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Motueka High Shave for a Cure

The fundraiser is now in its seventh year.

Clippers out at Motueka High School for a good cause.

Dam decision 'not by popular vote'

The Lee Valley location of the proposed dam.

Tasman council boss says councillors have broader obligations to consider in Waimea dam decision.

Hot action at chilli contest

Pip Rene takes the plunge at the Nelson Farmers Market Chilli eating competition.

The brave, the calm and the masochists lined up for a chilli eating contest.

Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

New SHA on its way to Nelson's Trafalgar St

A new Special Housing Area has been approved at 416 Trafalgar St.

A five-unit special housing area will soon be developed on Nelson's Trafalgar St.

Police call to public to identify thieves

Nelson police have asked the public to help identify several people in relation to a number of incidents in Mapua on ...

Police continue search for a number of persons of interest.

Penny farewelled at emotional event

Penny Molnar, holding a lucky penny, at an event to celebrate her retirement as the community nurse and the Victory ...

For more than a decade, Penny Molnar has been the face of health at the Victory Community Centre. 

Cafe could be on the way for Stoke community centre

Stoke Rugby Club operations manager Kim Biggs can't wait to get into Stoke's new Community and Sports Centre, due to ...

Nelson City Council has put out a call for a cafe operator for the Stoke Community and Sports Centre.

Desk jump sparks council chaos video

Graeme O'Brien vaults the desks in the Nelson City Council chambers during the debate to discuss a proposed bylaw to ...

Angry resident vaults desks and refuses to leave during heated debate over Nelson protester.

'Closet musician' in own Wright

John Wright, left, Liam Ryan and Dean Hetherington of the Sou'Westers during the recording of the album Red Skies.

While there probably won't be any West Indian fast bowlers in the audience, John Wright is still nervous about taking guard for his Motueka music debut.

Council approves SHA plan for Nelson

The Nelson City Council voted to approve a plan for new special housing areas after a long and occasionally heated ...

After long and heated debate, the Nelson City Council has approved four new special housing areas.

Crash near Richmond injures two

St John Ambulance paramedics treated two people for minor injuries before transporting them to Nelson Hospital after a ...

Two people have been injured in a crash at the Appleby Highway intersection.

Labour's promises to Nelson voters

It was standing room only at McCashins Brewery.

Nelson's economy might be strong and unemployment is low. But Labour leader Andrew Little says all is not as it seems.

Girl Guide biscuits recipe for confidence

Gabrielle Stephens, left, Inky Tandy, Neve Curran, Arabella Dwyer and Maisie Tinker sell Girl Guide Biscuits outside New ...

Every packet of Girl Guide biscuits sold in Nelson helps a young girl learn how to live with confidence.

Q&A: Salmon proposal

New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in Tory Channel. (File photo)

MPI wants to relocate up to six salmon farms in the Sounds - here's a run down of what you need to know.

Global interest in cafe job

Ali Slotemaker has been inundated with offers since her story was told.

People from as far away as the Dominican Republic are interested in a job going at Alberta's Cafe.

Wakapuaka graves get magic touch from little hands

Ella Gunn, left and Macy Gibbons clean graves at the RSA section of the Wakapuaka Cemetery.

Local students breathed life back into gravestones with some kindness and elbow grease as part of a school theme.

Everybody needs good neighbours

Residents of Sanctuary Dr in Stoke, Pete de Jong, left, and Darren Kirwan at a BBQ as part of Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

Sausages and pizza were on the menu at homes around Nelson as part of Neighbours Day.

Quake crushes kea nest

The rocks in the foreground fell during the Kaikoura earthquakes, crushing Mynx's nest.

The untold story of Mynx the kea whose home and unhatched chicks were destroyed by the Kaikoura earthquake.

Shave for a Cure razes its head

Farmers team member Sue Smith has her head shaved by Nelson Giants forward Bronson Beri during a Shave for a Cure event ...

Farmers Nelson supported Shave for a Cure with a buzz cut from a Giant.

Trampers' fee to walk Te Araroa?

So many people are walking the length of the country that DOC may soon charge trampers.

So many people are walking the length of the country that DOC may soon charge trampers.

Stoke School nurturing newbies

Community of Learners principal Derek Lucic, left, and Stoke School teacher Jackie Mitchener help children cut the ...

New classrooms for new classes at Stoke School as new entrants ease into academic life.

Marlborough paper moves to mornings

Sinead Boucher, group executive editor for Fairfax NZ.

The Fairfax publication will only print three days a week as more content goes online.

Boy yet to be found

Bailey Brien was reported missing about 11am on Monday by members of his family.

Nelson boy, 14, went missing more than 24 hours ago.

Fatal crash victim named

Police investigate a fatal crash in Marlborough, where a car left State Highway 6 and ended up in a vineyard on Friday.

Nelson man Dylan Sutton, 24, was a passenger in a car that left the highway and ended up in a vineyard.

The cafe job nobody wants

Ali Slotemaker at her cafe Alberta's in Mapua, which has had trouble finding kitchen staff.

It's a great job in a beautiful, bustling community. Six months on, it's still available.

Hunt for Tahunanui tyre-slasher

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed the tyres of a tourist's campervan following a crash near Nelson.

Police are looking for a person who allegedly slashed a campervan's tyres in a road rage incident in Nelson.

Tourists camper plunges off bank

Police said tourists were on the Totaranui Rd, near the camping area, when their vehicle left the road about 5pm on Monday.

Tourists escape after vehicle plunges seven metres from road.

Walkway under question again

The special restriction for mountainbikes signalled on the Maitai walkway, near Clouston Bridge on Nile St.

The controversial Maitai walkway mountainbike ban raises eyebrows.

Nelson men admit stealing from French tourists

The actions of two men have been condemned after they stole from French nationals who were holidaying near Nelson.

Two men have admitted stealing tourists' backpacks containing electronic items and much-needed heart medication.

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