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Councillors get pay rise

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Brook Waimarama Sanctuary General Manager Hudson Dodd, left, Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, Tasman mayor Richard Kempthorne and Derek Shaw at the entrance to the sanctuary.

Nelson and Tasman councillors, as well as both mayors, will be taking home more cash next year.

Quake survivor heads to Alaska

Nelson adventurer Dulkara Martig.

Nelson woman Dulkara Martig has gone from surviving Nepal's earthquake one week, to kayaking in Alaska the next.

Clowning around for festival goers

Olli Ricken wearing the red nose with the participants in the clown workshop she ran at the Nelson Fringe Festival at The Refinery.

The sound of laughter rang around the Refinery Art Space during a clown workshop at the Nelson Fringe Festival.

NCC urged to support motorsport park

Support is strong for a motorsport venue at Kohatu that will cater for a number of different branches of the sport, including drag racing.

A motorsport park Facebook campaign sparked more than 20 per cent of submissions to Nelson's long term plan.

Victory postal services reopen

Victory Square Postal Services at the Victory Discounter Dairy in Victory Square.

Victory has its post shop back after being without a postal service for the past two years.

Concerns over plans for Maitai Walkway

College students cycle to school using the Maitai walkway near the Hardy St footbridge.

Turning the Maitai Walkway into an arterial cycling route is a bad idea, say Friends of the Maitai.

Retro bike ride returns

Paul Hargreaves at the start of the last Retro Fun Ride at The Honest Lawyer in Monaco.

If you have a mint retro-bike sitting in your garage drag it out and take it for a spin on Sunday.

Museum brings war tech to Tasman schools

Learning about the technology of war during a Nelson Provincial Museum presentation at Motueka's MoTEC technology centre were Ngatimoti pupils, from left, Josh MacLean, wearing a flak jacket, Arowen Taylor, wearing a WWI era "sandpaper suit", and Jet Edwards and Billy Check wearing NZ Defence Force camouflage as worn in Afghanistan.

The Nelson Provincial Museum brought its Science and Technology of War exhibition to the Motueka Technology Education Centre this week.

Surgeon could face further action

Surgeon Mike Parry.

A former surgeon referred following release of a report criticising the care he provided to an elderly patient.

Assault case dropped

A police officer guards the part of the Maitai Walkway near Riverside pool after an alleged sexual assault on April 17.

Police say no further action is being taken in relation to a reported sexual assault on the Maitai walkway.

Cops share horror tales

Sergeant David Lauer, of the Nelson police Traffic Alcohol Group, tells Nelson College year 13 students about the realities of drink-driving. Constable Darren Bryce is pictured sitting down.

Nelson police officers described graphic and gruesome details of the consequences of bad driving to a group of Nelson students

A 'daunting, magical' climb gallery

The precarious route to Mount Owen is littered with sinkholes and shafts.

It's like Lord of the Rings meets Jurassic Park on the trail to Kahurangi National Park's highest peak.

Nine new principals for region

New Riwaka School principal Fraser Campbell

A tide is turning in Nelson-Tasman schools, with nine principals being replaced this year.

Lost teddies to find their way home

Celia Allen, 12, of Broadgreen Intermediate School, has started a website for Found Teddybears.

Twelve-year-old techie launches website to reunite tots with their long-lost teddy bears.

TDC considers broadband funding push

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Council considering a application to Government's rural broadband and mobile blackspot funds.

Taste of success for Baron

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Baron Hasselhoff's creator Clayton McErlane with his products; rosemary sea salt caramel, tonic espresso chocolate and brandy sozzled walnut and cherry truffle.

Clayton McErlane bakes thousands of goodies a week under the label Baron Hasselhoff's and is willing to teach others.

Police seeking serial slasher

Several car tyres were punctured in Tahunanui on Tuesday.

Several car tyres were punctured in a 'malicious' spree in Tahunanui on Tuesday.

Musos unite for Suzi

Suzi Fray

A fundraising concert will be held at Nelson's Theatre Royal to support musician Suzi Fray's cancer treatment.

New book on history of migrants

Sea of Glass (glasshouses in The Wood). Nelson Provincial Museum, The Nelson Mail Collection.

A new book by two Nelson authors details the rich history of Nelson's small but vibrant Italian community.

$2 million job to stop rock slide

The cliff face on Rocks Road is undergoing strengthening to keep motorists and cyclists safe.

A $2 million job is underway to prevent a major rock slide on the cliff-face of Nelson's Rocks Rd.

Pipers blocked from finding new home

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Plans to demolish the Highland Pipe Band Hall have been put on hold, with the Nelson City Council struggling to find the band a new long-term home.

Body in car 'not suspicious' video

Neville Frost, left and firefighter Craig Davies with the burnt out car recovered by police on State Highway 6 near the summit of the Whangamoa Saddle.

Discovery of a body in a burnt out car near Nelson is not suspicious, police say.

2000 more tickets for Super Rugby clash

Temporary scaffolding is being installed at Trafalagar Park for the upcoming Crusaders and Hurricanes Super 15 clash.

Extra 2000 tickets released for the Crusaders vs Hurricanes clash at Trafalgar Park on May 29

Motorsport Park seeks councils' backing

The privately-proposed New Zealand Central  Motorsport  and Adventure Park at Kohatu attracted  the bulk of    submissions to  Tasman's  Long term Plan.

Councils urged to support motorsport park while it seeks funding for the $26 million project.

Fence man humbled by support

Rowan Macdonald and his Mill St fence which the Nelson City Council has deemed unacceptable.

Nelson man vows to continue his fight with city council over gaps in his fence.

Heavy rain, gales to hit many areas

Severe gusts to 130kmh are expected in exposed areas of the Canterbury high country, with heavy rain in lake and river headwaters.

Heavy rain and severe gales are expected in many parts of the South Island and lower North Island.

Freerunner fined for parkour damage

Parkour exponents - also known as freerunners - use the urban environment to perform acrobatic tricks and stunts.

A Nelson man has been fined for the damage caused as a result of "acrobatic running".

Fears of fatal crash at blackspot

Michelle Thorn with a damaged fence outside her home at the intersection of Weka and Milton streets. The fence was damaged by a car involved in one of several car crashes at the intersection.

Residents near a notorious Nelson intersection fear someone will be killed if drivers don't slow down.

Fundraiser for musician Suzi Fray

Michelle Lee pays some mini golf with her daughter Sophie Lee, 11. Michelle Lee is holding a mini golf and garage sale fundraiser on Saturday for Suzi Fray.

A mini golf and garage sale fundraiser will be held for cancer-stricken Nelson musician Suzi Fray.

Two-month peace vigil continues

Susan Hawthorn, right  and other peace protesters at The Church Steps in Nelson for their weekly protest against NZ troops in Iraq.

Peaceful protesters hold weekly Church Steps vigil to oppose New Zealand military deployment to Iraq.

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