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Waiting game continues for Salisbury

John Kane, Salisbury Board Chair, speaks during the Save Salisbury School community event.

The battle over Nelson's Salisbury School looks set to continue into the new year.

Fashion fundraiser pays off

Ros Pochin, Nelson Regional Breast & Gynaecological Cancer Trust ambassador and consultant breast cancer surgeon, left, ...

Successful Morrison Square event allows cancer trust to buy vital new equipment

Race to get rec centre ready

Spectators fill the grandstand to watch the grand parade during the 2016 Golden Bay A&P Show in January.

TDC hopes to rush through new Golden Bay Rec Centre approval in time for A&P show in January.

Vintage gun restored to former glory video

Milo Coldren of TS Talisman Sea Cadets with 1916 Vickers QF 4 inch Mark IV gun the Nelson unit has restored to near ...

"A hunk of metal gathering dust" in a Nelson store room is now a shining reminder of the realities of war.

Bumper snapper season continues

Bec Dell with the winning snapper at last weekend's Tasman Bay Anglers Club Monster Fishing Competition, which tipped ...

With snapper numbers on the up again, Tasman Bay fishermen are looking at ways to preserve the fishery.

1080 protesters deny tree felling

Two felled maitai trees that were discovered by Department of Conservation staff blocking the Cobb Valley Rd as they ...

The matai trees had stood tall for 200 years, but now they are gone. DOC says 1080 protesters are to blame.

New Kiwis call Tasman home

Tom and Patricia Macartney with their New Zealand-born grandchildren Freya, 8, left, and Mowgli, 7, celebrate becoming ...

Patricia and Tom Macartney were two of 39 people who became New Zealand citizens last week.

Motueka museum calls for more funds

Motueka District Museum on High St has attracted larger numbers of people over the past two years.

Its $49,500 grant is about half the funds the museum requires, says its board.

Age Concern asks people to give a little

Age Concern Nelson-Tasman manager Sue Tilby, left, elder abuse and neglect prevention adviser Mal Drummond, accredited ...

Some elderly people face spending the festive season alone.

Mayor backs tourism infrastructure fund plan

Is there enough infrastructure to cater for the growing number of visitors to Tasman district?

Visitor numbers are on the rise, putting pressure on infrastructure in Tasman.

Singalongs, Santa to spread Christmas cheer

Micah Marr, left, Ariana Marr, Theresa Farmer, Shakira Farmer and Lauren Loghry enjoy the 2015 Carols in the Vineyard event.

There are plenty of chances to join in the festive spirit this Christmas.

Tasman visitors increase

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Darryl Wilson with the Wilsons Vista at Kaiteriteri Beach.

''Our advanced bookings are up on last year and we have seen a little but of an increase from the closure of State Highway 1.''

Environmental crusader coming to Takaka

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The 16-year-old climate activist who's suing the US government for destroying his future is coming to Takaka to teach at a three-day workshop.

Business booming on post-quake route video

Murchison's Hampden Hotel and Commercial Hotel and Cafe owner Leigh Knowles.

The post-quake boom continues in Murchison as hundreds of trucks roll through the town.

Reserve reversal gets thumbs down

Local residents, reserve users and tree planters, Matt Holland, left, Zoe Hilton, Carol McKie, Sara Burrage, Chris ...

Nelson residents surprised by 'out of the blue' council letter revoking status of much-loved reserve.

Speedway goodwill to help fill Waiau pool

Nelson Speedway Association president Wayne 'Wog' Martin.

Nelson's speedway fraternity has made the best of a earthquake-related no-show to raise money for those affected by the North Canterbury quakes.

Teens tied to Nelson car crimewave

Nelson police have arrested two teens following string of car related offences.

Nelson youths arrested after $140,000 worth of meth-related thefts and damage to vehicles.

Paul Henry sends Arnie to America

Arnie Mason, right, and his wife Carolyn have won a road trip around the USA from the Paul Henry show.

Winning two raffles at his local still made Arnie Mason's week - even after winning a trip to the United States.

Nelson waterfront not so pristine

Casey Chambers cleaned up 2.2kgs of plastic on a recent walk along the Nelson foreshore, she wants a change in our ...

A Nelson woman is appalled by the amount of plastic rubbish she found on her walk back from the beach.

Baker of the year winner bred into the industry

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Matt Watson won the Young Bread Baker of the year title recently and ...

Matt Watson started out in baking at the bottom but has worked his way up to young baker of the year. 

Businesses raise money for Kaikoura

Harcourt Realty business partner Chris Harvey, with Jewellery store owner Jo Menary with items to be auctioned for ...

Harcourts and Shine band together to make money for Kaikoura for Christmas.

$11k to fund domestic violence support

Katie O'Donnell, centre of Nelson Womens Refuge with Wendy Brownie and Shane Drummond of the Car Company.

Nelson Women's Refuge boosted by $11,815.90 donation.

Nelson councillor seeks Greens candidacy

Matt Lawrey.

Nelson City councillor Matt Lawrey hopes to stand for the Green Party in next year's General Election.

Riwaka Rugby Club takes on summer gigs

Riwaka Rugby Club president Andy Drummond, left, and chairman Nick Fry.

Riwaka's Rugby Club is hosting a string of summer gigs now that the Riwaka Hotel has closed.

Payout over death

Worksafe staff investigate the death of Robert Cave on a Wakefield church property.

Family of man who was fatally crushed by a log while doing community work will receive $172,000 from Corrections.

Karen the toast of Nelson Hospital

Karen Myers makes toast for patients each morning in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation unit at Nelson Hospital.

Karen Myers brings enthusiasm to Nelson Hospital where she volunteers.

Lizards, ladybirds and weta welcome

Students at Nelson Central School are excited to be getting a sensory garden after winning Treemendous School Makeovers.

Nelson Central School has won a $10,000 grant to makeover their grounds and is looking forward to bringing native plants and animals into their surrounds.

Sallies counting on Nelson's Christmas spirit

Nelson Mail journalist Samantha Gee with the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal Tree in the Nelson Mail Bridge St office.

The Salvation Army is urging Nelsonians to dig deep and help those less fortunate this Christmas.

Grandstand fight heads to court

The grandstand looks set to remain on site, at least a while longer.

"All we want is for the grandstand to stay," say supporters of Golden Bay grandstand.

Nelson College gets top marks

Nelson College headmaster Gary O'Shea.

Heamdaster delighted as Nelson College placed in top bracket in latest ERO school review report.

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