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Downer New Zealand upper South Island area manager Mike Reilly accepting the Civil Contractors NZ Nelson Marlborough ...

Civil contractor awards, technology workshops and a business innovation weekend in this weeks business matters.

Manager returns home to DHB role

Cathy O'Malley is taking up the new position of general manager - strategy, primary and community at Nelson Marlborough ...

Cathy O'Malley has been appointed as the general manager strategy of primary and community at Nelson Marlborough Health.

No pokies for city site

Pokies will not be established in Nelson's old United Video store after the New Zealand Racing Board inexplicably ...

Anti-gambling groups chalk up a win as plans for a TAB are withdrawn but say council should never have allowed it in the first place.

Feast for senses returns

Simon Duffy of Uniquely Nelson in the kitchen at The Vic Brew Bar with Howard Williams, one of the venues for the Feast ...

Uniquely Nelson have organised "moveable feasts" to showcase local cuisine to coincide with Light Nelson.

Brexit: Brits in NZ speak out

The campaign for Britain to leave the EU won about 52 per cent of the vote, compared to 48 per cent for the remain campaign.

British people in NZ spoke of their shock, sadness and delight as Britain voted to leave the EU on Friday.

Woman injured after horse fall

Police are at the scene of an accident involving a pedestrian in Motueka's main street.

Woman flown to hospital from Golden Bay after horse fall.

Raw art showcased at Garin festival

Topical, created and modelled by Kate Lightowlers during the RAW (Recycled Art that's Wearable) section of Mahi Toi at ...

 Fluorescent corsets and a dress from shopping receipts were some of student creations on show at Garin College.

Police find drugs in Victory Square home

Police have arrested two people with drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at a Victory Square property.

Methamphetamine, cannabis and drug utensils have been found by police in Nelson.

Spring Chickens versus Prime Cuts

There's sure to be some big hits on Saturday night as two invitation roller derby teams clash at the Nelson Skate Rink ...

Some of New Zealand's best roller derby players will fight it out in Nelson on Saturday night, in a bout pitting age and experience against youth and vigour.

Pupils go without for Syrian refugees

Organisers Erika Schrader, left, Vika Piukala and Bailey Schrader try out one of three tents set up in the Nayland ...

Equipped with what they had in a backpack only, a group of Nayland College pupils left the comforts of home on Saturday to raise funds for Syrian refugees.

Car rolls on Hope road

A passing car photographed the collision which resulted in no injuries on the Aniseed Valley and Main Road Hope ...

Occupants of a two car crash are lucky to escape uninjured after a collision in Hope.

Rabbit Island reserve management plan has a long way to go

About 20 people came to the meeting about the possible changes to Rabbit Island organised by Sport Tasman.

Nelson Tasman sport and recreation groups not entirely on board with proposed changes to Rabbit Island.

Record tourism spending in region

Tourists snap away in Abel Tasman.

Statistics show the amount of money coming from tourists' pockets has increased over the past year.

Schools' Big Sing success

Marlborough student at the Big Sing.

Nelson-Tasman school choirs sang their hearts out in the hopes of national selection.

Nelson to rally for Moko

Moko Rangitoheriri, 3, was tortured and killed by his carers Tania Shailer and David Haerewa.

Nelsonians will join a nationwide series of simultaneous courthouse rallies protesting the death of Moko Rangitoheriri.

TDC poised to write off rubbish debt

Trevor Norriss

Tasman District councillors are set to be asked to write off a debt of more than $100,000 following the liquidation of a company that used to supply council rubbish bags.

Aspire conference inspires

Dot Kettle, left, CEO Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce and Miriana Stephens, Maori Businesswoman of the Year 2016 and ...

Nelson businesses gathered to listen to esteemed speakers at the Aspire business conference.

Horror at cost of plants for Mapua Wharf

Newly planted shrubs and trees in planter boxes outside the Golden Bear and beside the partially built fence on Mapua ...

A Tasman District councillor was horrified to hear that plants at Mapua Wharf had cost $150.

'Provocative' ring banned video

The Nelson Ring is a competition-winning design based on the region's geography.

Facebook says Nelson jewellers' ad is "sexually suggestive". We can't see it, either.

Missing painting baffles artist

Artist Marilyn Andrews with a computer image of her missing painting.

A $6000 art heist or a misplaced masterpiece? Either way, Marilyn Andrews wants her painting back.

Staff numbers climb at TDC

Staff at the Tasman District Council have grown in nine years.

Staff numbers at Tasman District Council have jumped by more than 50 per cent in less than nine years.

Gorilla inflated once more

The giant purple gorilla from Motueka's The Gym is once again standing tall after thieves attempted to ape-nap the ...

The two would be thieves who tried to steal a giant inflatable gorilla from a Motueka gym have been caught.

Lighting up the generations

Jamie Foster, left and Christopher Vine with their creations for Light Nelson.

Light Nelson has entries from all ages - the youngest being 13 and the oldest 84.

Cuts harm housing scheme

The replacement of government grants with rents subsidies has "severely curtailed" Nelson Tasman Housing Trust's building programme.

Brightwater kiln fire extinguished

A kiln fire in Brightwater was extinguished without incident thanks to the quick response of residents.

Quick thinking by Wakefield residents extinguished a kiln fire in Brightwater.

Wet weekend ahead

08052015 News Photo: Marion van Dijk/Fairfax NZ.

Stand alone: Rain on the windscreen of a parked car near the lights on ...

Make the most of tomorrow's fine weather.

Upholstery company on the rise

Caleb Hill, left, and Ian Mortimer, right, with their business mentor Jacob Klootwyk in their workshop at Mortimer ...

Two Richmond business partners have had a kick start with the help of an 83-year-old mentor.

Sevens heaven beckons at home of Rugby

Nelson College's Sosefo Vaka in action. Nelson College has accepted an invitation to play in a sevens tournament in ...

Nelson College will play on the hallowed turf of Rugby School as part of an international sevens tournament next year.

International selections for Tasman sporting trio

Tasman's Liam Squire has been named on the bench for the All Blacks' third test against Wales in Dunedin on Saturday.

Nelson's Liam Squire and Ryan Chisnall are about to realise life-long dreams.

Easy as pie for new store owner

Laura Jacobs of the Washington Valley Store promotes the stores pies.

Homemade pies and a fresh lick of paint are attracting more customers to the Washington Valley Store.

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