Nelson a Shangri-La of sunshine and home preserves?

I suspect I may be a Nelson Mother. Technically I'm a Motueka Father.

Nelson water restrictions loom

Council is warning of possible water restrictions for the 500 households who take water from streams and wells.

Scottish cricketers enjoy their Kiwiana fix

The Scotland cricket team was singing along to New Zealand anthems soon after arriving in Nelson.

Editorial: Don't get carried away over cycleways

OPINION: It's great that Nelson is making gains as a cycle-friendly city. Supporting this basic transportation mode makes sense for many reasons.

Blue Lake a New Zealand treasure

'Very strong spiritual power'

It seems appropriate that one of NZ's greatest natural treasures is hard to find.

Enthusiasts rebuild 'vanished' runabout

It has been a labour of love for Jeff and Les Stilwell, who have finished a replica of their father's American racing runabout.

Stanton: Can't go without Barney

Vagrant Lewis Stanton might spend a lot of time at court, but that doesn't mean he can camp outside it.

Breeding oomph back into our apples

Roxy and Big Daddy are set to make it big. They are colourful characters, and tasty.

Young swimmers take their chances after sewage leak

Teens jumping from the Motueka River bridge may escape falling ill from a sewage leak, despite signs warning people against swimming there.

Haunting memories of nurse's Ebola stint

The memories that trouble David Oakes most from his time treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone are of the children.

Death of former Kiwi Philip Quayle in Cairns investigated

Police try to piece together the last minutes of former Nelson man's life before he was found on a street.

Kiwi Regional Airlines set to fly - yet again

NZ's newest airline announces direct routes from regional centres to Auckland, Queenstown and Hamilton.

Snapped: Who is this man?

Nelson police are seeking the public's help to identify a man who may be able to help with an inquiry.

Centre must be on firm footing

The Nelson City Council will spend around $60,000 in an attempt to save millions of dollars on strengthening the Trafalgar Centre.

Foreign pickers turned away

Enough workers already

Nelson orchards have been turning away overseas workers as they are full up for the start of the pipfruit harvest.

Hail makes a dent in apple exports

Nelson's export apple harvest is expected to be down 10 per cent because of hail damage.

Age hasn't wearied them

The annual Winery Tour has quickly become as Kiwi as pav, the All Blacks, and Dave Dobbyn's finely tuned heartstrings.

Life's a beach, says visiting Cuban envoy

Passion for art and beaches are among growing links between New Zealand and Cuba, says ambassador.

New search for tourist Christian Prehn, missing for a year

Christian Ulf Erik Prehn disappeared tramping a year ago. His family is helping to fund a new search.

Seaweek photography competition looks below the waves

"What Lies Beneath" is the theme to the Cawthron Institute's Seaweek photography competition.

Nelson closures reflect tough retail market

Another Nelson store is closing its doors after a difficult year in the retail market.

Rocks Rd cycleway project still on the table

Plans for a $15 million cycleway along Rocks Rd should go ahead, Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese says.

Plea to help fund stem-cell treatment for Andrea Campbell

Andrea Campbell needs stem-cell treatment for her multiple sclerosis, and it costs $170,000.

Tasman freedom campers hope to sneak under the radar

'I don't think it's contributing to the area'

Daniel Jackson first noticed at Christmas that freedom campers were getting out of control.

Trio of quakes shake New Zealand

There's been two early morning shakes in the south and one later on in the north.

Tourists at fault in one in 12 South Island crashes

Foreign drivers have been responsible for one in every 12 fatal crashes in the South Island this decade.

Four men arrested in murder of James 'Poto' Whatuira

A 41-year-old Nelson man is charged with murder and three Dannevirke men are accused of being accomplices.

Getting a real charge out of biking

An influential figure in the development of electric bike design had the chance to ride one of his bikes around Nelson.

Wet start to students' adventure tourism training

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology students got a dunking in their first week.

Cricket takes a hit at NZ schools

Make the most of the Black Caps while you can - the next generation is looking thin on the ground.

Donations flowing in for Deanna

Donations for young cancer sufferer Deanna Marsden haven't stopped rolling in.

Students making a splash

Nayland College has been working with Swimming New Zealand to help some of its students achieve swim teacher qualifications.

Visitors are flocking to Animal Farm

Animal Farm has attracted 10,000 more visitors than expected in its first year.

Patient stranded after stent surgery

A heart patient, discharged from Nelson Hospital after stent surgery, was left to find his own way home.

Apple truck crash snarls up traffic

'There were apples for Africa'

A truck carrying thousands of apples rolled near Richmond, causing a major traffic jam at rush hour yesterday.

Swimmers' buoys spark concern over 'suspicious' activity in marine reserve

Swimmers' safety device is no threat

An innocent explanation has been found for some suspicious-looking activity in a marine reserve.

Vessel stands by to take on rig

An odd-looking structure on the horizon off Port Nelson has intrigued some spectators on shore.

Keeping children safe in the sun

A new app is helping to teach kids about being sun smart.

Grey Power feud drags in national body

The national Grey Power Federation is to discuss the turmoil in Nelson Grey Power.

Some Red Devils charges are likely to be dropped

The High Court has ruled that evidence improperly obtained during a major police undercover operation may not be used at trial.

Beach visitors save boy from rip

A 10-year-old schoolboy was rescued from a rip on Totaranui Beach thanks to the quick actions of a group of beach-goers.

Concert boost for singer's London move

'I've known I wanted to do this since I was 13'

Singer Natalie Davies, 19, will start her musical theatre career in London with an extra $5000.

Lewis Hawkins, the Scrabble maestro

Scrabble wizard competes on world stage

He is only 10 years old but Lewis is the seventh best Scrabble player in the world under the age of 18.

Councils urged to support venue

The region's councils will be urged to allow the establishment a major regional motorsport and adventure venue in their LTP.

Exercise has blast surprise

"Victims" were pulled from the water in Nelson Haven yesterday as police put on a search and rescue exercise.

Walkway criticism forces review

Plans for major changes to the Maitai Walkway has stirred criticism.

Fishing boat back from the deep

Wooden fishing boat, the Kaikohe, has been refloated after a 24-hour salvage mission.

Vineyard workers injured in SH1 minivan crash

Seven taken to hospital after mini-van crashes into a bank on SH1 south of Blenheim.

Richmond aquatic centre funding comes under scrutiny

The popular Aquatic Centre in Richmond is under scrutiny, with the council looking at how to contain costs.

Fair bit of freedom in gypsy life on the road

Gypsy fair rolls into town

Gavin Mckenzie used to load bombs on to planes - now he loads pellets into rifles.
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