Surgery gaffe upsets patients

Kaige Harris and Michelle Harris

Nine-year-old boy has operation cancelled at short notice after surgeon found to be overseas.

Booking blunders investigated

Kaige Harris and Michelle Harris

Health boards reviewing processes after booking errors led to surgeries being cancelled.

Safer cycling a 'no-brainer'

Dove River

Giving people a safe environment to walk or cycle should be a no-brainer, says Olympic gold medallist Sarah Ulmer.

Airport head set to retire

Kaye McNabb

Nelson Airport chief executive Kaye McNabb is to retire at the end of the year.

Peony firm wins business award

Dove River

Peony company Dove River has been named as the regional winner of ANZ's 2014 Flying Start Business Plan Competition.

Mental health at crossroads

Graham Loveridge

Stacey Knott talks to frontline health professionals about the change in mental health care from institutionalisation to community care.

Farmer's last chance

Phillip Woolley

Marlborough's Phillip Woolley, called NZ's 'most recidivist' offender, faces prison if he doesn't clean up his act.

Au revoir to Minuit

'It's time to hang up the hot pants'

Ruth Carr

Nelson-born band Minuit is bidding au revoir after 15 years but as Charles Anderson reports, they aren't leaving without saying goodbye.

'He can't hide forever'


Police have revealed that fugitive gunman Jahdai Kennard is wanted for a string of other violent offences.

Online voting costs too high - council

City council says online voting for local elections would double costs of holding them.

Controversial cycleway wins award

train derailed

Nelson's controversial two-way St Vincent St cycleway has received a national award.

Children cover styles at Rockfest

Kayla Burgess


From a ukulele orchestra to classic rock, young performers covered the musical spectrum at the Nelson primary-intermediate schools' Rockfest.

Winning streak for hairdresser

Nadine Gratton

Nelson hair stylist Nadine Gratton already has a swag of awards under her belt.

Woman had rifle in car

A woman who "fell in with a bad crowd" was found with a loaded rifle in her car and later defaced police and court cells while in custody.

Preparing for Ebola

Preparations are under way to make sure Ebola can be correctly handled if it arrives in the region.

Gunman remains at large

Tahunanui cordoned off after sighting


Police cordon off area but fail to find wanted gunman after a reported sighting in Tahunanui, Nelson.

Committee to discuss complaints

A Nelson Grey Power committee meeting will be held tomorrow morning to consider complaints about its president.

Labour rivals urge change


Nelson Labour members at last night's hustings seem to favour Grant Robertson as leader.

Resident in fear after crash

Sharon Oxnam and Bernie Oxnam

Sharon Oxnam wants a protection barrier outside her property after a high-speed crash wiped out the trees in her front yard.

Name suppression for gang suspects

Gang associates allegedly involved in a violent home invasion in Richmond granted name suppression.

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