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Hunter attacked over 'jealousy'

Two men are on trial in the Nelson District Court.

It was an attack over a dead pig and spilt beer.

Nelson to get own shipping container mall

Concept sketch of Kirby Lane looking north from Bridge Street with The Kitchen and Bridge Street Collective on the right.

Construction on a new shipping container laneway is underway in Nelson.

CYF apology over family

Bedroom floors were smeared with human and dog faeces at a filthy rental home in Richmond, near Nelson. CYF has since ...

Child, Youth and Family admits its assessment of family living in squalor was inadequate.

City warms up for night market video

Amme Hiser, left and Tanya Nock with children from Nelson Central School who will be performing at the Midwinter ...

Morrison Square will show its face for the Mid-Winter Masquerade Night Market this week.

KFC kittens go rogue

A shelter made for the cats by one of the woman concerned about them. The plastic box is covered by a type of blanket, ...

Twenty "chubby and fluffy" kittens seen living rough in a Nelson KFC carpark.

Petition to save Salisbury grows

A petition to save Salisbury School from closure has gained 950 supporters within four days.

Families say the school provided a uniquely inclusive, supportive environment for their children.

Push to move civil services to regions

Nelson City Councillor Matt Lawrey has called for more civil services to be based in the region.s

A Nelson-based proposal for more civil services to be pushed out of Wellington and into the regions has found favour with other local councils.

Council puts pressure on freedom camping laws

A freedom camper at the car park at Koromiko, near Picton, Marlborough.

Rental companies could be forced to collect fines incurred from freedom campers hiring their vehicles.

Meet New Zealand's first pole queen

The judges rated performers on their costume, dance moves, tricks, and response from the crowd.

An understated queen was crowned at the sell-out Miss Pole Queen New Zealand.

Weather calms after stormy weekend

Low cloud and poor visibility saw flight cancellations at Nelson Airport on Saturday.

Several flights into Nelson were cancelled on Saturday due to weather conditions. 

Children raised in house of horror gallery

Bedroom floors were smeared with human and dog faeces at a filthy rental home in Richmond, near Nelson. CYF has since ...

When the family left owing 10 weeks' rent, the landlord discovered the sickening extent of the filth they lived in.

Police liquor test come ups clean

Police are pleased with the results of a controlled purchase operation held last week.

Young undercover volunteers visited 19 licensed liquor premises and found none would sell to them.

Tasman home reigns supreme

Harris Builders has been awarded five regional awards, including the Supreme Award, for a Nelson home design.

How is this spot for a view?

Man in critical condition

An aerial view of Port Nelson, where a man went into respiratory attack on Sunday morning.

A man has been taken to Nelson Hospital after going into respiratory arrest at Port Nelson.

'I gargled paint stripper'

Environment Minister Nick Smith has released a new EPA report showing child hospitalisations for ingested household ...

If an accidental poisoning can happen to a minister, it can happen to toddlers, Nick Smith says. 

Fire truck rolls on way to job

A fire truck rolled on its way to an accident in Motueka on Saturday night.

Four firefighters injured and truck "extensively damaged" after it crashed and rolled near Motueka.

Baby stabbed by mum 31 times

The baby's mother, suffering severe depression, admitted: "I've killed him".

"I've killed him," the seven-month-old boy's depressed mother told his father.

He killed in agony

The girl's father admitted killing, but was acquitted at trial.

"Leave us alone," the father said when police found him, clutching his baby daughter under a bush in the dark.

Father's actions 'beyond belief'

Alyssa Little-Murphy was drowned in the bath by her father, Kevin Little.

Alyssa Patricia Little-Murphy was seven-months-old when she was found face down in the bath of her parents' Nelson home.

No justice for baby Jayden video

Jayden Perrin died from blunt force trauma to his head, aged 10 months old.

Jayden Perrin's mum can't accept that no one has been held to justice for her baby's death 19 years ago.

Fishing families face uncertain future

Chris and Craig Aston are part of a four generation legacy of fishing and logistic services on d'Urville Island. ...

The impact of a new marine park has left generations of fishing families considering their future on d'Urville Island.

A lifetime of beachside memories

Tahunanui Beach Holiday Park celebrates summer, beach-side memories since 1926.

Now it is the largest campground in the Southern Hemisphere but what was it 90 years ago when the Tahuna Beach Holiday Park first began?

National park given a boost video

Bob Dickinson, left, Chair of the Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board, Roy Grose, Department of Conservation, and Nick ...

Nearly 900 hectares of pristine forest and coastline have been added to the Kahurangi National Park.

Rise of the e-asy riders video

E-mountainbikes are growing in popularity, especially among older riders who appreciate the assistance up hills.

Motorised e-mountainbikes can be found on a trail near you, but are the purists prepared?

Cancer survivor bares all for fundraiser

Nelson's Hannah Straker who is undergoing chemotheraphy following a mastectomy.

Hannah Straker is the face of Eat, Nuture, Love, an event to raise funds and support those living with breast cancer.

Business matters

Jennian Homes Nelson Bays general manager Daryl OReilly and owner Simon Collett celebrate their award wins at the ...

Business dealings from around Nelson.

St John op shop set to open in Nelson

Nelson Area St John executive officer Sarah McCabe, left, chairman Keith Adams and committee member Michelle Mabbett at ...

St John is setting up a new op shop in Nelson.

Is it safe in Ghana?

Stacey Knott's kitchen with a barred window - the norm for homes and offices in the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

Aside from how I handle the heat, one of the most common questions I get about my life is "how safe is it?"

Car crash in Wakefield

Accident sign at a crash

Emergency services attended a car crash on Wakefield's main road on Friday morning.

Earmuff challenge simulates hearing loss

Gill Slater, left, Connie Charlton, Sharon Webber, Chan Woollaston, Philip Woollaston and John Harwood prepare for the ...

Nelsonians are encouraged to sign up for a challenge to raise awareness of hearing loss in the community.

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