Rising son's cup pride

Tasman's Uchida Keisuke is proud but unsurprised at Japan's emergence at the Rugby World Cup.

The Brave Blossoms' giant killing deeds at the Rugby World Cup have not surprised the Tasman Mako's Japanese import.

Trapped in serious crash

A woman was trapped in the van following this crash on the Richmond Deviation.

One person was trapped in a van after a crash on the Richmond Deviation. 

Garage sale for kea

Lucy Kemp, left, Ana Hay, Sylvie Kemp, and Poppy Hay are holding a garage sale in Nelson to raise funds for the Kea ...

Eleven-year-old Ana Hay and her friends are holding a garage sale to raise funds to help save kea from extinction.

Hutt wins Motueka ward role video

The final count reveals Claire Hutt has won a place around the Tasman District Council table as a Motueka ward councillor.

Claire Hutt was trailing fellow candidate Barry Dowler until the special votes were counted.

Rain threatens parade

The 25th Mask Parade will shift to Sunday night if it is postponed on Friday.

A decision will be made at 11am on Friday whether the Mask Parade and Carnivale will go ahead as planned.

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Motorbike crash victim named

A view from the top of the Neudorf Saddle, looking west towards Dovedale.

Tasman man Jason Walter Joseph Hull died when his bike crashed on the Neudorf Saddle.

Home listed as 'mini apartments'

Kay Pastorius-Waller and Joe Waller disabled the locks on their rental property in the middle of the night after finding ...

Thinking they were renting to a family with kids, they were shocked to find property on TradeMe as 'mini-apartments'.

Affordable home dream dies

Jay Pope is "gutted" he and his young family have had their dream "ripped" away from them.

Nelson builder Jay Pope wanted to build his family a house. Now, that's out of reach.

Concerns ignored, polytech says

Nelson City Councillor Paul Matheson, National MP for Nelson Dr Nick Smith, National party leader Simon Bridges, and ...

Proposed law change fails to address key concerns over tertiary education reform, NMIT says.

Returning mayor sets expectations

Rachel Reese says the split vote made campaigning a challenge.

Returning mayor Rachel Reese on what could change in the chambers, how Nelson is placed to face big challenges, and the "huge honour" of a third term.

Grocery shoplifting spree

The shoplifting spree started at Pak'nSave at Richmond Mall before moving to New World on Vanguard St in Nelson.

A Nelson woman attempted to steal more than $1000 worth of groceries over four occasions in August.

Motueka man crashes stolen car

Lucas Proctor sustained a number of injuries after he crashed the car he'd stolen in Motueka on the Takaka Hill, rolling ...

Lucas Proctor stole a car while drunk and on police curfew, before crashing and rolling it 100m down the Takaka Hill.

Catchball catching on in Nelson

Muriel Ronen introduced catchball to Nelson in 2018, as a sport accessible to woman of all ages and abilities.

A women's sport that has exploded in popularity in the past 10 years in Israel has made its way to Nelson.

Motueka ward race close

Special votes look likely to determine who will be the third of three Motueka ward representatives on Tasman District ...

Barry Dowler's initial lead of 85 over Claire Hutt has been pulled back to three as the final count looms.

Petition to keep 100kmh limit

Thousands of drivers are petitioning NZTA to scrap lower speed limits on SH6.

Thousands petition NZTA to scrap lower speed limits on SH6, where 20 people have died in a decade.

local body elections

Nelson mayoralty: Rachel Reese

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese is seeking another term to take the lead on issues such as transport, climate change and a ...

Incumbent Nelson mayor Rachel Reese says she has unfinished business to keep the city progressing.

Nelson mayoralty: Mel Courtney

Mel Courtney says a key focus as mayor is to get the city centre humming.

At 75 years old, Mel Courtney insists he's not too old to be Nelson's Mayor and would be a "steady hand on the tiller".

Nelson mayoralty:Tim Skinner

Nelson mayoral candidate Tim Skinner says he would take a more inclusive approach around the council table.

