Wanderers showed composure at the death to secure a tight 17-12 Nelson Bays division one rugby win over Waimea Old Boys yesterday at Jubilee Park.
Nelson families have been presented with home computers to help them better connect with their schools and communities.
Nelson and Tasman are in recovery mode as extreme weather from Cyclone Ita hammered the region from Wednesday night until the early hours of this morning.
Golden Bay hammered by storm
Collingwood publican Tinky Hovenden woke up to find the Parapara Esplanade gone.
A group of arthritic elderly people became trapped at the Ngawhatu Pool when a gum tree fell during Thursday's storm.
New Zealand King Salmon says a decision allowing it to set up three new salmon farms is "very bad" for aquaculture and primary industry.
Police had had about 700 callouts since the storm began.
After a change in pace and taste, restaurateur Arko Biswas is switching from Italian food to a varied international flavour.
The vital Takaka Hill route between Motueka and Golden Bay has re-opened.
Firefighters try to secure a large piece of roofing hanging off the side of Nelson Hospital.
Storm damage likened to hurricane strikes West Coast and causes major damage elsewhere.
A family dance party event at the revamped Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight will make a new use of a familiar location.
A round up of all the best events, gigs and live entertainment for Easter Weekend across the Nelson region.
LATEST: Residents are advised to 'prepare for extended periods without power' after heavy rain and high winds cut supply to thousands of homes.
Trees down, power out across region
Heavy rain and high winds have taken their toll on the Nelson region, bringing down trees, cutting power to thousands of homes and closing roads.
An Irish tourist who drove his car into the sea at Atawhai has landed in court.
Husband and wife team Mal and Fran Sears were this morning among Nelson RSA members in Trafalgar St selling poppies for the annual RSA appeal.
Casual drinking at cafes and restaurants tomorrow and Easter Sunday is out.
The TDC'S proposal to close the Richmond Revive Reuse Shop is short-sighted, says the Nelson Environment Centre general manager.
A blitz on Nelson offenders owing fines and reparation has prompted them to pay up.
A charity worker is distraught after $4000 of guide dog supplies were stolen from her car.
A truck spilled its load of timber into the front yard of a home where children often played yesterday afternoon.
Truck driver describes "look of horror" as a woman's car crashed into him on the Rai Saddle.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNelson wineries are relieved the region's grape harvest has largely finished ahead of prolonged rain.
A set of stocks with a warning sign in Sundial Square has prompted police to warn against vigilantism.
Four children who dress up as their star or the emergency service worker they like best could win themselves a ride in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter as part of the helicopter base's open day on May 4.
Strung-out retail therapy devotees, dads and mums, bargain-hunters and eclectic gatherers, rejoice!
The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.
The stench of death will greet those brave enough to take a night tour in the leadup to Anzac Day with wartime re-enactment theatre group Dramatix.
Crab fisherman Brian Inns spent an hour treading water in the sea off Motueka after his boat capsized.
A man has been rescued off the coast of Motueka this afternoon after his boat overturned.
A man has had acid or some other sort of disabling substance thrown in his face.
A woman was seriously injured and trapped in her vehicle after her car collided with log truck near Rai Valley yesterday.
Police dog handler Senior Constable Pete Greenland of Nelson Bays and his dog Gruff have won second place in the South Island police dog trials and earned a place in the national finals.
Hospice shops in Nelson are going big on the World War I theme to mark the centenary this year of the start of the Great War.
Nelson will get a brief break in the weather today before it strikes again with full force tomorrow, when torrential rain and gales are expected.
Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in New Zealand.
The top of the south Treaty of Waitangi settlements will cross their final hurdle tomorrow.
Improved signage outside schools will be installed to address local concerns about speed limits.
A broken heart in Nelson's New St marks where the old Artery once stood and its mosaic facade has been smashed to pieces.
Nelson Mail journalists Naomi Arnold and Alden Williams have been named as finalists in this year's Canon Media Awards.
Man admits sexual assault and murder of woman and attacking tourists in South Island rampage.
Warnings issued as heavy rain causes flooding
Motorists are being warned to drive carefully this morning as heavy rain deluges the region.
Members of the public have decided how a $4000 donation will be shared around the Nelson community.
Leeanne McRae, of Stoke, is upset nobody stopped to help her son Dylan McRae when he came off his bike yesterday.
Police are warning the public of a crackdown on drink driving after catching a trio of drink drivers.
If all the world's a stage, then students from Waimea, Garin and Motueka are well prepared to play their parts.
A man who went on an arson spree has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The TDC is investigating reports of tenants living up to 30 to a house while they work in Motueka.
A Nelson man is crying foul after two kebab shop staff at Richmond Mall used staff access keys to ensure they were first in line at a jeweller's $1 sale.
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