Hidden testicle blamed for prowl video

James Kirkwood with his cat Percy, who went missing for nine months.

'Mr P' the cat had been missing for nine months. An incomplete neutering might explain why.

'I was fighting for my life'

Blair Wickens, who is accused of assaulting a pig hunter in a pub bathroom.

A man on trial for allegedly attacking the winners of the Wakefield Hotel pig hunting competition says he's guilty of getting in a pub fight, but not of intentionally hurting anyone.

Health board ends year in surplus

The Nelson Marlborough Health Board has ended the financial year with a surplus.

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board ended the financial year with a surplus, but behind budget.

Moutere home torched to teach video

Volunteer and rural firefighters turn their hoses to bring the burning house under control.

Lower Moutere man Alan Chambers watched his family home go up in smoke, but it wasn't by accident.

Storm clouds brewing over Nelson

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Top of the South.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Nelson, Buller and Westland regions.

Closure puts girls at risk

A legal opinion sought by Salisbury School opposes Education Minister Hekia Parata's proposal to close it and allow ...

Legal opinion says shutting Salisbury School and making its contemporary co-ed puts special needs students at risk of discrimination and abuse.

Residents live in hope of speed drop video

Edens Rd resident Natalee Bartlett wants the speed limit lowered at the intersection of Edens Rd, Aniseed Valley Rd and ...

Hope residents are still waiting for speed limits to be lowered at a "dangerous" Hope intersection.

Jump celebrates women in police video

Police officers Sally McBride, left and Pip Greenland with a baton to celebrate 75 years of women policing in New Zealand.

Police harnessed a different kind of adrenaline hit to celebrate 75 years of women in policing.

Labour leader tours Tasman

Labour leader Andrew Little, left, supporter John Murphy and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor during Little's visit ...

Andrew Little believes the housing crisis is a handicap on New Zealand's future.

Flu jab 'role models' disappoint

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board clinical nurse specialist Denise Bush gives a flu vaccination to gynecologist ...

The governance group tasked with driving flu vaccination rates across the Top of the South has struggled to convince its own members to take up the free jab.

DHB nominations open

Members will be elected to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board in October.

Nominations have opened for candidates seeking a place on the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. 

Cafe plans for church

St Luke's Church in Linkwater was put up for sale last year.

A Marlborough church sold because of a dwindling parish may become a tearoom for travellers.

Fisherman's invention goes global video

A closeup of the SinkerLock invented by Darren Hodgson of Nelson.

He gave his life savings for a shot at international success. Now he's reeling in a big catch.

Clifton Terrace School to zone

Clifton Terrace School will have a zone next year as roll growth stretches its resources.

Principal concerned school choice is becoming more limited but has no other option.

Power consumers set for winter windfall

A discount will apply on each unit of electricity used in the past year.

Network Tasman consumers are set to share in $8.3 million of discounts on their August power bills.

Pie prize comes out of the ashes

Ginger Dynamite's winning pie: Smoked Warehou and Terakihi.

A Golden Bay container cafe has taken out the best boutique pie at Supreme Pie Awards in Auckland.

Health board dodges fluoride debate

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss fluoride until legislation is passed to hand the ...

The NMDHB will not discuss water fluoridation despite some members of the public raising concerns.

Black ice crashes on SH6

Police attended two separate crashes this morning south of Nelson after vehicles his black ice.

Perilous icy conditions have resulted in two separate crashes off State Highway 6.

New $1.25m cath lab for Nelson Hospital

The cardiology interventional suite at Nelson Hospital is being replaced.

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board has approved a $1.25 million cardiology suite for Nelson Hospital.

TDC shaves $12m off debt

Council boss Lindsay McKenzie says TDC borrowing is less than budgeted.

Tasman District Council has made "significant operational savings" and spent less on emergency works and cleanups, a new report shows,

Planned new Local Government Commission powers 'unacceptable'

Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne says proposed law changes would be "really awful" for local decision making.

Tasman District Council has come out firing over proposed law changes it says threaten to compromise local democracy.

Toilet brawl erupts after pig hunt

Blair Wickens, who is accused of assaulting a pig hunter in a pub bathroom.

A champion pig hunter says he was doing up his fly at a pub toilet urinal when a jealous rival blindsided him.

Be prepared ... to fundraise

Working on their knots are, from left, Runa Haszard 14, Ethan Gander, 13, and Tana Connor-McClean, 13.

Scouts have a lot of sausages to sizzle if they want to make it to their national jamboree this year.

Temporary fix to Rocks Road walkway after storm damage

Downers maintenance worker Cam Williams repairs the Rocks Rd footpath after it was  damaged by wild weather over the weekend.

Damages to the Rocks Rd path after recent storms gashed holes at least half a metre deep in spots.

Going, going, soon to be gone

Trathen's building in Trafalgar St being demolished.

Only the bare bones of Nelson's iconic Trathen's building remain.

'The guy walked' video

Jayden Aaron Perrin shortly before he was killed aged 10-months.

A man who offered to plead guilty to a baby's manslaughter later walked away, acquitted of murder.

No jail for repeat breaches

A Richmond man who repeatedly breached a protection order was warned future offending would incur a prison sentence.

Richmond man who assaulted partner while she was under protection order warned not to reoffend.

Dead or alive?

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is creating a policy to help with patient identification after a series of ...

Patient called up to ask about the delay in their treatment - and found out they were off the wait list as hospital thought they were dead.

Trampers urged to read warning signs

Paul Dulieu, DOC operations ranger at Nelson Lakes National Park, next to one of the new red and white avalanche warning ...

An increase in the number of hapless trampers running into trouble has prompted new signs at Nelson Lakes.

Sewage seeps into Nelson Haven

An aerial photograph of the Wakapuaka sewerage pond looking south towards Nelson with the Boulder Bank on the right and ...

A sewage spill the size of two Olympic pools has discharged into Haven area.

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