Nelson welcomed the HMNZS Endeavour.

Nowhere to donate

Nelson man Carlton Richards has to give blood every three months, but would need to travel to Christchurch for his ...

A Nelson man with a rare blood type has no option but to throw it away.

Davy accused of 'dirty politics'

Councillor distributes anonymous flyer accusing rival of being anti-elderly.

Food and flowers at new cafe

The sweet scent of blooms and coffee mingle at a new Nelson flower shop and cafe.

Teen takes one for the team video

Nelson's Meg Parfitt drew "short straw" to be marooned on a barge while mates party in Fiji.

Health board backs gas heater ban

Health board says unflued gas heaters are dangerous to the public.

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Top scientists in town for talks

Nobel Laureate John Gurdon will be the keynote speaker at August's Queenstown Research Week held in Nelson.

A Nobel prize winning stem cell pioneer will be one of 1200 scientists visiting Nelson for a major conference next week.

Teen stranded in tent at sea video

Nelson's Meg Parfitt "drew the short straw" to be marooned on a barge while her friends holiday in Fiji.

Health board backs gas heater ban

Mussel spat plans under fire


Fifteen-year-old Johnston stacking up the titles

Nelson indoor bowler Kaleb Johnston has already won five centre titles aged just 15.


Prinsep ready for new front row assignment

Makos prop Blair Prinsep hits it up during a training session at Trafalgar Park

 Canterbury's Blair Prinsep is quickly coming to terms with his new role as part of the Tasman Makos' front row.

Tasman schoolgirls rugby team named

Risaleaana Pouri-Lane is one of 11 Motueka HS players named in the Tasman secondary schoolgirls rugby team.

Motueka HS predictably dominate the Tasman secondary schoolgirls rugby team selection.

Rider suffers 'painful' season-ending injury

Rae Morrison in action during the second round of the Enduro World Series in Bariloche, Argentina.

Rae Morrison will be sidelined for approximately three months after breaking her heel in the latest round of the Enduro World Series.

In-form teams to lock horns

Jacks midcourter Anna Miles in action during the Geraldine Hodgson preseason tournament final against Prices at Saxton ...

The top four may already have been decided but there are still some key questions to be answered in the final two weeks of the premier netball competition.

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Rock and rugby join forces

Snaparock promoter Barry Galbraith, top and Tasman Makos player Tim O'Malley combine will both be hoping for a strong ...

Rock and seafood festival Snapafest adds shark to menu after hooking up with the Makos.

Pattern animals fascinate

Bonnie Coad at work in her studio, using pattern pieces and vibrant colours.

Bonnie Coad's exhibition of quirky animal pattern artwork paints the town in colours and witty quips.

The secrets of Tony Southgate - Brightwater Vineyard's award winning viticulturalist

Brightwater Vineyards winemaker Tony Southgate.

OPINION: Tony Southgate is a butcher turned cabinet maker turned award winning winemaker.

Nitro Circus coming to Nelson video

Kiwi Levi Sherwood riding in Nitro Circus Live. The tour will come to Nelson in February next year.

Nelson will get its first taste of the high-flying, death-defying Nitro Circus Live show next year.

A winter's tale of saltwater fishing

Peter Hamilton with a kingfish caught off the West Haven / Whanganui Inlet.

Winter is always a great time to go saltwater fishing.


Confessions of my self imposed news ghetto

The writer admits despite the plethora of information out there - she does not consume the news.

OPINION: I'm about to bite the media hand that feeds me by admitting that I don't read newspapers.

Counting your blessings down on the farm

Joyce Wyllie of Kaihoka collects her fresh fish from the mudflats.

OPINION: To be thankful and focus on good things doesn't change circumstance but does alter outlook and impact on others.

Stoking fires of progress

A meeting of key players at the site of the Stoke community centre development at Greenmeadows in April this year.

It's been referred to as the forgotten suburb, but to treat it as such would be a mistake.

Guy Williams: NZ's quiet racism

Guy Williams: is NZ quietly racist?

If you're against one of our cultures, then you're not a New Zealander and you should pack your bags.

'Crisis denysis' does nothing for poor

John Key seems to be missing that the critical issue is housing, says Russell Harding.

As winter 2016 draws to a close the most critical area by a country mile in New Zealand politics is - wait for it - housing.

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Teen stranded in tent at sea video

Meg Parfitt, left, Jesse White,  Kirsty Fern, and Jayden Walker, take a group photo before they head their separate ways.

Nelson's Meg Parfitt "drew the short straw" to be marooned on a barge while her friends holiday in Fiji.

Young stars impress at Bandquest gallery

First place winners, DNA, of Nelson Intermediate, during the Nelson Rockshop Bandquest 2016 in the Theatre Royal on ...

Wannabe rock stars took the stage to show off their skills at the Rockshop Bandquest regional finals.

Routhan's last season at Nelson Netball

Centre manager Chelsea Routhan is leaving Nelson Netball at the end of the season.

Nelson Netball centre manager Chelsea Routhan is moving on after three seasons to become the programme director at Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Chef goes from Slash to sushi video

Chef William Gould has cooked for the rich and famous.

WIlliam Gould's career arc has seen him move from the criminal fringes to cooking for the rich and famous.

Westpac move upsets residents

Rachel Boyack, left of First Union and Gordon Currie of Greypower with petitions calling for Westpac to review their ...

Westpac customers are saying the proposal to close Nelson branches is "devastating".


Loving life in red

Tasman Makos back Keiron Fonotia.

T​his week, in our series talking to Tasman Makos players, we chat to powerful backline player Keiron Fonotia.

Tasman steal last-gasp win

Lock Alex Ainley lunges across for Tasman's match-winning try in their NPC clash with Waikato.

The Tasman Makos have secured an important 24-19 NPC rugby win over Waikato in Blenheim.

Makos win, but must improve

Tasman Makos' halfback Finlay Christie, a strong contender for man of the match, makes a break.

Well ... it's a start.

Tasman under-19 fightback not enough

Tasman under-19 first five-eighth TC Campbell scoots away for a second half try against Canterbury.

The Canterbury under-19 rugby side survived a strong second half comeback to prevail 42-26 over their Tasman under-19 counterparts at Lansdowne Park on Sunday.

No initiation for Hames

Kane Hames will become the latest member of the All Blacks front-row club on Saturday.

There are no secret handshakes to mark frontrow club membership.

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