Originair flight OG3313 Captain Warwick Wild shows his support for the Tasman Makos before a flight to New Plymouth today.

Makos fans jet into enemy territory

Look out Ferdinand - there'll be a few more fins up in the crowd at Yarrow Stadium this weekend.

Tale of two MPs

Nick Smith says National will be a formidable force in opposition.

The top of the south looks set to swap one cabinet minister for another.

Men 'fell like a pack of cards'

A group of men fell off a Marlborough hotel deck "like a pack of cards" after a railing collapsed, a witness says.

Salisbury takes heart 

Could the long fight to save Salisbury School be over with the change of government?

Sanctuary given $150k

The Brook Sanctuary has recieved $150,000 in funding from the NCC.

A day to remember

Founders Park will transform into a small slice of Mexico for Dia de los Muertos - Day of the Dead.

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Man seriously injured by timber machinery

A man aged "in his 40s" was trapped in timber yard machinery at a Tasman saw mill and flown to hospital with serious ...

He was trapped in a timber machine with a conveyor belt at a Tasman saw mill for more than 30 minutes.

Rich culinary journey

Who'd ever want to be a a celebrity chef? Having to perform all those  endless takes to camera and monotonous judging for ridiculous television shows.

Southern Link back in limbo

Art encourages a halo effect


Mighty Makos reign in the Naki

The Makos win a one-point thriller to set up an all-South Island final in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership.


Tasman upset Taranaki

Tasman winger James Lowe shows plenty of commitment on defence against Taranaki's Declan O'Donnell.

A 25-point haul from Mitch Hunt secures Tasman a place in next week's Mitre 10 Cup final.

Crusaders call on experience

The Crusaders have signed experience Bay of Plenty first five-eighth Mike Delany for the 2018 season.

Super Rugby champions add Mike Delany and Tim Bateman to 2018 squad.

Goodman leading player development

Tasman Makos assistant coach Andrew Goodman has been instrumental in the team's development this season.

Andrew Goodman positive about young players' development.

Healthy dilemma for Dragons

Captain Aaron Clapham, left, and Stephen Hoyle will be pivotal to Canterbury United's attacking fortunes.

 Canterbury United can pick their strongest possible line-up for season opener with fully fit squad.

Tavich vs Herbert

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich speaks to his players during a training session at Jubilee Park.

Davor Tavich is relishing a chance to go toe to toe with former All Whites gaffer Ricki Herbert.

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For the love of chocolate

Aroha Chocolate.

A small business based on creating and selling happiness.

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.

Murder and mystery on the Maungatapu Track

The 1866 Maungatapu murderers Joseph Thomas Sullivan, left,  Richard Burgess and Philip Levy, as played by actors Nick ...

"There are so many questions surrounding the case that we may never really know what happened that day."

Winery Tour's new format

The artists for The Winery Tour 2018: Betty-Anne Monga, Hollie Smith, Che Fu, Annie Crummer and Jason Kerrison.

Next year's Winery Tour will be shaking things up a bit with a new format at Neudorf Vineyards.

Telling a story underwater

Photos from Jose G. Cano's new underwater photography exhibition "Aqua Ingravitas" at Parkers Gallery in Nelson.

How do you avoid people looking like chipmunks in an underwater photo shoot? Nelson photographer Jose G Cano explains.


Politics of the PC playground

The playground is a competitive and unforgiving environment these days.

OPINION: My grandson was drummed out of the local playgroup this week. All very traumatic, and dredging  up from the mists my own expulsion from Cubs as a nipper.

Embrace the unexpected

Irish villages surrounded by fields of emerald green, like this one in Dunseverick, provide a life-affirming experience.

I was careful for what I wished for and was rewarded in full.

Dad jokes no laughing matter

Dad humour can be an acquired taste.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt looks at the pros and cons of the dad joke.

Political kite flying in spring

There's plenty of hot air in the political scene at the moment as New Zealanders wait for a decision on who will govern ...

Whatever Winston chooses to do this time, the National Party needs fresh options to be able to form governments in the future.

Good mates and great ideas

It's amazing what you learn from like-minded outdoors people.

In life's continuing journey we all meet exceptional and extraordinary people every day.

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Triumph after terrible cycle crash

Louise Corbett can finally relax after her epic Ironman adventure.

Six months after being broken in a cycle crash, Nelson's Louise Corbett finishes the Hawaiian Ironman. 

Corbett facing Ironman event six months after accident

Thumbs up from Louise Corbett as she completes her preparations for Saturday's world Ironman championships in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Ironman beckons for Louise Corbett just six months after horrific training accident .

One battle: Three sons dead

The Newlove brothers; Charlie, Ted and Leslie at the Tapawera Military Camp.

A Golden Bay mother lost three sons at Passchendaele. They were three of the 34 Nelson men to die in the battle.

Golden rules to a quality drop

Wine judge Jim Harre says you may not necessarily like like it, but a medal on a bottle is a measure of the quality.

A sticker on a wine bottle isn't always as it seems so it pays to read the fine print before purchasing that pinot you've had your eye on.

Lions Club donates seat, table for Queen St

Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne, left, sits with Richmond Lions Club member Struan Robinson on new street furniture ...

New street furniture gifted by the Lions Club adds to new-look Queen St at Richmond. 


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.

Bring your kids to the Nelson Arts Festival

Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon at the Nelson Arts Festival.

From a World War One play to contemporary clowning, there's a variety of entertainment for the whole family at the Nelson Arts Festival.

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