Witness to historic sex assault identified

Witness sought over historic NYE incident

A man who may have witnessed an alleged sexual assault during a New Year's Eve celebration nearly 20 years ago has been identified.

Accused 'helped troubled young girls'

A Marlborough man facing multiple charges of rape provided young girls with a place to stay when they were in trouble, a court has heard.

Burners could make a comeback in city

Low pollution levels mean new woodburners could be installed in parts of Nelson.

Growers anxious at windy, dry spell

The Waimea Plains are bearing the brunt of the current dry weather with rainfall at the fourth-lowest level in 30 years.

Objections grow to funding plan

Motueka joins Richmond and Takaka submitters in opposition to Waimea Dam proposals.

Move sees cat lovers come out fighting

Council considers limit on multiple moggies

Nelson cat owners get their claws out in response to a proposed limit on three felines per household.

Grieving mum to fight on

Troy Minto's mother vows to continue fight for justice after trio involved in son's death walked free.

Drowned baby 'dead' in mother's arms

The mother of a baby found floating facedown in a swimming pool says her son was lifeless and blue in her arms.

Open hatch leaves a sour note

A musician from the Ukulele group Plinkers was injured when she fell three metres into a cellar as she was leaving a Nelson restaurant.

Hard work pays off for scouts

Three Iron Duke Sea Scout Group members have been rewarded with chief scout awards.

It's time to remove stigma from rating

Creating a level playing field for the country's schools is a worthwhile aim that is difficult to achieve.

Nayland head welcomed

A korowai (cloak) has signalled the end of an era for one principal, and a new start for the other.

Gelato maker goes big on local flavour

A secret recipe and local products are the ingredients for the expansion of a gelato business.

Dog seen at 'lost' man site

Police investigating reports of dog seen in area where man was heard yelling "I'm lost" last week.

More sex abuse accusers testify

Further three teenagers tell High Court in Nelson they were indecently assaulted by a 66-year-old man.

Convictions of three in Nelson killing quashed

The remaining three men convicted for roles in the killing of Nelson man Troy Minto see their convictions quashed.

Saxton safer bet for cycling

In just 18 months, Nelson's cyclists will be on their bikes at a $1.6 million purpose built velodrome at Saxton Field.

Wakefield winners in a spin

A lucky Wakefield couple are just one wheel spin away from winning a million dollars.

A third of schools face funding cuts

A third of schools in the Nelson Tasman region have lost funding in a decile rating review.

More to dam than money, hearing told

Tasman deputy mayor Tim King says the Waimea Community Dam was about much more than just economics.

Council's Nelmac has record profit

Nelmac has posted a a record net profit of $1.3 million from $24.64m revenue.

Fervent opposition to dam

Submissions leave TDC members in no doubt their Waimea Dam plan is failing to gain support. | 'More to dam than money'

Giving the gift of Christmas

Spreading festive cheer to families in need

A simple wish to enjoy a Christmas dinner is one the Fifeshire Foundation hopes to grant this year.

Nelson defeated in craft beer taste-off

The capital has topped the top of the south to take out the first ever Craft Beer Taste-Off.

Thirsty work at farmers' market

Nelsonians wishing to quench their thirst on a sunny Wednesday can now look no further than Infused H20, the newest drink business in Morrison Square's farmers' market.

Coming of age in market

Nelson property valuing firm Duke & Cooke has seen 50 years of a "coming of age" property market in the region, as it celebrates its anniversary this week.

Tasman water rationing coming

Tasman district will start water rationing from Monday after weeks of persistent drying winds and little rain.

Removal of pews upsets parishoners

Church pews have become the centre of an unholy spat in Rai Valley.

Gigatown team upbeat in defeat

After 13 months of hard work Nelson's Gigatown team fell at the final hurdle, but remain optimistic about Nelson's promising digital future.

Monster Slide coming to Nelson

Nelson's steep Collingwood St is set to become the venue for an incredible 300-metre long Monster Slide.

Sixth complainant tells court of rape

"I started started crying, I couldn't do anything... I looked at him like a mate," teenager tells court.

Couple's epic Alaskan adventure

A Nelson sailing couple has received a national award for an epic journey around Alaska that covered nearly 10,000 nautical miles.

Esteemed professor to speak in Nelson

Professor Marcus du Sautoy will present the Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lecture in Nelson.

Players take anti-violence pledge

Tasman Makos players have lent their voices to stopping family violence in Nelson.

New museum extols brewing history

Nelson's status as the craft brewing capital of New Zealand has been officially celebrated with the opening of the Hop and Beer Museum.

Nelson's Chinese links explored

Chinese consul-general Jin Zhijian wrapped up a two-day visit to Nelson today after meeting with businesses and education providers to strengthen relationships between China and Nelson.

Bay residents don't want to pay for dam

Golden Bay ratepayers don't want to foot the bill for the proposed Waimea Community Dam.

Honour for local hero

Friend of the forest Ian Price is a recipient of a Local Hero award from the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards

Santa's tree waiting for gifts

Nelsonians who want to be Santa's helpers this year can drop off gifts at the Nelson Mail for families in need.

Firefighters fear Rabbit Island reignition

Hot, dry winds have increased the risk of a suspicious fire on Rabbit Island reigniting.

Rivals trade kicks for punches

Footballers face off at Fight 4 Victory

Nelson city councillor Tim Skinner will be stepping into the ring with his on-field rival Richard Malcolm at Fight 4 Victory.

Rape-accused sent love texts to teen, court hears

A 66-year-old man sent text messages to a teenager telling her he loved her, a court has heard.

Grey Power chief under pressure to quit

Nelson Grey Power has passed a vote of no confidence in its president Neville Male.

Pair feared rope would sink boat

Two fishermen got a nasty fright when their boat's anchor rope was snagged by a net line in Tasman Bay.

Mental health services slated

System 'at best a joke, at worst dangerous'

Users of Nelson's mental health service say they are not taken seriously when they call for help. Stacey Knott investigates as part of the Lifting the Lid series.

Pool was not up to standard - council

A swimming pool where a Nelson baby almost drowned failed to meet legal safety standards.

Cause of island fire 'suspicious'

A large scrub fire that started on a beach on Rabbit Island yesterday is being treated as suspicious.

Snapper survey could see changes

The Ministry for Primary Industries is carrying out a stock assessment of snapper in the top of the south.

User-pays model favoured for dam

The Waimea Dam should be funded by users and not ratepayers, Tasman councillors told.
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