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Priest jailed for sex abuse video

Former Catholic priest Peter Hercock in Wellington District Court on Monday. He was jailed for six years and seven ...

"I still to this day find it hard to look at priests," says woman abused for years.

St Arnaud cafe starts from scratch

Angelina Stasiak and Sebastian Stasiak have taken over the Clinker Cafe in St Arnaud.

St. Arnaud's Clinker Cafe is reopening with a twist - every dish on the menu will be made from scratch.

Man almost died in cannabis blast

The roof of Matthew Maher's sleepout following the explosion.

An cannabis oil explosion which blew through the roof of a Nelson sleepout left its occupant with serious burns.

Light Nelson switched back on

Eva Pomeroy, left and Jennifer Arai dressed as World of WearableArt icons the Lightbulb Men, who are promoting events in ...

The iconic Light Nelson festival will return to the city, bigger and brighter, this winter.

'Stoked to be alive' video

Vaughan Watson shows X-rays of his dislocated knee and broken leg at Nelson Hospital.

Nelson mountain biker who "thought it might be the end" crawled for hours on a broken leg to get a cell signal.

New menu gets taste test

Compass Group national development and innovation manager Lauren Scott at a taste testing of new Meals on Wheels dishes ...

Dietitians, Red Cross drivers and hospital workers sample a selection of Meals on Wheels dishes ahead of a menu shakeup.

New chair

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Nelson campus.

A new chair has been appointed to the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Link debate rolls on

An aerial photograph of Nelson City showing the cycle way on the Railway Reserve near Nelson Intermediate, left. The ...

Nelson's proposed arterial road network remains a controversial and divisive issue across the region.

Robins return to the Abel Tasman video

One of the 43 robins released at Te Pukatea Bay on Saturday.

Robin from Adele Island have been transferred to Te Pukatea Bay in the Abel Tasman.

Choppers and emergency crews attract thousands

Two-year-old Madeleine Hitchcock dresses up for the Rescue Helicopter Base Open Day at Nelson Airport on Sunday.

Rescue Helicopter Base Open Day attracts thousands to Nelson Airport.

Film to address suicide rise

Ethan Williams is starting a video project about depression and suicide.

Rising suicide statistics inspired a Nelson filmmaker give those living with mental illness a voice.

Mountainbiker rescued during the night

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

A mountainbiker was rescued by helicopter after he injured his leg while riding on the Black Diamond Ridge track.

Small business start-up entries open

Business Accelerator judges from left, Emma Thompson, Matt Stringer, Julie Baxendine, Conal Beban. Manoli Aerakis, ...

A $35,000 growth fund is up for grabs for small-to-medium sized businesses from the top of the south.

'We let the tests do the talking' video

New Zealand's most dangerous drug is often an invisible one.

NZ's most dangerous drug is often an invisible one. Why is meth testing on the rise?

Business matters

Jurgen Voigtlander of Liquid Alchemy has released a new line of single malt whisky.

Business happenings from around the region.

Big fishing companies tackle Government on Kermadec plan

A snorkeller at Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.

Big fishing companies have joined Maori in opposing in court the Government's plan to create a vast ocean sanctuary around the Kermadecs.

Remove sex slogans or pay

Disney was investigating Wicked Campers' use of the Snow White characters on its vans.

Paula Bennett warns Wicked Campers to remove sexual slogans or get the chequebook out.

Mortality on the menu video

Death Cafe facilitator Aralyn Doiron says the gatherings are "a huge movement happening for communities all around the ...

Death Cafes allow patrons to discuss something that will happen to all of us in the end - dying.

Tall Poppy gets over six foot

Irene van Dyk ambassador of Tall Poppy.

Tall Poppy real estate is bringing van Dyk to Nelson to give locals and schools the chance to meet the legend.

Giving a little never felt so warm

Nelson Tasman Salvation Army Captain Kevin Waugh holds a collection bucket to be used in its annual appeal.

For some Nelson children, simple things would be out of reach if it wasn't for the Salvation Army.

Let the children play

Charlotte Elphick of Nelson plays in the beach house built on Tahunanui Beach.

Health and safety regulations couldn't storm these walls, only time and tide will.

New whiskey makes the cut

Voigtlander says the name The Cut references the Nelson landmark created in 1906.

Nelson is already famous for its craft breweries. Could craft distilleries be the next big thing?

HomeStart grants help first-home buyers in Nelson

Housing Minister Nick Smith at the KiwiSaver HomeStart roadshow.

Nearly 350 first home buyers in the Nelson region have been helped in the first year of the government's HomeStart scheme.

Dairy downturn's toll

Concerns over farmers' mental health are on the rise as people struggle fter the dairy pay-out cuts.

Fears about farmer suicide risk after rise in substance abuse and domestic violence.

Sister city friendships strengthened

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese speaks with Japanese Ambassador Toshihisa Takata at the Sister Cities Conference at the ...

The benefits of sister city relationships is the focus of a conference held in Nelson over the next two days.

Flora Hut gets makeover

The Nelson Tramping Club with the renovated Flora Hut.

An accessible Kahurangi hut with an unusual design has had a serious makeover.

Snapper seek warmer water

Snapper numbers are dropping by an estimated 10 per cent a year in the Marlborough Sounds.

Is the Marlborough Sounds too cold for snapper?

Courier costs confuse

The Nelson suburb of Atawhai is considered a rural zone by couriers, despite only being a five-minute drive from the ...

As little as 4km from the city could be considered rural when it comes to paying for a courier.

PM urged to support communities video

Prime Minister John Key visited the Motueka Family Service Centre on Wednesday.

John Key was encouraged to do more for social support groups on a visit to the Motueka Family Service Centre.

Fears over Nelson fluoride levels

Discussions continue about the possibility of water fluoridation in Nelson.

Concerns about water fluoridation in Nelson were raised at a health board meeting on Wednesday.

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