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Union unhappy with Sealord plan

Nelson Sealord workers losing one factory job should not have to accept lower pay for doing another one, their union says.

Cyclists' ride against child poverty

A group who attended the University of Canterbury are cycling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness for child poverty. They stopped in St Arnaud on Monday.

A group of former students have reached the half way point in their ride against child poverty.

4.3 aftershock 'typical'

People from Wellington to Christchurch felt Wednesday's 4.3 magnitude aftershock.

4.3 magnitude aftershock hits upper South Island a day after 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the country.

Tasman back on water cuts

Tasman District Council is re-introducing water restrictions  from  Monday.

Water cuts will kick-in again across the Waimea Plains from next week as Tasman starts to dry out.

'Thanks but no thanks'

Duane Major and Adam Gard'ner started the campaign.

Despite Gareth Morgan's offers, campaigners say everyday Kiwis will be able to buy the beach on their own.

Man on bridge closes highway

The Songer St over-bridge was closed for approximately three hours last night while police attempted to coax a man down.

Traffic was disrupted for nearly three hours as police tried to coax a man off the Songer St overbridge.

Sponsor a seat for School of Music

Jacquetta Bell and Bob Bickerton with an original 1901 Nelson School of Music chair and one of the new seats up for sponsorship at the Nelson Opera in the Park.

Final fundraising push will put 300 Nelson School of Music seats up for sponsorship at Opera in the Park this Saturday.

Nelson tops NZ for spending growth

Nelson topped the country in value increase last year, latest Paymark statistics show.

Nelson topped the country in spending growth last year with an 8.1 per cent increase in value.

Fish farm application alarms residents

Okiwi Bay, with D'Urville Island in the distance.

Marlborough Sounds residents gear up to fight research base proposed by international fish food company.

Morgan: Closer to $3m for beach

Philanthropist Gareth Morgan says he'll help buy the beach but he wants to use it for his "own private benefit" before giving it to New Zealand. Buy the beach campaigners say regular Kiwis can raise the money without his help.

Gareth Morgan says there's "not a hope" of buying a New Zealand beach for $2m but he'll make up the difference.

Sealord staff cut to go ahead

Staff at work on Sealord's Nelson wetfish processing line.

Sealord is to go ahead with the closure of its breaded hoki line for the Asian market, with 44 Nelson jobs to go.

Private beach sparks buyer interest

The beach for sale in Awaroa Inlet is surrounded by Abel Tasman National Park.

It could be anyone's game for a private Abel Tasman beach with plenty of interest from buyers.

Air NZ flight diverted to Nelson video

The Air New Zealand ATR72-600 sits on the Nelson Airport tarmac following an emergency landing on Tuesday.

Cockpit problem sees flight to Hamilton with 58 people aboard land at Nelson Airport.

Motueka River's seal

The seal which joined kayakers in the Motueka River on Monday.

When Billy Check and Jade Heath-Keen went kayaking on the Motueka River they didn't expect to be joined by a seal.

Aftershocks likely after 5.7 earthquake

People reported feeling the quake from Dunedin to Auckland.

Aftershocks of up to 4.7 magnitude expected after 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits upper South Island.

Nelson set for another hot week

After peaking at 29 degrees on Saturday, it's set to be another scorching week in Nelson.

A world of food at Kai Festival

Gaylene Te Hore makes fried bread at the International Kai Festival at Whakatu Marae.

Nelson's annual Kai Festival was jam-packed from the get-go as thousands sampled international cuisines.

McGurk, Rainey consider running for mayor

Nelson City mayor Rachel Reese

Councillors Brian McGurk and Pete Rainey could challenge Rachel Reese for the Nelson mayoralty.

Takaka comes alive for Mardi Gras video

Clair Fones brought colour and laughter to the Mardi Gras parade.

Carnival costumes, flamboyant bras and a five metre taniwha combined to light up Takaka's annual street party.

Kiwi mountainbike legend farewelled

Friends, family and fans are farewelling New Zealand mountainbiking legend Kelly McGarry in Wakefield today.

Family and friends have gathered to farewell mountainbiker Kelly McGarry.

Fresh Choice house comes down

Graham Freeth and the old abandoned house located behind Fresh Choice owned by his family.

An 80-year-old house in a Nelson supermarket parking lot has been demolished.

Meals on Wheels from June

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming taste tests a Meals on Wheels dish.

The agreement will involve Meals on Wheels being prepared in the North Island, before being frozen and trucked south.

Beach campaign passes $1.2m mark video

Pledges have reached $1.2 million to buy an Abel Tasman beach. If the $2m target is reached, the successful buyers will be gift it back to New Zealand.

Kiwis behind crowd-funding to buy an Abel Tasman beach confident of hitting target.

Cable car scare: trapped for hours

Four adults became stuck on the Happy Valley Adventures Skywire ride for several hours after technical difficulties. (File Photo)

With night approaching, four people were stuck 150 metres in the air for several hours in a Nelson cable car.

Man injured after standing on car

A man was injured on a 4WD track in Tasman after a car he was standing on the back of rolled down a bank.

A man was lucky to escape serious injuries after a car he was "standing on the back of" rolled down a hill in Tasman's Baton Valley. 

Body found in burning car

Police are at the Work and Income building on Aldwins Rd, Linwood, Christchurch.

Inside a burning car on SH1 in Marlborough, police and firefighters found a body.

TDC to cut liquor licence fees

Some liquor licence fees are set to be cheaper in the Tasman District.

The Tasman District Council will reduce liquor licensing fees for some community events and fundraisers.

Kelly McGarry to be farewelled in Nelson

Friends, family and fans are farewelling New Zealand mountainbiking legend Kelly McGarry in Wakefield today.

Friends and fans are invited to farewell mountain biking legend in Wakefield on Monday.

Scottish pair hit by suspected theft

Danny Walker and Rachel Barclay with a photo of their missing vehicle.

A young Scottish couple hoping to settle in Nelson were gutted to wake on Waitangi Day and discover their car was missing.

Two-tier water allocation plan gets commissioner nod

Water management on the Waimea Plains is poised for change.

The Tasman District Council's plan for two classes of water takes from the Waimea Plains has received the green light from independent commissioner Rob van Voorthuysen.

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