The forgotten face of Aspiring

Features

The mysterious North West Face of Mt Aspiring, one of the enduring oddities of New Zealand alpinism, has finally been climbed. Naomi Arnold has the inside story A classic beauty...

Could lead affect hunters’ IQ?

Wild People

A Nelson scientist is embarking on a study to find out whether lead bullets could be poisoning hunters and their families. By Naomi Arnold Eric Buenz was dismembering a bighorn...

West Coasters get their track back

Features

The Inland Pack Track, closed for two years after severe storm damage, has reopened much to the surprise of locals. The Inland Pack Track, Paparoa National Park’s only multi-day tramping...

Sanctuary wins right to drop

Conservation

Brook Waimarama Sanctuary scores an important court victory, but a legal challenge remains. Opponents of a poison drop inside Nelson’s newly-fenced Brook Waimarama Sanctuary have appealed a High Court decision...

West Coast high

Features

The West Coast is an area synonymous with mining, but nowadays trampers, and tourists, are discovering gold in adventurous recreational activities among unrivalled natural features. Deep beneath the Paparoa Range,...

Nelson’s bypassed backyard

Features, Wild Trips

The Coppermine Trail is a purpose-built mountain bike trail that traverses Nelson’s mineral belt. It’s one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, so is not always thought of by locals and...