Chaos in Nelson's CBD

A man is arrested following a brawl in Trafalgar St, Nelson during the middle of the day last week.

Drunkenness, violence, abuse, theft, rubbish and broken glass have retailers calling for action.

Fight for cannabis-based medicine continues

Nelson public rights lawyer Sue Grey.

Leading government scientist agrees cannabis-based medicine should not be restricted.

Where we're wiping out wasps

Beautiful areas of New Zealand like Nelson Lakes National Park are under threat from vespula wasps.

These are the areas you can help to protect from wasps this summer.

Matheson confident of extinguishing vape session

An action shot from a recent burnout meet near Seddon. A larger 'Vape Sesh' is planned for Nelson on January 21.

 Nelson's deputy mayor has backed police to shut down a proposed burnout convoy in Nelson.

Councillors sit on fewer hearing panels

Dennis Bush-King says there is a declining number of applications that go to full hearings.

Councillor-only Tasman District Council hearings have dropped from six in 2012 to just one in 2016.

More wild weather on the way

Wild weather is on the way for the weekend.

We escaped the worst of the 'bomb low' but Nelson's weekend forecast is looking rough.

Nelson facing costly by-election

Matt Lawrey has been selected as the Green Party's Nelson candidate.

Nelson could be facing an $80,000 byelection if two councillors buzz off to the Beehive.

Boyack chosen as Labour candidate

FIRST Union organiser and Labour candidate Rachel Boyack.

Rachel Boyack has been selected as Nelson's Labour Party candidate for the 2017 General Election.

Yello Cafe broken into

Yello Cafe on Trafalgar Street was broken into on Thursday night.

Nelson's Yellow Cafe was broken into on Thursday night.

Nelson's anniversary to remember

Stoke's historic Isel House will host a range of celebrations to commemorate Nelson's 175th anniversary.

A line-up of events and re-enactments will bring Nelson's 175th anniversary to life.

South Island hit hard video

Photos taken on Thursday morning of SH7 going into Stillwater, near Greymouth.

Arthur's Pass will not reopen until at least Saturday as contractors struggle to clear 'monstrous' slips on the highway.

Police search for missing Moutere man

Missing Moutere man Phillip Ashworth.

Police are concerned for the safety of 50-year-old Upper Moutere man Phillip Ashworth.

Woman attacked in Richmond toilet video

The woman was attacked in Richmond's Jubilee Park.

Young woman fights off sexually-motivated attacker in a Richmond public toilet.

Buffalo berths in Port Nelson

The Buffalo vessel berthed at Kingsford Quay, Port Nelson.

A 9000 tonne pink buffalo has been turning heads in Port Nelson.

Sex scent snares stoats

The lure of a fertile female could be the "holy grail" for controlling one of New Zealand's most devastating predators.

The lure of a fertile female could be the "holy grail" for controlling one of New Zealand's most devastating predators.

Two crashes in Nelson region

A road sign heading south of St Arnaud.

Emergency services are responding to two crashes on Nelson roads.

Lewis Pass closed video

Lewis Pass is closed due to wild weather.

Route to Christchurch closed due to flooding.

Fears of campers spreading ants

Freedom campers Karl Meier and Minne Schreiber of Germany stayed a night at the Akersten St hardstand.

Marina residents are 'jumping up and down' over threat of tourists spreading Argentine ants.

Weather's second strike video

Water covers the road at Runanga on Thursday,  after extremely heavy rain overnight.

Expect the terrible weather to continue. Just as the bomb low passes, more wind and rain blows in.

Farmer freedom camping fracas

David Rose owns 85 hectares of dairy farm land in Takaka.

A freedom camp is "out of control" and a farmer wants to know why it's his problem.

Work begins on new shared pathway

Haven Rd adjacent to Anzac Park where the Nelson City Council is going to create a new cycle way.

More than quarter of million dollars has been allocated for a new shared cycleway next to a Nelson park.

Queen St upgrade contractor sets up office

Hawkins Infrastructure stakeholder liaison officer Chris Forman says he'll be the public face of the contractor for the ...

A multimillion-dollar upgrade of Richmond's main street is set to start on February 7.

PhoneArt exhibition dials up interest

Kylie Christieson and Isaac Christieson, of Nelson, inspect the exhibition at Elma Turner Library.

About 125 works of art have been created from old cellphones or phone covers.

Golden Bay offers waves of fun

The crews from Golden Bay Community Health in SS Biohazard, left, and Tui Community in Ahoy compete in the 2016 Tata ...

Golden Bay is the place to be for watery fun at the end of the month.

New cameras monitor Richmond

Two of the new, more-discreet cameras operating in central Richmond.

Any shenanigans in central Richmond are now likely to be recorded.

Dogs on show at Richmond Park

Bristish bulldog, Judge, at last year's Nelson District Kennel Association dog show held at the Richmond A & P Showgrounds.

Dogs from hunters to pampered pets will strut their canine stuff during a series of  championship shows being held at Richmond  Park this weekend.

New members needed for group to grow

Brightwater Horticultural Society president Arch Crerar  with a plot of a royal red dahlias, The society holds its ...

The Brightwater Horticultural Society has fostered gardening for the last 110-years. Now its looking for new members to ensure its future.

Eyes on the prize for spectacle-wearer

Dana Costello models Specsavers glasses, after being named a finalist in Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

A young Nelson woman has a trip to New York in her sights, thanks to her glasses.

Nelson LandSAR's 'unsung hero'

17012017 News photo MARION VAN DIJK/Fairfax NZ

LandSAR volunteer Ian Watts.

"When you've got a job on and you know they're out there ... you just have to keep plugging away."

Designer plays by own set of wools

Cable Bay-based Victoria Colmegna Lopez Oliva is creating a collection of oversized baby sweaters.

Cable Bay-based Victoria Colmegna Lopez Oliva is thinking outside the box with her new collection of oversized baby sweaters.

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