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The goldminer and the war widow

The headline which announced a Nelson gold miner's German bride to be was nowhere to be seen.

It was one of the most unusual letters ever received by the Nelson Evening Mail.

Three more special housing areas for Nelson

Housing Minister and Nelson MP Dr Nick Smith with Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese at the Haven Road site which has been ...

Haven Road, Wakefield Quay and Farleigh Street rubber-stamped by Cabinet in the final round of approvals.

Pig hunt pair not guilty

Blair Wickens (pictured) and Paul Walker have been found not guilty of assaulting two men at the Wakefield Hotel.

The men accused of bashing the winners of a pig hunting competition in a pub bathroom have been found not guilty.

It's official: Reese vs Rainey

Pete Rainey and Rachel Reese will face off in Nelson's upcoming mayoral campaign.

Nominations officially confirm mayoral contest between incumbent and top contender.

Family home opens doors to mums

Colleen Humphreys, left, Frankie Dulieu Carol Marshall with Benaiah, 10 months old and Japheth, 3 and Rachel Hampton ...

A family home has become a drop-in centre for new mothers and babies in Richmond, near Nelson.

Will 1080 help or harm kea?

Kea at play at Arthur's Pass

Kea deaths from poison could be off-set by population gains in other areas, DOC researchers find.

Scallop industry collapse studied

Jamie Ayloff, right and Rob Martin crew members on the fishing vessel Dellamekyl sort through Tasman Bay scallops in 2009.

National 10-year research program to enhance the use the marine environment

'Sunshine doesn't pay the bills'

Living Wage protesters among the public gallery at Nelson City Council chambers to plead with case for minimum wage ...

Living Wage movement calls on Nelson City Council act as a role model to help minimum wage workers make ends meet.

'Keep Rabbit Island forest tracks open'

A hearing on the draft Moturoa/Rabbit Island Reserve Management Plan will be held on Monday.

Rethink urged on a proposal to close some Rabbit Island forest trails.

Demolition ends a century of memories video

The Trathen's building being demolished by Southern Demolition last night.

Nelson's iconic Trathen's building has finally come down, ending a run of almost 100 years.

New business goes up in smoke

A fire around midnight damaged the newly opened Erban Spa business in the Nile St West building.

A newly-opened Nelson day spa suffers 'considerable damage' in midnight oil fire.

Cable damage cuts services

Mapua Wharf businesses have been without phone and broadband after a copper line was cut.

Mapua businesses were plunged back into the dark ages after copper cables were damaged.

Custody sought of son living in 'filth'

Bedroom floors were smeared with human and dog faeces at a filthy rental home in Richmond, near Nelson. Child, Youth and ...

The father of a boy who lived in a filthy Richmond home says he won't let his son live like that again.

Fluoride concerns rejected at health board meeting

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss fluoride until legislation is passed to hand the ...

A health board member's bid to raise concerns about water fluoridation were shut down during a committee meeting.

Nitrate levels in bores spark warning

There are concerns that drinking water from some bores with elevated nitrate levels may pose a health risk.

Property owners are being warned of elevated nitrate levels detected in some private bores on the Waimea Plains.

Health board chief heads south

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board CEO has been seconded to Southern DHB as interim Chief Executive.

Chris Fleming leaves Nelson to serve as interim chief executive of Southern District Health Board.

No masking of enjoyment for Nelson night market video

Yara Hunt and Aaron Banks with their children Bowi Banks, 3, Juniper Banks, 5, Luca Banks, 10 and Noa Banks, 7, of ...

The atmosphere at the Mid-Winter Masquerade Night Market at Morrison Square was anything but cold.

Hidden testicle blamed for prowl video

James Kirkwood with his cat Percy, who went missing for nine months.

'Mr P' the cat had been missing for nine months. An incomplete neutering might explain why.

'I was fighting for my life'

Blair Wickens, who is accused of assaulting a pig hunter in a pub bathroom.

A man on trial for allegedly attacking the winners of the Wakefield Hotel pig hunting competition says he's guilty of getting in a pub fight, but not of intentionally hurting anyone.

Interim SDHB chief announced

Chris Fleming has been appointed as interim chief executive of the Southern District Health Board.

Nelson Marlborough Health chief executive Chris Fleming has been appointed as the interim Southern District Health Board chief executive.

All-male choir ready to rock

Members of the Nelson Male Voice Choir, from left, Martin Leeper, Ernie Tarling, Bill McKenna, Russ Remington and Norman ...

Choir promises to push the boundaries with hits from their recent tour.

Health board ends year in surplus

The Nelson Marlborough Health Board has ended the financial year with a surplus.

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board ended the financial year with a surplus, but behind budget.

Moutere home torched to teach video

Volunteer and rural firefighters turn their hoses to bring the burning house under control.

Lower Moutere man Alan Chambers watched his family home go up in smoke, but it wasn't by accident.

Storm clouds brewing over Nelson

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Top of the South.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the Nelson, Buller and Westland regions.

Closure makes girls 'less safe'

A legal opinion sought by Salisbury School opposes Education Minister Hekia Parata's proposal to close it and allow ...

Legal opinion says shutting Nelson's special needs school and making one in Christchurch fully co-ed puts students at risk of discrimination and abuse.

Residents live in hope of speed drop video

Edens Rd resident Natalee Bartlett wants the speed limit lowered at the intersection of Edens Rd, Aniseed Valley Rd and ...

Hope residents are still waiting for speed limits to be lowered at a "dangerous" Hope intersection.

Jump celebrates women in police video

Police officers Sally McBride, left and Pip Greenland with a baton to celebrate 75 years of women policing in New Zealand.

Police harnessed a different kind of adrenaline hit to celebrate 75 years of women in policing.

Labour leader tours Tasman

Labour leader Andrew Little, left, supporter John Murphy and West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor during Little's visit ...

Andrew Little believes the housing crisis is a handicap on New Zealand's future.

Flu jab 'role models' disappoint

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board clinical nurse specialist Denise Bush gives a flu vaccination to gynecologist ...

The governance group tasked with driving flu vaccination rates across the Top of the South has struggled to convince its own members to take up the free jab.

DHB nominations open

Members will be elected to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board in October.

Nominations have opened for candidates seeking a place on the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. 

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