Animal matters

Gary McManaway and Tony Fyfe

American zoologist and new Natureland co-owner has realised her dream of running an animal sanctuary, writes Tracy Neal.

Theatre boost on council agenda


The Theatre Royal and the Modellers' Pond are big winners in Nelson's draft annual plan.

Tahuna: Our big sandy beach

Tahunanui Beach

Elizabeth Bean takes a closer look at Nelson's 'gem by the sea'.

Big crowd puts fun in fundraiser

Dunking teachers and a mascot race added to the great success of Tahunanui School's gala.

Art for auction at Gala

 new framers

Anyone who has ever wished to own an original artwork can bid for it at the Tahunanui School Gala silent art auction this weekend.

Arson probe after Tahuna fire

Daile Eden

A suspicious fire at Tahunanui beach has gutted a building causing major damage, but its owner is trying to remain optimistic.

Tahunanui treasure trove opens

Secondhand dealer living his dream

Steve Lawson

Sunday market regular Steven Lawson has opened a new shop to house "his secret treasures" on Tahunanui Drive.

Pond's future splits community

modellers' pond

Views are split over whether to spend $500,000 on fixing the Tahunanui Modellers' Pond.

Human skull found on beach

human skull found on Tahunanui Beach

Mystery surrounds the grim discovery of a human skull and other bones found on a Nelson shoreline.

Clash over pond cleanup

Tahunanui modellers' pond

City councillors are at odds over a proposed $500,000 cleanup of the Modeller's Pond in Tahunanui.

Arrest after Tahunanui stabbing

Hospital corridor, generic

A man has been charged after the stabbing of a 53-year-old Nelson man in his home on Friday night.

Model trains voted top family fun

Modellers train at Tahunanui.

A family fun evening will be held to celebrate the model train at Tahunanui being voted most family friendly activity in Nelson.

Teens lead charge to protect sea

richmond fire

About 150 people held hands on the Tahunanui sands while others held banners opposing deep sea drilling at the Banners on the Beach protest.

Petrolheads' paradise

Pride and joy on parade at motor show

Nelson Motor Show

Classic cars and modified motors were among a huge range of vehicles on show at the Nelson Motor Show at the weekend.

Concern at Rocks Rd rockfall

Bonita Wilkinson

Bits of Nelson's waterfront cliff-face falling onto Rocks Rd has a cyclist worried that someone will be hurt.

Back Beach blues

Time and tide take toll on Tahunanui

Erosion on Tahunanui's Back Beach

NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ News

The shifting sands at Tahunanui Beach are again prompting calls for the council to tackle nature head-on. Naomi Arnold investigates.

Young artists a treat at gig

Bands and BBQs at Tahuna beach party

Summer Beach festival

The Summer Beach Festival put on a show featuring some of the region's best young artists.

Camp under threat

Ann Cumpstone

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park won't exist if the council doesn't prevent beach erosion, says manager.

Great vibe at beach party

Truck project launches Summer Beach Festival


Relaxed beach vibes and a strong lineup of young Nelson musicians will set the scene for the Summer Beach Festival on Friday.

Food cart offers views to dine for

 Ali Rahsepar

Ali Rahespar is re-opening his Tahunanui food cart, which has arguably one of the best views in Nelson.

Joy at Tahunanui U-turn

Mike Thomas

The Tahunanui community is celebrating a U-turn on the layout of the centre's main intersection.

Smelly pond an ongoing headache

Tahunanui modellers' pond

Resolving the ongoing problems with the Tahunanui modellers' pond could cost council $1.2m.

Suburban Club in fight for survival

Nelson Suburban Club members are being asked to donate if they want the club to survive.

Motel guest hits snag on entry

A man had to be freed by firefighters after an attempt to get back into his motel room led to him getting stuck mid-way through a window.

Factory gutted by fire

A salmon at New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in the Marlborough Sounds.

NZ King Salmon is arranging emergency production after a factory was nearly destroyed in a fire on Monday.

Natureland's new owners move in


Taking over at Natureland is a huge turning point in Mike Rutledge and Meg Selby's lives.

Council seizes dogs


The owner of a pup alleged to have bitten a city councilor is devastated that her two other dogs have been seized. | Puppy faces death sentence

Jobs axed at Natureland

Natureland staff are preparing for a major transition, which sadly means most will lose their jobs.

Airport warning: Keep cars safe

A Tahunanui businessman arrived at work to find all of his car windows smashed in.

Laser tag coming to Nelson

A new laser tag centre is to open in Tahuna, featuring high-tech laser guns used by the US army.

Uncertain future for staff


Staff at Natureland will have to reapply for their jobs in the next few weeks.

Council clashes on boulevard

Rocks rd

Mayor says waterfront boulevard is not conditional on moving state highway off Rocks Rd.

Traffic plan overhauled

A revised plan for ways to improve safety in Tahunanui is to come back to the community.

Natureland has 'huge potential'

great white butterly

The new operators of Natureland are an ambitious young couple with big plans for the troubled zoo.

They bought a zoo - Natureland

Bo Kessler

Nelson's Natureland zoo has been saved.

Debt forces resignation

The Suburban Club manager who failed to inform the club's board of a $300,000 debt has resigned.

Council quiet on Natureland's future

Council made a decision on the small zoo's future on Tuesday but public still in the dark.

Zoo decision withheld

The city council says it has reached a decision on the future of Natureland, but is unable to make it public.

Big debt shock for club

BILL MOORE - © Fairfax NZ News

The Nelson Suburban Club sent a begging letter to its members to help pay a $300,000 debt.

Crash slows cars to a crawl

Tahunanui Drive crash

Drivers along Tahunanui Drive had a slow journey home following a collision near Rawhiti St, right on rush-hour.

Call for 'urgent' look at road safety

The Nelson AA is calling for Tahunanui's traffic safety concerns to be addressed urgently.

No supermarket, but maybe new heart

Ocean Lodge

OPINION: It's a pity Tahunanui's tired-looking Ocean Lodge won't be developed into a supermarket, but another plan is promising.

Seaside village planned

ahunanui development.

The Wakatu Incorporation's multimillion-dollar development in Tahunanui may begin early next year.

Tahuna accidents heighten concerns

Stellar Dallimore

Two accidents in Tahunanui yesterday highlight the dangers that fueled Friday's protest, residents say.

Tahunanui stands up

Tahunanui protests

More than 200 people stopped traffic in Tahunanui as they marched in protest. | Residents 'continually ignored'

School burglary deplored

Thieves who broke into a school and took cash have stolen from innocent children, principal says.

Tahunanui takes to the streets

Mike Thomas

Tahunanui residents take to the streets today to make sure they are heard on matters that affect them.

Protest in Tahunanui

Police car generic 1

Residents and businesses owners seek to be heard on matters they say they are being ignored over.

Hone hit with horse ride ban


Nelson vagrant Hone Ma Heke says a ban on giving horse rides at Tahunanui Beach just means he'll be spending more time in town.

Businesses plan clearway protest

A protest march is planned by a community that has been 'overlooked and shown no respect'.

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