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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.

Rescue helicopter callout leads to donation

After the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter came to a colleague's aid, Colin Curtain decided something give back.

A sign of true friendship

A kidney between two best friends

Michael Miller

Kanenin Bruce and Michael Miller are best mates who will do anything for one another.

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.

Legal careers take off at home

Hilary Palmer

Surrounded by family and friends, two Nelson women have been admitted to the bar.

Nelson student shines on debut

A Nelson student has been carving up the catwalk at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland.

Nelson could be part of online voting trial

City council's decision on whether to take part in online voting trial will come down to cost.

Candidates speak on healthy homes, tax

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Nelson's political candidates went head to head over healthy homes in an election candidates' forum at the Trafalgar Park Pavilion yesterday.

Jolly red bus rolls into town

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Labour's big red bus rolled through the streets of Stoke yesterday morning, emblazoned with supporters' signatures from around the country.

Airports call for cheaper flight fares

A strong call for action over high regional air fares has come from New Zealand airport operators.

TDC gives up shares in tourism body

The TDC has given its shares in Nelson Tasman Tourism to Nelson City Council at no cost.

Accused recalls knife in his hand

Murder-accused Kirk Day tells court of 'snapshot memory' of holding knife before stabbing.

Man dies as Cambodian vision takes shape

Outreach worker in tragic motorcycle accident

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A former Nelson builder, working on a Trades Training Centre in Cambodia, has died in a motorbike accident there.

Candidates tackle income inequality

Struggling families, income inequality and giving children the best start were among issues tackled by Nelson's election candidates at a public meeting.

New reservoir ready to be filled

A new water reservoir on Nelson's Observatory Hill is about to be filled.

Homeowner holds back blaze until help arrives

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A quick-thinking homeowner took matters into own hands to prevent his house from burning down yesterday.

Free parking in city to last longer

Nelson city's winter free parking trial has been extended into spring.

Singer follows American dream

Teen heads back to US in search of stardom

Gabriella Atkinson

Nelson teenage songstress Gabriella Atkinson is heading back to the United States to follow her dreams.

'Meteor' spotted in NZ sky

Night sky, stars

A spectacular low-flying meteor-like object was spotted off the west coast of NZ last night.

Pair in court on human trafficking charges

 human trafficking

Two Indian men living in Motueka appeared in court yesterday, facing New Zealand's first ever human trafficking charges.

Gentle, intimate air at Moutere Inn

Beers and bands at New Zealand's oldest pub

Curried lentils and kumara.

Continuing our series profiling music venues in the region, we chat to the Moutere Inn's Andrew Cole.

It's going to be a wet one

A wetter than usual September is forecast for Nelson and Marlborough, says MetService.

Accused suffered 'emotional breakdown'

Murder accused's ex-girlfriend tells court of emotional breakdown days before fatal stabbing.

Cyclist rescued from bike track

Emergency services hauled a cyclist off Codgers mountain bike track last night.

New marina would generate $1.5m

A new 100-berth marina at Port Motueka could generate at least $1.5 million annually.

Air NZ reviews sky high fares

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John Key has taken up the issue of high regional airfares, which a Nelson woman highlighted.

Tributes flow for big, loving man

Leighton Muir

'Catastrophic failure' blamed for death of a Nelson fisherman aboard a Talley's boat in the Pacific.

Ingenuity win is icing on cake

For Rob Smith, having a hand in re-building a small West Coast hydro station his father had once maintained was a return to his roots.

A flash of sunny yellow to join cancer fight

Cancer Society Nelson volunteer

A small army of volunteers have been working behind the scenes in preparation for the Cancer Society's Daffodil Day fundraiser tomorrow.

Mother sees school is earthquake ready

Leighton Muir

"We're ready. Are you?" In the event of a natural disaster, this is the challenge a Richmond mother is posing to Nelson schools.

This big shed's not so red

Warehouse

Bargain hunters flocked to Richmond for the grand opening of New Zealand's newest (and least red) Warehouse store yesterday.

Fair fare deal for regions on PM's radar

Air NZ

Air NZ needs to keep working to reduce regional air fares, says Prime Minister John Key.

Dog warning after 1080 drop

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An aerial drop of 1080 pellets in the Abel Tasman National Park has been completed.

US in for treat from leftovers

Mussels

Pet treats made from Marlborough's blue mussels and salmon are to be launched in the US.

Fisherman killed on ship

Tuna

A Nelson fisherman has been killed while working on a commercial fishing vessel in the Pacific.

Nayland girl makes her mark

 Rocks Rd

More young women should consider engineering as a dynamic career option, says a former Nelson student making her mark in the construction industry.

Rocks Rd project a hot issue for city

 Rocks Rd

A plan to redevelop Nelson's Rocks Rd has attracted more than 700 public responses.

Smash pair still critical

Two people injured in Murchison crash remain in a critical condition. | Pair badly hurt in crash

Outdoors were his great love

Emotional farewell to much-loved friend

 Rocks Rd

Tears flowed as close friends of Golden Bay's Ari Kingan came to grips with losing a loyal, athletically gifted young man.

Push to get young people to vote

First-time voters face big decision

 Rocks Rd

New election series profiles five first-time voters to examine the policies and issues that will shape their voting choices.

Candidates agree children come first

Cross-party agreements to produce better policy outcomes for children were worth pursuing, candidates representing five political parties said in Motueka last night.

Stoke meeting attracts feisty turnout

Round two of public meetings on the future of Stoke attracted a smaller, but more "feisty" crowd.

Surgeons cop backlog fire

DHB chief criticises region's surgeons for creating backlog by cherry-picking patients.

Man charged after glass throwing

Man on reckless wounding charge after thrown glass leaves woman with eye injuries.

Students set to step out in style

Girls hit the catwalk for Spring Fling

Spring Fling Fashion Show

Nerves are a-jangling at Nelson College for Girls, with the annual Spring Fling fashion show looming.

Victim in a pool of blood, court told

Nile St murder

Emergency services describe scene of stabbing on second day of murder trial | Fight led to death

Nelsonians less likely to visit ED

People in Blenheim go to emergency department nearly twice as often as Nelson residents.

Tutor is latest forestry victim

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A forestry tutor is in a serious condition after he was crushed by a tree he was felling while teaching a class.
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