Jetstar coming to Nelson

A mock-up image of a 50-seat Bombardier Q300 turbo-prop aircraft in Jetstar livery.

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

Cheap fares crash Jetstar site

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

Website crashes as fares start at $9 on new Nelson, Napier, Palmerston North and New Plymouth routes.

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.

Jahdai Kennard still at large

Police were led on a major chase over the weekend from Cromwell and ending in Tekapo.

A man shot by police in Motueka remains in serious condition in Wellington Hospital and police are still searching for a second man alleged to be involved in the incident.

Nelson soldier immortalised in book

Author Richard Palmer at the Saturday Market signing his book Going Into Support Tonight.

A Nelson soldier killed at Passchendaele in 1917 has had his story immortalised by a Kiwi author.

Green bill to help Nelson renters

Co-leader of the Green Party Metiria Turei

The Green Party hopes proposal to update rental laws will improve the lives of Nelsonians who rent their homes.

Jetstar to announce new destinations

Jetstar NZ head Grant Kerr during his visit to Invercargill on Wednesday. Jetstar is looking at four new regional centres to fly out of.

Jetstar will announce whether they will begin flying to Invercargill as part of four new regional destinations on Monday.

Wet weekend ahead

Saturday's rain radar shows heavy rain hotspots on the western side of the country

It's set to be a wet weekend around NZ, with severe weather warnings issued for some parts. 

Methanex striving to be a good guy

The main Methanex plant in Taranaki.

Methanex in Taranaki is producing 2.4 million tonnes of multi-use methanol a year - and says it is a friend of the environment.

Business Matters

Jennian Homes Nelson Bays were named in the top 100 homes in the national 2015 Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards for their work on this home in Tuna Bay, Marlborough Sounds.

Bite-sized happenings in Nelson's business world.

Bystanders work together at accident scene

The scene of a head-on collision in Mapua on Thursday night.

A Nelson man who witnessed a head-on collision in Mapua on Thursday says he didn't think it was possible for the crash victims to have survived.

Funny photos win national award

Sheryl McIlroy with Andrew Whale, front left, Stephen Jensen, Bruce Morley and David Beattie who she photographed and created her art piece titled Best Friends, that won 3rd place at the IHC Art Awards.

A Nelson woman with a passion for pictures has claimed the third prize in the national IHC Art Awards.

Nelson woman faces hefty power bill

Kelly Stewart of Nelson with a $821.85 power bill from Contact Energy. Stewart says she won't be using her heater till the power bill has been paid off.

A beneficiary says she cried for two days over a power bill for more than $800 for her two bedroom house.

Hefty power bill halved

Kelly Stewart of Nelson whose $821.85 power bill from Contact Energy has been halved after an electrician alerted her to a discrepancy in the figures.

Kelly Stewart's $800 power bill has been halved thanks to an eagle-eyed electrician.

Hangar 58 in hot water

Hangar 58 bar and restaurant on Collingwood St in Nelson.

Nelson bar and restaurant Hangar 58 appears to be in hot water after an application to put the company into liquidation was filed by the High Court at Nelson.

Service for peace

Reverend Nick Kirk, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral with a 1942 Willys Jeep, one of a number of World War 2 era vehicles that will be at the cathedral anniversary service on Sunday marking 70 years since the end of WW2.

They might be old - over 70 years in fact, but they still have grunt reminiscent of their wartime heyday.

Preventive detention for rape

Jason Brent Ecclestone was sentenced to preventive detention for a sex attack when he appeared in the Nelson High Court on Friday.

A man found guilty of raping a sex worker has been sentenced to preventive detention.

Chicks chip in for chopper

Chopper Chicks Debbie Edwards, left, and Paula Muddle with Nelson Club manager Jane Martin in the club's Library. A casino fundraising evening for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter will be hosted at the club in September.

A casino evening next week will raise money for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter's much-needed winch. 

Nelson set for Black Caps double header

Black Caps player Corey Anderson celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka player Mahela Jayawardene during Match 4 of the ANZ One Day International Cricket Series between New Zealand Black Caps and Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval earlier this year.

Nelson's summer of cricket just got twice as sweet.

Blackenbrook scores a double

Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach of Blackenbrook Vineyard

Family-owned Nelson vineyard Blackenbrook has done well once again at a national competition.

Forestry rules could pollute Nelson's waters, says councillor

A  warratah working above a  Nelson  forest skid site.

The price of new national standards for forestry could be the protection of Nelson’s waterways, says councillor Brian McGurk.

Seafood affair for Trafalgar St

Kymberly and Nick Widley owners of Cod & Lobster, a new restaurant to open on Trafalgar Street.

A taste of the sea is coming to Nelson as the ocean-blue historic building at the top of Trafalgar St transforms into a seafood restaurant.

Head on collision in Mapua

The scene of a head-on collision in Mapua last night.

A man is in intensive care in Nelson Hospital following a head-on collision between two vehicles in Mapua last night.

Rena cleanup worked well - scientists

The Rena soon after its grounding on Astrolable Reef.

The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.

Nelson bars set to open for World Cup

Gareth Caldwell of Speight's Ale House will be keeping his doors open for the Rugby World Cup.

Nelson bars are looking forward to showing early morning World Cup matches after Parliament passed a law allowing them to open.

NBA star dishes out advice video

Steven Adams, left, and his mentor Kenny McFadden chat to Nelson College and Nelson College Preparatory School students on Wednesday.

He's literally one of the biggest sporting stars in the country and as Steven Adams strolled through the doors of the Nelson College gym he stoked the fire of some equally big dreams.

Hunt for Kennard continues

Jahdai Brice Kennard at the Nelson Courthouse last year.

Armed police swarmed into Staples St in Motueka this morning after receiving a tip that Jahdai Kennard may be at a house there.

Scampi results excite scientists

Picton-based scampi boat Sea Hawke II is part of a $7.8 million research project.

Experiments to grow the scampi in the laboratory are showing great promise, the seafood industry has heard.

Drying clothes sparks fire

A Nelson fire fighter is reminding people of the dangers of drying clothing near a heat source

A Nelson fire fighter is reminding people of the dangers of drying clothing near a heat source after a house fire broke out on Hardy Street last night.

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