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Nelson froths for milk

Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milks have proved popular in Nelson.

Most of the Nelson region's stock of Lewis Road Creamery's fresh milk was gone by lunchtime Wednesday, as eager shoppers frothed at the chance to buy the flavoured milks.

Convict sues Corrections

Brendon Forrest is taking a case against Corrections.

A man who burned down a Nelson restaurant and plotted mass murder behind bars says he was assaulted by prison guards.

Kids rock the house video

John Phillips , centre front with children from Richmond, Stoke, Nayland, Birchwood, Clifton Terrace and Nelson Intermediate schools at the opening night of the Rock da House Nelson and Waimea Combined School Choir Festival at Nelson College.
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Children from across Nelson will be belting out musical hits new and old and the Rock da House event this week. 

Cheeky Cantabs throw down gauntlet

This rather pointed billboard turned up outside Trafalgar Park overnight.

A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

New bar for 'perfect' Tahunanui spot

The Sands Brewery Bar and Kitchen owner Alan McNabb and bar manager Anita Wrigley inside the former 623 on the Rocks On Tahunanui Drive.

A new venue with a new look is set for the former site of 623 on the Rocks in Tahunanui.

All Blacks visiting Nelson

All Black Julian Savea tackled during the international match with Wales in 2014.

Julian Savea Codie Taylor and Owen Franks are flying in to Nelson on Thursday to visit students at Stoke School.

Much-hyped milk arrives in Nelson

Lewis Road Creamery flavoured milks roll out September 2.

Nelson looks set to succumb to chocolate milk fever, as the sought-after bottles go on sale across the region.

Salisbury School roll down to two

Salisbury School

Only two students are set to be enrolled at Richmond's Salisbury School next year.

Auckland buyers driving up prices

Auckland property investors are driving demand in the Nelson region.

Strong demand from Auckland investors is increasing house prices in Nelson, latest statistics show.

Bacon and eggs welcome Jetstar to region

Joseph Stermi, left, Delphi Dixon and Frances Steri enjoy a bacon and egg butty at the TVONE Breakfast Show Jetstar Launch at the 1903 Square this morning.

The sizzling sound of 200 eggs frying and the alluring aroma of bacon proved to be a popular way to welcome airline Jetstar to the region.

Surgery assessments refused

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Thousands of patients have stumbled at the first hurdle on their way to surgery during the past five years. 

Final four flag designs gallery video

The final four flag options.

Prime Minister John Key has picked his favourites of the final four flag designs.

Students eye career in construction

Nelson College Trade Building course students Riley Mehrtens, left, and Jono Mills get a close-up look at the modern construction industry during a tour of Olive Estates in Richmond.

Donning hi-vis and hard hats, more than 20 young students took a tour around some of Nelson's biggest construction sites for a taste of the industry.

Father's Day run for serious issue

MS Ford's Alan Kirby, left Deb Brown and Roydon Hawks run along the lower Maitai walkway last year. It will again be part of the course for the Blue September Father's Day Fun Run on Sunday.

A Father's Day run this Sunday is urging the family to get some exercise and raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Dramatic Boulder Bank rescue unfolds

Amanda Solloway was going to check on her partner's boat in Nelson's wild weather when she photographed another vessel being rescued off the Boulder Bank.

Amanda Solloway captured a dramatic Boulder Bank rescue on camera.

Wild weather batters region

Snow on the Takaka Hill this morning.

It might be the first day of Spring but the wild weather is not over yet as strong winds and heavy rainfall continue to batter the region. 

Mural painter hopes to brighten city

Jonathan Muzacz of Texas with the mural he is painting on the back of the Nelson Bays Motor Group building on the corner of Milton Street and Grove Street.

A "boring" white wall has been injected with colourful life thanks to the crafty hands of Texas artist Jonathan Muzacz.

Victory Liquor Centre shuts up shop

Keep Victory Safe community developer Gayle Petch with a petition to keep the liquor centre closed.

Campaigners against controversial Victory Liquor Centre say licence loss is "a fantastic result for the community".

Give me back my teeth

Ramon McDonald and his wife Sharon McDonald are annoyed that his dentist withheld his lower denture because he did not pay the bill they say was twice as much as originally quoted.

A dispute over a dentist bill left a Nelson man with no bottom teeth.

Jetstar news a hit with travellers

The first of Jetstar's fleet of five 50-seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft arrives at Wellington.

Jetstar's announcement of its push into the regions has already prompted a ticket sale by Air New Zealand.

Spring lamb happy in nappies video

Carol Martin with her premature Wiltshire lamb Little Mister Sunshine born last Wednesday.

Little Mister Sunshine didn't get off to the best start in life, but the tiny lamb has fallen into the lap of luxury.

Parking lot house on the market video

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

It has been a home, a garage, and a storage unit. What next for this old house sitting in a supermarket carpark?

$9 airfares spark price war video

One of Jetstar's fleet of five regional 50-seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft arriving in Wellington.

Air NZ offers its own $9 fares after Jetstar opens a sale on its new regional routes.

Nelson 'big winner' in Jetstar move

Nelson Airport CEO Rob Evans says Jetstar's decision to add Nelson to its regional routes is a "game changer" for the city.

Jetstar's arrival in Nelson will be good for tourism, commerce and domestic travellers, says the city's delighted business and civic leaders.

Gales, heavy rain forecast

Severe gales and heavy rain is forecast from midnight Monday to noon Tuesday, especially west of Motueka.

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for the region with gales and heavy rain predicted.

Spring Fling a seasonal success

Models on stage for the finale of the Spring Fashion Fling at Nelson College for Girls.

Bursts of colour, new blooms and fresh scents set a welcome spring scene at the annual Nelson College for Girls fundraising fashion show.

Rape-accused pleads not guilty

Police said that a woman and her husband were awoken at about 3am on August 9 by a man in their bedroom in the Gladstone Rd area of Richmond.

A man accused of raping a woman in her Richmond home has pleaded not guilty in the Nelson District Court.

Man in court for alleged chemical attack

Lewis Stanton in Nelson Hospital following an attack while he was sleeping outside the entrance to the Nelson City Council building.

The man accused of a chemical attack on a Nelson vagrant has been granted name suppression.

Celebration of peace at Nelson Cathdral

The Stevenson sisters of Richmond; Rosalind, 2, Katherina, 9 months, and Juliet, 6, try the seats in a 1943 Willys Jeep loaned for the occasion by the Teece family for Sunday's community service in Nelson Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of the ending of World War Two.

More than 250 people gathered to mark the end of World War II in a celebration of peace at Nelson Cathedral.

Nelson emergency department at full capacity

The emergency department at Nelson Hospital is at full capacity.

The emergency department at Nelson Hospital is at full capacity with an unprecedented number of patients.

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