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Players' tribute to coach who died on field video

The late Mark Wilkens' wife Kathy Wilkens, centre, with Mark's sister Rosemary Wright and son Eli Wilkens during the moments silence at Saxton Turf on Wednesday.

Wreaths presented to late hockey player's wife by college teams before Saxton tournament.

Students showcase dance

Waimea College students perform Rubbish Children at the Vast Dance Festival.

The energy and rush of adrenaline that Chloe Kemp experiences when she dances on stage is "the best feeling ever".

Housing market steady in Nelson

Demand for properties in Nelson is strong, says QV registered valuer Craig Russell.

The Nelson housing market remained slow and steady over July, latest QV statistics show. 

Dominoes bridge generation gap

Whareama Care resident John Marer, 84, left and Nayland Primary School student Sheayla Carr, 7, play dominos together.

The sign on the Whareama Care rest home whiteboard was emphatic.

Girls College students stock foodbank

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 17, left, Olivia Deakin, 18, and Caitlin Berry-Kilgour, 17, are collecting food for the Nelson Food Bank.

A carload of food is heading to the Nelson foodbank, from the cupboards and funds of Nelson College for Girls students.

New 'gold standard' defibrillators

St John Nelson Bays shift manager Kris Gagliardi and paramedic Tracey Parks with the new Life Pak 15 defibrillator equipment.

Top of the line defibrillators recently installed in Nelson ambulances allow paramedics to share information about severe heart attacks.

'How on earth did it get up here?'

Dick Rawson woke up and looked out the window to find a seal on his deck at his property on Rocks Road.

A seal pup was the last thing a Nelson man expected to see on his deck after getting out of bed this morning.

Boycott to protest mall parking ban

Specsavers optometrist Jan Rae wants fellow Richmond Mall workers to take a stand against the worker's parking ban.

Staff at Richmond Mall are urged to boycott spending on-site in protest of new parking rules.

Stoke businesses back speed limit cut

A temporary 50 km zone at the intersection of Main Road Stoke and the entrance to Wakatu Industrial Park.

Businesses are welcoming a speed reduction to 50kmh around Wakatu Estate on Main Road Stoke.

Meth mule pleads guilty

Michelle Hopa, 51, was arrested at Nelson Airport on March 10 with close to three ounces of methamphetamine in her handbag.

Woman who carried close to three ounces of meth on a flight into Nelson pleads guilty.

Blenheim sunniest town this year

Marlborough cherry grower Yo McGill says the orchard will benefit from winter frosts.

Marlborough enjoyed sunny, cool, and dry weather conditions in July, according to Blenheim Meteorological Station monthly data.

Snow forecast for Mapua

Mapua's Phoenix Gallagher in action on the rail at last year’s Jib Jam, where he was named the top snowboarder.

Coastal Mapua rarely gets snow, making the annual Jib Jam on Friday a must for powder hounds.

Garin principal to step down

Garin College principal John Boyce

Founding principal of Garin College John Boyce has announced his retirement, effective immediately.

Dream home plan for Number 0 plot

Marker pegs show where a house will be built at the end of Nelson's Fifeshire Cres.

A dream home built on abandoned land in Nelson will have a rare address: Number 0.

Exterior taking shape on House for Hospice

The timber cavity system has been installed on the House for Hospice in Marsden Park, Nelson.

Another week on the House for Hospice build has rolled around fast, helped by a generous donation of fresh scones with cream and jam for those on site. 

Cuddle cots help grieving families

Shelley Smith of the Project Butterfly organisation at the Project Butterfly trail at Fairfield Park, with a memorial photograph album for her still born son Jay. Project Butterfly are fundraising for the purchase of a cuddle cot at Nelson Hospital for still born children.

Shelley Smith knows first hand the time it takes to grieve after the loss of a child.

Children's GP visits free across region

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, second left, with Nelson GPs Andy Dawson, left, Hamish Neill and Rob Riley after announcing that 27 primary health care practices in Nelson Tasman have signed contracts to provide free GP visits for under 13 year olds.

The government's free GP visits for under 13s has had good uptake with all 27 practices in the region signed up.

Men let in for calendar launch

Margaret Moon, left, Rosemary Boyd and president Dulcie Carson with the Historic Heart of Nelson calendar during the launch at the Nelson Women's Club in Trafalgar St.

The Nelson Women's Club let in the men for a calendar launch last week.

Henley kids repay mentors' kindness

Henley School students Connor Peters, 11, left and Brooklyn Davis, 9, presented a cheque for $560 as a helping hand for Big Brothers Big Sisters, to programme director Rachel Saunders. The money was raised from a mufti day at Henley School.

Henley School has offered a helping hand to local Big Brothers Big Sisters to show appreciation for the mentoring support it has received.

Let's pull together for new winch

Nelson fisherman Stu Reardon down at the fisherman's wharf has been winched off stricken vessels twice by a rescue helicopter.

After being rescued twice, fisherman Stu Reardon knows first hand the value of a rescue helicopter with a winch.

Council wants Best Island road

An aerial photograph of properties on Barnett Ave, Best Island, with the Waimea Estuary in the background.

The TDC has served notice on a Best Island family to resolve the community's historic access problem.

Man on the run after crime spree

Police believe the wanted man ran from this white Mitsubishi Galant that crashed into a tree in Golf Rd, Tahunanui, following a short pursuit last Wednesday.

Police seek help from public to find man wanted in connection with burglary and police chase in Nelson.

Man charged with stealing boats

A photo of the Dreamer yacht that was found in the Marlborough Sounds

A man who allegedly stole three boats in Motueka appeared at the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

Teacher aide 'groomed' girl

A teacher aide set up a Facebook account under a female name to communicate with a young student.

Nelson teacher aide created fake Facebook account to sexually groom learning-impaired student.

East St outgrows its roots

Vikki Radbourne and Tejas Arn in the small kitchen of their East St Cafe Bar at Innbetween Lodge and Backpackers.

The owners of popular Nelson vegetarian cafe East Street are considering crowdfunding options as they search for a bigger space.

Firm trades on despite $16m debt

Log transport business Waimea Contract Carriers has been placed in voluntary administration owing $16 million.

Creditors vote in favour of repayment deal to keep Waimea Contract Carriers in business.

Hockey coach dies during game

Nelson hockey player Mark Wilkens.

Nelson hockey community in shock after coach collapses and dies on the field during half time team talk.

Top road cop appointed

Inspector Ian McKenzie has been appointed Tasman Road Policing manager.

Tasman's new road policing manager says his children are embarrassed by what he drives to work.

Famous artwork to be restored

Diana Smith, left, Nelson College for Girls Old Girls Association committee member and Anna Heinz teacher and former student of the college with the 1972 Jane Evans Painting, Park Bench II. The old girls association is organising a fundraising event to pay for the restoration of this and other art works at the college.

Jane Evans was a former student at Nelson College for Girls and the college has three of her paintings.

With help from the community a Jane Evans painting will be restored and preserved for future generations. 

Activists aim to awaken Nelson

Billy McKee protesting for people to get access to medical cannabis has chalked his protest along the footpath and reltaining wall along Bridge Street.

A collection of grassroots causes converged on Trafalgar St on Saturday in an attempt to "awaken" Nelsonians.

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