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'Burnout' driver may face charges

A woman allegedly trying to do a burnout - whose car ended up down a bank - is likely to face charges.

Grieving sister disgusted

The sister of a Kiwi lost on flight MH370 is gobsmacked by the sinking of a cardboard plane in a "humorous" competition.

Champion sinker flirts with disaster

Risque entry wins Titanic Cup

The winner of the annual Tata Beach Titanic Cup didn't mean to cause offence with his depiction of a sinking Malaysia Airlines plane.

Skatepark tour a hit

The six-round Tasman Skakepark Tour finished its summer journey around the district in Richmond on Saturday.

Prized pooches draw big crowd

With perfectly preened locks, struts practised to a T and tails wagging, dogs from around the country took to the ring for the region's annual championship dog show over the weekend.

Focus on local food initiative

Robina McCurdy will profile the Localising Food project at the inaugural Food Matters Aotearoa conference.

Peacock pair go home

Peacocks who took up residence at a Bishopdale home have been reunited with their owner.

Brief and bruising encounters

With a cry of "Righto boys ... let's go", the Richmond Rodeo kicked off.

Region feels the heat

The weather station did not tell the hot story of the weekend.

Beach cricket all about 'whanau'

A debris-filled outfield and a sandy wicket were obstacles to contend with at a Tahunanui cricket tournament.

Student cash cows?

Education commentators fear the Government treats international students like cash cows. | NMIT need to resolve issues

Grey Power rift widens

The mud-slinging around Nelson Grey Power has sunk to a new low with the two factions both changing the locks on the Stoke office.

Where's Leo?

Charlotte Lipp is still searching for her son five years after he disappeared without a trace.

Peahens pop in

'Better start building your ark'

Stacey Gundry wants to find a new sanctuary for two peahens who have moved in to her Bishopdale property.

NMIT investigates complaints

NMIT and its student union are looking into problems international students have highlighted.

Toxic algae in many rivers

The dry weather has meant an expansion of toxic algae growth in a number of rivers around the region.

Plumbing depths of bilge water

A Cawthron Institute intern is hoping to test Port Nelson boaties' bilge pump water as part of a biosecurity project.

'Grand old lady' lauded

Takaka's Art Bank Building is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend.

Festival casts a wide net

Organisers of the Adam Chamber Music Festival are gearing up for a sellout crowd.

Bigger, brighter, bolder Beachfest

A final fling before school starts is on offer for students at Beachfest.

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