An onlooker watches machines clear sludge from the bottom of the Modellers Pond. The process is expected to take several ...

Facelift for Modellers Pond 

The infamous weed-infested pond in Tahunanui is getting a summer clean ahead of an international modellers convention.

United stand

Sara Chapman says GBSRF fully supports the proposal.

A proposal to shift the top of the Golden Bay grandstand to a new spot has widespread support.

Water restrictions as dry spell bites

Water restrictions introduced in Nelson as water levels to fall at the Maitai Dam.

Melbourne pair to bolster Giants

Nelson Giants sign Kyle Adnam and Tohiraukura Smith-Milner for 2018 NBL.

Freedom campers get heave-ho

Freedom campers will have to find another spot to pitch their tents once the gate is locked at Edward Baigent Memorial Scenic Reserve.

Outbreak spreading

A rising number of infants have been diagnosed with whooping cough as an outbreak spreads. 

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NMIT graduation joy fills the town

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology graduates march down Trafalgar St after their graduation ceremony.

2 min ago  Well-wishers lined the footpath as graduates marched through Nelson's main street.

Mail photographer scoops aviation award video

18 min ago  A photo of the RNZAF Black Falcons was awarded the top prize in an international aviation photography competition.

Tapawera Area School 2017 prizegiving list

Garin dux pursues law career


NMIT graduation joy fills the town

Well-wishers lined the footpath as graduates marched through Nelson's main street.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Songwriter's homecoming

Musician Jasper Hawkins wrote the song Letter to My Mother after the death of his school friend Ben Rose.

Reivew: Jasper Hawkins Band, Ciaran McMeeken and La Vida String Quartet Theatre Royal.

Reaching for the stars

Stu Allan Festival Director of the Out of the Blue festival, at Trafalgar Park on the 6th of January 2018.

Stu Allan's dedication to launching a large scale music festival in Nelson is clear.

Winery restaurant's new beginnings

The function room and cellar at Mahana Winery, Tasman.

The restaurant at Mahana winery has a new chef who's keen to make the most of the restaurant's stunning setting.

Concert cracking start to festive season

Nigel Weeks conducted the Nelson Symphony Orchestra's cracking Christmas concert.

Review: Christmas concert by Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Joseph mesmerises

Some of the cast of Nelson Youth Theatre's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Review: Nelson Youth Theatre's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.


The Bear Facts About Trailer Park Living

Usually half the price of no-mobile homes, trailer parks come with the added bonus of being able to choose a new view, ...

I got married in a trailer park. But before you shed a tear over this white-trash beginning, let me reassure you that there was not a banjo in sight.

Home sweet roam for toddler

The pantry represents a new world to explore every morning for the early-roaming toddler

First thing in the morning its adventure time for the toddler writes Elise Vollweiler in this week's Sweet Home Motueka.

Desperate times in smallest room

Everyone has a tale of woe or desperation trying to find a public toilet, especially in foreign lands.

When you've got to go, you've got to go.

Life of compulsive list maker

One of my lists includes the costs and benefits of calf and lamb rearing.

Joyce Wyllie is a compulsive list maker.

Feast for the senses

Christmas is a time to feast, but if you want to stay festive, maybe keep off the scales until the new year.

Merry Christmas. Just three weeks to go, according to reliable sources.

Our People

United stand may save grandstand

Sara Chapman says GBSRF fully supports the proposal.

A proposal to shift the top of the Golden Bay grandstand to a new spot has widespread support.

Pupils help fill, assemble Age Concern gifts

Richmond School pupils Caitlin Galletly, 9, left, and Isabel Callaghan, 8, with a Christmas gift parcel they assembled ...

Pupils from Richmond School have joined with Age Concern Nelson Tasman to ensure at least 50 isolated older people in the region receive a gift parcel this Christmas.

Helping keep memories alive

Edna and David McKegg write life stories for Nelson Tasman Hospice patients.

For Nelson couple David and Edna McKegg writing life stories for hospice patients is an enormous privilege.

Match made in heaven - bar none

Widley, left, and Pete Coates.

Collaboration is the key to success now the top end of Trafalgar St has been opened up to the public.

A great catch

Dry flies and diamonds are a girl's best friend. The engagement ring Corey Ratner presented to his girlfriend Jordan on ...

It was the perfect setting for an avid angler to pop the question.


Show a show-stopper

Robbie Nicol, the man behind a white desk
White Man Behind a Desk - a politically satirical one man show.

White Man Behind a Desk: Live Nelson Arts Festival Saturday 21 October 2017 Reviewed by Paul G Taylor

Poetry and murder at festival

New Zealand's Poet Laureate Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh will perform at the Readers and Writers programme of the Nelson ...

Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh and Tusiata Avia will be on stage together at the Granary Festival Cafe on Monday in what will undoubtedly be a celebration of poetry.

Aberfan concert touching

The Nelson Civic Choir, Nelson Young Voices Choir,  and guests singers and musicians offered the first New Zealand ...

Nelson Civic Choir paid tribute to the people who lost their lives in the Aberfan disaster, with a concert at Nelson College.

A wildly energetic tirade

Julia Croft  juxtaposes dance, words and actions.

Review: If There's Not Dancing At The Revolution, I'm Not Coming, Created and Performed by Julia Croft Directed by Virginia Frankovich, Suter Theatre, 13 October 8pm

Shakespeare to music

Paul McLaney took 10 years to adapt a selection of Shakespeare's most compelling writing to music

Paul Taylor reviews a musical tribute to Shakespeare's soliloquies.

Pushing Boundaries: Byrt and Chidgey

Art journalist and critic Anthony Byrt will be at the Granary Festival Cafe as part of the Blackmore Readers and Writers ...

On Sunday 15 October, Anthony Byrt and Catherine Chidgey will be appearing as part of the Nelson Arts Festival Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers programme.

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