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Wanderers' cool heads rule

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.

More families gain tech edge at home

Nelson families have been presented with home computers to help them better connect with their schools and communities.

Damaged hospital back at work

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.

Storm leaves 'a real mess'

Golden Bay hammered by storm

MESS: Storm damage at the Ligar Bay foreshore.

Collingwood publican Tinky Hovenden woke up to find the Parapara Esplanade gone.

Chaos as storm-hit trees fall in region

A group of arthritic elderly people became trapped at the Ngawhatu Pool when a gum tree fell during Thursday's storm.

Three salmon farms 'disappointing'

New Zealand King Salmon says a decision allowing it to set up three new salmon farms is "very bad" for aquaculture and primary industry.

Region now cleaning up

Police had had about 700 callouts since the storm began.

Eatery makes world of difference

Charlotte Autret

After a change in pace and taste, restaurateur Arko Biswas is switching from Italian food to a varied international flavour.

Takaka hill re-opens after flooding

Wild Weather

The vital Takaka Hill route between Motueka and Golden Bay has re-opened.

Hospital roof partially lifts off

Nelson Hospital roof

Firefighters try to secure a large piece of roofing hanging off the side of Nelson Hospital.

West Coast hit 'like a hurricane'

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Storm damage likened to hurricane strikes West Coast and causes major damage elsewhere.

Dance venue is field of drums

heavy rain

A family dance party event at the revamped Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight will make a new use of a familiar location.

Easter entertainment guide

Mapua Easter Fair

A round up of all the best events, gigs and live entertainment for Easter Weekend across the Nelson region.

Wild weather causes power cuts

LATEST: Residents are advised to 'prepare for extended periods without power' after heavy rain and high winds cut supply to thousands of homes.

Pre-Easter storm causes havoc

Trees down, power out across region

Wild weather

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.

Drink-driver drove into sea

An Irish tourist who drove his car into the sea at Atawhai has landed in court.

Remembering together for Poppy Day

Hoddy Estuary Park

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 off menu on Easter Sunday

Casual drinking at cafes and restaurants tomorrow and Easter Sunday is out.

Recycle shop role praised

The TDC'S proposal to close the Richmond Revive Reuse Shop is short-sighted, says the Nelson Environment Centre general manager.

Blitz on unpaid fines pays off

A blitz on Nelson offenders owing fines and reparation has prompted them to pay up.

Charity thieves devastate worker

Hoddy Estuary Park

A charity worker is distraught after $4000 of guide dog supplies were stolen from her car.

Truck spills timber load into play area

Hoddy Estuary Park

A truck spilled its load of timber into the front yard of a home where children often played yesterday afternoon.

Another crash on perilous hill road

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Truck driver describes "look of horror" as a woman's car crashed into him on the Rai Saddle.

Wineries harvests beat rain

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Nelson wineries are relieved the region's grape harvest has largely finished ahead of prolonged rain.

Leave it to us, say police

Hoddy Estuary Park

A set of stocks with a warning sign in Sundial Square has prompted police to warn against vigilantism.

Best dressed will fly

ough Rescue Helicopter

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.

Mapua's Easter more than fair

Mapua Easter Fair

Strung-out retail therapy devotees, dads and mums, bargain-hunters and eclectic gatherers, rejoice!

Food bank gets a welcome helping hand

food bank

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.

Mud and misery of the trenches

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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.

Beacon saves the day for fisherman

Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

Crab fisherman Brian Inns spent an hour treading water in the sea off Motueka after his boat capsized.

Fisherman rescued after boat capsizes

fisherman rescue motueka

A man has been rescued off the coast of Motueka this afternoon after his boat overturned.

Acid thrown in man's face

A man has had acid or some other sort of disabling substance thrown in his face.

Rai Valley truck crash causes serious injury

logging truck crash

A woman was seriously injured and trapped in her vehicle after her car collided with log truck near Rai Valley yesterday.

National trials for top dog

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 remembering

Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar

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.

Weather goes from bad to worse

Maitai River

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 transcends language barrier

Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar

Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in New Zealand.

Final step for settlement of iwi claims

The top of the south Treaty of Waitangi settlements will cross their final hurdle tomorrow.

New signs at schools aimed to slow traffic

Improved signage outside schools will be installed to address local concerns about speed limits.

New Hub reduced to rubble

Enkhnasan Chuluunbaatar

A broken heart in Nelson's New St marks where the old Artery once stood and its mosaic facade has been smashed to pieces.

Mail duo awards finalists

Richard Mackay

Nelson Mail journalists Naomi Arnold and Alden Williams have been named as finalists in this year's Canon Media Awards.

Man pleads guilty to killing caregiver

Aaron Rhys McDonald

Man admits sexual assault and murder of woman and attacking tourists in South Island rampage.

Wet and wild weather soaks region

Warnings issued as heavy rain causes flooding

Maitai River

Motorists are being warned to drive carefully this morning as heavy rain deluges the region.

Donations divided into four

Z Energy

Members of the public have decided how a $4000 donation will be shared around the Nelson community.

Mother hails campaign to raise cycling safety

Leeanne McRae, of Stoke, is upset nobody stopped to help her son Dylan McRae when he came off his bike yesterday.

Police get tough on drink drivers

Police are warning the public of a crackdown on drink driving after catching a trio of drink drivers.

Shakespeare talent picked for nationals

If all the world's a stage, then students from Waimea, Garin and Motueka are well prepared to play their parts.

Firebug jailed for arson spree

A man who went on an arson spree has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Thirty in a house? TDC probes overcrowding claims

The TDC is investigating reports of tenants living up to 30 to a house while they work in Motueka.

Queue jumpers take shine off jewellery sale

Z Energy

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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