Nelson wines amongst NZ's finest

Brightwater Vineyards co-owner Valley Neale, left, and winemaker Tony Southgate sample some vino at the Air NZ Wine Awards Tasting at the Rutherford Hotel on Saturday.

Several gold and silver award winning wines from Nelson are on show today ahead of the Air NZ Wine Awards dinner.

Climate of change as NZ marches gallery video

The Wellington march heads to Parliament in the hope the Government will hear their calls for more action.

Thirty five rallies nationwide demand the Government do more to prevent catastrophic climate change.

Hunters, dog rescued

An injured hunter, his mate and a dog spent a night in the bush before being rescued by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter in Marlborough on Saturday.

An injured hunter, his mate and their dog have been rescued after an injury forced them to spend a night in the bush.

Cyclist dies after crash

A cyclist is in Nelson Hospital following an collision with a van on Tahunanui Drive on Saturday morning.

76-year-old killed in collision with van in Nelson on Saturday morning.

The perpetrators: 'They are us' video

Less than two per cent of the annual domestic violence budget is spent on rehabilitating perpetrators. Is the system failing them?

Students celebrate science at Cawthron

Maaike van Boekhout McKenzie, left, John Campbell, educator with Anoushka van Boekhout McKenzie and Phoebe Leenhouwers during an Acids and Bases lesson at the Celebrate Science with Cawthron festival Nelson Schools' Day held at Victory Primary School.

Schools around Nelson came together to get hands-on science as part of Cawthron's annual festival.

Realtor sells up

Nelson real estate agent Susa Guhl will continue selling real estate at the Nelson Ray White.

Long-running Nelson realtor Susa Guhl has sold Ray White Nelson to the Richmond franchise.

Mirror mirror warp them all

Salisbury School deputy principal Stephen Evans and student Sophie Mennzies look in the Concave mirror during their visit to the Mirror Magic exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum.

A new exhibition at the Provincial Museum promises something that everyone can have fun reflecting on.

Wheelchair users out for a spin

Let's Wheel the Wheels founder Shala Rashidi, left with Tessa Caunter and Shirley Jones at the trust's annual picnic event at the Tahunanui playing fields.

Wheelchair users from around Nelson got together for fun and games as part of the Let's Wheel the Wheels picnic.

McBride's golden year continues

Sportsperson of the Year, Zoe McBride, at the Nelson Sports Awards on Friday night at Annesbrook Church.

World champion rower Zoe McBride has been crowned Nelson's Sportsperson of the Year.

New manager for Nelson charity

New Fifeshire Foundation manager Rachel Swarbrick, left with former manager Susannah Roddick.

Nelson's Fifeshire Foundation has recently acquired a new manager.

One-year warrants dangerous for drivers video

"How safe would you feel with that barrelling down the road towards you?" Adrian Curtis of Tyres & More,

A Nelson tyre retailer says year-long WoFs will mean more unsafe cars on our roads.

Mahana winery owner faces court battle

Glenn Schaeffer, owner of Mahana Winery, hosted Prince Charles and Camilla on their recent trip to New Zealand.

The owner of Nelson winery Mahana Estate is being sued for $3.5m by two American casino executives.

Trafalgar Centre on track for March reopening

The Trafalgar Centre was closed in December 2013.

Nelson's Trafalgar Centre looks set to stick to its scheduled reopening in March and its $13 million budget.

Boys' battle against ban video

Tobbi Jones, 17, left, and Waka Goldsworthy, 17, in the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Two Nelson teenagers took their fight against a volunteering ban to the Human Rights Commission.

Nelson facing water restrictions

The Maitai Dam is at an adequate level, but a lack of rain could force restrictions for those not on the reticulated system.

Dropping river levels and lack of rain have triggered possible rural water restrictions in the next two weeks.

Council backs walkers over cyclists

The section of the Maitai Path between Riverside and Nile St could be made off-limits to cyclists.

A walking lobby group is happy that shift in council policy could see cyclists banned from the Maitai walkway.

How hard is it to fold a fitted sheet? video

Julina Ismail has a go at folding a fitted sheet and nails it.

It's an age-old woe - how to fold an awkwardly-shaped fitted sheet. Do you know the secret?

Nelson economy down

Nelson has experienced dips in retail and construction sectors in a recent quarterly economic report.

Dips in retail and construction figures have lowered Nelson's economic rating compared to other New Zealand regions.

'I think I actually did kill him'

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

Witnesses' accounts of a deadly attack on a former Nelson man in Australia are challenged by defence lawyer.

Out with the old, in with the new

House being demolished at the intersection of St Vincent St and Washington Valley Rd.

Houses have been demolished in St Vincent St to make way for a new commercial building.

Students take electric bikes to Christchurch

Nelson College's Zac Wilkes, 16, speeds through Trafalgar Park, Nelson at the EVolocity electric vehicle launch event in October.

Nelson students are heading to Christchurch to test their vehicles in NZ's only electric motorsport event.

New hardstand for marina

Yachts moored at Nelson Marina.

Nelson City Council has entered an agreement to buy a new hardstand for the Nelson marina.

Speaking up for adult learners

Nelson's Nathan Hockey and Jeanie Raffills are travelling to Wellington to speak at a select committee about dyslexia.

The organisers of a Nelson-run dyslexia course will present information to Parliament about the needs of adults with the condition. 

Mapua causeway sale proposed

The causeway at Mapua is popular with the public.

Mapua Leisure Park wants to buy the Tasman District Council-owned causeway that links the park to Toru St.

Council credit rating bumped up

Nelson City Council has had its credit rating raised to the second highest level possible.

New bus route for Stoke

The new Stoke bus loop in green.

A new hail and ride bus route through Stoke will have the suburb better connected to the main bus routes by Christmas.

Father mortgaged land to pay for son's visa, court hears

Defendents Satnam Singh, sat between court interpreters, and Jaswinder Singh Sangha, right, pleaded not guilty to all charges in a landmark human trafficking trial in the High Court at Nelson.

Indian father deceived into mortgaging land to pay for son's non-existent visa to New Zealand.

Rabbit Island not for sale - Mayor

Rabbit Island land is not up for sale, says the mayor.

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has denied rumours that Tasman District Council is planning to sell Rabbit Island to iwi.

Students investigate insect 'murder'

Year nine Nayland College students explore Poorman Valley Stream in Marsden Valley on Thursday.

The rapid decline of insects in a Nelson stream is being approached like an "unsolved murder".

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