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People outside Harrys Restaurant on Trafalgar St.

Artisan food capital

Neil Hodgson reflects on our region's increasingly diverse food and drink culture.

Crash victim named

Police, fire and ambulance at a double fatality crash near Maisey Rd intersection on State Highway 60, the Coastal Highway.

1 min ago  Police name one of the victims of a crash which killed two people yesterday.

Small town NZ to struggle

9:46 AM  Nelson will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

Online house asking prices up

9:54 AM  Average asking prices have rocketed up according to TradeMe's property price index.

Man denies hit and run attack

Nelson court hears conflicting evidence after victim was hit so hard he somersaulted.

Queen St speed limit could drop

The CBD section of Richmond's main street could be a 30kmh zone from July.

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Crash scene 'horrific', says witness video

Police, fire and ambulance attend the scene of at a double fatality crash near Maisey Rd intersection on State Highway ...

A woman was left shaking after visiting the scene of a crash that killed two people near Nelson.

Good Samaritans seriously assaulted

Two men who tried to help a woman in a domestic incident were allegedly seriously assaulted on the West Coast. 

Man denies hit and run attack

Pokie machine deception alleged


Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

Team Swordfox lose crucial hours

Ash Whitehead of Team Swordfox carries his kayak in between checkpoints during GODZone.

Nelson team's tactical gamble fails to pay off at GODZone adventure race.

2015 champions drop out of TRL

Tahunanui Tigers players celebrate winning their first ever TRL grand final in 2015.

The Stoke Cobras are returning to the Tasman Rugby League competition but another club is dropping out.

Touch and go as Garin miss the cut

Nelson College's Graham Urquhart breaks through the Marlborough Boys' College defence to score a try.

A thrilling finish to the Tasman secondary schools touch championships saw Garin College narrowly miss out on South Island qualification.

Hodson goes back-to-back

Peter Hodson in action during last year's Stoke Bowling Club Invitation Singles.

Peter Hodson wastes no time adding to his Stoke Bowling Club Invitation Singles success from last year.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Film speaks of loss in modern Iran

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears ...

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears while on holiday.

Keith Hawke – A Life Telling Stories

The NZ Himalayan Expedition to Mt Jannu in 1975 was one of the most rewarding.

Keith Hawke's office gives no hint to his years of adventures as one of NZ's pioneering documentary film cameramen.

Bay's hidden gems

Jacques Cousteau's Espressoship at Tarakohe.

Golden Bay is NZ's version of the Costa Del Sol writes Elizabeth Bean.

Cabaret for the adventurous

Isabella Miller Bell aka Ma Bell, the host of Le Cabaret de la Vie, tonight at the Boathouse

Blues siren Isabella Miller Bell and guests bring their cabaret of life to Nelson tonight.

Irish sounds come to Nelson

Irish singer-songwriter Mundy will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal on February 28.

Irish singer songwriter Edmond "Mundy" Enright says early exposure to music when he was a child led him to a lifelong musical career.


Road to artisan food capital

Pic Picot, right, with former Prime Minister John Key, has helped put Nelson on the quality food map.

Taste of Nelson columnist Neil Hodgson reflects on the region's increasingly diverse and sophisticated food and beverage offerings.

People of our place

The open spaces of Leeston on the Canterbury Plains.

Columnist Angela Fitchett reflects on how we are shaped by the landscapes we dwell in.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask `what do you do out there in the country?''

Game of No Thrones

The twists and turns of the freedom camping debate have inspired Bob Irvine's movie script.

OPINION: Rejection slips are a win in modern writing – someone has bothered to open the envelope containing your manuscript.

Life lessons learned from our precious pooches

Dogs know that sometimes a warm body and simple wordless companionship is better than all the talk in the world.

Dogs know more than a thing or two and could teach us all a few lessons on how to lead happier lives.

Our People

Treating sewage proves 'fascinating'

Bells Island Wastewater Treatment Plant team leader Allan Jones enjoys his work.

Even wondered what happens after you flush the toilet?

Unable to eat, fighting for life video

Georgie Ferris has more than 6000 treatment beads from her years of treatment for her digestive tract paralysis ...

Living on a diet of supplement drinks and weighing just 41kg, Georgie Ferris just wants her life back.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.

Nelson's army of Active Dads

Active Dads holds regular activities for Nelson dads and their children.

Putting fathers in the frame is one of the key aims of a Nelson parents group.

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.


Combined Roncalli confirmed

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.


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.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

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