Birthday attack causes brain injury

Nelson Courthouse.

Two brothers are on trial for allegedly bashing a man with a steel baseball bat and wooden stick at a party.

Line charge discounts for Network Tasman consumers

Network Tasman consumers will receive an average discount of around $56 in December.

Network Tasman will discount $3.5 million against its consumers power bills for December.

Woman in custody for throwing phone at prosecutor

A woman who threw her phone at a crown prosecutor has been remanded in custody.

Phone thrower remanded in custody after pleading guilty.

Fluoride fears raised at meeting

Nelson residents attend a community meeting on water fluoridation at Stoke Memorial Hall on Saturday.

Nelson residents gathered at a community meeting to discuss proposed plans for water fluoridation.

Woman's nine-hour surprise pregnancy gallery video

Eamon Parkes said the surprise birth had been "the talk of the town".

Nelson woman thought she had kidney stones. It turned out, she was in labour.

Family loses everything in fire video

Fire services are attending the scene of a major fire in the Tasman area.

The family who lost everything in a raging house fire near Motueka are believed to be long-term uninsured tenants.

Richmond Santa Parade delights yet again

Santa Claus arrives during Sunday's Pak 'n Save Richmond Santa Parade on Queen Street.

Christmas cheer was abundant at the area's annual Santa Parade on Sunday.

'Huge' wins for Nelson wines

Representatives from Brightwater Vineyards, Waimea Estate and Seifried celebrate three trophies for the region at the 2015 Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Nelson wines have topped the country in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.

Dangerous junction could see speed cut

The Main Rd Stoke-Elms St intersection could undergo work to improve safety and the speed limit along Main Rd Stoke could be reduced if a council plan is backed by the community.

The speed limit along Main Rd Stoke could be reduced following a number of accidents.

Nelsonians join global climate march gallery

The People's Climate March makes its way along Rocks Road in Nelson.

Hundreds of Nelsonians took to the the streets in support of the People's Climate March on Saturday.

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.

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