More cruise ships but not this year

The luxury cruise liner Europa enters Nelson Haven on Boxing Day, 2014.

Nelson's cruise ship total will dip this summer, but that's only temporary, says a tourism leader.

Trout fishing season off to a fine start

Kaiva Paaka, 6, holding a trout caught by her father Weesang Paaka in the Motueka River.

Following an excellent start to the trout fishing season, anglers are being advised to take advantage of the good fishing conditions over the next couple of months.

Public gets behind-the-scenes glimpse of police

Kaylee Burke, 6, left, Tyler Burke, 9, and Stevie Burke, 8, at the Nelson Police open day in 2014.

The public will get a glimpse into the world of Nelson police at the annual open day this weekend.

Man charged with knife attack

Police at the Chelsea Ave, Richmond, address on Tuesday.

A man who allegedly attacked another man with a knife has been charged following the search of a Richmond house.

Callum, 15, completes project to honour his dad video

Callum Bryant, 15, and  his mother Julie Bryant with the Robert Bryant commemorative bike seat at the top of Turners Track.

A labour of love completed by a teenage boy to honour his father was unveiled on a Nelson hilltop on Sunday.

World famous Dutch painter's work in Nelson

Robert Zaagman, right, Rachel Reese, and Monique Zaagman lead the way after officially opening the Rembrandt Remastered exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum.

The Nelson Provincial Museum and the Suter Art Gallery has enjoyed a successful opening of the exhibition 'Rembrandt Remastered'.

Trawler in port for long stay

Ocean Dawn is carrying some unfamiliar decoration at Port Nelson.

Sealord trawler Ocean Dawn is festooned with scaffolding at Port Nelson.

Council abandons appeal

Lewis Stanton no longer hasn't accumulated any parking tickets since his horse and cart were taken off him.

The Nelson City Council has abandoned its legal battle to force homeless man Lewis Stanton to comply with its parking bylaws.

Trees tidied up

Nelmac arborists Travis Fisher and Luke Ashby prune a plane tree on Collingwood Street in June.

Nelson's trees will get a spruce up this week ahead of summer.

Out of towners flock for Nelson property

September figures show homes are in high demand in the region.

Out-of-town house hunters are keeping the Nelson region's property market busy.

New CEO appointed for Nelson museum

Lucinda Blackley-Jimson has been appointed as the new CEO of the Nelson Provincial Museum.

The Exhibition Manager from Auckland's MOTAT, Lucinda Blackley-Jimson, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Nelson Provincial Museum.

Pan causes fire in Richmond kitchen

A Richmond house has been damaged after a burning pot caused a fire in the kitchen on Monday.

A Richmond house has been damaged after a burning pot caused a fire in the kitchen on Monday.

Founders transforms into jungle

"Mistress of Soft Furnishings", Cynthia Lorrian of Onekaka in Golden Bay has made terrariums for the Nelson Arts Festival as part of her role as venue dresser.

Cynthia Lorrian's last act for the Nelson Arts Festival is to transform Founders Heritage Park into a jungle.

Blue cod closure 'real blow'

Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy announces changes to blue cod fishing rules.

Changes to blue cod fishing rules are "a real blow" to commercial fishers

Nelson man, 52, supplied meth to backpacker, 19

Queenstown District Court.

Nelson man will be sentenced next month for supplying methamphetamine to a 19-year-old German backpacker.

Bird sculpture proves popular on lonely coastal road

Project manager Adi Tait of Tasman and Ron Oliver, chairman of the Ruby Coast Initiative Trust, during Sunday's official dedication and blessing of the Aporo Sculpture at the entrance to Tasman.

A stark tribute to unique birdlife now stands in Tasman, welcoming people back into an area once commonly frequented by traffic. 

Pat on the back for dairy farmers

Dairy farmer Dave King beside a 23,000-litre sump, part of a $150,000 effluent system that has been installed on his farm near Murchison.

Massive investment in infrastructure by dairy farmers will pay dividends for waterways, says Barbara Stuart.

Nelson puts best food forward for national competition

Hopgood's Restaurant & Bar head chef Aaron Ballantyne.

They are known the region over to cook up some good grub, but two Nelson chefs are hoping for national recognition at a nation-wide competition.

Dog owners can't find a home video

William Cleaver and Anne Marie Cleaver with their dogs. From left, Ruby, Mira, Bubbles and Poppit.

Nelson couple with four dogs feel "depressed, hurt and hopeless" after more than two dozen landlords reject their tenancy applications.

Young Nelson apprentice wins top award

Shaun Campbell of Inhaus Developments in Nelson has won the Registered Master Builders Carters 2015 Apprentice of the Year competition.

A young Nelson apprentice has topped the country in a show-down involving drills, screws and a quirky childrens playhouse.

New lawyers show diversity

Lawyers Kirsty Thompson standing left, Rory Hennessy, and Tamara Ford with their nominating lawyers Dean Russ, second from left, Kelly Hennessy and Pauline Shoemack at the ceremony admitting the lawyers to the bar.

With three new lawyers admitted to the bar in Nelson, the diversity of the profession has grown.

Blue cod catch cut fails to please

Lars Jensen  with a  Tasman Bay blue cod.

Dropping the "slot rule" for blue cod has been welcomed, but cutting the bag limit for Tasman and Golden bays has not.

New airlines prove popular in skies

Originair managing director Robert Inglis in front of the Jetstream aircraft.

New airlines in Nelson are proving popular for travellers bound for smaller centres across New Zealand.

Crash closes highway

The scene of a car crash near the Rai Valley township, east of Nelson on State Highway 6.

A man was flown to hospital after crashing into a power pole near Rai Valley.

El Nino turns up heat

El Nino could bring even more hot summer days to Kaiteriteri Beach, but farmers may not be as happy as holidaymakers.

A rare weather phenomenon is set to scorch Nelson this spring and summer, with drought and scrub fires likely.

Flag campaign boosted in Nelson video

Nelson City councillor Matt Lawrey helps to display the Red Peak flag design made from 700 balloons by Felicity Yates, aka Flossie The Balloon Lady (centre), on Nelson's Church Steps.

The Red Peak flag turned up on a cake and in a 700-balloon creation in Nelson on Saturday.

Higher-density housing given push

An aerial photograph of Richmond looking along Queen St with the then empty land of the former PlaceMakers site near the bottom.

Proposed changes in planning rules could mean more houses on smaller sections in central Richmond.

Prison van turns back

Blenheim police and Department of Corrections staff remove a prisoner from a van outside Blenheim police station.

A prison van leaving Blenheim had to turn back after a prisoner caused damage to the van.

Sisters' lifelong fight for fairness

Sisters Mary Ellen O'Connor, left, Julia O'Connor, Margaret O'Connor and Teresa O'Connor.

For the O'Connor sisters, politics runs in the blood, as does the need to speak up in the face of adversity.

Kiwi boy gets World Cup call up

Jacob Harris, 13, will deliver the match ball at the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

Thirteen-year-old Jacob Harris is set to take the field for the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

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