Two HNZ blazes in 12 hours in Nelson

Firefighters removing insulation to check for hotspots at a Housing New Zealand house fire on Saturday morning.

Fires broke out in two Housing New Zealand houses in the Nelson region within hours of each other.

Richmond remembers the fallen

Members of the crowd come forward to lay a poppy near the end of the Richmond Anzac day service.

They gathered in central Richmond by their hundreds - old soldiers, service men and women and ordinary Kiwis.

Service honours soldiers' sacrifice

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Fiona Scowen, left, George Mackay, Aubrey Lumsden and Jan Phipps at the ANZAC Day dawn service held at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

A haunting silence, broken only by the sound of birdsong, fell over Nelson's Trafalgar Park at this morning's dawn service.

Record crowd at Motueka dawn service

Cadet Kiiani Tengu at arms during the Motueka dawn Anzac service.

As dawn lit the hills to the west of Motueka, a bellbird joined the haunting bugle notes of Reveille at the dawn Anzac service.

Subdivision plan leaves residents reeling

A 25 cubic metre water tank.

Mapua resident says plan for 90-section subdivision is a 'shockingly bad proposal'.

Tide of vistors flood in to Mapua video

Passengers and their bikes cross from Rabbit Island to Mapua.

Will Mapua's success spoil the sleepy seaside settlement?

Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

Quake shows need to be prepared

Friday's magnitude-6.2 earthquake was centred 35km south-east of St Arnaud.

Friday's 6.2 earthquake is a timely reminder that natural disasters can strike at anytime.

Busy day for Rescue Helicopter

A rescue helicopter made two trips to Golden Bay overnight

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter has rescued a man who sustained a leg injury on a building site in Golden Bay on Friday evening.

Huge turnout at dawn service video

Around 5000 Nelsonians gathered at Trafalgar Park to  mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings.

Trafalgar Park was bursting at the seams as over 5000 people paid tribute to Anzac soldiers.

Community house gutted in blaze

A major fire destroyed a house at Leicester Street, Stoke on Friday night.

A fire has destroyed a community house in Nelson overnight, leaving its occupants "distraught".

Nelson TV screens go blank

Freeview viewers with aerials in Nelson had to retune their sets because of a frequency change.

Hundreds of TV viewers in Nelson have been caught out by a change in frequency.

'Severe' quake near St Arnaud gallery video

Damage to a supermarket in Motueka from the April 24 earthquake.

A "severe" earthquake measuring 6.2 hit inland from Kaikoura, rattling Wellington and Christchurch.

Nurse tests negative for Ebola

Nurse Andrea Chapman, pictured with her husband Chris Chapman, is free from Ebola after a scare when she returned from Sierra Leone

New Zealand nurse who developed Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Sierra Leone does not have the killer disease. 

'Very violent' 6.2 quake

A quake smashed groceries to the ground at New World, Motueka.

A "severe" earthquake, inland from Kaikoura, was felt across the South Island on Friday afternoon.

Woman attacked at Victory Square

Police are seeking information to help identify these three teens who attacked a woman at Victory Square in Nelson.

Police are seeking information to help find three teenage girls who attacked a young woman at Victory Square.

White crosses go up in Trafalgar Park video

RSA president Barry Pont with the first of the 590 crosses that were put into Trafalgar Park in preparation for the ANZAC Day dawn ceremony.

Trafalgar Park is transformed into a sea of white crosses as Nelson prepares for its biggest Anzac Day ever.

Man found guilty of raping sex worker

Nelson District Court.

A man has been found guilty of "brutal" rape of a sex worker in a Blenheim motel in 2013.

What's on Anzac Day 2015

Mason Robinson, left, and Chris Lawton are two of the four buglers who will play the Last Post every night this week outside the Nelson Provincial Museum at 5pm in the build up to ANZAC Day on Saturday.

Nelson's 100th Anzac Day commemorations on Saturday are expected to have record turnouts.

Queen knights Stoke seniors

Colleen Flower dressed as the Queen used a foam sword to knight William Bond as Stoke Seniors celebrated St George's Day with a lunch.

The Queen came to Stoke, celebrating St George's Day with some of her loyal subjects.

Nelson teen in induced coma

Nelson teenager Alex Renton is in an induced coma in Wellington Hospital. This photo was taken on April 1, days before he fell ill.

Former Nayland student in induced coma while family waits to hear what caused brain inflammation.

Mowers moving to greener pastures

Nelmac staff Graeme Kirdy, left, Murray Thorn, Brian Vickery, Danny Thompson, Phil McIntosh, Bryan Hemi, Bill Parker, John Whitwell and Mark NcNabb on their last day at the Nelmac depot in Vickerman St, Port Nelson. Nelmac is relocating it's depot to Tahunanui.

After 39 years of trimming grass, Nelmac's mowers team have said goodbye to their Vickerman St site.

Mapua's growth is 'good and bad'

Ivan Wells has called Mapua home since 1929.

After 85 years in Mapua, Ivan Wells has mixed feelings about the suburb's rapid expansion.

Trio denies prison murder

Benton Marni Parata, 44, died on March 25 after being attacked in Christchurch Men’s Prison four days previously.

Three men plead not guilty to murdering inmate Benton Parata in his prison cell.

Rape-accused has previous conviction

Nelson District Court.

Man accused of raping a prostitute has a previous conviction for violent sexual offending.

Dun bike trail opens

The Dun Mountain Trail has been reopened after temporary access was created above the slip that closed a section last month.

The Dun Mountain Trail is open again after a slip that closed a section last month.

Woman 'peeved' by hit and run

Cindy Pearless was knocked off her scooter outside United Video in Vanguard St. The driver of the car who hit her drove off after moving her scooter out of the way.

Richmond woman wants to find driver who crashed into her, said sorry, and drove off.

Anzac 'nightmare' forces closure

Hot Rock owner Ray Weston will open on Monday but not on Saturday because of statutory day costs.

Anzac Day trading laws have turned out to be such a minefield for a Nelson pizza bar owner that he won't open on Saturday, but will on Monday.

Nelson nurse being tested for Ebola

Nurse Andrea Chapman, pictured with her husband Chris Chapman, is being tested for Ebola as a precaution.

She is in isolation in Wellington Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms after returning from Africa.

Scouts honour Anzac heroes

Ruby Riley, 8, lays a poppy at Richmond cemetery on Wednesday evening.

Richmond Scouts paid respects to fallen soldiers by placing poppies on their graves.

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