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Protesting for right to protest

Lewis Staton aka Hone Ma Heke at the protest at the 1903 Square during Saturday's protest, having recently been released ...

Former prime minister calls on the city council to with withdraw a draft bylaw that would require a permit to protest.

Fatal crash near Motueka

Motueka Volunteer Fire Brigade volunteers divert traffic on the Coastal Highway after a fatal car crash.

A person has died and another is seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Motueka.

Fact-checking Brook Sanctuary misinformation

A controversial council decision's been subject to misreporting and "alternative facts" on Facebook this week.

A Facebook post with glaring inaccuracies about a council decision has been doing the rounds on Nelson social media pages.

Residents blame council as homes used to house horticultural workers video

Vanuatu orchard workers on the RSE scheme share a suburban house in Motueka.

Converting residential Motueka homes to house RSE orchard workers does not help the town's tight housing market. But the region's horticulture industry needs the staff.

Cheapskates owners roll on

Chris Kirby of Cheapskates is handing over the reins of his Nelson streetwear store he has run for the last 20 years.

New owners, new location, but an outgoing Nelson retailer says the time is right to roll out the door.

Marie hoofing around to create change

Marie Palzer, pictured with her horse Spirit, is passionate about encouraging people to follow their dreams.

Marie Palzer loves adventures and is passionate about empowering others to pursue their dreams.

What now for long-term resident?

Thomas Lay is being evicted from  Bridge Street Backpackers and is looking for a new place to live.

Thomas Lay is worried. A Nelson backpackers - his home of seven years - has been forced to sell up.

Work on Saxton Velodrome ploughing on

The site of the velodrome being developed at Saxton.

Unwelcome winter weather is an inconvenience in the completion of the Saxton Velodrome, but a downpour of money would be much appreciated.

When protection is poison

Tim Mitchell protesting outside the Nelson City Council against the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary poison drop .

The science and ethics of using poison to protect native wildlife in Nelson's Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Golf tournament to support helicopter

Jean Maxted, Margaret McLeod, Diane McCarthy, and Graham McCarthy, of Summit Realty Picton, celebrate a good putt during ...

Boyd Warren felt cold and dazed. It was a day on Mount Owen that he would never forget.

'Cowboy poachers' under police spotlight

Bryce Buckland saw six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery last month. Three men face prosecution after ...

Three men who shot at deer from a car in a residential area could face hefty charges.

Champion of science

Dave Hansford wrote a book about the pest poison 1080 because "someone had to".

"A great deal of anti-1080 sentiment isn't about 1080," says author.

Big win for musclebound mum

Hollie Pluck won the Bodybuilding Championships in Christchurch in her category as well as best in show.

Toned, tanned and ripped, one Nelson woman proves the fairer sex can multi-task.

Creek clear out to stem flooding

Ricki Leahy, Andrew Dodge and Alex Monahan start the clean up at recreation centre car park after flooding in July 2012.

Ned's Creek is being widened, deepened and cleared out.

Motueka Library feasibility study gets nod

The Motueka Library may be extended on its existing Pah St site.

TDC adds long-awaited Motueka Library feasibility study to next year's work plan.

NMIT chief executive resigns

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology CEO Tony Gray has resigned.

The chief executive of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has resigned after 11 years in the role.

Woman cut from car

A three car accident on Waimea Road resulted in a woman being cut from her car.

A three car accident on Waimea Road resulted in a woman being cut from her car.

Greenlight for smokefree initiative

Holly Parkes, left, and Solene Julien enjoy a coffee at Morri Street Cafe which has its outdoor areas designated as ...

A Nelson City Council committee is backing a trial for smokefree outdoor dining in Nelson city.

Budget boost for Motueka and Mapua families

Low income families in Mapua eligible for the accommodation supplement could get an extra $145 a week following Budget ...

Low income households in Motueka and Mapua are among the big winners from yesterday's Budget.

Little Hunter rolling with 'pedal power' video

Hunter Grooby 6, with his sister Abby 7, and his new customised trike.

A young boy with cerebral palsy has the whole community behind him as he gets a new set of wheels.

Lucky Lotto run continues

Richmond Night 'N' Day  owner David Smolenski.

Three winning second division Lotto tickets were sold at the Richmond Night & Day store.

TDC faces $10m operating surplus

The TDC is forecast to have a year-end operating surplus of $10.4 million.

Tasman District Council's capital expenditure has a forecast underspend of $22.3 million for 2016-17.

Reformed addict sentenced

Ursula Addie Case, 33, denies putting a Taser near a drug dealer's face, but has been clean of drugs since her arrest ...

A Nelson mother has been granted home detention after she menaced a Christchurch drug dealer who sold rock salt instead of crystal meth.

The captain's final call

Jared Reese Husband, 47, of Timaru, was one of three men killed when FV Jubilee sank on October 18, 2015.

The last call to come from fishing trawler FV Jubilee came from its skipper. We're getting off, he said. None of the men made it.

Mac is the man

Richard McNamara will be responsible for Tasman, Marlborough-Kaikoura, the West Coast, North Canterbury, Christchurch ...

Marlborough's rural fire boss Richard McNamara has landed one of the top jobs in the new amalgamated fire service.

Bevan Moody dies after rugby game

Waitohi prop Bevan Moody during his final game of club rugby, against  Nelson at Neale Park on Saturday.

Family and friends are mourning for Bevan Moody, who has died after collapsing in a club rugby match.

Robbery ordeal leaves worker shaken

Mapua Village Bakery owner and baker Sean Carley gets back to business after the robbery.

Baker Ann MacGuire thought a car had crashed outside the store. Then three robbers charged through the broken door.

Council complete annual plan deliberations

There were a number of proposals debated at the Nelson City Council 2017/2018 annual plan deliberations.

It was all in a day's work for Nelson City Councillors and staff as deliberations for the 2017/2018 annual plan were completed on Tuesday.

Queen St upgrade falls behind schedule

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne inspects a section of the new 1200mm stormwater pipe being laid under Queen St in Richmond.

TDC explores ways to speed up the $11 million main street upgrade.

Police continue investigations into string of crimes on business

Garry Higgins of Richmond Roast House and Cafe has been burgled three times since Easter.

A trio of Nelson businesses have been targeted by criminals.

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