Mail celebrates 10,000 Facebook fans

Nelson Mail Facebook follower Shine Kelly took this photo of a rainbow over Nelson from the top of St Vincent St in June 2015.

The Nelson Mail marked a major social media milestone this week, after reaching 10,000 followers on its Facebook page.

Women seriously hurt by horse kick

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter responded to a woman who was kicked by a horse.

A 70-year-old woman is in serious condition in Nelson Hospital after being kicked by a horse on Tuesday morning.

Man arrested after courthouse jailbreak

Nelson police removed a suspect from a Rentone Street address during the hunt for Ihaka Kawana on Tuesday.

Police have arrested a man who escaped custody at the Nelson District Court.

TPPA deal a dud - Nelson activist

Trade Minister Tim Groser at the Trans-Pacific Partnership press conference.

The announcement of the TPPA highlights what the nation has lost, says a Graeme O'Brien.

Dairy worker feared for life

Nelson District Court.

A worker at Nelson dairy feared for his life when confronted with knife-wielding man, court hears.

Investigation launched after truck inferno video

Emergency services at the scene of a truck trailer unit fire in Quarantine Road on Monday morning.

Cause of a Nelson truck fire which took eight hours to control to be investigated.

Stink brews over rubbish contract

Charmaine and Michael Boocock, of Can Plan, say they fear the TDC's rubbish contract may breach the Commerce Act.

Nelson waste management firm Can Plan believes the Tasman District Council's contract with a rival business breaches the Commerce Act.

Baby Jack's battle for life video

Vicki Frost and Marty Ladley with their son Jack Ladley born premature at 23 weeks.

Doctors said prem-baby Jack Ladley was unlikely to survive, but now he's home with mum and dad in Nelson.

'Needle in a haystack' samaritan found

An American mother has managed to find her "needle in a haystack" good samaritan who helped her son in Nelson about eight years ago. 
Jake, pictured in the cap, with his family in 2013

An American mother has beaten "impossible odds" to find a woman who helped her homeless son in Nelson.

Nelson artwork gifted to US politician

Artist Lori Davis with a piece of her art work Nelson MP Nick Smith will present to the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry at the International Ocean Conference, being held in Chile.

A specially commissioned artwork from Nelson artist Lori Davis is making its way to a world oceans conference currently being held in Chile.

Nelson woman inspired by migrants

Claire Nichols outside Nelson's Multicultural Council, where she used to work.

Coming home from Indonesia with a family that didn't speak much English sparked a new direction for Claire Nichols.

The unsung heroes of mountain bike trail building

Nelson Mountain Bike Club committee member Mark Newton with others working on building a new track at Codgers Mountain Bike Park.

The hundreds of mountain bike trails around the Nelson region owe their existence to thousands of unsung volunteers who build and maintain them.

Sun, slush and snow at Rainbow video

Malcolm Hughes of Nelson hits the water during the BMG Slush Cup at Rainbow Ski Area on Saturday.

Batman, a lifeguard and a bride and groom braved the cold water at the Rainbow Ski Area slush cup. 

Pets bring paws to the pews gallery

Debbie Williams with Topsy at the Pets Service at the Cathedral.

Goats, a llama, a donkey, sheep, guinea pigs and lots of dogs attended Nelson's annual pet service.

'High risk' as truck burns video

Emergency services at the scene of a truck fire in Nelson. MARION VAN DIJK/Fairfax NZ.

"Massive" fire engulfs truck carrying gas cylinders sparks evacuations.

Masters Games a 'huge success' video

The Stoned Age netball team from Motueka celebrate winning their first game at the South Island Masters Games at Saxton Field.

Nelson lived up to its reputation for great weather to help make the Masters Games an event to remember.

WOW tales told in new book

Naomi Arnold.

A Nelson writer has penned the untold stories of the talented people behind World of WearableArt's breathtaking garments in a newly released book.

Salisbury School cutting costs

Salisbury School in Richmond.

The Salisbury School board says it is being “as prudent as possible” with its spending in light of its decreasing roll, and is optimistic its numbers will go up next year.

Teen injured while skiing

A rescue helicopter is unable to reach two trampers stuck in the Nelson Lakes, due to high winds and bad weather.

A teenager has been flown to hospital after suffering a spinal injury in a skiing accident.

Golden trails

Nelson mountain biker Patrick Higgins comes flying down Firball track in Codgers Mountain Bike Park. 

Nelson bike series

INTERACTIVE: Lots of big hills easy access native forest, Nelson is a worthy contender for the mountain bike capital of New Zealand.

Treats for birthday girl

Georgina opens a parcel containing a special birthday treat - Coco Pops.

Pumpkin pie didn't prove a huge hit with a group of capuchin monkeys at Nelson's Natureland.

Champion climbers top trees in Nelson

Arborists from around New Zealand are moving swiftly amongst the trees in Nelson in a battle to see who is the fastest climber in the country.

Vandal 'lost the plot' video

Police officer Julie Turner examines a broken window in Bank Lane near Montgomery car park.

Man who "lost the plot" and smashed windows in Nelson came close to dying in a pool of his own blood.

Royal tour could be on cards for Nelson

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and  Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall might be visiting Nelson next month.

The royal cat's out of the bag - Prince Charles and Camilla could be coming to Nelson.

Cricketers hit the mark in Nelson

Nixon Herd, 4, from Blenheim sends down a quick delivery at the Nelson College for Girls gymnasium on Friday.

The first words 4-year-old Nixon Herd said when he was diagnosed with type one diabetes in July were "Can I still be a Black Cap?"

All for One and one for an audience

Some of the large and talented cast of The Three Musketeers.

The Three Musketeers, Live Arts Nelson. Theatre Royal until October 9. Reviewed by Molly Martin.

Boys rescued near Fifeshire Rock

Two males on an rocky outcrop near Fifeshire Rock wait to be rescued.

Two teenage boys were rescued off Fifeshire Rock, close to Tahunanui Beach in Nelson, after appearing to get in trouble while swimming. 

Marlburians live a long, healthy life

Marlburians tackle Seddon's Tussock Run in August this year.

People in Marlborough and Nelson are less likely to smoke, more likely to exercise and have a higher life expectancy than the average New Zealander. 

More Richmond lotto winners

Richmond Night & Day store owners Amber and David Smolenski celebrate the sale of another winning Lotto ticket from their store in 2012.

"We were very excited to sell two of the 209 tickets that shared in all the money."

Nelson's royal visitors

Royal spoonbills near Nelson's sewage ponds behind the Boulder Bank at Wakapuaka.

Birdwatchers can see stately royal spoonbills near Nelson if they drive to the city's sewage ponds.

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