Roads re-open after wild weather

Video: Waves batter Rocks Rd at high tide

Nelson’s Rocks Rd and sections of Atawhai Drive were closed to light vehicles earlier today because of heavy rains and strong winds.

MP calls for merger

Damien O'Connor says Nelson-Tasman amalgamation "may be the only way to progress".

Drought-busting deluge soaks region

Nelson's drought broke with a vengeance today with waves of heavy rain, and more wet and windy weather to come tomorrow.

More rain coming

West Coast is bracing for more heavy rain only a day after a deluge flooded streets and triggered landslides.

TDC cuts spending to slash debt

A $70m cut in spending is planned to help to slash TDC's spiralling debt over the next 10 years.

PM applauds cycleways

Prime minister John Key has arrived in Nelson to visit local businesses and organisations.

Loving tribute to cancer victims

Lisa Dudley joined others whose lives have been affected by cancer to scatter ashes at a memorial service one year on from the Relay for Life event in Nelson.

$30m boat-building coup for Nelson

A $30 million venture will see six new fishing boats built in Nelson, a coup for local industry.

Rates of utilities to be 'fairer'

Developer slates 'council tax'

Big Bang-ladesh fan fever

Until yesterday, it was the Irish and West Indies fans who had set the benchmark for enthusiasm at Saxton Oval.

Honoured to run for Tasman

Competing at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships is still a special buzz for 1500m runner Julian Matthews.

Keane denies Blues approach to replace Kirwan

Tasman coach Kieran Keane has quashed reports he has been approached to replace Sir John Kirwan at the Blues.

Veterans are doing swimmingly

Young and old teams to hit the beach

Bangladesh beat brave Scotland

It was long faces of Scotland rather than jubilant Bangladeshis that caught the eye after another Cricket World Cup cracker in Nelson.

Folk music 'different beast'

They have toured all over the world but musical couple Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan will always make time to play in New Zealand.

Photos speak for themselves

This is an exhibition of quality and intellectual acuity; exhibitions that are often sadly lacking in Nelson’s rather conservative art scene.

The Kurnel comes home

Return to Nelson an odd feeling

Great expectations but it's boring

Film reviewer Matt Lawrey on the blockbuster erotic thriller that's about as arousing as a trip to Mitre 10.

Mob's assurances nonsense

Let's be clear about this: We don't want the Mongrel Mob, or any other gang, in our community.

Righteous rage not helpful

However bad their driving - and dear God it can be awful - these tourists don't actually have a death wish.

TPPA threatens Pharmac's right to choose drugs

Peters spices up by-election

From sleepy to humming

Developers and the Tasman District Council must ensure that Mapua's atmosphere is not ruined by too much or poor-quality development.

Service honours fallen soldier

Special Ngatimoti service honours New Zealand's first fallen soldier in WWI, Private William Ham.

Locally grown veges voted tops

Two local growers were recognised as some of the best in the business at the Farmers' Markets New Zealand summer food awards.

Law takes on a mountain of a challenge

Fa'avae targets Coast to Coast

First casualty from Nelson

A 100-year-old photo has been discovered in time to mark NZ's first casualty during World War I.

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