Ruined roof could fund smoko

Copper sold off to pay for staff shout

Nelson Hospital staff may not have seen the last of the massive section of copper roofing that was ripped off the hospital during last week's storm.
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Centre closure in doubt

Trafalgar Centre events facility Investigation adds weight to allegations that decision to close Trafalgar Centre was based on inaccurate information.

Trampers 'did all the right things'

A woman has been rescued in the Nelson Lakes area after injuring her ankle today.

Protected trees take toll on homes

fallen tree A call is being made for the city council to review its protected tree policy after a huge walnut tree crashed into two homes.

Salmon firm plans to boost workforce

NZ King Salmon's expansion could add about 150 jobs across the top of the south.

Anzac parades likely to be rained on

Raincoats required for Anzac Day services.

Theft of gear 'frustrating'

Police are playing down fears of a spate of burglaries in Lower Moutere.

Historic cup returned to Nelson

A large silver trophy won in a hotly contested Nelson horse race in 1864, has finally found its way back to Nelson.

Tapawera motorsport park gets all clear

Stay off tracks, council warns

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Fresh hop gin a world first

A Nelson distillery has combined a love of hops with that of gin, to create what is possibly the world's first fresh hop gin.

Decision to give up role 'very hard'

Amy McIlroy Participation growth and the regional sports awards are all part of the legacy Shanine Hermsen will leave Tasman sport, but it is the people she will miss the most.

Happy, but sad for her best mate

Jo Edwards had to share the joy of gaining the singles spot in the New Zealand lawn bowls team for the Commonwealth Games with the disappointment of best friend and rival.

New event a foray into wilderness

Matthews close to games goal

Amy McIlroy

Joy as McIlroy picked for Glasgow

For Nelson's Amy McIlroy, named alongside husband Shannon McIlroy in the NZ Commonwealth Games bowls team, her reaction was purely from the heart.

Life as an 'alien' in Nelson

Gargiulo family For Yolanda Persico Anzac Day sparks images of the difficult path her grandparents took to settle in Nelson after being classed as enemy aliens.

Time running out for crusader

For more than 10 years wildlife crusader Danny Boulton has been involved in a private struggle against cancer. In frank interviews with Bill Moore, he explained what has driven his efforts.

Taking sides for the great barra quest

History inspires exhibition

Katy Sanson

Off the wall

While arts editor Judith Ritchie takes a holiday, Kate Davidson and Alden Williams visited some Nelson business-people to see what was hanging on their walls.

Block-based blockbusters

lego hobbit With two new Lego games released in as many weeks, is this the moment when the series finally jumps the shark?

Whimsical comedy set in darkening times

Dave Manning finds a sumptuous feast on the menu at The Grand Budapest Hotel.

This gang just grows and grows on you

Liam Finn: The Nihilist

Game of Thrones

A Song of the Sofa - Episode 3 (spoiler)

Is the team behind Game of Thrones deliberately setting out to break records for the most shocking material ever broadcast?

Time to turn up the heat on NCC

Neville Male urges Nelsonians to make their voices heard on woodburner regulations.

Nelson's luck holds

It never rains but it pours. And sometimes it blows. But our luck held in terms of injuries.

Time for a serious debate

Wakatu case puts doubt on 'final'

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Geneva deal on Ukraine in trouble

It was only a matter of time before the tensions between Ukraine and Russia boiled over.

Coffee container closing

Ali Slotemaker Rabbit Island cafe to close after successful summer.

Mixed time for Easter trading

Easter rain a mixed blessing for Nelson businesses.

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Nelson tops NZ in a 'stonking' surge

Ray Weston

Rules put riggers at risk

Many Nelson bars will be unable to sell riggers after costs for renewing off-licences more than trebled.

House has a wild past

Sir Michael Hill Although my home may have once been a party house, we never suspected it could be a P-lab until an Auckland friend narrowly escaped buying one herself.

Will new faith in Hesson be justified?

It used to be that most things Mike Hesson said or did were greeted with a fair measure of derision from sections of New Zealand's cricketing public.

Importance of keeping house and sanity

Time we eased off the road-rage pedal

Sir Michael Hill

The NZ elite are doing nicely

We live in an age where ‘‘perception is reality’’. The perception I have is the elite are taking the piss. Trouble is, they can’t even see it.

Swiss input to a very Kiwi vineyard

Kina Beach Vineyard. The boutique Kina Beach Vineyard is owned by a couple who live in Zurich and visit their piece of paradise in Nelson "not as often as we would like".

Bringing hemp out of the closet

Hemp, arguably one of the most versatile agricultural crops available, is restricted in New Zealand. Why is this? The answer is simple; hemp is closely related to marijuana.

Get inspired in the River Kitchen

A taste of the tropics

Kina Beach Vineyard.

Life's a bach

Judith Gillies asks what happened to the lifestyle we used to know.

Giants' Jones calls time on career

Phill Jones Nelson basketball legend Phill Jones has announced his retirement after a stellar 21-year career.

Bennett denies attack

Paula Bennett has denied that her recent attack on jetsetting beneficiaries was targeted at a chronically ill Nelson woman.

Holly gets ready to go global

New director for festival

Breast cancer survivors

River retreat nets survivors

Breast cancer survivors bared their souls at a luxury retreat near Murchison over the weekend, and learned a new skill as well.

Mapua's Easter more than fair

Mapua Easter Fair Strung-out retail therapy devotees, dads and mums, bargain-hunters and eclectic gatherers, rejoice!

Food bank gets helping hand

The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.

Mud and misery of war

Club rugby fan zone

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Best dressed will fly

Four children who dress up as their star or the emergency service worker they like best could win themselves a ride in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as part of the helicopter base's open day on May 4.

Gargiulo family

Chainsaws get started

The chainsaws are busy as the clean-up operation gets under way after last week's Easter weather bomb.

Gargiulo family

Ship-shaped shack shifted

Nelson's defiant Boulder Bank houseboat builder has been on the move again, his ramshackle erection towed up the Haven to a new spot.

Motueka floods

Stuck in the valley

Several families in the hills west of the Motueka Valley remain stranded by floods.

Free parking in city?

Nelson City Council is asking for feedback on parking, with calls for the city to go meter-free.

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