A house that was damaged after a car drove into it on Toi Toi St, Nelson.

Car crashes into house

10:14 AM  A car has crashed into a Nelson home causing substantial damage.

Man critically injured

A man has critical injuries after a car hit a tree on the Coastal Highway.

11:00 AM  A man is trapped in a car with serious injuries after a car hit a tree near Nelson.

Restructure puts kids at risk

11:10 AM  Proposed restructure of child mental health could have dire consequences for vulnerable youngsters.

Grandstand gets short reprieve

Golden Bay Grand Stand supporters have three months to come up with a preservation and funding plan.

Battle in the skies

Regional airline boss says "it's a race to the bottom, and we're caught up in it".

Log truck overturns

Logging truck crash closes road near Nelson.

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News

Tool time returns to preschool video

Phoenix Brimble-Morrison uses tools donated by Mitre 10 Mega to Healthkids Preschool after its previous tools were stolen.

11:15 AM  Hand drills, hammers and saws stolen from Nelson's Healthkids Preschool have been generously replaced.

Restructure puts kids at risk

11:10 AM  Proposed restructure of child mental health could have dire consequences for vulnerable youngsters.

One trapped in Appleby car crash

Car crashes into house

Sport

School first for future Mako video

Nelson College First XV captain Leicester Faingaanuku has a Tasman Makos jersey waiting for him when he leaves school.

Leicester Faingaanuku was just 15 when he signed with the Tasman Makos.

Cricketer to make NZ debut indoors

Saffron Wilson, 15, has been selected in the NZ under-22 indoor cricket team.

Fifteen-year-old Saffron Wilson selected in New Zealand squad for Indoor Cricket World Cup.

Tough night for Waimea

Waimea College goal shoot Demi Woolley lines up a shot during her team's premier grade netball match against Prices.

Prices return to winning ways after last week's shock loss.

Malneek adds experience to Red Devils

Robbie Malneek in action against Counties Manukau during the 2014 provincial season.

Tasman Makos centurion Robbie Malneek named in Marlborough's representative squad for South Island campaign.

Suburbs set to lose McPhie

Nelson Suburbs midfielder Ross McPhie in action during their 2-1 win over Western last weekend.

The talented midfielder is heading back to the US before their Chatham Cup quarterfinal.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Touring together for the first time

James Wilkinson, left, and Jacquie Walters are performing at Fairfield House.

Nelson musician Jacquie Walters and Christchurch guitarist James Wilkinson had never toured together, despite having known each other for 25 years.

Campion reveals organic process in latest exhibition

Nelson artist Dan Campion with a work from I'd Rather Go Home Hungry, at Parker Gallery.

Dan Campion opens a new exhibition revealing a personal  journey 

Perrine Moncrieff legacy honoured in arts residency

Gill Starling, top left of The Framing Rooms with Nelson Central School children Sara Halliwell, bottom left, Emilia ...

Rose Shepard and students exhibit works created during the inaugural Artist in Residency at Nelson Central School.

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.

Cake business on the rise

Phil Lash of Chocolate Velvet.

As the name suggests Chocolate Velvet is a business that specialises in happiness; glorious cake happiness.

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

School first for future Mako video

Nelson College First XV captain Leicester Faingaanuku has a Tasman Makos jersey waiting for him when he leaves school.

Leicester Faingaanuku was just 15 when he signed with the Tasman Makos.

Malneek adds experience to Red Devils

Robbie Malneek in action against Counties Manukau during the 2014 provincial season.

Tasman Makos centurion Robbie Malneek named in Marlborough's representative squad for South Island campaign.

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.

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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