"It seems this little fellow was a fan too."

Wasp found in Nelson pear choc

18 min ago  "He texted me saying 'is it supposed to have a wasp in it?' I replied 'ew'."

Fraudster's home sold

Tony
Mount’s
Maitai
Valley
home is
to be
sold.

10:25 AM  Proceeds from the sale of Mount's home shared among those he defrauded.

Cyclist pushes on to finish epic trip

10:08 AM  Nothing will stop Duncan Wilson from finishing his circumnavigation of NZ by bike. 

'Slot rule' could end

Proposed changes to the blue cod fishing rules will be announced.

Plastic bag phase-out rubbished

Environment minister trashes push to phase out single-use plastic bags as not justified.

Nelsonian wins Gates scholarship

Former Nelson College for Girls student Helen Alderson.

Former Nelson College for Girls student wins scholarship to do PhD in England.

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News

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

Paige Mockler was awarded the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Young Volunteer of the Year award, pictured here with Johnny Cash, one of the horses at Whakatu Group Riding for the Disabled.

10:13 AM  A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Entries open for business awards

10:12 AM  Entries for the Chamber of Commerce Business Awards have opened, with past winners urging businesses to take the plunge. 

Sirens set to smash Dolls

Film delivers sugar shock

Sport

Sirens set to smash Dolls

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

10:11 AM  A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

With their season in the balance, Mika Vukona is ready to step forward for the Nelson Giants.

Mika Vukona leads Giants with words and deeds

It's time for the veterans to step forward as the Mike Pero Nelson Giants seek to regain their winning touch.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

Australian angler Meg Gordon with the 5.7kg (12.5lb) brown trout she caught in mid-April "on a river somewhere in the top of the South Island".

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Nelson's newest creative boutique studio sells the quirky work of 15 artists from the region. 

Cast of Central Otago Man, Cameron West, left, Vanessa Downing, Nick Kemplen, Laughlan Campion and Cleo Cowdrey.

What's on in Nelson

From music to comedy, film talks to burlesque nights - you won't be short of things to do in Nelson this week.

Opinion

Juggling act at the beach

Sludge in the Modellers Pond, Nelson.

OPINION: How to rule on the comparative worth of two family-friendly features of the Tahunanui beachfront?

The many myths of modern health thinking

The myths of modern healthy living are multiple – and I've had to unlearn them all.

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tyres.

Snow tyres should be banned

Nelson woman Lucy Stronach discovered their dangers while crossing the Lewis Pass recently when her newly imported Suzuki Swift spun out on a corner and crashed into a ditch.

Our People

Volunteer recognised for work with horses

Paige Mockler was awarded the New Zealand Riding for the Disabled Young Volunteer of the Year award, pictured here with Johnny Cash, one of the horses at Whakatu Group Riding for the Disabled.

10:13 AM  A love of horses and seeing others smile is what keeps Paige Mockler volunteering with the Whakatu Riding for the Disabled Group.

Freedive for dolphins video

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

The Sirens of Smash and the Living Dead Dolls of Christchurch will be battling it out at the Tahunanui Skating Rink this Saturday.

Sirens set to smash Dolls

10:11 AM  A group of Nelson women will get their skates on this weekend and hope to get one over on their Christchurch competitors.

Rugby

Perry set for return to top-level rugby

Crusaders' prop Tim Perry takes on the Melbourne Rebels defence during the 2014 Super Rugby season.

A little over seven months ago Tim Perry literally dragged himself off Nelson’s Trafalgar Park, his achilles tendon in tatters, along with his immediate rugby prospects.

Rugby coaches get 'ammunition'

Former Scotland international and Highlanders centre John Leslie hosted skills sessions in Nelson for coaches and parents.

James Marshall of the Hurricanes poses with a fan during the round 13 Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Sharks at Westpac Stadium.

Marshall will have full family support

James Marshall's parents will only need two colours to wear to Trafalgar Park on Friday, and that's black and yellow.

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