Two new virus cases in Marlborough

Health professionals interview patients at the Covid-19 community based assessment centre in Tahunanui on Thursday.

Two new coronavirus cases, one confirmed and one probable, in Marlborough.

Produce boxes taking off

Karl Hadfield owner of the Veggie Guy store on Main Road Stoke.

Growers and greengrocers in Nelson and Tasman are offering vegetable delivery services to save produce from going to waste and to keep their businesses afloat.

Escaping lockdown in Cambodia

Ben Herbert, a 25 year-old from Golden Bay, left his life and business behind in Cambodia to return home to Takaka.

One Kiwi made it home "by the skin of his teeth" after leaving a life and business behind in Cambodia.

Ski season frozen

Often the best snow at the St Arnaud field fell in August and September.

With New Zealand on lockdown, Rainbow Ski general manager says any decision on the season going ahead would be made in June.

Young artists say thanks

Sapphire Paul has done this incredible drawing. Sapphire is a Year 7 student from Waimea Intermediate.

Many entries were received and here are the first week's winners.

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Salmon company adapts to lockdown

There have been "massive changes" within  New Zealand King Salmon to allow it to continue operating as an essential ...

New Zealand King Salmon has slowed some production lines to adhere to the Government's strict social distancing measures during lockdown.

Isolation life

Bastian Cumming, 9, with his new monk-style haircut that carries a message. His brothers Charlie, 12, and Raife, 11, ...

A look at the lighter side of life in lockdown.

Staying active, online

Lauren Stafford, left,  leads a Mash-It-Up Dance Fitness class. Since the lockdown, she has taken the classes online, ...

People are finding creative ways to connect and exercise from the comfort of home.

Backpacker compassion urged in lockdown

Owner of The Prince Albert Bar and  Backpackers Mike Walker, centre, with guests from several countries living in lockdown.

The public needs to change its perception that backpackers were not taking a serious approach to the lockdown, says a Nelson accommodation provider.

Breaking free from bubble of one

Bastian Guzinski, left, is in a bubble of one while his parents keep a safe distance in the same house.

Returned travellers, socially isolated in bubbles of one, look forward to going to the supermarket and having dinner with family after two weeks of quarantine.

Drive continues to pick up parcels

At a national level, Aramex New Zealand chief executive Scott Jenyns said due to the immediate stresses on their ...

Whether it's wine, food or medical supplies - Nelson's couriers are making the lockdown rounds so you don't have to.

Age Concern launches phone a friend

Anyone over the age of 65 in the Nelson-Tasman region can register to receive regular phone calls from an Age Concern ...

Phoning a friend was always the best option, and Age Concern Nelson Tasman hope it will help older people stay connected during the lockdown.

Region's new Covid-19 cases

Jenni Bancroft offers hand sanitiser to a member of the public at the Toi Toi screening centre during the lock down.

There are five new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Nelson, with Marlborough going in the opposite direction, recording a seventh straight day without a single one.

Stay off your bikes

Nelson Hospital emergency medicine specialist and keen mountainbiker Dr Tom Jerram.

It's hard, but sticking to lockdown rules, including not going mountainbiking, is crucial, ED doctor Tom Jerram says.

Dam rock risk 'identified' before build video

The possibility of unsuitable rock for the embankment of the Waimea dam was raised in consultants' reports before ...

Tasman District Council report says staff believe consultants' reports contemplated the possibility of rockfill breaking down.


Learning te reo in lockdown

Learning a new language, such as te reo Māori, could be a productive use of the time spent in lockdown.

The outbreak of Covid-19 is affecting so many areas of our lives that acknowledging this fact in the context of these columns really amounts only to an understatement. 

Keep on keeping on

Health leaders in the top of the south are grateful people are sticking to the rules in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

Three new cases

Rent, licensing holiday for businesses


Keep on keeping on

Health leaders in the top of the south are grateful people are sticking to the rules in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's On in Nelson

With most events cancelled, there's still plenty to enjoy in Nelson.

