Pair on human trafficking charge

Case the first of its kind in New Zealand

The first human trafficking charges have been laid in New Zealand with two Indian men living in Motueka appearing in court today.
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Tributes for fisherman

Leighton Muir 'Catastrophic failure' blamed for death of Nelson fisherman Leighton Muir aboard Talley's tuna boat in Pacific.

Air NZ reviews sky high fares

John Key has taken up the issue of high regional airfares, which a Nelson woman highlighted.

This big shed's not so red

Bargain hunters flocked to Richmond for the grand opening of New Zealand's newest (and least red) Warehouse store this morning.

Accused suffered breakdown

Murder accused's ex-girlfriend tells court of emotional breakdown days before fatal stabbing.

It's going to be a wet one

A wetter than usual September is forecast for Nelson and Marlborough, says MetService.

Treats from leftovers

Mussels Pet treats made from Marlborough's blue mussels and salmon are to be launched in the US.

New marina would generate $1.5m

A new 100-berth marina at Port Motueka could generate at least $1.5 million annually.

Ingenuity win is icing on cake

Mum sees school is quake ready

Cancer Society Nelson volunteer

A flash of sunny yellow

A small army of volunteers have been working behind the scenes in preparation for the Cancer Society's Daffodil Day fundraiser tomorrow.

South African prop fits right in

Ross Geldenhuys Being one of the big boys up front for the free-running Tasman Makos side in the National Provincial Championship rugby competition can be a double-edged sword.

Racers back in Dovedale forest

Nelson's Dovedale Forest has barely stopped echoing to the sound of high performance race engines and the offroad racers are back for more.

Campbell wants to be a Mako

Pandering to one is unfair on the others

Ross Richards

Joey keeps his jocks on

It's just two games into the new ITM Cup rugby season and Joe Wheeler's already avoided the nude run.

How to score free floorboards

reno In this week's real-life reno' column, Adam talks through the pain and joy of salvaging old floorboards.

Cheers, a toast to craft beer

If ever proof was needed, the results of this year's Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are evidence of the growth and improving quality of Kiwi-brewed craft beer.

Wild animals scarce in forests

Life in a mid-reno' home can suck

Curried lentils and kumara.

Gentle, intimate air at Moutere

Continuing our series profiling music venues in the region, we chat to the Moutere Inn's Andrew Cole.

Dealers in dirt betray trust

Nicky Hager Are you disgusted by what's going on in politics? I am. We all should be.

Collins' absence conspicuous

Silence, especially in politics, can be as meaningful as a finely nuanced speech.

Patient care must be priority

Politicians and media going to the blogs

Ballot box

Low turnout a risk to democracy

New Zealand used to be a world leader in voter participation at general elections, but no more.

Outdoors were his great love

 Rocks Rd Tears flowed as close friends of Golden Bay's Ari Kingan came to grips with losing a loyal, athletically gifted young man.

Nayland girl makes her mark

More young women should consider engineering as a dynamic career option, says a former Nelson student making her mark in the construction industry.

Push to get youth to vote

From bees to body butter

Ross Richards

Potter's character reflected in his work

Nelson potter Ross Richards died suddenly last week.

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