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Hundreds of patients in eye-op backlog

Nelson Marlborough Health have reviewed and created care plans for the 800 patients overdue for eye appointments.

Nelson-Marlborough patients with eye problems at risk of losing sight while waiting for appointments.

Doctors' strike delays surgeries

Junior doctors strike outside Christchurch hospital.

Top of the south strike ends without resolution and more than 80 postponed appointments.

Hunt for sex attacker

A Nelson police forensic team gather evidence after an attack on a woman at the toilets at Jubilee Park, Richmond.

Nelson police continue search after sexual attack on teen in Richmond public toilet.

Wrong quake time on tattoo video

The fixed tattoo Belinda Girl had inked onto her forearm to commemorate the November 14 earthquake.

Down to her last $1000, a Kaikoura quake tattoo with the wrong time was the last thing Belinda Girl needed.

Drowning victim named

Emergency services near where Hucklesby was found off Rocks Rd in Nelson.

Police have released the name of the elderly man who drowned in the sea in Nelson.

Duke's a hazard on 45km chase

Police were forced to abandon their pursuit of Duke Dawson twice due to his dangerous driving.

Speeding driver Duke Catty Dawson fled police on four wheels, then two wheels, then two feet.

Tetraplegic teen jockey wants more

Nineteen-year-old tetraplegic Sophia Malthus has been at the Auckland Spinal Unit in Otara since December.

Flung from a racehorse, she broke her neck. But at 19, she's not ready to accept life in a wheelchair yet.

Protected tree crashes into home

The damage to the roof of Sarah Green's newly built house on Waimea West Rd, near Nelson.

Part of a protected tree smashed into a newly-built house during Sunday's storm in Nelson.

Public urged to report boy racers

Boy Racers gather outside the Richmond Mall late on Saturday night.

Police want community's help to crack down on boy racers causing "chaos" on region's roads.

Who is responsible for protected trees?

Tresillian Ave resident Lynn Callister looks over to where the a huge branch of the heritage rata tree on their property ...

When a council-protected heritage tree falls on private property - who should foot the bill?

Mystery surrounds man's death video

Emergency services in Rocks Rd near to where an elderly man drowned in the water.

How did a fully clothed elderly man end up in the sea in Nelson?

Tricky piano movement

A relieved Bob Bickerton after the Steinway was successfully moved to the Theatre Royal on Monday. sweetly.

Movers needed to be on song to relocate Nelson's $250,000 Steinway piano.

New electric vehicle charging stations

Network Tasman CEO Oliver Kearney goes over the finer points of the new Nelson charging station with Nelson Mayor Rachel ...

Public charging stations for electric vehicles are opening in Nelson and Takaka this week.

New e-waste drop off in Nelson city

Karen Driver, left, and Ruth Seabright at the new Nelson Environment Centre in Vanguard St where you can drop off your ...

Old TVs and other unwanted electronics can be dropped off for recycling at the Nelson Environment Centre's new store.

War of water words

The Upper Motueka River where it flows through the Tapawera Plains during the dry summer of 2014.

The division of Tasman's Tapawera Plains water zone and additional allocation has split a community.

Police put brakes on 'vape sesh'

Police investigate the scene where a stolen vehicle was driven through a fence into a house in Cresent St, Richmond ...

Nelson boy racer "vape sesh" ends with crashes, tickets and charges after police operation.

Final flight and eternally grateful video

Okiwi Bay resident Rodney Boulton.

Twice saved by the rescue helicopter, Rodney Boulton, a man scared of flying, was flown to his final resting place.

NZ's most family-friendly beaches

The beach at Oriental Bay is a hot-spot for Wellingtonians to soak up the sun.

The top 10 beaches have it all: Safe swimming, barbecues and playgrounds.

Cleanup begins after big storm video

Weather photo. The Maitai River on Sunday morning after the storm and rain hit Nelson.

Rabbit Island may be closed until Friday as cleanup from weekend of torrid weather begins.

Festival campsite 'carnage'

Damage to the campsite at Founder Park Nelson after high winds forced the early closure of the Evolve Festival.

Strong winds "wiped out" tents, forcing Nelson's long-running Evolve Festival to be cut short.

Flooding washes over Nelson region

Flooding in the Waingaro river on Hamama Rd in Golden Bay on Sunday.

Farmer Melissa Bellugue and her family are stuck in their Hamama Rd house after a flooded Waingaro River burst its banks.

There's no place like hoam

Garry's house truck Hoam.

For Garry Smith home isn't bricks and mortar, it's a carefully crafted and eye-catching housetruck. And as Katrina Tikey found out it's a lifestyle he loves.

Jackie's massive change of heart

Jackie Scott with one of the children she looked after, who she affectionately nicknamed her "little sidekick".

What started as a holiday in South Africa ended up with Jackie Scott moving to Zimbabwe to support children in crisis.

Man taken to hospital after car hits lamppost

Police responded to a crash on Atawhai Cres early on Saturday.

A man was taken by ambulance to Nelson Hospital in a serious condition after a car crash in the early hours of Saturday.

More wild weather on the way

Wild weather is on the way for the weekend.

We escaped the worst of the 'bomb low' but Nelson's weekend forecast is looking rough.

Fight for cannabis-based medicine continues

Nelson public rights lawyer Sue Grey.

Leading government scientist agrees cannabis-based medicine should not be restricted.

Working group proposed to remove fisheries division

Geoff Rowling, Our Fishing Future president.

Establishing a local management body for the top of the south will enable all sectors of the fishing community to benefit.

'I can't bear it' says US expat

Jeffrey Kohen isn't a fan of the new United States president Donald Trump.

At least one US expat won't be tuning in as the 45th President takes office.

Chaos in Nelson's CBD

A man is arrested following a brawl in Trafalgar St, Nelson during the middle of the day last week.

Drunkenness, violence, abuse, theft, rubbish and broken glass have retailers calling for action.

Where we're wiping out wasps

Beautiful areas of New Zealand like Nelson Lakes National Park are under threat from vespula wasps.

These are the areas you can help to protect from wasps this summer.

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