Abusive call made minutes after police visit

Caleb Franich phoned his ex and told her “the games have begun”.

5:24 PM  The police served him a protection order. Two minutes later, he called his partner and threatened her.

Truck rolls on Nelson roundabout

A truck has rolled on Quarantine Rd roundabout.

Police are attending the scene at the Quarantine Rd roundabout.

Man 'took a stand', dragging partner down the stairs

David Charles MacDonald “took a stand” when his partner said she wanted to leave to be closer to family.

When his partner told him she wanted to leave, David MacDonald assaulted her.

How Jack Tame's dad was rescued after two days lost in dense bush video

John Tame is helping to front a new campaign to raise money for the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, running in October.

Lost in the bush and hypothermic, John Tame hallucinated an igloo and a visitor centre. Injured after a fall, he needed help fast.

November and December MIQ spots gone in 67 minutes video

Three thousand managed isolation and quarantine spots opened up on Monday morning.

“I don’t want Christmas this year,” says crying mother, as all hope of a managed isolation spot for her son this year evaporates.

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Surfing provides ocean of inspiration to artist video

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Artist Geoff Noble in his studio, in Nelson.

Nelson artist and surfer Geoff Noble will display a new body of work at Kaikōura arts centre The Mayfair for an October solo exhibition.

Last minute surgery cancellations at Nelson Marlborough Health

It was a bitter pill to swallow for Annette Gould after her operation at Nelson Hospital was cancelled after a 5-hour wait.

Annette Gould had been waiting five hours for her surgery when she was told it was cancelled.

Tasman jump to top of Premiership after hard-fought win over Northland video

Leicester Fainga'anuku scored a double in Tasman’s victory over Northland in Whangārei on Saturday.

Defending champs eventually see off spirited challenge from Taniwha in Whangārei.

Tami Neilson and The Beths concerts cancelled video

Country Music Singer Tami Neilson.

Nelson Arts Festival organisers are 'devastated' after Covid-19 restrictions cause 27 shows to be removed from the festival's lineup.

The fabulous Far North never fails to fire up your spirits video

Whangārei's Town Basin with the almost completed Hundertwasser Arts Centre in the background.

Northland is rich in history, and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say every Kiwi should make a pilgrimage there.

Empty store's windows a canvas for local artist video

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Nelson artist Ann Braunsteiner finishes work on her artwork titled ...

Nelson artist Ann Braunsteiner has transformed the windows of an empty inner city building into a sprawling work of graffiti art.

Bottle store withdrawal a 'victory for common sense'

Marcelo Ribas from CAYAD (Community Action Youth and Drugs)/Health Action Trust helped prepare community submissions ...

Company withdraws application for licence for new bottle store after "high number" of objections.

Calls for targeted support falling on 'deaf ears' video

Century Park Motor Lodge owner Stacie Warren said advice and support was being given in “blanket statements” for all ...

Accommodation providers are asking for more targeted support from their MP, and feel unheard. That MP is calling for landlords to do their bit and reduce rent.

Back of the Agenda: Nelson City Council round-up September 13-17

Three Zoom meetings and two webinars dominated the Nelson City Council agenda this week.

It was a busy week on Zoom for the city councillors, with three meetings and two webinars.

It's been six years, but I still think about Dad daily

Sally Kidson and her father Brian in 1988.

Dad died on a spring morning when freesias were in bloom. He had a heart attack in bed and died. Quietly.

News

Neighbour braves burning house to save 6-year-old video

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Fire crews look for hot spots at a property in Motukea that was ...

“No-one was around. I thought, I will just do this,” says a neighbour who climbed into a blazing house to save a child's life.

Nelson College win thrilling rugby final

Nelson College are the kings of Crusader secondary school rugby after a try in the final minutes saw them beat Christ's College.

Surfing provides ocean of inspiration to artist video

Last minute surgery cancellations at Nelson Marlborough Health

Video

November and December MIQ spots gone in 67 minutes

“I don’t want Christmas this year,” says crying mother, as all hope of a managed isolation spot for her son this year evaporates.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's On in Nelson

Jon Toogood will be playing at Mapua's Playhouse on August 15.

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

The fabulous Far North never fails to fire up your spirits video

Whangārei's Town Basin with the almost completed Hundertwasser Arts Centre in the background.

Northland is rich in history, and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say every Kiwi should make a pilgrimage there.

