Rena cleanup worked well - scientists

The Rena soon after its grounding on Astrolable Reef.

The cleanup of the Rena wreck in the Bay of Plenty has cost hundreds of millions of dollars but long-term environmental damage is slight, scientists say.

Nelson bars set to open for World Cup

Gareth Caldwell of Speight's Ale House will be keeping his doors open for the Rugby World Cup.

Nelson bars are looking forward to showing early morning World Cup matches after Parliament passed a law allowing them to open.

Nelson set for Black Caps double header

Black Caps player Corey Anderson celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka player Mahela Jayawardene during Match 4 of the ANZ One Day International Cricket Series between New Zealand Black Caps and Sri Lanka at Saxton Oval earlier this year.

Nelson's summer of cricket just got twice as sweet.

NBA star dishes out advice video

Steven Adams, left, and his mentor Kenny McFadden chat to Nelson College and Nelson College Preparatory School students on Wednesday.

He's literally one of the biggest sporting stars in the country and as Steven Adams strolled through the doors of the Nelson College gym he stoked the fire of some equally big dreams.

Hunt for Kennard continues

Jahdai Brice Kennard at the Nelson Courthouse last year.

Armed police swarmed into Staples St in Motueka this morning after receiving a tip that Jahdai Kennard may be at a house there.

Scampi results excite scientists

Picton-based scampi boat Sea Hawke II is part of a $7.8 million research project.

Experiments to grow the scampi in the laboratory are showing great promise, the seafood industry has heard.

Drying clothes sparks fire

A Nelson fire fighter is reminding people of the dangers of drying clothing near a heat source

A Nelson fire fighter is reminding people of the dangers of drying clothing near a heat source after a house fire broke out on Hardy Street last night.

Groups unite to oppose scallop plan

A recreational scalloper checks his catch.

Marlborough Sounds residents and recreational scallopers are up in arms over the commercial scallop industry's plans for the 2015 season.

Rape charge after home invasion

Police said that a woman and her husband were awoken at about 3am on August 9 by a man in their bedroom in the Gladstone Rd area of Richmond.

A man has been charged with rape after a couple woke to find him in their Nelson home.

Bush Inn back in business

Jonny Lewis outside the refurbished Bush Inn in Grove St which is now used for accommodation.

An historic pub is now providing a lot more than a post-work drink to the Nelson community as the Bush Inn Tavern reopens its doors.

Asbestos imports to end

An asbestos warning on a Christchurch demolition site.

Remaining asbestos and HCFC imports are on the way out, says Environment Minister Nick Smith.

Prestigious prize for Mail journo

Nelson Mail reporter Stacey Knott has won an Australasian journalism award for her Nelson Mail series on mental health.

Nelson Mail journalist Stacey Knott has won a prestigious Australasian award for a Nelson Mail series on mental health. 

Kea reportedly shot in forest

A group of kea have reportedly been shot in Nelson's Golden Downs forest.

A group of endangered kea have reportedly been shot at a forestry site in Nelson, sparking a DOC investigation.

Rhythmic raffle for School of Music

Artist Steve Whittington in the Suter with his piece he is donating to the music raffle.

It may not be a magic but Steve Whittington's musical carpet will be attracting funds from thin air.

Device to thwart baggage-tamperers

Garin College student Elisha Fleming with his Intrude-A-Lock at the Nelson Market.

A Nelson teen has come up with a way to alert travellers if someone has tampered with their luggage.

DHB support council on water fluoridation

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board support the fluoridation of water in the region and are encouraging other DHB’s around the country to make their position known.

Loaves & Fishes begins charging for meals

Loaves and Fishes co-ordinator Alison Mountfort, left, with her helpers Marty Harris, Terry Walsh and John Olykan in the All Saints Church hall kitchen.

After nearly three decades, a Nelson organisation feeding the vulnerable has introduced part-charges for its lunches.

Cheaper airfares as competition grows

Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced a sale, with direct fares costing $79 one-way.

Kiwi Regional Airlines has announced cheaper regional fares as Nelson skies grow steadily more crowded with competition.

Community raise funds for cuddlecots

Project Butterfly are fundraising for cuddlecots to be used at Nelson Hospital. A cuddlecot is a cooling system which is placed into a bassinet to let parents spend time with their dead babies.

Nelson charity Project Butterfly has received offers of support from around the country in t bid to get two cuddlecots for the region.

Man hospitalised after skill saw incident

Scene of the skill saw incident on Hillside Lane, Tuesday morning.

A man has been taken to Nelson Hospital after slicing into his thigh with a skill saw.

'Execution style' killer released

Christopher John Greig outside the Nelson Court House during the Keri Stephens murder trial in June, 2001.

Kat Stephens says her dad's killer should stay locked up "for as long as he lives".

Abduction attempt investigation ongoing

The corner of Fauchelle Avenue, left, and Florence Street Richmond, the scene of an alleged attempted abduction on Sunday, August 16.

Nelson police are still investigating an alleged attempted abduction in Richmond last week.

Pollution a focus at environmental conference

Cawthron environmental toxicologist Louis Tremblay wants scientists, regulators and industry to work together to find pollution solutions.

Experts from around the world have gathered in Nelson for a conference aimed at tackling the issue of contaminants in the environment.

MASSIVE show set to live up to name

A Titantic climax to a previous year's MASSIVE performance from Upper Moutere School.

625628959. 25-MGB-massive2.JPG. A Titantic climax to a previous year's MASSIVE performance from Upper Moutere School. Photo: Alastair Paulin/Fairfax NZ

Rural fire fighters head to the US

Mapua fire chief Ian Reade will be helping fight fires in the United States.

Two of Tasman's leading rural firefighters have flown to the US to help battle raging forest fires.

Nelson 'stand down' period for MRIs angers those still in pain video

Colleen Gibb with her dog Molly waits at home for an MRI scan.

Some Nelson ACC patients are being forced to wait at least six weeks before having vital MRI scans done on their injuries.

Stop to smell the flowers and save a life

Motueka Daffofil Day convenor Jan Riley with daffodils that will be picked next week for the Daffodail Day appeal on August 28.

Daffodil Day marks its 25th anniversary this year and Jan Riley has been smelling the flowers for almost as long.

Nelson mum continues battle after brain bleed

Nelson woman Tamika White suffered a serious brain haemorrhage during a hysterectomy at Nelson Hospital.

After suffering a brain haemorrhage during surgery that left her fighting for her life, Nelson woman Tamika White is making good progress in Wellington Hospital.

Nelson investors lose millions in Colombian gold mining scheme

Infratech Mining managing director Bob Cottle at one of his proposed hold mining sites in Colombia.

Nelson investors have been left $2 million out of pocket after a former bankrupt promised them lucrative returns as part of a Colombian goldmining scheme that never eventuated.

Hurinui grabbed gun from boot

Detective Inspector Kevin Burke from Northland who is heading Operation Lucy investigating the armed confrontation in Motueka last Thursday.

The investigation into the shooting of Ford Hurinui in Motueka on Thursday is now focused on locating the driver of the car Hurinui was in before the shooting.

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