First-time buyers home at last video

Hunter Wright, left, and Sandi Langridge will move into their first home with son Arlo after a sympathetic landlord ...

After a year-long search in a sellers' market, a young Nelson family is closing in on their first home.

Firefighters celebrate 150 years

Andrew Friesen in action during a live demonstration at the Firefighters 150th Open Day at Nelson Fire Station.

Children from across Nelson were thrilled to see firetrucks in action to celebrate 150 years.

Phoenix coach keen to return

Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna slips as he shoots during their pre-season match against the Central Coast ...

Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick doesn't want their venture to Nelson to be a one off.

Nelson: NZ's most neighbourly city

Five year old Maddy Shaw, right, and Lorcan O'Connell add to the Communitree, one of the many activities available ...

A Spring Festival was held on Sunday to celebrate Nelson being named NZ's most neighbourly city.

An election 'distraction'?

The Railway Reserve near the route proposed for the Southern Link road.

What role will the new council play in the future of the Southern Link?

Pelorus wildlife benefits from traps video

Bat Recovery Project manager Debs Martin with a gas triggered trap used to kill rats and at Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve.

Gas triggered traps are helping to bring down rat numbers at the Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve.

Migrants should seek legal help

Danish woman, Silke Larsen with her dog Leela at her property in Wakefield.

Following Silke Larsen's deportation, immigration lawyers say it is a good idea to seek legal advice.

Nelson land highly competitive

Nelson's land supply issues is driving a housing shortage.

Nelson's limited land and backlogged infrastructure continues to drive competitive buyers.

Barbara Grierson: A lifetime of language

Trevor Grierson as he was when Barbara first met him in the 1940s.

Barbara Grierson arrived in New Zealand as a war bride after working at Whitehall.

Gemma Flynn's new adventure

Maree Bowden, left, Gemma Flynn and Jo Spencer-Bower are competing in the womens Spring Challenge event in Golden Bay.

Bridal dresses and hockey sticks are the last thing on Gemma Flynn's mind as she tackles adventure racing.

WoW that's a winner! gallery

Gillian Saunders' winning entry was made of recycled leather, gems and marker pen ink,

It took her 16 goes but finally Gillian Saunders has cracked it with a space-inspired creation.

'I never had it done' video

Ian Chapman had a history of prostate cancer in the family.

Nelson man who's lived with prostate cancer for 15 years works tirelessly to urge all men to get checked.

A night out with police

New Zealand Police Force handcuffs and arrest a man after a fight in Rutherford St, during a patrol on Friday night in ...

A Stuff reporter and photographer ride along in A Nelson police patrol car for the evening.

Malone to get 'key to the city'

Liam Malone will get a civic homecoming in Nelson next month.

Nelson's golden boy Liam Malone is to receive the key to the city at homecoming celebration.

Murdered over $200

Ronayne Dempsey has been found of guilty of murdering Bruce Mortimer at Nelson's Franklyn Village last year.

How did one man's plan to rob a morphine dealer turn into a tragedy?

Velodrome funding hits bump in the road

The underpass at the Saxton Velodrome, which required excavation work that was not priced.

Will Saxton Velodrome Trust be able to meet its share of additional costs?

TDC commercial developments questioned

Shed 4 at Mapua Wharf opened in mid-December. Mayor Richard Kempthorne says TDC's commercial property generates a profit ...

Should TDC be involved in commercial developments?

Mike Ward bows out

Mike Ward, long standing Nelson City councilor.

The so-called absurdities of life inspired a life of art and politics for outgoing Nelson city councillor Mike Ward.

Much ado about Garin College star

Zarek Wentzell with awards for best delivery of lines, left, and best actor.

Actor Zarek Wentzell will spend his school holidays immersed in the Bard's work.

Nelson charity launched to support locals

Michelle Hunt celebrated the launch of Gottcha, an online discount voucher scheme that filters profits into local charities.

"The way you should live your life by being involved in your community and just make a difference."

Key issues facing new TDC

Beautiful Torrent Bay. Tasman District Council covers an area of 14,800 square kilometres of mountains, parks, waterways ...

There are some challenges ahead for those TDC candidates elected on October 8.

TPP would end Pharmac negotiation

Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Pharmac would introduce a second funding applications process.

Pharmac will change its funding and applications process to meet obligations under the TPP.

Cat control plan welcomed

Nelson SPCA inspector Russell Black and staff member Trudi Black with a couple of the cats at the Nelson SPCA.

New cat control strategy welcomed by Nelson SPCA often overwhelmed by "wall-to-wall kittens".

Retailers revolt against Nelson vagrant video

Richard Adams, co-owner of Untouchable Hair and Skin, has a clothesline hanging from his business in Hardy St to protest ...

Businesses launch counter-protest to Lewis Stanton's longstanding occupation of CBD.

Robbery plan's deadly end

Ronayne Dempsey has been found of guilty of murdering Bruce Mortimer at Nelson's Franklyn Village last year.

Plan to jump a morphine dealer for cash ends in manslaughter and murder convictions for Nelson pair.

Your vote: DHB candidates

Check out the candidate profiles for the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

We asked each of the candidates for the NMDHB why they were standing for the board.

People power drives Rabbit Island plan

A review of the reserve management plan for Rabbit Island drew a wave of public comment.

Public feedback prompted Tasman District Council to discard some suggestions for Rabbit Island.

Spooners Tunnel fix on track

Popular Spooners Tunnel was closed in July.

Work to repair cracks in NZ's longest cycling tunnel is about to begin but who's going to pay for it?

Maori Pa boat ramp access won't be restricted

Zane Mirfin uses the boat launching ramp on Maori Pa Rd off Cable Bay Rd. The ramp is used for boat access to Delaware Bay.

 Nelson City Council has assured recreational boat users that their access to the Maori Pa Rd boat ramp will not be restricted.

Car sales to be done deal

Cars for sale on Salisbury Rd in Richmond should be a thing of the past after November.

Where will people sell their cars now?

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