Brash seeks inquiry into Ellis case

Former National leader Don Brash writes to Justice Minister asking for independent review into man convicted of child abuse.

Wisdom for young travellers in ebook

Pair of globetrotting Kiwis pen guide for young backpackers who want to explore the world but aren't sure where to start.

Last bell for top trio

Travel is calling for three of Nelson Central's leadership team next year.

'You can be incredible'

Tapawera Area School dux Thandie Khumalo was the surprise guest speaker as well as the big winner at the school's prizegiving on Tuesday night.

Judge accepts receiver has reformed

A 31-year-old man who was found with about $7000 worth of stolen property from two Marlborough burglaries has received a community-based sentence.

School's 'fantastic' gift

Christmas spirit has come in the form of iPads and protective cases for St Joseph's Primary School students.

Region set for wet Christmas

Seasonal soaking could offset water rationing

Those dreaming of a sunny Christmas could be disappointed, with showers forecast for Nelson on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Downpour ends water restrictions

Heavy rain last night and this morning has put an end to water restrictions in Tasman.

Siege cops 'exceptional'

Nelson man Oliver Whalley, who works in Martin Pl where the Sydney hostage siege took place, pays tribute to police.

New top cop for Tasman

Karyn Malthus has been appointed the new Tasman police district commander.

Shared cycle path chosen

The St Vincent St cycleway will be extended to Haven Rd, but the controversial design running from Totara St to Gloucester St has been dropped in favour of a shared pathway.

$40k fine for farmers

A Marlborough farming couple has been fined $40,000 for not wearing helmets while riding their quad bikes.

Big dry bites as dam level drops

Water restrictions looming for city

Nelson could be facing a long, dry summer marked by tight water rationing if hot weather continues and heavy rain stays at bay.

Region tops NZ in Xmas spend up

Nelsonians are spending up large this Christmas, the latest Paymark figures show.

Police dismayed at drunk drivers

The number of drunk drivers on Nelson roads over the weekend, including a "grossly intoxicated" pregnant woman, has outraged police.

Grey dispute gets ugly

The infighting at Nelson Grey Power has taken another turn for the worse.

Eco-burner gets green light

Nelson city residents will be able to use a newly-approved ultra-low-emissions-tested burner.

Sex offender to be identified

Suppression will end on Friday for a man found guilty of 35 charges, including rape, last week.

Car collides with logging truck

Four injured in Tapawera crash

The driver of a Nissan Terrano lost control and collided with a logging truck near Tapawera yesterday.

Nelson a draw for foodie travellers

Nelson is increasingly becoming a top choice for food and wine travel, says Wotif.

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