Pre-Easter storm causes havoc

Trees down, power out across region

Heavy rain and high winds have taken their toll on the Nelson region, bringing down trees, cutting power to thousands of homes and closing roads.
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Drivers warned

Wild Weather Drivers are being asked to avoid travelling over the Takaka Hill to Golden Bay tonight.

Hospital roof lifts

Firefighters try to secure a large piece of roofing hanging off the side of Nelson Hospital.

Rescue from raging waters

A dramatic rescue for a woman trapped on the roof of her submerged car, after heavy weather lashes the country.

Thousands lose power

LATEST: Residents are advised to 'prepare for extended periods without power' after heavy rain and high winds cut supply to thousands of homes.

Another crash on perilous hill road

Truck driver describes "look of horror" as a woman's car crashed into him on the Rai Saddle.

Beacon saves day for fisherman

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Crab fisherman Brian Inns spent an hour treading water in the sea off Motueka after his boat capsized.

Blitz on unpaid fines pays off

A blitz on Nelson offenders owing fines and reparation has prompted them to pay up.

Casual drinking off menu on Easter Sunday

Remembering together for Poppy Day

Hoddy Estuary Park

Charity thieves devastate worker

A charity worker is distraught after $4000 of guide dog supplies were stolen from her car.

Club rugby fan zone

Nelson Club Rugby Thanks heaps to those rugby fans who sent in some great photos of their favourite teams from last weekend's games.

Giant South African at home in Picton

Ross Geldenhuys is a hard man to miss around Picton, and not just because he's 1.89m tall, weighs 120kg and sports a beard thick enough to do any man's man proud.

McIlroy's title bid ended

Wanderers clash with old rivals

Josh Pace

Pace building for Giants

Not even an early wintry blast can put Giants basketballer Josh Pace off Nelson.

Down on the ice

Antarctica A Nelson man has returned from Antarctica with new convictions about the value of ice science in unlocking the secrets of climate change.

Artists evolve through residency

Two artists who are this year's recipients of the Hamish Fletcher Lawyers Graduate Residency, are exhibiting at the Refinery.

REV: 1967 Ford XR Fairmont

Central-city living beckons

Suter Autumn Exhibition

History inspires exhibition

When Guinevere Wilde discovered the old dump at Farewell Spit she knew she had found a gateway through time into the lives of the people who had lived there between 1870 and 1984 to keep the lighthouse lit up.

Easter entertainment guide

Mapua Easter Fair A round up of all the best events, gigs and live entertainment for Easter Weekend across the Nelson region.

Whimsical comedy set in darkening times

Dave Manning finds a sumptuous feast on the menu at The Grand Budapest Hotel.

This gang just grows and grows on you

Liam Finn: The Nihilist

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Field of drums

A family dance party event at the revamped Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight will make a new use of a familiar location.

Proving parochial diehards wrong

Makos Eight years after the Makos' tentative beginning, the Tasman Rugby Union is showing sporting dreams do come true.

Unlikely pairing a big risk

On the face of it, you couldn't find a much more unlikely pairing than Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom.

Time to halt the financial support

Editorial: A tale of Brashness

Ngati Haua Treaty settlement

Wakatu case puts doubt on 'final'

Those who feel a general unease about the Treaty settlement process might take a little convincing over a key point in yesterday's Nelson Mail lead story.

Nelson tops NZ in a 'stonking' surge

The Nelson region is streets ahead in its business confidence, a new survey shows.

Businesswomen, Groser in town

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce is hosting two business lunches this week, including one with Minister of Trade Tim Groser on Friday.

Business matters

Paula's offshoot falls flat

Alton Street Cycles.

Bikes built for commuting

The wheels of Nelson's burgeoning bicycle revolution have taken a Danish turn, courtesy of Alton St Cycles which opened at the weekend.

Will new faith in Hesson be justified?

It used to be that most things Mike Hesson said or did were greeted with a fair measure of derision from sections of New Zealand's cricketing public.

Importance of keeping house and sanity

How important is housework and being a home maker to early motherhood?

Motueka missing out on funds

A word about all these goings on


Time we eased off the road-rage pedal

Even in Nelson, where the roading system works efficiently 98 per cent of the time, everyone has their pet irritation.

Swiss input to a very Kiwi vineyard

Kina Beach Vineyard. The boutique Kina Beach Vineyard is owned by a couple who live in Zurich and visit their piece of paradise in Nelson "not as often as we would like".

Bringing hemp out of the closet

Hemp, arguably one of the most versatile agricultural crops available, is restricted in New Zealand. Why is this? The answer is simple; hemp is closely related to marijuana.

Get inspired in the River Kitchen

A taste of the tropics

Kina Beach Vineyard.

Life's a bach

Judith Gillies asks what happened to the lifestyle we used to know.

Giants' Jones calls time on career

Phill Jones Nelson basketball legend Phill Jones has announced his retirement after a stellar 21-year career.

Bennett denies attack

Paula Bennett has denied that her recent attack on jetsetting beneficiaries was targeted at a chronically ill Nelson woman.

Holly gets ready to go global

New director for festival

Breast cancer survivors

River retreat nets survivors

Breast cancer survivors bared their souls at a luxury retreat near Murchison over the weekend, and learned a new skill as well.

Mapua's Easter more than fair

Mapua Easter Fair Strung-out retail therapy devotees, dads and mums, bargain-hunters and eclectic gatherers, rejoice!

Food bank gets helping hand

The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.

Mud and misery of war

Cash needed to tackle wasps

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Best dressed will fly

Four children who dress up as their star or the emergency service worker they like best could win themselves a ride in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as part of the helicopter base's open day on May 4.

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City's shark-infested waters

A group of young Nelson spearfishers have provided visual evidence that large sharks are in the water at the Glen.

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Owner told to remove boat

Nelson's Boulder Bank boat builder has weeks before the council confiscates his "structure".

Tania Hinks

Beggar just wants kids back

Video: A woman who hit 'rock bottom' is ashamed to be begging in Trafalgar St but says she has no other option.


Gigatown gathers momentum

Gigatown Nelson campaigners are aiming for a million votes this month as Nelson sits firmly in third place in the nationwide competition.

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