Crab fisherman Brian Inns spent an hour treading water in the sea off Motueka after his boat capsized.
Love bloomed in a Mongolian desert for a Golden Bay woman. Now she and her husband are creating a new life in New Zealand.
Art lovers can buy pieces from some of Golden Bay's most well known artists and support Golden Bay High School at the upcoming Easter Art Auction.
The TDC is investigating reports of tenants living up to 30 to a house while they work in Motueka.
The resource consent process for the proposed Motueka Community Coastal Water Scheme is nearly done and dusted 11 years after it was first mooted.
I may be cheating on Motueka but apathy is screwing it over.
Apathy has killed off Motueka's Festival of Lights.
'Highway's empty but the goat track's chokka'
A group of Moutere residents say their internet access is worse than in Third World countries.
'Are those for William?', Kate asks Motueka girl
History repeated for Motueka sisters Lynley Gillatt and Maria Ansell-Burnett when they met Kate in Blenheim.
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Thirteen Golden Bay artists used doors as a concept from which to create artworks, displayed as a group exhibition called Doors Unhinged.
The Chile tsunami last week has caused damage to farms in Nelson and Golden Bay.
A former Motueka student sees Nelson as an 'ideal next step' for Shyft - a new car-share scheme.
The Nelson region schools had a real impact on the South Island secondary schools athletics championships in Timaru, returning with 41 medals,
Home advantage has helped Golden Bay High School qualify for the first national finals in the traditional Maori ball sport of ki-o-rahi.
A Takaka couple who won more than $7 million on Lotto say it's all thanks to trusting a woman's intuition.
Banks, planes and automobiles featured in a fast and furious weekend of film-making in Golden Bay.
Who needs daylight saving time? You can set your watch by Adrian Rivers and the Blu's Brothers dragster.
An unknown Golden Bay shopper has won a $7.5m Lotto jackpot, and retailers say they hope it's a local.
The passion of Fiona Pears makes her violin sing, and on Sunday night Golden Bay audiences will get the chance to experience it when she performs at The Mussel Inn with Christchurch guitar duo La Petite Manouche.
Motueka residents to hear of risk their town faces from climate change-driven sea level rise.
Trees continue to feature at Fairholme Gallery in Golden Bay this month, thanks to an artist who describes her work as "magical realism" with botanical influences.
A Golden Bay family are making a stand against the council to save a beachfront bach, their family home for 24 years, from demolition.
A Golden Bay environmental scientist is praising the Tasman District Council's willingness to consider using less toxic sprays.
The poisoning of pine trees at the Tomatea Point Reserve has been called a 'selfish despicable act'.
As part of the recent five-year anniversary at Up the Garden Path, a new playground has been unveiled at the Motueka cafe and gallery.
A key sports and outdoor retailer is shutting up shop, saying he can't compete against internet shopping.
The weekend's wild weather has turned into a drought breaker with water restrictions cancelled today.
Tasman district property owners are between a rock and a hard place over the increasingly critical issue of current and future water supply.
Supporters of the proposed Golden Bay Recreation Centre have asked their community board to throw its weight in behind getting the shared facility back onto the council's Annual Plan.
TDC proposes rises in Draft Annual Plan.
A councillor is forming a trust to take over responsibility for four old wharves in Golden Bay.
Tasman district residents fear that some of their roads will soon be lined with white crosses if the Tasman District Council does not reduce speed limits.
Twenty five ocean cowboys [including one cowgirl] rode the waves from Whanganui Inlet to Tarakohe yesterday.
The role of Golden Bay High School house leaders this year is to lift house morale, teacher and house co-ordinator Tasmine Palmer says.
The biggest problem for the guides showing a group of high-end German cruise ship passengers the Abel Tasman National Park was "prising them off the beach".
Golden Bay's tame eels have been a popular attraction for 100 years, and now the region has a new wildlife experience, stingray feeding at Tarakohe wharf.
Close-knit community shocked at mysterious death.
A Golden Bay grandmother has written a memoir of her early childhood with her "exciting" artistic mother, who left her husband in Indonesia, taking her daughter to live in the Netherlands, during the Depression years.
Golden Bay student Bruce Schwartfeger hardly remembers the 1975 crash which took the life of a schoolmate, but he'd like to.
A Motueka scientist and Member of the NZ Order of Merit has died suddenly while mountainbiking.
OPINION: The good folk of Golden Bay have every right to feel hard done by, in the Tasman District Council cost-cutting round.
Hundreds of illegal freedom campers have been moved on in Golden Bay and Motueka.
Golden Bay residents supporting a proposed new multi-purpose recreation centre are disappointed that the TDC has voted against funding it.
Tasman District Council expects 'extreme and frequent' environmental hazards in future.
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Sam Hunt acknowledges him as a major influence; Bill Manhire included his poem Walking An Imaginary Dog in The Best of Best New Zealand Poems. His contemporaries included James K Baxter, Louis Johnson and Peter Bland.
New owners take over at Golden Bay attraction
When the animals at Bencarri Farm don't feel like coming to work, they stay home on the hills of the Golden Bay property.
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Collingwood Area School welcomed the first woman principal to be appointed to the school in its 159-year history yesterday.
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A survey has found that many in western Golden Bay are unhappy with the loss of health services to the area.
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I'm in avocado heaven. My tree is loaded with lots of beautiful baby avos I hope will keep me and ours supplied with a bumper crop when the fruit matures later in the year. Right now they look so cute and full of promise, dangling from the ends of the branches, like baubles on a Christmas tree.
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The Motueka Yacht and Cruising Club and Nelson Bays Youth Teams Racing Club will open their doors to people of all ages and abilities to get a taste of sailing and boating this weekend.