Nelson man guilty of manslaughter


A jury has found Nelson's Kirkland Day not guilty of murder after the fatal stabbing of a man last year.

Driver injured in Dashwood crash

crash in the Dashwood Pass

A 49-year-old Christchurch man is in critical condition after his ute crashed in Marlborough.

Free parking has mixed results on retail

Council weighs up preliminary report on the effects of free parking in Nelson.

Hotel group tipped to fetch 'at least' $8m

Major hospitality chain puts porfolio of bars on market, including four in Richmond and Motueka.

Intent at centre of murder trial verdict

The jury in the Nelson murder trial of Kirk Day resumed its deliberations this morning.

Woman's sentence for ACC fraud suspended

A Ngatimoti woman, convicted of defrauding ACC of $213,000, has had her home detention suspended until her appeal is heard.

Nelson pair "eyes" for blind climber

St John Ambulance staff

On the savage slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, Nelson couple Peter Coeland and Susan Baillie were Neelu Memon's eyes.

DOC devastated by death of penguins

At least eight little blue penguins were killed by dogs at Little Kaiteriteri over the weekend.

Peaceful revolution in the valley

Olly Stephens


Charlotte Squire visits a special place in Golden Bay - Bencarri Farm - which is now under new owners.

Sequel to woman's eye injury

A man accused of throwing a glass object at a Richmond bar which caused a serious eye injury has been remanded on bail.

Ambulance crews preened in green

St John Ambulance staff

St John Ambulance staff and volunteers in Nelson have now rolled out their bottle green uniforms.

Pair ready to face culinary heat

St John Ambulance staff

The heat will be on two amateur chefs from Nelson College in a national culinary challenge, but neither is fazed by the pressure-cooker atmosphere.

Police act on threats to Work and Income

Gun threats, vandalism at Nelson offices


A man who threatened to return with a gun to the Stoke Work and Income office has been arrested.

Refreshing change to CBD

Roger Nicholson and Rachel Dodd

A new $14,000 drinking fountain has been installed on Trafalgar St this week.

Birthday wishes for lost son

Family posts notice for missing tourist

christian prehn

Family notice posted for 20th birthday of German tourist presumed dead after going missing in NZ six months ago.

Arrest after Blenheim Work and Income threat

Nelson AOS team swoops on Koromiko house


Man arrested after gun threat made to the Blenheim office of Work and Income.

$5000 boost for painting fundraiser

Guy Williams

Nelson ratepayers will contribute $5000 towards a campaign to secure a Rita Angus painting.

Family in kayak rescue praised

A Mapua family's quick action when a kayak expedition went wrong may have saved their lives.

Murder trial lawyers wrap up

Two explanations for a "horrendous and tragic" death were put to a jury in a Nelson murder trial.

Parent upset by dirty needles

Thirty pupils from a Nelson school narrowly avoided walking through a pile of dirty needles.

Shaking off the blues

MID 10/6 winter blues

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Heroic pair honoured with bravery awards

Jadeyn McKay and Jamie Sixtus

Two Nelson men who rescued a family from a sinking car have been awarded bravery medals.

'Lovely' nursing student had bright future

Jadeyn McKay and Jamie Sixtus

A young woman who died after a car crash near the Owen River last month was a "lovely girl" who wanted to help others, a family member says.

'Fantastic' response to memorial

Red poppies are blooming at Nelson Provincial Museum as local families come forward to mark their family members' names with a flower.

Climate debate livestreamed

Campaign group Clean Energy Action will host a livestreaming in Nelson of the Great Climate Voter Debate tomorrow.

Making waves for the next generation

Jadeyn McKay and Jamie Sixtus

Two Nelson students hope to be inspired at a national youth innovation conference in Auckland this weekend.

Holiday boost for Gigatown bid


Nelson's Gigatown campaign is offering two holiday prizes as part of its push for the final.

New patient system for South Island

New system linking all district health boards in the South Island will save $40 million over 15 years.

Love is in the air for star-crossed couple

Meteor lights up Cable Bay proposal

Cody Roach

Seconds after Cody Roach's now-fiancée said, “I do,” a meteor-like object flared across the night sky.

Teen dies in hospital after head-on crash

St John's Ambulance

Young West Coast woman dies in hospital eight days after collision with truck near Murchison.

Hay fever as bad as heart disease - GP


Some hay fever sufferers endure a quality of life equivalent to heart disease, Richmond GP says.

Taking hold of destiny


OPINION: If Motueka is thrive into the next generation, then the town needs to go it alone.

RSA hopes to stay at Suburban

Nelson Returned and Services Association members are keen to stay with the cash-strapped Suburban Club if a deal can be worked out, association president Barry Pont said today.

Smith: Campaign mud-slinging disturbing

Nick Smith

Nick Smith says he would not judge Judith Collins ahead of the results of an inquiry, and that Labour politicians are equally linked to bloggers.

Suter in $160,000 bid for art work

Guy Williams

Suter Art Gallery launches appeal to buy a rare painting it says that "Nelson must have".

Muscle-mum pumped for body building show

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Nelson mother Rosie James was one of the contestants for the Body Building Show at the Theatre Royal on Saturday.

Sunshine city sings winter blues

Guy Williams

Nelson scored the lowest happiness rating in the country in a recent survey - and the region's 'old folk' are copping the blame.

Dutch visit impresses mayor

Tasman Mayor Kempthorne has praised a new Abel Tasman Museum which has been opened in Lutjegast in the Netherlands.

Aussie job boost for deputy fire chief

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Nelson's new deputy head of fire fighting is big on building bridges between all emergency services.

Kiwi treats a hit with Malaysian St John cadets

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It won't be the fake wounds or New Zealand scenery that a group of St John cadets from Malaysia will remember most, but the Pineapple Lumps and lamingtons they ate in Nelson.

Seal pup dies after 'hours in net'

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A dead seal pup has been found on a beach in Golden Bay after being caught in a fishing net.

Garin solar project harnesses sun's power

solar system

Garin College is set to capitalise on Nelson's sunshine hours, having installed the region's second-largest solar module system.

Business matters


Our weekly round-up of the latest business and commercial news from around the Nelson-Tasman region.

Retailers get in the fling

Fashion show raises thousands for school

spring fling

Around 245 people attended the annual Spring Fling fashion show on Saturday night, which is expected to clear $10,000 for Nelson College for Girls.

Reversal of fortune leaves taxi hanging

A Nelson taxi driver's decision to reverse out of a driveway almost ended in disaster yesterday.

Sounds' residents oppose 1080 drop

Pelorous Sound wildlife sanctuary owners gain hundreds of signatures against planned 1080 drop.

Boarding changes to go ahead

Nelson College is set to make the biggest changes to its boarding facilities since 1939.

Memory of night of killing queried

"Big gaps" in a murder accused's memory were questioned by the Crown in the fifth day of a trial in the High Court at Nelson.

Donors shrink health centre mortgage

Community fundraising has helped the Golden Bay IFHC achieve a healthy financial position.

RSA could depart stressed club

The Returned and Services Association is likely to walk away from the Nelson Suburban Club.
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