Motueka-Golden Bay

Winter competition goes beyond racing

The Maitahi Outrigger Canoe Club headed home with a handsome new trophy after the final event in the Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka Winter Waka Challenge in Golden Bay on Sunday.

New name for revamped nature park

parking

Golden Bay's nature park and bush cafe Bencarri Farm has undergone a winter overhaul, including its name, which has changed to Wild Earth.

Eviction threat angers residents

Marchwood Park

Controversial policy change could have seen three-quarters of Marchwood Park residents evicted.

Totaranui renews booking system

 John Kennedy

Places are filling up fast at top holiday spot after new online booking system introduced.

Cow cruelty ruling to be appealed

Dairy cows

Takaka farmer appealing ruling that he was unjustified in firing a worker for cruelty to a cow.

Teen arrested after crime spree

Police

A 15-year-old boy has gone on a drunken crime spree, stealing two cars and crashing one of them.

Pedal power drives charity ride

Real estate agent saddles up for epic trip

Ginny and Pat Rickets

ALASTAIR PAULIN - Nelson

Doreeen Rudolf will head south for the ride of her life this month, planning to cover 1260km from Motueka to Invercargill in 16 days.

Girl helps capture drive-by gunman

Police

Young girl's quick-thinking after gun pointed at her from car helps police identify and arrest man.

Police criticisms best made official

Residents frustrated with policing are being urged to complain directly to the source.

Residents call for policing boost

Police

Motueka residents say they are fed up with policing in their area and want to see more police on the streets.

DOC shocked by death of penguins

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

Peaceful revolution at Bencarri

Olly Stephens

Nelson

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

Taking hold of destiny

kono

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

Seal pup dies after 'hours in net'

solar system

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

Homeowner holds back blaze

house fire

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

New marina would generate $1.5m

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

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.

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.

Huge haul of rubbish from sea

Craig Smith

A wood burner, oil filters, starter batteries, and a homemade bong and were among the rubbish divers retrieved from the supposedly pristine waters of Anchorage and Adele Island.

Rooftop larks backfire for teen

water balloon

Water balloon prank goes awry as teen plunges leg through skylight on Motueka jeweller's roof.

Vodafone tower still riles foes

Vodafone has changed its application to build a cellphone tower in Golden Bay , altering the design to a version that doesn't require community feedback.

Trail-blazers give thumbs up

cycle trail

The route might not have the final letter of approval - but who cares about the paperwork when you can take in some amazing country on a cycle ride between Mapua and Kaiteriteri.

Mayday call off Motueka

Coastguard

Two men and a dog were rescued from a boat sinking in Tasman Bay yesterday.

Collingwood store gets new lease of life

Meg Howie

Hungry whitebaiters in Collingwood can rest rest assured knowing they can stock up from the Collingwood supermarket, which has reopened.

Tourists in fight for life

Tony Lawton,  and Gaylene Wilkinson

After a boat trip turned into an 18-hour ordeal, a Golden Bay couple were forced to drink their own urine to stay alive. | Tourists survive sinking

Wastewater plan at Motueka firming up

A planned filtration treatment system for Motueka's wastewater will not only save Tasman ratepayers about $2 million but discharge cleaner water into the estuary.

Joyce rides shotgun into Motueka

Gigatown

Two tables pushed together in the corner of Motueka's Elevation cafe provided the venue for National minister Steven Joyce to informally meet and greet the party faithful yesterday.

Multisport menu proves popular

Sport has become a major part of the lunchtime menu at Motueka High School, with the expansion of a programme to get students active.

Poison battle flares again

Mapua Wharf.

A Golden Bay anti-1080 group says the public are being silenced in the leadup to a 1080 drop this spring.

Sea mining scrutiny welcomed

The fishing industry has welcomed scrutiny of Chatham Rock Phosphate's application and the company's decision to reduce the area of sea floor it wants to mine.

Mental health facility faces crisis

A facility treating people with chronic suicidal thoughts may close if funding cannot be found.

'Beach bum' is living the dream

 Dennis Petch

New Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp manager Dennis Petch has had to give up his camping spot of 30 years.

Peace vigil planned in Golden Bay

Ann Banks

Wander past the Village Green in Takaka on Monday evening and you'll come across a group of people standing in silent vigil, by candlelight.

Video store faces end credits

Tim and Linda McPadden

Piracy and downloads have spelled the end for video store which shut up shop yesterday after 15 years.

Motueka: Living the dream...

Collingwood Sthome is demolished

New Our Town Motueka co-ordinator Julie Jacobson plans to use her international marketing experience to help brand the town.

Man dies in DIY bicycle crash

bicycle accident

A man has died after crashing his motorised bicycle.

Man killed in motorised bike crash

St John's Ambulance

A man in his 50s has died after his motorised bicycle crashed into a ditch near Motueka.

Four hundred trees in 20 minutes

Jo Edwards

More than 400 trees and shrubs were planted in 20 minutes at a Golden Bay beach thanks to a group of enthusiastic Fonterra staff.

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

CHATHAM RISE

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.

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