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Big Bang-ladesh fan fever

Until yesterday, it was the Irish and West Indies fans who had set the benchmark for enthusiasm at Saxton Oval.

Loving tribute to cancer victims

Lisa Dudley joined others whose lives have been affected by cancer to scatter ashes at a memorial service one year on from the Relay for Life event in Nelson.

$30m boat-building coup for Nelson

A $30 million venture will see six new fishing boats built in Nelson, a coup for local industry.

Rates of utilities to be 'fairer'

Utility networks in the Tasman District are facing a partial rates increase of more than 28,000 per cent next year as the council looks to implement a fairer rating system.

Developer slates 'council tax'

A proposal to raise development contributions will push affordable housing even further out of reach, developer Mike Harvey says.

Rare visitors excite students

A flying visit from a group of whio fledglings had students at Tapawera Area School buzzing with delight.

Mayor defends China trip

Rachel Reese

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese and council CEO Clare Hadley will travel on a council-funded trip to China.

Farmer avoids jail over eco offences

Marlborough farmer called New Zealand's "most recidivist" offender, narrowly escapes stint in jail.

Private collection goes on show

A prized collection of classic cars will go on show next weekend.

Prizes to wow golfers

A fantastic prize package of flights, accommodation and tickets for four to the World of WearableArt's opening night is up for grabs in the Fifeshire Foundation's annual charity golf tournament.

Natural instincts come into play

Playtime could be just as beneficial as mat time for juniors at Nelson Central School, which has just opened a new playground that could increase social and mobility skills.

Masked Parade needs a theme

A call has gone out for the public to go wild in coming up with a theme for this year's Masked Parade.

Owners plan 'glam-packers'

Big things are planned for the site that previously housed Nelson backpackers Accents on the Park.

Brendon who?

Prize winner prefers snowboarding

Ben Wiseman probably wasn't the most deserving winner of a bat signed by Brendon McCullum in a Nelson College fundraiser - the teenager doesn't really like cricket.

Centre to be school's Maori heart

Motueka High School has raised $468,000 toward building a new cultural education centre that will be the heart of the school's efforts to raise Maori student achievement.

Computers returned to Grey Power

Nelson Grey Power's computers have been returned to its Stoke office.

Caution over home accord

Nelson City Council is pushing ahead with establishing a housing accord for the region, despite concern from some councillors.

Food for paint swap success

The generosity of Nelsonians has resulted in almost 800 cans of food being provided to the Salvation Army.

Booze reading horrifies

A Richmond woman was caught driving more than six times over the breath-alcohol limit.

Riding for disabled fair draws hundreds

A dancing stallion, ice creams and sunshine were the recipe for a successful day at the Richmond Riding for the Disabled (RDA) fair.

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