Paeroa should be world famous in NZ for more than L&P.

10 underrated NZ towns

Motueka and Murchison feature on a list of towns worth your while.

Nelson winery sold

Awatere River Wine Company founder and winemaker Louis Vavasour.

18 min ago  Well-established Nelson wine company sold to KiwiSaver investment company.

Dying man fulfills wish

Doug Murcott loses his fight with cancer days after fulfilling his wish to marry his partner.

New direct flight route

Nelson and New Plymouth are to have a direct air link.

Anatomy of a shooting

Holding a shotgun and surrounded by police Ford Hurinui was "prepared to die".

Health board finances in good shape

The health board has ended the financial year with $3.2 million in the coffers.

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Nelson winery sold

Awatere River Wine Company founder and winemaker Louis Vavasour.

17 min ago  Well-established Nelson wine company sold to KiwiSaver investment company.

Dam plan tops review of water augmentation options

Some urban residents face a "water gap" in dry spells without augmentation.

Health board finances in good shape for rebuild

Shot Nelson man recovers from elbow injury

Sport

Makos squad slowly taking shape

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for duty.

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for Tasman Makos duty.

Tasman enters women's NPC

Wairakau Greig is one of 12 players selected from club championship winners Moutere.

Huge boost for women's rugby as Tasman joins expanded 11-team Farah Palmer Cup competition.

Coppins to race British Championship

Motueka's Josh Coppins has signed up to race in England this weekend.

He's officially been retired from fulltime motocross racing for a few seasons now, but don't try telling Josh Coppins that he should slow down any time soon.

British striker joins mate at Tasman

Bala Town forward Kieran Smith will link up with Tasman United for the 2017/18 season.

Tasman United have signed Welsh Cup winner Kieran Smith.

Mountainbike mud bath gallery video

The Nelson Mountain Bike Club's downhill winter series concluded in a mud bath.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Regional artists among WOW finalists

Mike Ward with some of his previous WOW creations. Ward and his son Jonty are finalists in this years WOW Awards.

Eight creatives from the Nelson region have their garments selected as finalists in this year's WOW Awards.

St Arnaud's alpine magic

Mid-winter kayaking with girls having fun on Lake Rotoiti.

Anyone who has ever spent any time at the alpine village of St Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti, will already know what a special and captivating place it is. 

What's On

Louisa Hopcroft's work, Indigo.

What's on in and around the region

Trials of medical profession laid bare

A scene from Hippocrates, screening next Thursday at the Nelson Film Society.

The fate of a young French doctor is in limbo as he struggles with a deadly misjudgement in next week's Film Society screening.

Charlotte Yates returns to musical roots

Charlotte Yates returns to Nelson for concert at the Boathouse

Kiwi musician Charlotte Yates is returning to her old stomping ground to perform a two-set show at the Boathouse.

Opinion

Going with the flow a state of mind away

Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi described the state of "flow" as happening when one is "completely ...

When I am writing I am a stranger to my body. Or rather, my body is a stranger to me.

Breaking up bad

It all starts innocently enough.

In this week's Middle-aged Man Stu Hunt combs through the wreckage of his dating history.

A part for every party?

Winston Peters expects voters to swallow his election bait about changing the political system every three years.

OPINION: It's two months before the election and there's a flotilla of political parties coming into the harbour hot and heavy. 

Taking a stand for climate change

Katerina Seligman and Joanna Santa Barbara with a copy of Our Climate Declaration.

If the government won't take climate action, individuals and companies can, says a climate activist.

Living in an ever-changing landscape par for the course

Landslides, like this one on the Clarence River in Marlborough, happen more than we like to think.

Fly over or drive through New Zealand's rural landscape and it's easy to see slips, slumps and toppled forests leaning drunkenly down hills.

Our People

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.

Kids having kids

Teen mothers Jayde McCleely, left, with her daughter Lylah Talbot, 11 months, and Lara Simons with her daughter Shylah ...

Jayde are Lara are both teenagers.

The making of Jack Bauer video

A shattered Jack Bauer reacts after the finish as he was caught by the peloton just metres short of a famous stage ...

Tracing the career of Tour de France cyclist Jack Bauer back to where it all started - Golden Bay.

Battle to return soldier's diary

Margaret Kearns of Stoke, Nelson with a copy of her father's dairy, Hartley Palmer.

The Government has intervened to help return a war diary to its rightful home in Nelson.

Changing face of Nelson

La Per and Mu Su Pan say they enjoy living in Nelson.

A fifth of Nelson's population was born overseas. Can the city meet their needs as they age?

Rugby

Makos squad slowly taking shape

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for duty.

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for Tasman Makos duty.

Tasman enters women's NPC

Wairakau Greig is one of 12 players selected from club championship winners Moutere.

Huge boost for women's rugby as Tasman joins expanded 11-team Farah Palmer Cup competition.

Waimea Combined pipped at the death

Waimea Combined captain and No 10 Josh McPherson heads for the try line.

Christ's College kick late penalty to beat Waimea Combined.

Nelson too good for Wanderers video

Nelson players and management celebrate their club championship success.

Nelson turn it on to hammer Wanderers in Nelson Bays club rugby final. 

Tough weekend for college teams

Waimea Combined Schools' fullback Matt Stevenson will be back in action against Christ's College.

Nelson College and Waimea Combined up against it this weekend. 

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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