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Salisbury hopes new minister will keep school open

Salisbury School has been locked in a battle with the outgoing Education Minister since 2012.

Salisbury School hopes a change in Education Minister might end in a change of decision in closing the special school in Richmond.

Guilty of murder

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from home.

A man who choked a Nelson man to death during a random street attack in Cairns has been found guilty of murder.

Crash upsets the apple cart video

A stretch of the Coastal Highway near the intersection of Pukeko Lane was strewn with apples and boxes after a truck's ...

Traffic delays continue after cruck carrying thousands of apples spills load near Nelson.

Severe weather warning for region

Nelsonians are advised to take their umbrellas if they plan on leaving the house this weekend.

It looks like a wet weekend is on the cards for Nelson, as a front brings three days of rain to the region.

Prison for $240k fraud

Candice Preston and her husband Phillip Walker were found guilty of benefit fraud worth nearly $330,000.

A couple stood in the dock together to be sentenced for "one of the highest ranking" NZ benefit frauds.

Nelson region's rentals rise

Median rental prices in Nelson have jumped to $380.

Nelsonians can now be expected to pa up to $380 a week for a rental property in the region.

Power restored to Mapua

Jellyfish Cafe and Bar owner Debbie Lavery puts a closed sign on the popular venue because of the power failure in Mapua ...

Power has been restored to Mapua after a widespread outage caused some businesses to close early on Thursday.

Fueled by vege oil video

Neil MacMillan thinks he's saved close to $300 since converting to vegetable oil.

Neil MacMillan was 10 when he first started sketching plans for a plant-powered vehicle. Now it's a reality.

Linehaul couple keep trucking

McCrostie Trucking owners Dominique and Daryl McCrostie have taken on more staff for their business post-earthquake.

Their five trucks, doing 4000km a day, were on the road hours after the earthquake and have not stopped since.

Soviet-era jet fighter up for sale

Alan Caudwell with his Aero Vodochody L-39C Albatros jet.

Is there something missing in your life? Say a jet that is capable of getting up to 750kmh?

Disability support staff protest over lack of action

IDEA Services staff are striking over an employment contract dispute.

Support workers have been awaiting a pay rise since October and been left in the dark over service cuts.

Aurora lights up Lake Rotoiti

The red light featured is the top of the aurora. The further south, the more yellow it gets.

A strong geomagnetic storm caused a rare Aurora Australis to be visible at Lake Rotoiti.

Sleeping ban feedback sought

Protests such as this in the Nelson CBD will soon be subject to a permit process under a new council bylaw.

Stanton's days of sleeping in the CBD may be over as a new Nelson City Council bylaw is put to the people.

A rose tattoo for Zac?

Walking arm-in-arm down Bangkok's Koh San Road was Ally's favourite moment with Zac.

Where would jilted Bachelorette Ally put the tattoo though?

Deer 'at large' could be sold

Bryce Buckland saw six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery.

Nelson City Council says it has the right to "seize and impound" the deer trespassing on the cemetery.

New ferry plan gets town's tick

The entrance to Port Motueka would be transformed if the proposed inter-island Midwest Ferries link goes ahead.

If the proposed inter-island link with Whanganui goes ahead, Motueka would get a boost - and that's making locals happy.

National EV convoy charges through Nelson

Darryl Naidoo proudly showed his electric Tesla Model S during the Nelson stop of the Leading the Charge Electric ...

 Motoring's electric future was rolled out at Nelson's 1903 Square on Wednesday.

Cemetery to get special Bhutanese area

The Spring Grove Cemetery along Mt Heslington Rd is a peaceful spot with a rural outlook.

The growing Bhutanese community is to have a special area set aside at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Volunteer patrol in need of new recruits

Members of the Nelson Community Patrol Kim Leader, left, Freyja Woodward and Paul Edwards with police officer Peter Crins.

The Nelson Community Patrol is on the lookout for "fresh blood".

Council tackles parking woes

Papps car park, off Cambridge St in Richmond, now has 26 time-restricted spaces.

You will soon seen more parking wardens in the Richmond CBD.

Sea Scouts show their mettle

Nelson's Iron Duke Sea Scouts took part in the upper South Island Regional Easter regatta, taking home all the major ...

Nelson's Iron Duke Sea Scouts are riding high after recent success.

Miniature battlefields a labour of love

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Jeff Cotton with a model depicting the French town of Cean during the Allied ...

A Nelson man has focused his attention to detail on mini battlefields.

Workshop to target social isolation

Some older people in Nelson-Tasman are concerned about loneliness and social isolation.

Loneliness and social isolation are major concerns for many older people in the Nelson-Tasman region.

Heritage board unveiled

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Seymour Avenue heritage district was officially opened during a ceremony on Saturday.

Seymour Avenue in the Brook can finally celebrate being an official heritage precinct.

Pokie scheme 'netted $1m a year'

Michael Joseph O'Brien was allegedly at the centre of a pokie machine grants scam.

Crown alleges true control was concealed to deceive gambling authorities.

Age of loneliness

Age Concern Nelson-Tasman manager Sue Tilby says isolation is a real problem among the elderly.

Social isolation has been highlighted as the most common issue facing older people in Nelson, leaving them vulnerable to scams, health issues and self-neglect.

Humble generous man of ceramics

Mike Rogers, left, with Tasman potter Steve Fullmer, owned South St Gallery for over 30years.

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Revolution urges rethink of fashion buying

Trade Aid trustee John Marshall with a mannequin that is part of a display at the Nelson Elma Turner Library to raise ...

Nelson is joining the global movement Fashion Revolution for the first time this year.

More mysterious lights video

The dashcam captured the bright light on Wellington's Featherston St.

A meteor-like bright light shooting across the sky may be the first of many.

Anarchy and action as roller derby returns

Sirens of Smash roller derby players get into theme for Saturday's bout.

A bit of anarchy and some explosive action are on the cards as roller derby returns to Nelson.

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