The former Green Grocer Store on the corner of Grove St and Tasman St in The ...

New SHAs approved in Nelson

Seven new SHAs approved by the Nelson City Council including a tiny house project.

Tight race draws voters

Tasman Makos Pari Pari Parkinson, left, Rupena Parkinson, Siua Halanukonuka and Viliami Lolohea vote at the advance ...

Make your vote count in what's tipped to be a tight race for the Beehive.

Blue whale washes ashore gallery video

A dead blue whale first spotted off d'Urville Island has washed up on a Wairarapa beach.

Working mum sleeping in shed

She's separated from her six kids as she struggles to get even motel accommodation.

Vision for city of people, not cars

The Southern Link has divided the region into potential winners and losers. Nelsust is calling for all win solutions.

Sexual abuser jailed

A Nelson forestry worker has been sentenced to prison for "very serious" sexual offences.

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Yoga a tool in drug recovery

Tiffany Fleetwood-Bird will run an ashtanga yoga workshop in Nelson, to raise funds for yoga programmes for recovering ...

10:00 AM  Ashtanga yoga has been credited with helping a local Nelson yoga teacher stay off heroin.

Capturing photographs on canvas

Timaru born artist Holly Zandbergen felt so inspired by Nelson photographer Craig Potton's work, she decided to turn some of them into paintings.

Dementia a life-changing loss for all

Pushing Boundaries: Byrt and Chidgey


Dementia a life-changing loss for all

Dementia affects tens of thousands of Kiwis, eventually taking everything from them. And the reality of life with the disease is devastating.


Makos keen to avoid anxious moments

Tim O'Malley will make his first Mitre 10 Cup start for the Makos against Southland in Nelson on Sunday.

If you are experiencing feelings of deja vu from watching Tasman in the Mitre 10 Cup this season, be assured, you are not alone.

Makos B team begin in Chch

NZ Sevens player Tone Ng Shiu wil be a key member of the Tasman Makos B side that takes on Canterbury B in Christchurch ...

 The Tasman Makos B rugby team kick off their two-match campaign in Christchurch on Saturday.

Foster ready for action

Tasman Women's rugby captain Jess Foster prefers to lead by example.

Jess Foster battles through shoulder issues to lead Tasman women's rugby team. 

Why Bauer didn't enter TT

Jack Bauer competes in the time trial at last year's Road World Championships in Doha.

National champ Jack Bauer reveals why he didn't enter time trial at world championships.

Hockey sides travelling well

The Tasman men's and women's teams are progressing nicely at the national senior tournament in Wellington.

The Tasman hockey sides are making their presence felt at the national senior tournament in Wellington.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

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.

Mamma Mia exceeds all expectations

Ally Hossain as Rosie, left, Glenna Armstrong as Donna and Amanda Crehan as Tanya in Mama Mia the musical by Nelson ...

Mamma Mia! Theatre Royal, Nelson Nelson Musical Theatre Reviewed by Trish Sullivan

Original music wins at Titans of Tunes

More than a dozen bands will take the stage during the first Titans of Tunes original music competition at the Playhouse ...

Come along to the Playhouse in Mapua for Nelson's first original music competition.

Maungatapu play to tour the top of the south

Murder and mayhem with the Nelson play Maungatapu Murders.

The long-form production of the Maungatapu play, of which the short version made its debut last year, has sold out during the Nelson Arts Festival.

Drift trikes a life-changer for Chopper

Paul "Chopper" Halsey says riding his electric drift trikes makes him feel 30 years younger.

For Chopper Halsey, life is best enjoyed sitting down and going sideways.


Making your vote count

Voting is a hard-won right we all should exercise.The alternative is a failure to care.

The election is almost upon us now and some time tomorrow evening the result will be in.

Vision for a city of people, not cars

Nelsust argues Rocks Road should be a wide shared path for walkers, scooters, buggies and wheelchairs, combined with on ...

For a long time, the Southern Link has divided this town into potential winners and losers. Nelsust is calling for all win solutions.

Reeling through the years

The cassette tape: 90 minutes of durable, highly portable low-fi goodness.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt pushes rewind to the golden days of the cassette tape.

Poll dancing and election exhaustion

It's been a ding-dong battle this election between Labour and National.

The political polls go up – the political polls go down - they do the hokey-tokey and they shake this town around.

Outdoor issues still ignored

American angler and Washington DC political lobbyist CJ Bishop

It's general election time and politicians are supposed to be fair game.

Our People

Jellyfish buzzing with real vibrancy

Debbie Lavery at her freshly renovated Jellyfish Cafe at Mapua Wharf.

Mapua's Jellyfish Cafe is back transformed following a winter closure.

Sweet spot still temps restaurateurs

Kerry and Gary Ford, owners of Ford's Restaurant and Bar.

Serving the perfect dining experience is still the driving force for Garry And Kerry Ford, owners of Ford's Restaurant.

A helping hand for Kiwis on their big OE

Clint Heine, the New Zealander living in London who has set up the Kiwis in London Facebook page.

A Facebook page started by a Nelson man is helping Kiwis settle in to life in London.

Speaking up about speaking out

Carl Horn is calling it a day after 38 years with Toastmasters.

Carl Horn can be very persuasive, particularly about the benefits of learning to speak in public.

The broadcaster and the Beehive

Richard Griffin at his Ruby Bay home.

Richard Griffin is uniquely qualified to speak on two subjects journalism and politics.


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.

Hold-all exhibition draws 400 people

Stumped by Cherrie Mitchell, of Blenheim, won the created with any fibre and/or yarn class, the most-innovative prize ...

Hundreds of people attend an exhibition of Motueka Arts Council winter competition entries.

Poet covers a lot of Miles video

Miles Spence reads from his poetry collection.

Nelson author Miles Spence is back with a collection of poems and two more books in the wings.

Stage set for Ma's Place fundraising concert

The Split Apple Rockers Andrew Palmer, Dave Baker, Craig Starrenburg, Ernie Tarling and John Foes-Lamb are due to ...

Support group Ma's Place to benefit from proceeds of variety concert.

Permit to protest bylaw sparks outrage

Lewis Stanton's occupation of Trafalgar St has highlighted what the council says is a "gap" in its bylaw process.

A draft bylaw that would require permits to protest in Nelson has been called draconian and undemocratic.

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