A new study has found that the success of common wasps is heavily dependent on spring weather.

Warming planet sees wasps thrive

2:00 PM  Kiwi scientists have discovered a link between climate change and rising wasp numbers.

Home off the map video

Trish Palmer of Stanley Brook, Tasman went to renew her driving licence, and was told that her address is now classified ...

Trip to renew driver's license ends in woman being told her home no longer exists.

Pedestrian hit by car in Tapawera

12:58 PM  A person has been injured after being hit by a car south of Nelson.

Rain, gales on the way

"Bomb low" forecast to hit Nelson city, Nelson Lakes and the northwest ranges.

Quakes hit exam results

Two months on, the Kaikoura quakes leave disappointed Nelson students shaken.

Rentals in hot demand

Rental shortages and high demand is pushing prices up in Nelson following the national trend.

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Fish focus to boost stocks

Nelson Plant and Food senior scientist Maren Wellenreuther.

1:25 PM  A Nelson scientist has developed a method to successfully breed native fish species commercially.

Pedestrian hit by car in Tapawera

12:58 PM  A person has been injured after being hit by a car south of Nelson.

Rain, gales on the way

Nelson rentals in hot demand


Nelson women's rep bowls team named

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The Bowls Nelson selectors have named their women's representative teams for upcoming games against Marlborough.

Eldridge helping Nelson coaches

Australian volleyball coaches David Eldridge, left, and Jack Phelan at Saxton Stadium.

David Eldridge has plenty of knowledge to impart to Nelson's volleyball coaches.

Whiti wins four sprint golds

Micayla Whiti has brought home four gold medals from both the North and South Island Colgate Games.

Micayla Whiti is developing a winning habit on the athletics track.

Lautenslager finally bags title

Tasman's Jared Lautenslager has won the NZ M20 3000m title.

Tasman's Jared Lautenslager won Tuesday's New Zealand M20 3000m championship title in Wanganui.

Hunt pursues pro dream

Alex Hunt trains at the Tasman Tennis Club.

2017 is expected to serve up plenty of unknowns for aspiring tennis pro Alex Hunt.

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Whats on in the region

The Klezmer Quartet play at Fairfield House.

Whats on in the region

Jazz at East St Cafe

Paul Dyne plays at the jazz sessions at East St Cafe during the Adam Chamber Music Festival in February.

Jazz sessions are on offer at East St Cafe during the Adam Chamber Music Festival in February.

Nelson to host first ever Beer Week

MarchFest organisers Eelco Boswijk, left, and Mic Dover at Founders Park in Nelson where the event will be held.

A week-long celebration of Nelson Beer will take place in the lead up to MarchFest's 10th anniversary.

Surfer girl's point break to prove

Delaware Bay is "Nelson's best kept secret" and a haven for the region's surfers.

Twelve-year-old Cilla is carving out her own place amongst the waves with the help of her dad.

A taste of something special

A private wine tasting with Juliane and Glenn Cormier, right, the new owners of Casa del Vino.

Casa del Vino has been Nelson's premium boutique wine store for many years and late last year it entered a new phase under new ownership.


The French (Pass) tennis open

Serena Williams made an early exit at Auckland's ASB Classic, blaming the windy conditions.

Tennis greats could learn a thing or two from the fun family tournaments played at French Pass, writes Angela Fitchett.

Inlet's rich history highlights loss

Setting off on a fishing expedition at Rakopi, Clay Islands in background.

Golden Bay's Whanganui Inlet used to be teeming with fish and birdlife. Now it's much depleted.

Smile, you're a static athlete

Bob Irvine imagines an even more beautiful future for the Miss Kaiteriteri contest.

Imagine if beauty contests, like Miss Kaiteriteri, got serious about training.

Stifling a home grown bonus

Soaring house prices in Queenstown have seen residents turn to renting out their homes to holidaymakers to make extra money.

EDITORIAL: Here's a variation to the old line about things that look too good to be true generally are so.

Ah, those summer memories

Totaranui in the Abel Tasman National Park is a magnet for campers, but a gastro bug has clouded the experience for some.

Nasty norovirus not what you expect to bring home from holiday.

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Fish focus to boost stocks

Nelson Plant and Food senior scientist Maren Wellenreuther.

A Nelson scientist has developed a method to successfully breed native fish species commercially.

Quake's effects felt on NCEA results

Hannah Brown checked her NCEA results on Monday, coming up just one credit short of an excellence endorsement - a ...

Two months on, the effects of the Kaikoura quakes are still being felt by disappointed Nelson students.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

Bainham's Kiwiana bucket hats video

Will Hutchison and Sukhita Langford with the Bucket Hats sold at Langfords Store,  Bainham, Golden Bay and at Auckland ...

The historic general store in Bainham and Auckland airport are the only places where Sukhita Langford's Kiwiana bucket hats can be found.

Around the world on two wheels video

Lorraine Lindsay of Nelson has her sights set on a journey to a formerly forbidden Tibetan kingdom for her next ...

A Nelson woman is still going full throttle on her "ageless, classless" motorcycle odyssey.


Knewstubb named player of tournament

Tasman's Andrew Knewstubb, seen here in action for Kahurangi, was named men's player of the national sevens tournament.

Tasman sevens player Andrew Knewstubb is now on the national selection radar.

Tasman teams lose in overtime

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21:  Scott Eade of Otago runs the ball during the round one Mitre 10 Cup match ...

Tasman's men's and women's sevens teams have both suffered overtime losses in national finals

Wheeler wins Japan rugby crown

Lock Joe Wheeler shows his delight after dotting down for the Makos.

Kiwi rugby export Joe Wheeler is a winner in Japan.

Sevens teams strengthened for nationals

Buller's Dan Hytongue is one of three additions to the Tasman men's squad.

The Tasman men's sevens team is looking to build on their South Island success at this weekend's nationals.

Tasman prop joins Southern Kings

Tasman prop Ross Geldenhuys makes a break against Hawke's Bay.

Tasman Makos prop Ross Geldenhuys is heading home to continue his Super Rugby career in South Africa.


Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

Celebrating life and death video

Olive Derecourt, left, Sarah Derecourt and Emma Jones  at the Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Food and Culture event at ...

Pinatas were smashed, faces were painted and food was enjoyed by many at annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Open day artisans open doors for public

Owen Bartlett demonstrates the techniques he uses in the production of hand thrown pottery at Bartlett & Gold Gallery ...

Artisans in the Upper Moutere opened their doors for the public at their annual open day.

Masked Parade takes flight gallery video

Tasman School's entry won School Category and Kim Merry Supreme Award at the Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade.

​Moa, taniwha and a couple of Haast eagles came back to life along the main streets of Nelson.

Marriage of Maoritanga and Shakespeare

Regan Taylor in Solothello .

REVIEW: Sitting as strangers in our own land, facing the far end of the whare, we bear witness to a man who is experiencing 'other-ness' in his own way.

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