Motorcyclist injured after fall

A female motorcyclist is in a stable condition after falling from her bike on Wednesday afternoon.

A female motorcyclist suffered injuries after losing control of her bike.

Privacy concerns prompt camera policy

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board is developing a policy on filming and recording in hospitals.

The Nelson Marlborough DHB is developing a policy on using cameras in hospitals to protect patient and staff privacy.

Speaking up for adult learners

Nelson's Nathan Hockey and Jeanie Raffills are travelling to Wellington to speak at a select committee about dyslexia.

The organisers of a Nelson-run dyslexia course will present information to Parliament about the needs of adults with the condition. 

Art by Night returns in Nelson

Art By Night collaborative group, front left, Amy Dell, Ishna Jacobs, Luke Dell, back left, Jo Menary, Catherine Potton, Caroline Marshall and Sarah Sharp.

Nelson's gallery collaborative Art by Night is returning for its second year in time for summer. 

Big Tasman properties up for sale

An aerial photograph of the Mapua Leisure Park, foreground and Mapua Wharf, background and the Waimea Estuary.

The Mapua Leisure Park and a Jackett Island luxury home are on the market. 

Kiwi Regional Airlines' next stop

Kiwi Regional Airlines plans on having a second SAAB 340A by October 2016.

New Kiwi Regional Airlines' route to Tauranga or Napier imminent.

Richmond restaurant to pay $92,000

Kofte kebabs.

Exploitation of foreign workers is not acceptable, the Labour Inspectorate says after a Richmond restaurant company was ordered to pay $92,000.

Christmas spirit to light up Melrose

Nelson fire fighter Jethro Lochhead aided by his fellow fighters install Christmas lights on Nelson's Melrose House.

Melrose House is gearing up for Christmas with a number of seasonal-themed events.

A new future for new citizens in Nelson

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese, centre with Mah Khin Tial Cen Hrang and Tin Lian Cen Hrang, Tawk Iang Cen Hrang, Van Hnin Cung Cen Hrang , Ngun Dong Chin Cen Hrang, Bawi Dawt Thawng Cen Hrang and Sui Sung Cen Hrang at the citizenship ceremony at the Nelson City Council.

The seven members of the Cen Hrang family came to New Zealand because they wanted to have a better life. 

Fire claims 'life's work'

A fire destroyed the home of Golden Bay artist Chris Finlayson and wife Nicola on Tuesday.

A well-known Golden Bay artist has likely lost his "whole life's work" in a fire that razed his Takaka home to the ground.

Man injured in crash

The ute came to rest in dense scrub about 30 metres down a slight bank.

A man who rolled a ute near the Whangamoa Saddle was flown to hospital with moderate injuries.

Spat farmers seek plan change

Mussel lines at Wainui Bay in Golden Bay.

A group of marine farmers in Wainui Bay want to ensure spat catching can continue beyond 2024.

Nelson man safe in Berlin after terror scare

L-R Norwegian alt-pop act Anna of the North, which includes Nelson man Brady Daniell-Smith (R).

Nelson musician is safe in Berlin after Brussels terror scare.

DHB grilled over fluoride plans

Concerned Nelson residents attended the most recent Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting to express their concerns over the fluoridation of water in the region.

Residents opposed to fluoride in water put questions to health board at public meeting.

Hot fashion for global warming gallery

Winner Stella Bogdanoff, left and other finalist designs in the Hot Fashion for A Hot Planet event at the Boat House.

Quirky creations hit Nelson's runway in an effort to raise awareness for climate change.

Defence lawyer faces fine, censure

""It was just a classic case where I had a fairly significant amount of other work going on.": Tony Bamford

Top Nelson defence lawyer says a lapse in conduct that brought him a fine was "just a bad call''.

'Defensive attack' to battle blaze

The fire service was called to the Takaka house in Long Plain Rd.

An historic family home has burnt to the ground in Takaka.

March against climate change

Nelson and Takaka will take part in global action against climate change this weekend.

Nelson and Takaka residents are joining with groups worldwide to campaign against climate change this weekend.

Water rations for Waimea Plains

The Waimea Plains.

Water restrictions fcome into force next week as the region braces for "long, hot, El Nino summer". 

Age no barrier in harp playing video

Harp tutor Annemieke Harmonie duirng a rehearsal of the Harmonie Harp Orchestra at her home.

A harp orchestra in Nelson is breaking barriers and inspiring musicians in the region.

Fire sparks evacuation

A firefighter uses a ladder to access the source of the fire at Mid City Motor Lodge in Nelson.

A building in central Nelson has been evacuated after a fire started in a veranda.

Octogenarian flies high video

John Sandilands, who turns 90 in March, prepares for his fifth helicopter flying lesson.

John Sandilands, 89, is the oldest helicopter flying student "anybody's ever had", says his teacher.

Prison for assaulting police

Nelson Courthouse.

A man continued to fight with police even after being pepper-sprayed.

Golden age of gaming celebrated video

Chris Mason, back and John-Paul Pochin play classic console game Pong at their exhibiton The Arcade being held at the Refinery ArtSpace in Nelson.

An art exhibition inspired by 80s video games is entrancing gamers young and old.

Nelson rates to rise for some

Nelson suburb The Brook has seen an 8 per cent increase in land value over the last three years.

An increase in land value in Nelson will add to next year's rates rises for a number of residents.

New store defies fast-fashion trend

Moss Gunn outside his Trafalgar St shop Feather.

A new clothing store is fast-tracking an end to fast-fashion with ethically produced merchandise.

Nelson muso caught up in terror hunt

Nelson musician Brady Daniell-Smith, one-half of Norwegian group Anna of the North, had his shows cancelled and is staying put in his Brussels hotel as the city remains in lockdown.

A Nelson man caught up in the Brussels lockdown is holed up in his hotel, with gunfire on the streets outside.

Five flags fly in Nelson

The five flags chosen for the referendum outside Speedy Signs on Haven Road.

Wondering how the flags look like in the wind? Here is your chance to see them.

Sleeping man escapes fire

A sleeping man was woken by his neighbours as a garage nearby burned to the ground in Hope on Monday afternoon.

An elderly man was roused from sleep by his neighbours in time to escape a burning property in Hope.

Warriors tickets selling fast

Simon Mannering of the Warriors in action during the round 21 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Cronulla Sharks.

More than 1500 tickets have already been snapped up for the Warriors versus Dragons NRL trial game in Nelson.

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