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Smaller piece of the pie

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's share of funding has decreased.

Funding for Nelson Marlborough DHB comes up short despite healthy Budget.

Sharing a vision for change

The new faces leading Golden Bay sit with the community behind them. From front left; community mental health services ...

What do five of Golden Bay's newest leading professionals all have in common? A vision for change.

Museum celebrates its 175th

The Nelson Provincial Museum is celebrating its 175th birthday.

Nelson Provincial Museum is celebrating its 175th birthday on Thursday making it the oldest museum in New Zealand.

Multicultural council struggling

The Nelson Multicultural Council is in a tough spot.

Nelson's Multicultural Council is struggling and the city council wants to help.

DHB to undergo management restructure

A major restructure within the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has resulted in 16 jobs being axed.

A major restructure has resulted in the loss of jobs at the district health board.

Judges look for home, sweetly built home video

Registered Master Builders House of The Year judges Faye Pearson-Green and Tony Pexton in a Richmond house.

Houses around the region were judged for the Registered Master Builders House of the Year.

Gary Tobin - paramedic

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter paramedic Gary Tobin.

Gary Tobin has been a paramedic with the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter for 16 years now and he "wouldn't swap it for anything".

'The best sound ever'

Rarangi resident Bev Doole was rescued from Nydia Bay in 2014 after she broke her arm in two places.

The sound of rotor blades spinning were a welcome relief for a Rarangi resident after she broke her arm in a remote Marlborough Sounds location.

Second case of measles confirmed

Two cases of measles have been confirmed in Nelson.

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service says a second case of measles has been confirmed in Nelson.

From shaggy to shorn for their stage debut video

Aboki Hairdressers' Libby Ferguson gives Lake Rotoiti School student Charlie Younger, 11, a hair cut in a 1940's style ...

 Young thespians lined the couch of the hair salon, gumbooted feet dangling, as they waited to transform their head of hair from current day to the 1940s.

Guilty plea in bridge death

Angus Loudon, 44, has been charged with careless driving causing death in relation to a crash in April last year.

Court hears crash victim had minor injuries but also advanced cancer from asbestos expsosure.

Proactive stance urged in combating marina pest

A diver inspects mussel lines.

Hygiene of vessels seen as vital in curbing the spread of a marine pest that has the potential to devastate New Zealand's aquaculture industry.

The shark is back

The new Tasman Makos logo.

 The Tasman Rugby Union has bowed to public and player pressure and reinstated an upgraded version of its original logo.

Counsellor heads off on U.S adventure

Richard Wilkins, pictured here at Whenua Iti, will be heading to U.S in August to learn more about adventure therapy.

 "Instead of counselling people in a classroom, he's doing it on a mountain bike."

Real Kiwi heroes

Nelson LandSAR volunteers Silvano Lorandi, Mika Verheul and Richard Walker have been recognised for their dramatic ...

A brutal storm on the mountains. Two trapped, badly under-prepared, tourists. What unfolded over the next seven hours was extraordinary.

In surplus, behind budget

Outsourcing staff and sending patients to other regions put strain on finances.

'Iconic' hotel needs new operators

The Riwaka Hotel is listed and looking for new owner-operators.

The owner-operators of the Riwaka Hotel have said goodbye leaving the business available for new tenants.

Fresh attack on dolphin deaths

The Maui's dolphin is the world's smallest, and critically endangered.

Accused of under-reporting catches, the seafood industry has come under fresh attack.

$150k fraud 'rare and significant'

Nelson woman's $150k benefit fraud

Woman's 10-year benefit fraud among the worst, lawyer says.

Recruitment drive reaches out to Nelson youth

The Nelson Cadets Unit.

The Nelson Cadet Unit are looking for new members to bump up their numbers, and they're reaching out to the region's youth to give it a go.

Nelson College for Girls student off on Europe science tour

Nelson College for Girls pupil Francesca Hills is one of the six New Zealand secondary students that will visit CERN in ...

Francesca Hills will enjoy a two-week residential science conference London International Youth Science Forum held at Imperial College London.

Glow-in-the-dark creation tells conservation story video

Lori Davis, left, and Rick Field with Nocturnal, a glow-in-the-dark project for Light Nelson.

New light will be shone on local conservation efforts when a glow-in-the-dark installation is switched on.

Demand prompts $100m retirement village

Residents at the Summerset in the Sun village in Stoke.

Five retirement villages under development to accommodate growing elderly population.

EDA boss Findlater retiring

Outgoing EDA chief executive Bill Findlater.

Working with Nelson's sister cities is the key to building a business relationship with China, says Bill Findlater.

Rocks road seawall maintenance progressing

Work on the routine seawall maintenance being done for the NZ Transport Agency to some areas of the Rocks Rd seawall.

Routine maintenance work is proceeding on the Rocks Rd seawall. 

Founders Book Fair expects reader rush

The opening day of the annual Founders Book Fair last year.

Book lovers, it is time to keep the change from your morning coffees and get ready for the annual Founders Book Fair.

Crackdown on roadside car sales

Cars for sale along Highway 6 in Wakefield.

It's illegal in many parts of New Zealand, but is it dangerous? This council says it is.

New classroom begins healthy new era for school

Victoria Hawke, left, with students Emma Munro and Hannah Reade at the newly relocated Southern Health School on Waimea ...

Missing out on an education due to illness and misadventure is now being addressed in the most comfortable of environments.

Councillor questions illegal parking infringments

Nelson City Council councillor Eric Davy shares frustrations over cars which illegally park on Nelson/Tasman footpaths, ...

Pedestrians are continually put in danger on Nelson roads due to poor parking habits.

Sponsorship boost for Victory pupils

Victory Primary School deputy principal Rachel Edwards, left, with Victory Primary School principal Helen Taylor-Young ...

The school had applied for the help of charitable trust KidsCan, who strive to provide food, clothing and basic needs in schools to enable disadvantaged New Zealand children to reach their potential.

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