Russell Blowers, left, with David Puklowski as he arrives into Nelson ...

Seas the day

After braving high seas and mechanical blips, Nelson's Dave Puklowski had a welcome home befitting his epic efforts to help a mate.

Deadly carelessness

Kenneth Michael Wolnak has admitted careless driving causing death and injury.

A heart surgeon has been ordered to pay $165,000 for causing the deaths of two men in a horrific Nelson crash.

'Loss of innocence'

A woman who was sexually violated as a teen confronted her abuser in court.

Govt backs families' diary fight

Kiwi war memorabilia locked in a UK university will be pursued by the government.

Locals rally to cause

Campaigners rally to demand legal and affordable access to medicinal cannabis.

Being fashionably slow

Drowning in clothes might sound like a great business model for op shops - but it isn't.

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$165k for victims' families

Kenneth Michael Wolnak has admitted careless driving causing death and injury.

A surgeon who dedicated his career to saving lives has been ordered to pay $165k for causing the deaths of two men in a horrific crash.

NZ's clean green fallacy

 It's not exclusively dairy farming - but the industry is a major part of why our waterways are so dirty, says Dave Witherow.

Woman confronts sexual abuser

War games, teddies and Tai Chi


Hawkins wasn't pushed - Tactix boss

Sue Hawkins's tenure as Tactix coach is over.

After five losses, Mainland Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has stepped aside for the good of the team.

Climo set for new role

Tasman Rugby League's new club capability and development manager Duke Climo.

Duke Climo lives and breathes rugby league.

Squance finishes well clear

Hayden Squance during the bike leg of the Mountain Bike Duathlon series at Rabbit island.

Teenager Hayden Squance beat off some strong older talent at Rabbit Island on Sunday.

Suburbs hold leaders to draw

Omar Guardiola (R) of Nelson Suburbs and Coastal Spirit goalscorer Tristan Nicol battle for possession.

Nelson Suburbs gain confidence from draw with MPL football leaders.

Magic wallop woeful Tactix

The Mainland Tactix's woes continued on Sunday as they lost to the Waikato-BOP Magic.

The Magic beat the Tactix 61-46 in a game where the result was effectively sealed by the end of the first quarter.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Driven, Motivated and Successful

Nelson athlete Paula Canning in action.

Katrina Tikey catches up with top runner Paula Canning to find out what keeps her going.

Shedding light on Maitai Caves

Elizabeth Bean emerges from the Maitai Caves.

In this week's Our Places Elizabeth Bean explores the caves in the Maitai Valley.

Anything goes in fine debut

A scene from Anything Goes, Nelson Youth Theatre's latest production.

Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal until April 29

Fringe festival gets arty

Fringe Festival Visual Arts Project artists, Karolina Gorton, Klaas Breukel, Gaelynne Pound, Sally Shaw, Yoshi, Ishna ...

In a Nelson Fringe Festival first, visual artists are responding to the Fringe's performing arts through a Visual Arts Project.

Lively performance of Anything Goes

A scene from Anything Goes, Nelson Youth Theatre's latest production opening at the Theatre Royal tonight, until Saturday 29.

In typical comic fashion, Nelson Youth Theatre are about to deliver the romantic musical Anything Goes.


Perfect storm in a teacup

Former Cyclone Cook gave a lift to surfers at Mt Maunganui but its feared devastation did not eventuate.

OPINION: As summit meetings go, the invitation to Storm And A Teacup was less than riveting.

If it weren't for gumboots

John Clarke as Fred Dagg in 1978.

I bought a pair of gumboots the other week and all hell broke loose.  I would have bought just one, but they only sell them by the pair these days. 

Chef's new venture is in the bag

Pad Thai is just one of many delicious meals you can make at home thanks to the Inspire Meal Bags range.

Former Masterchef runner-up launches range of inspiring and simple meals you can create at home.

The powerful pull of the past

The wild beauty of French Pass.

Over the last few years, I've written a lot of columns about growing up at French Pass in the 1950s and 1960s.

Lost in transit

Gerard Hindmarsh's brush with United States border officials left was brutish and humiliating.

Columnist Gerard Hindmarsh shares a border security horror story from the land of the free.

Our People

Nelson pilot's fatal final mission

One of the only surviving images of Second Lieutenant Jack Cock, Nelson's only aviation casualty of World War I.

Jack Cock came from one of Nelson's most well-respected families, took part in the Gallipoli landing and was Nelson's only WWI aviation casualty. This is his story.

Proud to be rural women

Proud to be part of Rural Women are Carol Wyllie, Roger and Aynsley Langford, Minty Henderson, Joyce and Jock Wyllie at ...

Rural Women promote strong, vibrant and healthy communities today.

Passion for kai drives business

Reni Wereta-Gargiulo of Kiwi Kai with her delicious whitebait pie.

Taste of Nelson talks to a business dynamo with an appetite for a successful kai business.

Morgan turns from aircraft builder to pilot

Morgan Frost, 20, in the Van's RV-12 aircraft he and others, including owner Alan Caudwell, built from a kitset.

Morgan Frost now has his own pilot's licence after learning to fly the aircraft he helped build.

Number one hit for Nelson singer video

Aly Cook's sixth single from the album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel hit  number 1 on the Australian Country Airplay Chart.

Aly Cook's single Western Line is a smash hit in Australia, topping the Country Airplay Chart.


Nelson clubs win four of six matches

Harlequins winger Matt Biggar, left, and Marist flanker Kasi Sami scramble for possession during their Tasman Trophy ...

Nelson and Wanderers win in Blenheim to kick-start Tasman Trophy club series. 

Tasman Trophy kicks off

Stoke halfback Sam Parkes in action during Monday's clash with Waimea Old Boys at Nayland College.

Nelson Bays and Marlborough rugby clubs set to square off. 

All Black Squire re-signs

Loose forward Liam Squire has re-signed with the Highlanders.

Highlanders loose forward Liam Squire staying with the Super Rugby franchise for two more years.

Treeby in Stormers squad for NZ tour

Stormers midfielder Shaun Treeby, pictured playing for Wellington, has been added to Robbie Fleck's squad for its New ...

Injury-hit Stormers add Kiwi Shaun Treeby to their NZ touring party.

Wanderers hand Nelson first loss

Waimea flanker Dan Hytongue scored three tries in his team's win over Stoke at Nayland College.

Wanderers have finally ended Nelson's unbeaten run in the Nelson Bays premier club rugby competition.


Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

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