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The Tasman Makos have taken interest in top of the south rugby to a higher level this season.

Ngawhatu - 10 years after

By NAOMI ARNOLD - The Nelson Mail

A decade on from the closure of Nelson's Ngawhatu Hospital, how has mental health care evolved?

Hydro scheme may avoid kayak spots

By ALICE COWDREY - The Nelson Mail

Initial investigations into using the Matakitaki River for hydro electricity generation have shown the main kayaking stretches are the least preferred, says Network Tasman.

Changes in wind

The Nelson Mail

Changes to the beleaguered Maitai Club in Nelson are pending, but president Peter Fisher will not say what they are until some legal hurdles have been cleared.

Visitor bring gawkers to the shore

By VANESSA PHILLIPS - The Nelson Mail

Plenty of Nelsonians had the perfect excuse for being late to work yesterday.

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Staff's wacky day out

Staff's wacky day out in town Cawthron staff got out from behind their desks yesterday for an Amazing Race-type team-building exercise in central Nelson.

Police officer 'legal Kiwi' at last

Golden Bay police officer Sergeant Arthur Clarence may have spent most of his life in New Zealand, but it was only on Thursday that he became a New Zealander officially.

Works to begin at Founders Park

Developers to discuss Richmond's future

'Battle royal' for Makos

Northland might be sitting eight places below Tasman on the Air NZ Cup points table in 13th, but there's a familiar ring to the Makos' 10th-round prematch reflections.

Church turns up the heat on rivals

Church College of Hamilton were too strong for Waimea College, beating them 86-55 in the semifinals of the national schoolgirls basketball tournament in Palmerston North yesterday.

Kids get tips from Makos

Season rejig as rain delays play

Anton Oliver

Oliver slams bid to axe Makos

Former All Black captain Anton Oliver warned yesterday of impending doom for any unions kicked out of the Air New Zealand Cup.

Tough economic road ahead

Man in boardroom The global economy is slowly pulling out of recession but it will be a tough road to long-term growth.

US healthcare bill could hurt F&P

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare could be hit hard by a healthcare reform bill before the US Senate finance committee.

Are the market bulls right?

Telecom angers Sheppard

Barfoot and Thompsonm sign

House sales back to normal

Barfoot & Thompson says Auckland house sales are returning to normal levels.

Coming to a floral arrangement

slide Floral art from the Nelson region will be on show inside and out next weekend.

Famous in Munster

The All Blacks' 1978 tour of Britain was a triumph, marred by just one game in Ireland.

Good time to perform Annie

A forecast turned rotten

More birdsong once the pests are drummed out

Drumming out the pests

A grassroots effort has been launched to kill the pests and save the birds on Nelson's doorstep. Geoff Collett reports.

Strumming for fun

slide The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is visting Nelson next week.

Woolf still at the door

Alice Cowdrey finds out what's in store next for Kiwi entertainer Ray Woolf.

Returning to their roots

Meet, greet and play

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Midnight Youth and mates rock Nelson

Alice Cowdrey meets the Kiwi bands set to rock the Trafalgar Centre.

Let's hear it for compassion

Being drummed out of a book-reading group could be ugly. They probably slap you around the cheeks with a grubby paperback and send you packing. Or sit you in the corner with a Jeffrey Archer novel.

Welcome to Mot - how was your flight?

When even the birds fly non-stop around the world to share your neighbourhood, you know it must be saying something.

Destruction in Samoa

Port comes through

No nostalgic pang for WOW in Wellington

No nostalgic pang for WOW

I had a telling moment on the Wellington waterfront last weekend.

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Midnight Youth and mates rock Nelson

Alice Cowdrey meets the Kiwi bands set to rock the Trafalgar Centre.

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Coming to a floral arrangement

Floral art from the Nelson region will be on show inside and out next weekend.

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Strumming for fun

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra is visting Nelson next week.

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Famous in Munster

The All Blacks' 1978 tour of Britain was a triumph, marred by just one game in Ireland.

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Good time to perform Annie

For two Nelson girls, the production of the musical Annie has been a lesson in optimism.

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Beginner's guide to life

Nelson newcomers Charlie Anderson and Naomi Arnold.

Forty fabulous photos from the 2009 Montana World of WearableArt awards.

The WOW factor

Forty fabulous photos from the 2009 Montana World of WearableArt awards.

Yet again our garden photography competition has prompted some stunning entries.

September's garden photo competition

Yet again our garden photography competition has prompted some stunning entries.