Empty store's windows a canvas for local artist video

14092021 NEWS PHOTO BRADEN FASTIER / NELSON MAIL
Nelson artist Ann Braunsteiner finishes work on her artwork titled ...

Nelson artist Ann Braunsteiner has transformed the windows of an empty inner city building into a sprawling work of graffiti art.

Out Here in Whakatū

EJ Mann (they/them) will be appearing on a discussion panel for the upcoming Pukapuka Talks, in Nelson.

Once-marginalised voices, characters and themes are finally finding their way into print.

Nelson's amazing a capella singers

The members of the Nelson Bays Harmony Group have all been singing off the same sheet since 1993.

Local women have been belting out tunes since 1993 and have never sounded so good. But they're now singing out for a new director to take them to the next level.

Opinion

Tasty proposition to tempt you

Inati’s duck trumpets is so popular with diners at their restaurant, it made sense for them to be on the menu at home.

Local businesses need local support, and ordering online from your local is one way we can all play a part.

WFH? Get me back to the office

Even with the perfect working from home set up, I just can't feel as productive as I do in the office. (File picture)

OPINION: I've got the perfect working from home space, so why do I feel so unproductive compared to being in the office?

The big vehicle debate video

The Ford Ranger rules supreme in new vehicle sales in New Zealand.

OPINION: It's time to rethink our affair with the "monsters" on the road.

Meaning business in climate crisis

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Chia Sisters Florence Van Dyke, left and Chloe Van Dyke have earned a ...

Top of the south businesses are joining in the urgent mission to manage their emissions.

Merging colleges would be 'a mistake'

Single-sex schools like the Nelson Colleges fill a niche in the education system which continues to be sought out by ...

OPINION: The zoning controversy is not an opportunity to make single-sex education a culture war target.

Our People

The fabulous Far North never fails to fire up your spirits video

Whangārei's Town Basin with the almost completed Hundertwasser Arts Centre in the background.

Northland is rich in history, and it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to say every Kiwi should make a pilgrimage there.

Nelson's amazing a capella singers

The members of the Nelson Bays Harmony Group have all been singing off the same sheet since 1993.

Local women have been belting out tunes since 1993 and have never sounded so good. But they're now singing out for a new director to take them to the next level.

A career behind the lens

No 3 MEETING OF FAITHS The Dalai Lama, hongis with the retired bishop of Nelson Peter Sutton at a welcome ceremony at ...

Martin De Ruyter has seen more than most, documenting life over a 35-year career at the Nelson Mail. Here are his 10 favourite photos.

Locked down 1000km from home video

Louise Egan is locked down in an Invercargill holiday park, nearly 1000km from her Nelson home.

A Nelson woman locked down nearly 1000km away in Invercargill is making the most of it.

Still power crazy after 40 years

Pupu Hydro Society's ASEA generator. Committee members in background Leon Moleta, left, Roger Price, Paul Sangster and ...

Pupu Hydro Society only hydro stations in the world where the public can freely walk around

Arts

Out Here in Whakatū

EJ Mann (they/them) will be appearing on a discussion panel for the upcoming Pukapuka Talks, in Nelson.

Once-marginalised voices, characters and themes are finally finding their way into print.

Tasty new festival for Nelson

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Revellers enjoy the sounds at the 'Doof Stage' during the 2021 Bay ...

Taste Tasman is the latest festival to announce its arrival in the region, so bring your mates and a massive appetite for fun.

New look festival returns to the heart of the city

Nelson Arts Festival 2021

The Nelson Arts Festival returns this October with new directors, an exciting line up and a new base in the central city.

More than 50,000 paint Nelson neon for Te Ramaroa festival video

Miss Shade and Mr Beacon Heads at UV Spaghetti by Angus Muir, one of the most photographed installations of this year’s ...

"The streets came alive" for Nelson's biennial light festival, brightening the city centre as well as the usual Queens Gardens.

UV Spaghetti food for the soul on cold winter nights video

Nine-year-old Finn Forrester inside UV Spaghetti by Angus Muir, part of the Te Ramaroa Light Nelson festival on Saturday ...

Te Ramaroa has spilled out onto Nelson streets. Organisers are “absolutely thrilled” with the result, and kids are eating up the UV Spaghetti installation.

Learning from old hands

Nelson-Whakatu’s latest mural He Toanga Te Aroha (The Gift is Love) on the side of Refinery Art Space in Hardy St.

Nelson-Whakatū’s rangatahi got some high level help creating the city’s newest mural.

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