Nelson was full of the sounds of Irish music over the weekend, with friendships forming over fiddles and flutes.
Search and Rescue "disappointed" with two trampers who put their rescuers at risk.
The world's largest adventure race, Godzone, is to be held in Kaiteriteri next year.
Nelson City Council is pushing ahead with its $500,000 Lions Tour bid and should know its success in a matter of weeks.
Total hip and knee replacements are the two most common surgeries in Marlborough and Nelson.
In an age of tablet computers and e-books, the annual Founders Book Fair is something of a countercultural phenomenon.
A rare chance to explore the privately-owned Pepin Island, near Nelson, was taken up by more than 1000 people on Sunday.
Nelson night shelter supervisor Edward Andrews says making the Queen's Honours lists for his services to community has encouraged him in his "lifesaver" work.
Judi Billens' work with both Maori and Pakeha cultures has seen her recognised with a Queen's Service Medal.
Constant commitment to the world of sport has lead to recognition of the highest order for Nelson sportsman Richard Ussher.
An inspired mother of eight is learning carpentry so she can build her parents a house and create a family business.
Jock Sutherland's Queen's Birthday honour for services to cricket was made possible by a suit in the 1970s.
Seafood magnate Peter Talley been made a Knight Companion of the NZ Order of Merit for services to business and philanthropy.
Treatment for a young man in an induced coma for 54 days is being held back because of the politics around medicinal marijuana.
Peer support groups help men to feel empowered in sharing their stories, says former gang member Tuhoe Isaac.
Nelson fans give Crusaders' heroes Richie McCaw and Dan Carter a spectacular send-off at their final "home" game.
Karyn Brown breathed a sigh of relief when a Fifa envelope arrived in her letterbox on Thursday.
When Nina Carpenter received a call about her recent car service, she thought it was part of a survey and never expected to be told she had won a new Suzuki Swift.
Almost 100 trap tunnels have been built by Nelson College trades students in a bid to help with pest control in the Brook Sanctuary.
Nelson might not have won the Gigatown competition but the buck does not stop there for the team who lead the campaign.
Tsunamis, an escaped Rhino and a five legged lamb vying for the front page has caused editors to throw their arms up in stress figuring how to juggle what is most newsworthy for their readers.
Four months have slipped by since it began, but the queue of angry customers and suppliers claiming they are owed money from the Monster Slide event remains.
With falling memberships and increasing costs, can Nelson's golf clubs survive? Charles Anderson reports.
A Nelson parking warden is shaken after a confrontation with a group of teenage girls.
There were sounds of disgust when children at Nelson's Victory School were faced with what four days of rubbish looked like.
A new performing arts centre has been put back on the agenda with a $25,000 project update and review scheduled.
A new cafe at the Nelson Salvation Army store aims to help students get work ready and function as a meeting point.
Tasman will give Waimea Community Dam Ltd $300,000 to hunt for $50m to cover irrigators' share of the project.
A group advising the Tasman District Council on water quality has found that what's under the Waimea Plains, near Nelson, is highly complicated.
A new walkers' group has formed to fight the Nelson City Council's plan to encourage cycling on the Maitai River Walkway.