Skipper's final call

Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, was one of three men killed when FV Jubilee sank on October 18, 2015.

Paul Bennett called over the radio saying the fishermen were getting on the FV Jubilee's liferaft. None made it.

Mac is the man

Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

Bevan Moody dies after rugby game

Waitohi prop Bevan Moody during his final game of club rugby, against  Nelson at Neale Park on Saturday.

Family and friends are mourning for Bevan Moody, who has died after collapsing in a club rugby match.

Robbery ordeal leaves worker shaken

Mapua Village Bakery owner and baker Sean Carley gets back to business after the robbery.

Baker Ann MacGuire thought a car had crashed outside the store. Then three robbers charged through the broken door.

Council complete annual plan deliberations

There were a number of proposals debated at the Nelson City Council 2017/2018 annual plan deliberations.

It was all in a day's work for Nelson City Councillors and staff as deliberations for the 2017/2018 annual plan were completed on Tuesday.

Queen St upgrade falls behind schedule

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne inspects a section of the new 1200mm stormwater pipe being laid under Queen St in Richmond.

TDC explores ways to speed up the $11 million main street upgrade.

Police continue investigations into string of crimes on business

Garry Higgins of Richmond Roast House and Cafe has been burgled three times since Easter.

A trio of Nelson businesses have been targeted by criminals.

'Shanty town' in forest gallery video

A fire pit, chili bin, rubbish and car seats in the bush at Reilly st.

Freedom camp or shanty town? The squalor surrounding Golden Bay's "River Tribe" begs the question.

Mayor under fire on living wage

Rachel Reese has been subject to criticism from Living Wage supporters who say she's gone back on her word over ...

Living Wage supporters say they're disappointed at the outcome of Nelson City Council's deliberations on their public submission.

Hospitality cooks up bright future for teen

Carol Shirley, and Georgia Hay of Gourmet Caterers.

A "shy" Nelson teen has been given a promising future in hospitality.

Cancer story shared to help others

Nelson woman Andrea Kepes wrote a book about her experience with breast cancer as a resource for other women who were ...

Andrea Kepes was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she put pen to paper.

Rotary club gives kids its word

David Za Thang, 8, left front, and Ben Cinzah, 7 look up words in their new Usborne Illustrated Dictionary after they ...

Victory School pupils find 1000 pictures are worth 10,000 words.

Human rights at core of Nelson group

Members of the Te Tau Ihu Palestine Solidarity Group, Nelson: Kieran Kelly, Rosie Jones, Lynne Keys, Julie Jones, Peter ...

Nelsonians concerned of human rights abuse formed local group.

Rock the Region opens in Motueka

Rekindle Pursuit, comprising of former Motueka High School pupils, will be playing at Saturday night's  Rock the Mot ...

About 30 young musicians are pooling their talents for a series of concerts in Nelson and Tasman.

Fresh farming approach

Federated Farmers Golden Bay dairy chair Tyler Langford (left) and president Wayne Langford.

Two young farmers taking the lead in the community hope to bring a fresh approach to farming and engage in challenging environmental conversations.

Yoga bandit leaves class barefoot

Clients at  Nelson yoga school were forced to leave without their shoes after a thief stole their footwear on Tuesday ...

A Nelson yoga class was left barefoot after a thief stole shoes from a locker area.

Councillors increase sanctuary funding

A walker walks along side the brook Stream at The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary

Nelson's Brook Waimarama Sanctuary has had an increase in funding approved under the council's annual plan.

From party house to art house gallery

Doll heads in a birdcage. Who'd have thought?

This dinky Nelson home was transformed from party place to artists' abode and the result is an eclectic dream.

$100,000 to enforce freedom camping bylaw

Freedom campers in Nelson's Trafalgar Centre carpark, last summer.

A freedom camping bylaw will come at a cost, $100k a year.

Mapua bakery robbed

A police officer tapes off the front of the Mapua Village Bakery after the robbery early on Wednesday.

Three men smashed their way into the Mapua Village Bakery and threatened a worker.

Nelson's isolated airport

An image of the new flight tower and terminal at Nelson Airport.

Nelson is NZ's fastest growing regional airport and will soon have a new $32m terminal - but zero public transport links.

Schoolboy snapper shoots stunning sunrise

A bird is the point of focus in Nelson Intermediate School pupil Ben Palmer's picture of the sunrise on Tuesday.

Ben Palmer was up at the crack of dawn to take a cracker shot of the sunrise.

Plan to stop spread of wilding pines

Wilding conifer control in Abel Tasman National Park is near completion, but requires many years of management.

Forestry companies are looking at ways to curb the spread of wilding conifers on conservation land.

Kaye visits under-threat Salisbury School

For now, it remains business as usual at Salisbury School, says Education Minister Nikki Kaye.

​New Education Minister heads back to school as she studies Salisbury case.

On The Edge of a naughty world record

The Edge radio station's Jono Pryor, Ben Boyce and Sharyn Casey attempt to break a world record for the amount of people ...

Radio show gets caught with their pants down on Tahunanui Beach.

Heartbreaking hunt for a home video

Hannah Johnson says the search for a home was disheartening.

Securing a roof over her head helped one Nelson mum turn her life around.

Robbery sparks Moutere manhunt

Police are searching for two people who allegedly attempted to rob a store in Lower Moutere (file photo).

A police dog is on the hunt for two people who attempted to rob a store in Lower Moutere.

Snow business brisk

Mia, right, Talei, Scott, and Danielle Kinzett at the Rainbow Snow Gear Sale at Hampden School, Nelson.

Annual Rainbow Snow Gear Sale sees hundreds buying new and used equipment.

Tame deer shot in residential area

Bryce Buckland saw six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery last month. Three hunters have been arrested at ...

Three people were arrested after shooting deer near residential homes in Stoke.

The only way over is by ford video

A campervan uses the ford beside the Wye River bridge.

Truck jack-knifed into side of bridge will force cars driving Christchurch to Picton route to cross changeable river.

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