Motueka-Golden Bay

Man in $80,000 drug bust

A man found with one of the largest ever "street stop" drug seizures by a routine traffic patrol has pleaded not guilty in the Nelson District Court.

Cafe becomes winter studio

Muck the pig

An artist has found a new element for her work after moving her mountain studio to a busy cafe.

Bay turns out for health meeting

A packed public meeting has called for Golden Bay's voice to be heard in Nelson as changes are made to the new integrated family health centre.

Summit to give Motueka direction

Motueka's economy is "drifting" and needs a strategy and innovation, say local leaders.

Public cash needed for hub concept

The vision of a new Motueka library anchoring a community hub at Deck's Reserve has been given a cautious boost by Tasman mayor.

Coastal Classic on mag's world top 50

Rocks Rd revamp options

The Abel Tasman Coastal Classic has been named one of the 50 best races in the world by an influential British running magazine.

Film competiton takes All Shorts

Rob FireNix

Golden Bay's extremely short international film competition All Shorts is gearing up for another year.

Mayor: We can't do everything

Tasman mayor says the council is having to make difficult calls about where money was spent.

Risk to no-nuke status


Seafood industry warns government that Golden Bay company's mining plans could threaten New Zealand's nuclear-free reputation.

Search for missing craft

Scott Donaldson

Trans-Tasman kayaker Scott Donaldson is searching for his missing vessel at Farewell Spit.

Phosphate mining support hailed

Golden Bay-based company "delighted" by submissions backing its marine consent application to suction-mine phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise.

Beach ranks among world's best

Kaiteriteri beach

News giant CNN confirms what we've all known for years - Kaiteriteri is one of the world's best beaches.

Hot burner 'ignited floorboards'

Fire that gutted a family home in Motueka on Friday was likely caused by a solid fuel fire.

Golden Bay-Motueka claim title

The Golden Bay-Motueka team won indoor bowls' South Island North Western zone mixed fours finals at Blenheim's Simcox Stadium on Saturday.

Mot's multicultural melting pot


Hola amigos. Is it just me, or is Motropolis feeling mighty multicultural these days?

Lack of data behind drops 'criminal'

Science behind the region's largest ever 1080 blitz is being questioned by opponents.

Collingwood set to lose rubbish centre

A trip to the tip will see Collingwood residents have to travel to Takaka from next July.

Final decision on rates plan

The TDC has signed off its annual plan and confirmed the total average rate rise for residents.

Anger at DOC over mess

Home owners irate after national park project caused silt and mud to run onto their land.

Warming winter workout

Lambs and daffodils

Three very rainy weeks and I didn't have a drop to drink. A Motueka winter is full of contradictions like that.

Centre won't be up for any funding

The temporary Takaka council service centre won't be improved anytime soon, but progress is being made to determine the best way forward.

Council crew on a 'firewood' mission

Bhutanese refugees

Residents accuse council tree-fellers on removal programme of gathering firewood for personal use.

Students create grim new world

Bhutanese refugees

A dash of steampunk, a hint of Gotham City and a dose of harsh reality are the ingredients of an original play by Golden Bay students.

Health centre director role to be axed

Changes at the Golden Bay integrated family health centre are going ahead, with the role of service director being disestablished.

Pesky parrots won't be shifted


Authorities advise residents to 'learn to co-exist' with flock of kea wreaking havoc in Kaiteriteri.

In control in the clouds

Motueka Helicopter Trip

Reporter Kate Davidson shares her experience of a Motueka learn-as-you-fly scheme that puts the dream within grasp.

Pair push for bus shelters

Gina Udell, left, and Tallis Lentz


Two Golden Bay teenagers are on a mission to protect bus users of Onekaka and Pohara from the elements.

Big crowd expected for chilly dip

Fine weather makes for mild midwinter swim

 Kaiteriteri Midwinter Swim

As the shortest day of the year approaches, it is time to dig out the bathing suits for the annual Kaiteriteri Midwinter Swim.

Recreation centre will cost

Supporters of the proposed Golden Bay recreation centre are celebrating that the facility can now go ahead, but they face a $800,000 task.

Rest home transformed

Casey Eden

How has Tracey Walker navigated the Joan Whiting Rest Home's transformation into a luxury resort? Naomi Arnold reports.

War declared on Golden Bay weeds

The Golden Bay weedbuster programme, Project De-Vine, has just received the first instalment of $179,998 in funding to start the Pohara phase of its work.

Crash landing in orchard

Bill Evans

A microlight was forced into a dramatic crash langing in an orchard in Motueka yesterday afternoon.

Battle to save historic store

Langford Store

The great-granddaughter of the man who built the Langford Store is asking the public to help preserve it.

Dinosaur footprints to begin long tour

An exhibition of 70-million-year-old dinosaur footprints found in northwest Golden Bay starts a two-year tour of New Zealand museums next month.

Creativity rules at Up the Garden Path


Behind the adobe style wall on the corner of High and Courtney streets lies one of Motueka's favourite destinations, Up the Garden Path Cafe and Gallery.

Monument settles in at new home


A historic rock cairn bearing the names of early Hope Valley settlers has been successfully relocated on Crown land near the former Glenhope Railway Station.

No conviction over cannabis

A woman who made cannabis cookies for pain relief has been discharged without conviction.

New health centre under threat

OPINION: There's always a price to pay for living in the more remote areas of the country. There are also many gains, of course.

Talley's targets energy use

Motueka-based Talley's Group has teamed with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) in a plan to save 5 per cent of its energy use by 2016.

Fire razes house bus

A house bus in Motueka went up in flames yesterday, along with the owners' possessions.

Woman hurt when quad bike flips

A Takaka woman seriously injured in a quad bike accident has been flown to Christchurch.

Mine bid 'a risk to ecology'

The Nelson Mail

Chatham Rock Phosphate, the small Golden Bay-based company with big seabed mining ideas, has submitted its formal marine consent application to vacuum up phosphate nodules from the Chatham Rise.

'Lost' tourist contacts Nelson friend

A German tourist last seen almost two months ago has contacted afriend in Golden Bay

Funding for film breaks new ground

Locally-made short film Labyrinth Rocks will screen at The Village Theatre in Takaka this Saturday night.

Town square concept for Motueka

Parklands Schoo

The heart of Motueka is to become more welcoming and the public is being invited to give its input into how to make that happen.

Educator puts food in focus

Warwick King

A Golden Bay environmental educator has been touring New Zealand with a team of volunteers, capturing 200 short films about local food resilience.

House sales down but prices holding

House sales have plummeted in Nelson and Richmond, according to latest figures.

Motueka back in fray

The Motueka High School girls are back out in the middle and hoping to backup a breakthrough year.

Kaiteriteri poised for new era

Campground revamp follows storm repairs


A crumpled pile of iron is all that is left of the former administration building at the Kaiteriteri Motor Camp, after it was demolished this week.

After the flood came the fire


A Golden Bay artist whose property was hit by floods is now picking up the pieces from a fire that destroyed his studio.

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