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Council ups tip charges

Ian Barker.

Charging more to dump rubbish and close roads for events hasn't impressed Nelson councillor Ian Barker.

Rockquest finalists announced

Tetra band members Emma Common, Lara Cammock, Madi Fulton Buckle and Carmen Puklowski of Nelson College for Girls still have a chance to make it to the Rockquest national finals through the people's choice competition

Two Nelson bands have been highly commended in the 2015 Smokefreerockquest national competition.

Top award for youth mentoring

Spirit of Adventure volunteers Sheila and Christopher Budgen with the Spirit of Adventure in Sydney for a Tall Ships regatta.

Motueka pharmacist Chris Budgen was awarded the 2015 Topgallant Award by the Spirit of Adventure Trust at its AGM in Auckland last night . The award makes Budgen and his wife Sheila Budgen, who won the award in 2007, the only couple to have been so honoured.

Motueka could become 'centre for darts' after national competition

The New Zealand Darts Council Championships at the Trafalgar Centre.

The Motueka Recreation Centre has been transformed with 1600 square metres of carpet and the installation of 90 dartboards ahead of New Zealand Darts Council Championships this weekend.

New dentists aims to bring affordable smiles

Karmel Leilah Isa, left and Paula Palmer outside their new Access Dental business in Kawai St, Nelson.

A new denistry practice with a focus on affordability and comfort is about to open in Nelson.

Little Gabrielle receives bone marrow transplant from older brother

The Stephens family, Ruby, Gabrielle and Lachlan are in Starship Hospital for treatment for Gabrielle's life threatening illness.

Little Gabrielle Stephens has had the bone marrow transfusion from her older brother that she has been waiting eight long months for.

Butchery burglar pleads for mercy

Nelson Courthouse.

Butchery burglar pleads to judge for mercy before being sentenced to imprisonment.

'I can't believe this is happening' video

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic attends to Scott Wallis in the tender boat to the left of the launch Maraqeta.

Scott Wallis broke his leg at sea and the skipper put out a mayday call. Then the vessel started sinking.

Rates bills wrong, Nelson council says

Throw away your rates bill, the Nelson City Council tells residents.

Mini speed bid thwarted

The specially modified 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S that set a record for its class at the 2012 Speed Week at Bonneville, USA.

 

The (Other) White House

Members of The White House: Jeanette Van der Burg, left, Andrea Kepes, Jono Luff, Marc McGavick and David Wood outside the Trafalgar Sq building.

Though many Nelsonians may not know of its existence, we have our very own White House right here in Nelson.

Fishing trip ends in mayday call

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic attends to an injured person from the launch Maraqeta near French Pass.

A fishing trip took a dramatic turn when a leak and a broken leg resulted in a mayday call. 

Teen motorcyclist injured in crash

Generic ambulance.

Police to "flag" Nelson's Wakatu Estate intersection as high risk after another injury crash.

Not guilty pleas: $30m gaming charges

Pokie machines.

Four men have pleaded not guilty to allegations of $30 million in gaming fraud.

Answering 'cry of the heart'

Chaplain Tony Barnett, centre front, with Nelson Tasman Hospice staff outside the hospice. He is leaving Nelson to move to Auckland.

Crowds flock to market masquerade video

Ayumi Kinoshita, left and Maya Imatomi at the Mid Winter Masquerade Night Market at Morrison Square.

The city came alive last night as thousands of Nelsonians flocked to Morrison Square for a masquerade market.

School 'little closer' to speed success

Appleby School principal Graham Avery in front of the mobile electronic road sign.

New flashing speed signs outside Appleby School are a hopeful hint on changes to come, principal says.

Talley predicts grim future

Exporters needed to act fast in becoming more productive, particularly in genetic modification, said Peter Talley.

40 per cent of jobs will go and half NZ universities will close in five years, seafood industry leader says.

Cold winter reignites burning issue

Nelson residents protest the Nelson City Council's woodburner rules outside Civic House last December.

Frustrated residents unable to use woodburners aired their concerns at a public meeting.

Costly leak prompts call for change

Gordon Dicker discovered a water leak at his property that cost a lot of money in water rates and to fix and has a warning for other rate payers.

Hard to detect water leaks have cost a Nelson man $1400 but city council won't give him a credit on his bill.

Women's month-long 'crime spree'

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

Two women, who allegedly went on a month long crime spree, were eventually arrested after a police pursuit, court hears.

Mayday from charter boat cancelled

French Pass between D'Urville Island and the top of the South Island.

An injured man was airlifted off a charter boat that had been taking on water in the Marlborough Sounds.

Deathgasm director discusses demons

Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman star in the Kiwi horror comedy Deathgasm.

Kiwi comedy horror film Deathgasm has a Nelson connection and is set to make its New Zealand debut.

Student off to UN summit

Olivia Meikle, year 13 student at Waimea College, the only student from the top of the South selected to attend the New Zealand Schools Delegation to The Hague International Model United Nations in January 2016.

A Richmond teenager is dreaming of life as a diplomat, and hopes a stint at the Hague with the Model UN will get her there.

Women due in court after fleeing crash

A police dog handler with his dog as two women are arrested at the Tahunanui back beach.

Two women charged with burglary after they fled from a crashed car that was being chased by police in Nelson.

Life Linc offers help for couples

Life Linc clinical manager Harriet Denham in her Life Linc office.

Nelson service Life Linc has taken on couples counselling after the demise of Relationships Aotearoa.

Kids drop choc for healthy fundraiser

Hampden Street School principal Don McLean with pupils Elana Weaver, left, Oliver Diamond, Luca Rundle, Maia Eagle and Douglas Miller with children's toothbrushes the school is selling as a fundraiser. The toothbrushes have a flashing light that goes for one minute indicating how long the brushing should last.

Instead of the usual chocolate bars, Hampden St school pupils are selling toothbrushes to raise funds.

Reusable coffee cup a winner

Co-owner of Ideal Cup Steph Fry with some of her award-winning reusable coffee cups.

A revolutionary new coffee cup made in Motueka has won two major awards in as many months.

Students warm to new home

Gavin Millar, centre Nayland College International Student Director with international students that will be studying at the college this year.

Winter in Nelson is not usually seen as warm, but it feels like summer for nearly 100 new exchange students.

Forestry worker faced 'impossible' job

Michael Langford, owner of Langford Contracting, who died in a forestry incident in Foxhill in 2013.

The owner of a forestry block where a man was crushed to death alleges the consultants he hired to clear his trees put pressure on the man to complete the work in an "impossible" time frame.

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