Governor General's marae visit

Governor-general Dame Patsy Reddy and master carver Frank Wells with a gift from the people of Whakatu (Nelson) to the  ...

Newly-minted official welcomed onto Whakatu Marae.

Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park closed due to slips

Former Enduro World Series winner Jerome Clementz riding at the Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

A wet start to spring combined with the Kateriteri Mountain Bike Park's popularity has led to a few sections of the park being closed.

TDC wage bill tops $19.5m

The salaries of the Tasman mayor and councillors are set by the Remuneration Authority.

The senior management team remuneration total was $1.122m.

Airport accounts hold up TDC report

Tasman District Council has a 50 per cent shareholding in Nelson Airport. A delay finalising the airport's accounts is ...

TDC finishes 2015-16 with net debt at $129m – $44m less than forecast.

Wakefield's historic property up for sale

The house at 403 Wakefield Quay, where Captain Arthur Wakefield first settled when he arrived in Nelson in 1841.

The property where Captain Arthur Wakefield settled when he first arrived in Nelson is up for sale.

Diplomats drink to Nelson industries

Rovshan Jamshidov, left, Azerbaijan Ambassador and Gerhard Thiedemann, German Ambassdor and other visiting diplomats and ...

Travelling diplomats impressed with business links to Nelson.

A vision of the future

Nelson councillor Mike Ward says inner-city developments like the one proposed for Betts Carpark would become more popular.

OPINION: Mike Ward's poetic vision of Nelson's housing future.

Nelson Mail for sale

The Nelson Mail's Bridge St building is for sale.

The home of the region's oldest newspaper hits the market.

What Nelson's youth really wants

Young Nelson voters from left Jamie Shaw, Thomas Aspray, Joseph Alison, and Keegan Phipps.

Young voters in Nelson-Tasman care about more than skate parks, concerts and token gestures.

Balmy winter for retailers

Awaroa Beach in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Tourism statistics show it was a busy winter in the Nelson region

The anti-fluoride DHB candidates

The fluoride debate has spilled over into DHB elections.

Many candidates across NZ say they are against water fluoridation - but don't reveal this in their candidate profiles.

Wanted: NZ's strongest woman video

Lauri Belcher, left, Louise Kelly, Michelle Welsh and Luke Slotemaker promote the Vortex Spa's Strong Man and Strong ...

Can you flip logs and pull trucks like the boys? Women can now enter the South Island's biggest strongman contest.

Nelson companies awarded regional business growth prize

Benjamin Black master Jewel and owner Benjamin Clark at his Nelson store. He has won a Deloitte rising star award.

Two Nelson businesses have won regional prizes in the Deloitte Fast 50.

What does the future hold for the region's property market

More intensive housing developments like the one planned for the Bett Car Park were needed to meet demand for central ...

We ask the experts to predict what the future holds for the region's property market.

Where are they now?

Hunter Wright, left, and Sandi Langridge will move into their first home with son Arlo after a sympathetic landlord ...

We touch base with the people from our Close to Home series to see how they're getting on now.

Hamish's returns to Mapua Wharf

Emily, 18, and Adele Calteaux are ready to welcome back customers to Hamish's at its new location.

More than a year after its controversial closure, Mapua's iconic icecream parlour is back on the wharf.

Town finally gets chippie

Havelock residents Robbie Barron, left, and partner Wendy Patchett are about to open the town's only fish and chip shop, ...

Town without a chippie welcomes new takeaway after seven months, or 31 Friday nights. Locals elated.

Finally finding nourishment in the empty calories of reality television

"Real" moments in reality television shows like Real Housewives of Auckland are hard to come by. But with the Great ...

After years of writing scathing columns on the spreading cancer of reality television, along comes a reality show that I can't get my catty columnists claws into.

Party for the fence video

An anti poison protester dressed as a bird lies on the ground during speeches at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary fence ...

 The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary celebrated the completion of its pest-proof fence with a party and a visit from the PM.

New fish oil plant opens in Nelson video

SeaDragon chairman Colin Groves and Prime Minister John Key during a tour of the new fish oil refinery in Nelson.

A processing plant that can refine fish products into high quality fish oil has opened in Nelson.

Government pledges support for NZ aquaculture industry video

Prime Minister John Key at the Aquaculture New Zealand Annual Conference in Nelson.

PM offers red tape clipping for New Zealand's aquaculture industry.

Fled after dramatic chase

Jahdai Brice Kennard at the Nelson Courthouse in 2014.

He led police on a high-speed chase, then ran off leaving his mate - eventually shot by police - with his shotgun.

Alternative idea to traditional cemetery

Clifton Remembrance Walkway facilitator Chris Rowse said it was an ideal location to bury the ashes of loved ones, and ...

A walkway through native Golden Bay bush is being proposed as an alternative to a cemetery.

Snapper catch increase welcomed

Snapper catchers in the top of the south are welcoming the new sustainability measures which come into effect on October 1.

As new sustainability measures come into effect for fish species in the top of the south, local advocates have welcomed the "landmark decision" for the local snapper fishery.

Rehab centres rely on charity

Peter Rijhnen is the new manager at St Marks Addiction Residential Treatment Centre, in Blenheim.

"We've even had people walk into the office before with an envelope of money."

Iwi host diplomatic tour

Rangitane members and visiting diplomats at Ukaipo, the Rangitane Conference Centre in Grovetown.

Investment opportunities and the strength of the Maori economy outlined for visiting diplomats.

Family friendly festival shows on offer

Gujj Guji is an enchanting tale for youngsters with dealing with themes of bullying and family ties.

One of the family friendly shows during the Nelson Arts Festival is puppet show Guji Guji; a story about being different, bullying and family love.

Beauty in waste

Annie Crosland, left with Melria Rosales and Wendy Tolland make handwoven envelopes at the Whakatu Presbyterian Hall on ...

Through the creation of beautiful handwoven bags, jewellery, and other accessories, a thriving cottage industry was born providing much-needed income for the local people.

Rodeo 'not going anywhere'

Sean Brenssell competing at this year's Tua Marina Rodeo.

Oldest rodeo in NZ vows to continue after protesters close Richmond event.

'Took away our daughter's innocence'

Benjamin Day, 24, was sentenced in the Nelson District Court on Thursday.

Man befriended 13-year-old girl via Facebook, plied her with alcohol, before sexually assaulting her.

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