Holiday may be over for campers

Freedom campers at the now-closed Rutherford Park zone in  Nelson.

After an influx of freedom campers over the summer, a potential bylaw to restrict or ban them is on the agenda for Nelson city councillors.

1080 closes part of track

The 1080 drop is part of the Department of Conservation's Battle for our Birds campaign.

A popular Great Walk in Kahurangi National Park will be closed for half a day due to a 1080 drop.

Nelson firebug strikes again?

New Zealand Fire Service crews tackle a fire in Toi Toi near the Railway Reserve.

Firefighters have responded to another blaze in Nelson, close to the scene of a suspicious fire yesterday.

Governor-General gets down to business

Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy during her visit to the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Patsy Reddy got to grips with some of Nelson's innovative businesses during her visit to the region.

Walkway battle rages on

Criticism over the consultation process for a change in access to the Maitai River Pathway has been heard at Nelson City ...

The controversial decision to ban cyclists from a section of the Maitai Walkway has flared again.

All aboard for the boat show

NZ Antique & Classic Boatshow organisers Pete Rainey, left and Glenn Common with the Seagull Race Prize, up for grabs at ...

A hundred boats have already been entered for the Lake Rotoiti event.

Biker dies after crash on SH65

A motorcyclist has died in a crash on State Highway 65 near Maruia.

A motorcyclist has died after crashing into a fence on the main route through the South Island.

Families offered range of events

The crowd enjoys the entertainment at the 2016 Mahana School Twilight Food and Music Fiesta.

Build some fun family memories at these late-summer activities across Tasman next weekend.

Twin events to deliver wet thrills

A kayaker competes in the 2016 Buller Festival.

The national rafting champs and Buller Festival will provide plenty of white-water action.

Waging war on weeds

Project De Vine has started  spraying  old man's beard and banana passionfruit on the edge  of the Takaka Hill road.

De Vine operations manager Charmaine Petereit✓​ said creating pest plant free zones around the national parks was part of the voluntary group's "hairy audacious goal" to achieve a pest plant free Golden Bay.

Exploring community resilience

Golden Bay Community Gardens general manager Sol Morgan and coordinator Martine Baanvinger.

Exploring how the community can become more sustainable and resilient was explored in a series of workshops and presentations at the Golden Bay Community Gardens.

Iwi apply for unprecedented water conservation order

Kaumatua John Ward-Holmes of Ngati Tama ki Te Waipounamu Trust at Te Waikoropupu Springs in Golden Bay.

A Golden Bay iwi has applied for an unprecedented water conservation order to protect the aquifer that feeds the country's largest freshwater springs.

Award puts Amosa in the limelight

Wakefield Country Players president and Local Hero Jennifer Amosa.

Amateur theatre has been part of Jennifer Amosa's life since she was nine-years-old. And she's a Local Hero because of that.

Fire crews may get new sheds

Ian Reade has welcomed proposals for new sheds at Appleby and Marahau.

TDC agrees its share of any returned money will be spend on rural fire.

Quake shakes Soviet liner video

The bridge of the Mikhail Lermontov.

The top three levels of a sunken Soviet ship were sliced off by the Kaikoura quake.

Grant boost for cancer group

Kristin Paterson, Whole Lotta Life organisation founder.

The Whole Lotta Life Foundation is helping young adults with cancer connect during five-day retreats.

Someone lost a turtle?

Nelson Central School teacher Kate Stoneman, left, and pupil Nate Morris are looking at the turtle that was found over ...

Nelson Central School room 12a has a new and special addition since the weekend - a turtle.

Arson on Railway Reserve

A scrub fire was lit on the Railway Reserve near Nelson Intermediate.

Fires were deliberately lit in grass on the Railway Reserve just days after a huge blaze in Christchurch.

Councillors urged to visit reserve

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

Residents have fronted at Nelson City Council in a bid to save their reserve.

Business suits Emma to a tea

Emma Heke with her home grown herbal teas at the Nelson Saturday Market.

Nelson woman Emma Heke has quite literally grown her tea business from scratch in her own garden.

Bowaters named best Toyota dealership

Toyota New Zealand CEO Alistair Davis, left, with Nelson's Tony Bowater at the annual Toyota Dealer Awards.

 A three-peat of national award wins "hard to trump" for Nelson car dealership.

Retrial for neighbours at war

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Dispute over noise levels which led to man being hit with a piece of wood is heading back to court.

Learning to love nature

Jo Campbell, left, and Sean Weaver will run the Zen and Deep Ecology workshop in Golden Bay.

The sense of sacred nature has been eroded in modern culture to the extent we sometimes find ourselves apologising for loving the earth, loving forests, loving rivers, whales and wetlands.

Youth leader jailed for sexual assault

Mathew Buckingham, a former youth leader at a Nelson church, has been imprisoned for sexually violating a young girl.

A youth leader who won an award for his work with children has been imprisoned for sexually violating a young girl.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

Firefighters battle scrub blaze

Firefighters from Collingwood and Takaka put out a scrub blaze on State Highway 60 near Tukurua Rd.

Sparking power lines caused a roadside scrub fire near Collingwood on Tuesday evening.

Weedy pond's $1m question

Debate over the waterway, in the beachfront suburb of Tahunanui, had ebbed and flowed, dividing city councillors and ...

Should a council spend $1m to fix a weed-infested pond used for sailing model boats?

Cars torched after theft spree

Two burnt out cars in Nelson Haven near Marybank.

Police investigating spate of Subaru thefts which left vehicles dumped and burnt out across Nelson.

Wine warehouse sign of sparkling economy

Port Nelson CEO Martin Byrne, left, with James Patterson, William Patterson, Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Jo ...

 Port Nelson's huge new storage facility is the first of a $32 million redevelopment fuelled by growing industries.

Classic plane to be born again

Mark Stagg with the de Havilland Beaver aircraft he is restoring at his business, Argus Helicopters at Motueka Airport.

A classic aircraft is being brought back to life to ferry tourists around the region.

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