The Nelson family is still feeling the impacts of the crash near Blenheim 16 months ago.

The long road back

It was a routine trip home after a long weekend, but in seconds a Nelson family's lives were turned upside down.

Funding cut for GP patients

Collingwood Health on Collingwood St, Nelson.

A Nelson GP practice has had its funding for patients cut.

Art Expo draws crowds

Nelson's Art Expo Nelson has returned to its original home.

Richmond on the rise

A whole new community will spring up in Richmond, with more than 1000 homes and a new school.

Canterbury too good for Tasman

Tasman are outclassed in their first NPC game of the season at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

'Baby step' for bypass

It might take some time, but plans for a heavy-vehicle bypass in Motueka are under way.

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News

A daffodil for dad

Megan Strong promotes Daffodil Day with the help of Hunter's Gold daffodils raised by John and Marie Hunter and children ...

The promise of a grandchild may have been what kept Dan Strong going while he battled cancer.

Twins get chop for cancer

Twins get their long locks lopped for a good cause.

Arrest over Red Cross burglary

Motorcyclist hurt in CBD crash

Sport

Griffins hold on against Country

Reserve hooker Brendan Asomua-Goodman contributed two tries to the  Griffins' win.

Tasman Griffins kick-start South Island series with win over Canterbury Country.

Titans fall at home

Tasman Titans forward Dexter Buchanan in action against the Southland Rams.

Poor second half costs Tasman Titans against newcomers Aoraki Eels.

Richmond crumble against Tahuna

Tahuna right-back Josh Johnston celebrates scoring a 97th minute equaliser against Richmond Athletic.

Richmond Athletic concede two goals in stoppage time as Tahuna salvage unlikely draw.

Tasman U19s overpower Otago

Tasman centre and captain, Rupena Parkinson, breaks Otago's defensive line.

Tasman Under-19s prove too strong for Otago at Trafalgar Park.

Burns joins Swedish side

Tasman United's Dylan Burns in action during their 5-2 win over Southern United in the final round.

Tasman United midfielder Dylan Burns joins Swedish club Hudiksvalls.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Birdie's the word

Ruby-Ann Burgess, Harry Stocker and Fynn Sawyer with the chorus, in the Nayland College production of Bye Bye Birdie.

The opening night of Nayland College's Bye Bye Birdie was an exuberant and engaging affair.

Asia opportunity for Suter curator

Suter Gallery Curator Sarah McClintock has been selected as part of the 2017 Curators Programme.

A trip to Japan and Taiwan will potentially see more Asian inspired art in the Suter Art Gallery, says curator Sarah McClintock.

Art expo ready to deliver

A fine pair of offerings at last year's Nelson Art Expo. There are over 1000 pieces for sale this year.

Art Expo Nelson is returning to the Trafalgar Centre this weekend for the first time in four years. Organiser, Nic Foster says the newly revamped venue will offer 'a contemporary backdrop' for the artworks on sale.

Film debut for Nayland College alumni video

Jericho Rock-Archer, left, Phillip Rollo, Jared James, Steffan Paton and Joshua Rollo after they had wrapped up the ...

A doco by three Nelson film makers explores the power of rugby to bring people together.

Preserving the family tradition

Mani Rai, owner operator of Little India in Nelson, one of 18 restaurants in the New Zealand chain which began in ...

Recipes cooked up by Mani Rai's Punjabi grandmother have inspired a chain of 18 Little India restaurants in NZ.

Opinion

Makos can learn plenty from first-up reversal

Replacement midfielder Levi Aumua attempts to pierce the Canterbury defence at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

If the Tasman Makos are seeking a blueprint for success after Friday evening's 39-0 hiding in Nelson, the match video would be a good place to start looking.

Be prepared in the outdoors

Jake Mirfin was expertly patched up by Dr Chris Abbott at Nelson Hospital.

OPINION: Lately I seem to have been spending a lot of time running around filling in forms and ticking boxes.

Campaigning for a Nelson campaign

Nelson MP Nick Smith may face a contest with the Greens this election.

Russell Harding does his best to drum up national media interest in Nelson's election campaign.

Trying not to fry off the handle

Frying pans: great pieces of kit but lousy birthday presents apparently.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt develops his theory of temper control.

Everyone should mind the gap

Hayden Thompson of Pomeroy's Coffee and Pip Jamieson, National Council of Women and Graduate Women New Zealand are both ...

OPINION: A Nelson cafe's decision to charge men extra for coffee sparked a heated debate online.

Our People

Film debut for Nayland College alumni video

Jericho Rock-Archer, left, Phillip Rollo, Jared James, Steffan Paton and Joshua Rollo after they had wrapped up the ...

A doco by three Nelson film makers explores the power of rugby to bring people together.

No dam: I'm out, says market gardener

Mark O'Connor with leeks, one of more than 30 varieties of vegetables grown by Waimea Plains-based Appleby Fresh.

TDC water permit assessments cut likely water allocations.

New challenge for kart driver video

Nelson kart driver Matt Butchart will contest the South Island Formula Ford Series this year.

Nelson kart driver given a surprise opportunity to race South Island Formula Ford Series.

Women lose thousands to pyramid scam

Clare Halford had an experience with Lotus Flower pyramid marketing scheme

Illegal gifting circles luring women with promises of big returns and sisterhood are being targeted for refunds.

The fight of their lives video

Nelson Police Community Constable Jason Rangi with leaders and boys at Victory Boxing.

More than 200 children are building respectful relationships with police and each other at Victory Boxing classes.

Rugby

Griffins hold on against Country

Reserve hooker Brendan Asomua-Goodman contributed two tries to the  Griffins' win.

Tasman Griffins kick-start South Island series with win over Canterbury Country.

Tasman U19s overpower Otago

Tasman centre and captain, Rupena Parkinson, breaks Otago's defensive line.

Tasman Under-19s prove too strong for Otago at Trafalgar Park.

Makos can learn plenty from first-up reversal

Replacement midfielder Levi Aumua attempts to pierce the Canterbury defence at Trafalgar Park on Friday.

If the Tasman Makos are seeking a blueprint for success after Friday evening's 39-0 hiding in Nelson, the match video would be a good place to start looking.

Canterbury too good for Tasman

Fullback George Bridge scored the first of Canterbury's tries against Tasman.

Tasman are outclassed in their first NPC game of the season at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Makos seek revenge

Tasman loose forward Pete Samu is tackled by David McDuling of Canterbury during the Mitre 10 Cup premiership final in ...

The Tasman Makos have not had to wait long for an opportunity to avenge their loss to Canterbury in the 2016 Mitre 10 Cup premiership final.

Arts

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.

Ruby Coast Arts members to open doors

Work by painter Lynette Graham, of Mapua, who is scheduled to take part in the Ruby Coast Arts open studios event.

The public can visit some working artists at Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman this long weekend.

Book art winner takes inspiration from life

Richmond Library promotions assistant Pania Konecna holds the Book Art competition section winning entry by Penny Sturrock.

It was a case of art imitating life for Book Art competition winning entry.

Short story comp entries open

Ella Pratt, of Mapua, gets her book signed by author Margaret Mahy at the inaugural Mapua literary festival in 2010.

Writers over 15 are urged to enter the short story competition.

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

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