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

Rent, licensing holiday for businesses

Nelson town centre has become a ghost-town, so the council is giving businesses and organisations a little relief by way ...

Struggling businesses and organisations have one less thing to worry about with a fee and rent holiday from the council.

Faces of Nelson

The way our differences strengthen our community is the focus of We Are One.

A photo exhibition at Elma Turner Library celebrates the way our differences strengthen our community.

Wairau Affray set for the stage

The cast from The Wairau Affray, from left, Cameron West, Jaemes Peter Churchward, Kiri Naik and Nick Kemplen.

History repeats on stage as the Wairau Affray draws the curtain on past events.

A show for the sleuths

The Nelson Repertory are putting on Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile.

Be prepared to play detective for a Christie classic hitting the stage.


Weka should be our national bird

It might be considered an outrageous, almost sacrilegious thing to say, but maybe all of New Zealand's native birds ...

The best thing about being in a lockdown is getting the time to ponder inane questions.

Polish the dull side

OPINION: As primary producers, Joyce Wyllie reflects on having much to be grateful for.

You've got to know when to stay in

Working at home is the new normal for most of the country and the world.

Columnist Bob Irvine knows a thing or two about self-isolation - he's been doing it for yonks.

We can't have our cake nor eat it

Introverts are set to lap up the self-isolation imposed during the four-week coronavirus lockdown; extroverts are set ...

My first casualty of lockdown is a fat piece of carrot cake. 

We know ourselves better than ever

Flowers left to mark the one-year anniversary of the Christchurch mosque attacks.

OPINION: We have nothing left to learn from the mosque shooter; now our focus should be on what we learned about ourselves.

Our People

New York ghost city

The streets of New York are empty as many businesses, restaurants and schools are closed.

Getting back to New York less than two weeks ago after traveling around NZ for a month, Kiwi journalist Anna Bradley-Smith has watched her city stall.

Fenwick a man without peer

Environmentalist and businessman Sir Rob Fenwick passed away earlier this week, surrounded by his loved ones.

OPINION: New Zealand has lost a man of extraordinary consequence this week.

Homekill into charcuterie

The young butcher will soon be fine tuning her skills at the Calabria Culinary Institute in Italy.

OPINION: Georgie Moleta has chosen an occupation not that common among 26-year-old females.

Possession and te reo

You need to āta haere (calm down) and just learn some te reo Māori.

More consideration is needed to understand the 'a' and 'o' categories of possession in te reo, writes David Karena-Holmes.

Indian food enthusiast dives into the 'transcendental'

Golden Bay author and chef Nanditha Ram has written her first cookbook.

Golden Bay author and food enthusiast new cookbook is more than just a collection of recipes from her Indian motherland.


Gems aplenty on arts trail

Mapua, Ruby Bay and Tasman will be buzzing with the return of the Ruby Coast Arts Trail. (File photo)

Talented artists from around the region will be opening their doors to the public for the Ruby Coast Arts Trail.

Musicians announced for Chamber fest

The chamber music festival brings music lovers in from all over the globe every two years.

Some of the musicians are announced for the Adam Chamber Music Festival 2021.

Missing mayor mystery on stage

Cast members Gordon Taylor, left, as Inspector Corkwell with Barbara Seymour, as Annie Snodgrass, and Samuel Martin, as ...

Eighty years ago former Nelson mayor William Snodgrass disappeared from a ferry. The audience in a new play will be asked for solutions to the mystery.

A gift to humanity

An Ans Westra photo from her Washday at the Pa series.

REVIEW: Aperture is a play that will leave you basking in the warmth of a photographer who captured the rich humour, love and joy in Māori culture.

Migrant art on display

Members of the Bhutanese Society of Nelson dance group pose for a selfie ahead of their performance in Upper Trafalgar ...

Nelsonians are invited to get a taste of the art and culture of migrant communities during the Nelson Arts Festival.

Mr Red Light's bad luck

The cast of Mr Red Light, written by Carl Bland.

Three hostages, a gunman and an ant pondering his lonely existence are stuck in a suburban pie shop.

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