Bikini snapper sentenced

Graham Thomas Rowe claims he did nothing wrong by taking photos of bikini-clad girls on Kaiteriteri Beach last summer.

Man, 61, who took photos of girls at beach "offended against recognised standards of decency", judge says.

Boom cycle at school

Hugh Gully, the Principal of Nelson Intermediate School  has had to expand their bike sheds as a lot more pupils cycle ...

A bike boom among Nelson children has seen one school scrambling to provide enough parking space for pupils.

Hello summer

Matt Harnett and partner Zoe Vaugh at Tahuna beach catching the last of the sun.

At last. Summer has finally arrived.

Prospering with proper passion video

Staff at Proper Crisps check the cooked crisps on the production line at the Nelson factory.

Nelson business Proper Crisps shakes up the big players by making just that – proper crisps.

Tramper winched from Mokihinui River

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter rescued a tramper from the Kahurangi National Park

A tramper who fell off a track onto the Mokihinui river on Monday had no recollection of the incident when he was rescued.

Shortie Street actress switches to slow lane

Amelia Reid-Meredith played Bella Durville for six years on Shortland Street.

Actress Amelia Reid-Meredith is enjoying life in the slower lane in Nelson.

Crash victim awed by helpers

The car landed upside down and facing the opposite direction in a ditch.

Hugs, a cup of tea on the roadside, and a drop of rescue remedy on the tongue - crash victim recalls kindness amid chaos of a car crash.

Tobacco growing's last gasp

Motueka Valley's Laurie Jury with what could be his last tobacco crop.

A Motueka tobacco grower reckons he's being shut down by legislation changes.

Festival fine where it is, say punters

Monique Clayworth with her friends Laura Paynter, left, Niamh Osbourne and Krystal Rooney reflected in her glasses at ...

A proposed change of venue for the Nelson Wine and Food Festival has been shot down.

Woman assaulted in central Nelson

A woman was assaulted in Harley St on Saturday morning.

Woman found in distressed state in early hours of the morning after alleged assault on Harley St

Catching snapper in anglers' DNA

Lucas McPherson with the snapper he caught in the Dawnbreakers Fishing Club inaugural DNA Snapper Cup.

Glass-like sea conditions and big fish resulted in a great combination for a snapper competition.

Man's best friend on road to recovery

Scooby the Great Dane and owners John and Joss Cumming.

Scooby the Great Dane continues to a be a huge help on his owner's journey back to health.

From the Netherlands to Nelson

Ina and Addo Mulders with the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Nelson they received on 8th December 1997.

Addo and Ina Mulders swapped the flat countryside of the Netherlands for the mountains of New Zealand 65 years ago.

O'Donnell - backing Motueka's future

Digital consultant and Our Town Motueka chair Johnny O'Donnell.

Johnny O'Donnell believes in his hometown.

Fraudster to spend a further 18 months in jail

Fraudster Tony Mount has had another 18 months added to his jail term.

Convicted Nelson fraudster Tony Mount will serve another 18 months in jail after he admitted to falsifying court documents during previous legal proceedings.

Whale myths busted

The stranding is thought to be the third biggest in New Zealand's history.

Every time whales become stranded in New Zealand, the question is why, and what are the causes behind it?

Canines in cars a summertime risk

In 10 minutes, a car's temperature can get to 39degC. In 30 minutes, a car parked in the shade with the windows down can ...

No one likes to sit in a hot car and neither does man's best friend. Hot cars are dogs worst enemy during summer.

Winery Tour's 10th anniversary

The audience at the 2017 Winery Tour try to stay dry in the light rain at Neudorf Vineyards.

This is the tenth year of The Winery Tour. Beautiful vineyard locations and top New Zealand musicians. It's a winning combination.

Better health through hydrotherapy

Maneka Rowell a Colon Hydrotherapist at Healing Waters.

 Don't poo-poo it - colonic hydrotherapy could be just what the doctor ordered.

Jewellery store ransacked

Halfdan Hansen of Jens Hansen Jewellers, who designed the rings for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies, has been ...

Jewellery was stolen and cabinets smashed at Nelson's Jens Hansen jewellery store early on Friday morning.

Dowler set to win Motueka by-election

Barry Dowler, left, with Golden Bay rodder Barry Fothergill, says he will enjoy being back on the community board.

With most votes counted, it looks like Barry Dowler has won the Motueka Community Board by-election.

Pupils put playground through its paces video

Joel (Spud) Hawkins says the new basketball hoop over the TigerTurf is his favourite part of the new playground.

After years of planning, fundraising and work, Wakefield School's new playground has been officially opened.  

Families to lose campground dibs

An estimated 95 per cent of people staying at Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp during the peak summer period are "priority ...

Changes at a popular Nelson holiday spot could end decades-long holiday traditions.

Tourist left with nothing after robbery

American tourist Greg Thompson has had thousands of dollars worth of photographic equipment stolen from his vehicle ...

A US man who lost $30,000 of gear from his van helped police track down thieves using Facebook.

Rapid erosion on the Back Beach

Tree stumps show the erosion at the Back Beach, Tahunanui.

New images of Tahunanui's Back Beach have revealed the escalating erosion caused by changes to the blind channel.

'Got a problem? Come watch'

Tim Costello competing in the saddle bronc at last year's Tua Marina Rodeo.

Organisers of NZ's oldest rodeo invite animal activists to attend.

Radiology overhaul not so private

Radiologists Andy Jamie, left, and Julia Cooke in the X-ray room at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

A year after looking to go private, the DHB is told to keep parts of the service in-house.

Motueka rental housing - understocked and over-priced

Desperate Motueka families are finding it  hard to  find any homes, let alone new homes.

"It's been brewing for a good while and we are seeing the calamity coming." Lisa Lawrence. Motueka Family Service Centre.

Gastro outbreak at Nelson College

Students at Nelson College have fallen sick with viral gastroenteritis this week.

More than 20 Nelson College students have been affected by an outbreak of viral gastroenteritis.

Chemical spill at Motueka dump

Emergency services attend a chemical leak at the Tasman District Council transfer station.

A toxic cleaning chemical dumped at the Motueka transfer station made staff sick and killed birds.

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