Mayoral candidate Tim Skinner wants the council to focus on core responsibilities and be an affordable place to "grow kids".

Nelson mayoralty: Bill Dahlberg

Bill Dahlberg says he is running for mayor because he wants to give back to the community using his leadership skills.

Bill Dahlberg has already spent decades working in the community, and hopes to keep up that work as the next mayor of Nelson.

Nelson mayoralty: Mike Ward

Mike Ward wants Nelson to become a city that others take inspiration from.

Mike Ward is running for mayor with a vision to make Nelson an inspiration for other centres.

News

Free yourself at gratis events

Dolly Parton's song Jolene will be covered by the Voice Collective during one of the many free events at this year's ...

Leave your wallet at home and just bring an open mind - there's plenty of free events at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Gift gives lift to rescuers

A $31,000 donation will help two Nelson emergency groups buy gear to improve their services.

Stencils address safety concerns

Inner city cowboy

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Hutt wins Motueka ward role

Claire Hutt was trailing fellow candidate Barry Dowler until the special votes were counted.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

The Nelson Arts Festival kicks off on Friday with the Mask Parade and Carnivale in the CBD.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Free yourself at gratis events

Dolly Parton's song Jolene will be covered by the Voice Collective during one of the many free events at this year's ...

Leave your wallet at home and just bring an open mind - there's plenty of free events at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Inner city cowboy

Fox's songs draw on the universal themes of love, longing and following your heart.

People used to tell Paul Fox to stop singing. Undeterred, the Nelson building inspector has released his first album.

Poignant and thought-provoking

Max Choma, left, and Hayden Waller play best friends and blood brothers Mickey and Eddie in the Nelson Musical Theatre ...

The Nelson Musical Theatre has once again delivered with its latest performance, proving blood will always be thicker than water.

Other-worldly adventures

Dr Rebecca Priestly will be sharing her deeply personal tour of Earth's most remote and isolated continent, Antarctica, ...

Award-winning science writers will be exploring what's above and beyond New Zealand.

Opinion

Why speed cuts save lives

State Highway 6 from Wakefield to Hope is one of the areas being considered in a speed limit review.

OPINION: A major shift is needed and it starts with how fast we are driving.

Ending election apathy

Opening an envelope, reading its contents and then mailing it back isn't that hard a thing to do - so why do so many ...

OPINION: With low voter turnout around the country, there's simple ways to re-engage eligible voters around the country.

Rights and thongs with SuperGold

Winston Peters and Tracey Martin launched improvements to the Super Gold cards, including a new website and an app this ...

An old dog learns some new, cheap tricks thanks to the wonders of the Super Gold card.

Better late than never

If you haven't posted your vote there's still time to drop it in to a library or council offices.

There is still time to have your say on your local council and have a valid reason to critique its performance for the next three years.

A democratic responsibility

It is important to use your democratic right to vote.

OPINION: Countless people in countries overseas know the value of something we often treat casually.

Our People

Inner city cowboy

Fox's songs draw on the universal themes of love, longing and following your heart.

People used to tell Paul Fox to stop singing. Undeterred, the Nelson building inspector has released his first album.

Poignant and thought-provoking

Max Choma, left, and Hayden Waller play best friends and blood brothers Mickey and Eddie in the Nelson Musical Theatre ...

The Nelson Musical Theatre has once again delivered with its latest performance, proving blood will always be thicker than water.

Bookmark this emotional journey

Jonquil Graham's third book 'Are All Those Kids Yours?" was written in response to people asking what happened once her ...

She's been to Bucharest and back for her kids, now Jonquil Graham's new book has detailed the ups and downs of raising teenagers from different backgrounds.

Musical hits the mark

High School Musical cast members make the final touches for their upcoming performances.

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre's latest offering "High School Musical" is delightful, funny and bright.

Loving our body shapes

Dulkara Martig crossing a river. She canvassed 28 outdoors people about their bodies. Despite most having experienced ...

OPINION: Dulkara Martig used to exercise compulsively, but found a love and respect for her body by heading outdoors.

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