New manager for Nelson charity

New Fifeshire Foundation manager Rachel Swarbrick, left with former manager Susannah Roddick.

Nelson's Fifeshire Foundation has recently acquired a new manager.

One-year warrants dangerous for drivers video

"How safe would you feel with that barrelling down the road towards you?" Adrian Curtis of Tyres & More,

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.

Mahana winery owner faces court battle

Glenn Schaeffer, owner of Mahana Winery, hosted Prince Charles and Camilla on their recent trip to New Zealand.

The owner of Nelson winery Mahana Estate is being sued for $3.5m by two American casino executives.

Boys' battle against ban video

Tobbi Jones, 17, left, and Waka Goldsworthy, 17, in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Two Nelson teenagers took their fight against a volunteering ban to the Human Rights Commission.

Nelson facing water restrictions

The Maitai Dam is at an adequate level, but a lack of rain could force restrictions for those not on the reticulated system.

Dropping river levels and lack of rain have triggered possible rural water restrictions in the next two weeks.

Council backs walkers over cyclists

The section of the Maitai Path between Riverside and Nile St could be made off-limits to cyclists.

A walking lobby group is happy that shift in council policy could see cyclists banned from the Maitai walkway.

How hard is it to fold a fitted sheet? video

Julina Ismail has a go at folding a fitted sheet and nails it.

It's an age-old woe - how to fold an awkwardly-shaped fitted sheet. Do you know the secret?

Nelson economy down

Nelson has experienced dips in retail and construction sectors in a recent quarterly economic report.

Dips in retail and construction figures have lowered Nelson's economic rating compared to other New Zealand regions.

'I think I actually did kill him'

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

Witnesses' accounts of a deadly attack on a former Nelson man in Australia are challenged by defence lawyer.

Out with the old, in with the new

House being demolished at the intersection of St Vincent St and Washington Valley Rd.

Houses have been demolished in St Vincent St to make way for a new commercial building.

Students take electric bikes to Christchurch

Nelson College's Zac Wilkes, 16, speeds through Trafalgar Park, Nelson at the EVolocity electric vehicle launch event in October.

Nelson students are heading to Christchurch to test their vehicles in NZ's only electric motorsport event.

New hardstand for marina

Yachts moored at Nelson Marina.

Nelson City Council has entered an agreement to buy a new hardstand for the Nelson marina.

Speaking up for adult learners

Nelson's Nathan Hockey and Jeanie Raffills are travelling to Wellington to speak at a select committee about dyslexia.

The organisers of a Nelson-run dyslexia course will present information to Parliament about the needs of adults with the condition. 

Mapua causeway sale proposed

The causeway at Mapua is popular with the public.

Mapua Leisure Park wants to buy the Tasman District Council-owned causeway that links the park to Toru St.

Council credit rating bumped up

Nelson City Council has had its credit rating raised to the second highest level possible.

New bus route for Stoke

The new Stoke bus loop in green.

A new hail and ride bus route through Stoke will have the suburb better connected to the main bus routes by Christmas.

Father mortgaged land to pay for son's visa, court hears

Defendents Satnam Singh, sat between court interpreters, and Jaswinder Singh Sangha, right, pleaded not guilty to all charges in a landmark human trafficking trial in the High Court at Nelson.

Indian father deceived into mortgaging land to pay for son's non-existent visa to New Zealand.

Mayor dismisses Rabbit Island sale rumours

Rabbit Island land is not up for sale, says the mayor.

Rabbit Island is not for sale, says mayor.

Students investigate insect 'murder'

Year nine Nayland College students explore Poorman Valley Stream in Marsden Valley on Thursday.

The rapid decline of insects in a Nelson stream is being approached like an "unsolved murder".

Dam plan survey released

The Lee Valley, site of a proposed dam.

A new survey hopes to gauge the level of public support for the proposed Lee Valley dam.

Former Nelson ferry capsizes

The Suilven unloads at Wellington in this 2001 picture.

An old ferry that has capsized in Fiji was once a frequent caller at Port Nelson and Picton.

House for Hospice opens its doors video

Douglas Building Contractors co-owner Andrew Douglas in the living area of the recently completed House for Hospice.

After a year of planning and 20 weeks of hard work, Nelson's House for Hospice is complete.

Motorcyclist injured after fall

A female motorcyclist is in a stable condition after falling from her bike on Wednesday afternoon.

A female motorcyclist suffered injuries after losing control of her bike.

Privacy concerns prompt camera policy

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is developing a policy on filming and recording in hospitals.

The Nelson Marlborough DHB is developing a policy on using cameras in hospitals to protect patient and staff privacy.

Art by Night returns in Nelson

Art By Night collaborative group, front left, Amy Dell, Ishna Jacobs, Luke Dell, back left, Jo Menary, Catherine Potton, Caroline Marshall and Sarah Sharp.

Nelson's gallery collaborative Art by Night is returning for its second year in time for summer. 

Big Tasman properties up for sale

An aerial photograph of the Mapua Leisure Park, foreground and Mapua Wharf, background and the Waimea Estuary.

The Mapua Leisure Park and a Jackett Island luxury home are on the market. 

Kiwi Regional Airlines' next stop

Kiwi Regional Airlines plans on having a second SAAB 340A by October 2016.

New Kiwi Regional Airlines' route to Tauranga or Napier imminent.

Richmond restaurant to pay $92,000

Kofte kebabs.

Exploitation of foreign workers is not acceptable, the Labour Inspectorate says after a Richmond restaurant company was ordered to pay $92,000.

Christmas spirit to light up Melrose

Nelson fire fighter Jethro Lochhead aided by his fellow fighters install Christmas lights on Nelson's Melrose House.

Melrose House is gearing up for Christmas with a number of seasonal-themed events.

A new future for new citizens in Nelson

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese, centre with Mah Khin Tial Cen Hrang and Tin Lian Cen Hrang, Tawk Iang Cen Hrang, Van Hnin Cung Cen Hrang , Ngun Dong Chin Cen Hrang, Bawi Dawt Thawng Cen Hrang and Sui Sung Cen Hrang at the citizenship ceremony at the Nelson City Council.

The seven members of the Cen Hrang family came to New Zealand because they wanted to have a better life. 

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