Nelson tax evaders named

07052015 news photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

Nelson Courthouse  ( court house ) generic

The former owners of a Nelson Thai restaurant can be named as being convicted for neglecting to pay tax.

Food stolen from catering company

Blinc Catering in Achilles Ave, Nelson.

A Nelson chef feels "ripped off" after hundreds of dollars worth of food was stolen from outside his business.

Nayland students split over uniforms

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson. The school is bringing in a uniform for Year 11 and 12 students.

Students at Nayland College in Nelson are divided over the recent decision to introduce uniforms for senior students.

Rocket man prepares for take off

Rocket Lab CEO, Peter Beck said the launch site would be no bigger than a tennis court and would have minimal impact on the land.

A Nelson man's family farm in Canterbury could launch New Zealand into the space race.

Moveable feast goes down a treat

Twenty four people gathered at Papa's Italian Kitchen for the first of the Moveable Feasts as part of the Feast for the Senses.

A new progressive dinner in Nelson saw participants enjoy three courses at three different restaurants.

Super-fast Mini in new record bid video

Garry Orton with a 1964 Morris Mini Cooper S, which is already the world's fastest Mini. The Nelson based Project 64 team is heading back to Bonneville Speed Week in the United States, in early August hoping to set a new record.

A group of Nelson petrolheads are taking the world's fastest Mini back to Bonneville for some "unfinished business".

Stoke Seniors pleased to see council plan

Deputy mayor Paul Matheson, second left, unveils the building plan  for Greenmeadows sports ground at Stoke to members of Stoke Seniors, from left, Pam Ball, Allen Johnson, John Haynes and Stan Miller.

Pensioners in the Nelson suburb of Stoke had plenty to say when they were give an early look at concept plans for a new community and sports complex.

New chapter for auction house

New owners Keith Gould, left and Warwick Savage of Lipscombe Auction House Ltd on New Street.

A large wooden cabinet, a pair of shiny Doc Martin shoes and a baby-pink bicycle aren't a typical mix, but odd objects have been the norm for over 50 years at Nelson's Lipscombe Auctioneers, and they continue to come as its newest owners take the reigns.

New window art brightens quake-prone building

Graphic artist Klaasz Breukel with his window display on Bridge Street.

A chance meeting in a cafe and a mutual wish to bring life to an empty building has led to a quirky new window artwork on Nelson's Bridge St.

Tributes flow for Alex Renton

Alex Renton died on Wednesday night.

Tributes pour in as Peter Dunne says prescribing medical cannabis was worthwhile.

Final three Red Devils cleared

Police at the Red Devils pad in Nelson at the end of Operation Explorer in March, 2011.

Final three defendants linked to botched Red Devils operation in Nelson acquitted of all charges.

Council to stick with Roundup

Unwanted willows killed by a wetland spraying programme in Marlborough.

Some residents are against it but the Nelson council is to stick with Roundup to control the city's weeds.

Richmond water chlorine-free again

The chlorine recently added to the Richmond water supply is planned to be turned off this week.

Richmond residents will soon be drinking chlorine-free water again following positive water quality results.

Tax sugar like booze and smokes - dentist

Springlands School pupils, from left, Ava Elsmore, 9, Grace Calder, 9, and Brayden Giles, 10. Fizzy drinks are not sold on Springlands School grounds, and children are discouraged from bringing high-sugar drinks into the school .

The Government should treat sugar in the same way as tobacco and alcohol, dental officer says. 

Godzone entries open

The starting line of the 2015 Godzone adventure race at Fantail Falls, near Wanaka.

Entries have opened for the Godzone adventure race being held in the Tasman district next year and organisers say there has been "overwhelming" interest from people wanting to secure a limited spot at the starting line.

$221 million for top of the south transport

Where some of the $221 million in transport funding will be spent in the Nelson region.

Government funding boost will improve roading and transport across the region over the next three years.

Eyes on the skies over Nelson video

The sunset and cloud formation over Nelson on Tuesday evening.

A spectacular sunset and curious cloud formation saw Nelsonians reaching for their cameras on Tuesday evening.

College campaign keeps kids cosy

Nelson College for Girls students Niamh Berry-Kilgour, 16, left and Olivia Deakin who lead the Social Services committee collected funds and warm clothing for Keeping Kids Warm.

Students from Nelson College for Girls are working to keep local kids warm.

Speeding fines not revenue gathering

Nelson police Sergeant Dave Lauer while policing drivers speed along Main Road Stoke in the Stoke School 40kmh zone.

Ticketing speeding drivers near schools is all about keeping kids safe, not revenue gathering, police say.

Kids get freebie GPs

Nelson GP spokesman Graham Loveridge says cost can be a barrier for children needing medical attention.

Children under the age of 13 across the Nelson region will have access to free general practice visits and prescriptions from today

Collaboration tackles family violence

] Woman's Refuge Nelson manager, Katie O'Donnell.

Statistics released on Tuesday show police are dealing with more family violence, but fewer cases are being resolved

Detour planned for Atawhai Drive

A section of Atawhai Drive, Nelson, will be closed on July 15 and 27, from 6pm to 7am.

Traffic along Atawhai Drive will be diverted overnight to allow for sewage station upgrade works.

Our dogs will run free - pensioners

Betty Watkins, left, and Chrissie Keay with Ginny, left, Oscar and Jazz off the leash at Monaco Reserve.

Pensioners living near Nelson say they'll ignore a council decision stopping them from letting their dogs off for a run on their local reserve.

Rainbow to open on Saturday

Rainbow Ski Area are excited to open on Saturday. This 2014 photo shows what the field looks like when the snow gods are smiling.

Rainbow ski area is expecting a big start on their opening weekend this Saturday.

It's not too late to get the flu vaccine

It's not too late to get immunised against influenza.

There is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman

Doors opening for award-winning funny guy

Comedian Hamish Parkinson who recently won the Billy T Award is peforming in Nelson soon.

What's your link to B in Space crew?

Owners want to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Nelson

Nelson's Green Bamboo restaurant owners Thien Diuh and Phuong Do.

The Green Bamboo Vietnamese restaurant is the first Vietnamese restaurant in Nelson and its owners have a desire to bring the heart of their homeland to the city.

Half million Motueka Lotto winner

Check that ticket

A Motueka man is overjoyed after winning $500,000 with Lotto First Division.

Volunteer group gaining momentum

Volunteer NGC founder Sophie Ross.

A Nelson student's dream to help her peers volunteer has gathered momentum with 126 girls now helping out in the Nelson community.

Hair-raising competition goes tribal video

Model Amy Jones with her design by Kimberley Hill  at the NMIT hairdressing competition on Monday.

There was hairspray, head pieces and hairpins galore at the NMIT's hairdressing competition.

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