Arrest follows 'malicious' attack

Man's motivation a mystery

Victim of a "malicious" chemical attack says she doesn't know the man who threw acid at her store.
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Angry over acquittal

The family of Troy Minto have reacted with anger and shock as the man who shot him dead nearly five years ago left a Wellington court a free man.

Spitting mad at Smith

Nick Smith Being spat on by an angry voter was the lowlight in a "weird and unprecedented campaign" for Nelson MP Nick Smith.

Teen cleared of rape

A Marlborough teenager has been cleared on charges of rape and indecent assault.

Brawl blamed on Nelson gang

A fight that broke out in the middle of Picton ended with a woman wielding a baseball bat and an off-duty police officer called in to calm things down.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.

Registrar gunning for 100% enrolment

Nelson College Scriptorium Nelson's 98 per cent voter enrolment is not enough to satisfy registrar of electors Marie Elliott.

Council softens rules on costly fees

Outcry over cost of alcohol licensing fees prompts city council to soften its stance.

Idea to develop arts centre

Students to experience Gallipoli

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Young voters ignore dirty politics

During the election campaign, the Nelson Mail has been speaking with five first-time voters. Stacey Knott got their final thoughts ahead of polling day.

Coach sees Falcons soaring higher

Rebecca Kersten Nelson Marlborough Falcons coach Mark Johnston believes this year's team will be a step up from last season's, with 12 new players included in the squad.

Makos wary of wounded Lions

After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

Sea swim series a perennial favourite

Losses undermine Griffins' finals goal

Rebecca Kersten

Another milestone for Kersten

Rebecca Kersten will have to ensure her hockey game doesn't go rusty over summer - she has a series with the national senior women's team to think about in April.

O'Neill returns home for one-off show

Sharon O'Neill Nelson-born singer Sharon O'Neill will perform at an exclusive dinner concert at the Rutherford Heritage Hotel Nelson in November.

Hedgehogs a threat to wildlife

Forget metadata surveillance. I'm thinking hedgehogs are what we really we need to be afraid of.

Competition season

Pursuing maximum vibe

Paul MajoR

Echoes of the Med

Fortunately for us all, the wonderful anise tasting wonders of fennel have been brought to our shores.

Bombed timing?

Kim Dotcom In holding fire till election week, Kim Dotcom might have inadvertently caused more harm to his own aspirations than to National's.

Ban a vote-catching lure

National's plan to close the Marlborough Sounds to commercial fishing is likely to be greeted with some scepticism.

1080 blitzkrieg a sign of paranoia

Pests wiping out 'land of birds'

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Let's settle in for an intriguing election

The 2014 election campaign has been, in a word, bizarre.

Talented trio join our news team

Rainbow Ski Area The Nelson Mail welcomes three new reporters to the region with another joining in a couple of weeks.

Pedal power drives charity ride

Doreeen Rudolf will head south for the ride of her life this month, planning to cover 1260km from Motueka to Invercargill in 16 days.

Inventor's climate change drive

Coming home

 Loren Heaphy

Heaphy in Women of Influence finals

Nelson woman Loren Heaphy's stand against cyber bullying has seen her named as finalist in the Women of Influence competition.

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