Injured boy flown to Hutt Hospital

Crews from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter flew an injured boy and an injured hunter to hospital in separate ...

A boy who cut himself was flown by rescue helicopter on Friday evening from Tākaka to Hutt Hospital.

Pups from breeder had parasites and rotten teeth, buyers say video

Animal advocates are warning people to be wary of puppies sold on TradeMe.

“The sheer numbers of animals being pumped out ... it’s puppy milling, there’s no other word for it," vet says.

'I want to look in the mirror and see who I’ve always meant to be' video

Shiloh Henderson has turned to fundraising for privately funded top surgery, after years of experiencing dysphoria.

More transgender New Zealanders are seeking privately funded gender-affirming surgeries due to long waits in the public health system.

Drawing veil on bridal designs as Covid wrecks business video

Bride to be Nicole Oswell said she always wanted one of Lainee Hermsen’s dresses, and the closure was a “real loss to ...

Lainee Hermsen thought she could hold on, but has finally been forced to shut up shop after Covid wiped out 75 per cent of her business within weeks.

Family 'destroyed' by loss of Jake

"He had a big personality, he brought a lot of laughter, he was very funny, happy and uplifting," said Zelah Fines, the ...

A two-and-a-half year sentence for the man whose careless driving killed her son has shaken a mother's faith in the justice system.

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Police on lookout for man wanted for attempted rape at Saxton Field

The assault happened at the Saxton Field Recreation Reserve on the evening of June 24 (file photo).

The victim, who escaped after being dragged off a path and into nearby bushes, had been 'extremely traumatised' by the incident.

Close to Home: Trust 'feel urgency' for council reserve fund

Mozena did some quick maths at the council table and estimated, based on NTHT’s processes and projects, that the $12m ...

A housing trust says if the council leveraged its $12m housing fund right, it could house more than 140 people.

Promising signs for wild mussel restoration project video

The third phase of the project, launched in June this year, released 18 tonnes of both adult and sub-adult mussels onto ...

For decades the Marlborough Sounds' wild mussel beds have been depleted from overfishing, but a new restoration project could help turn the tide.

Driver charged after two crashes in Motueka

Police took the driver of a ute into custody on Thursday night, after he was involved in two crashes in Motueka on ...

A cyclist was injured and several parked cars damaged in two crashes that happened within the space of an hour.

Covid-19: Vaccine roll-out ramping up in top of the south video

280720 News: PM Jacinda Ardern had her second Covid vaccination on Wednesday at Waikato's largest Covid centre. Generic ...

From 4900 vaccines a week to 12,800. The Nelson Marlborough DHB is getting ready to ramp up its vaccinations as over-60s now eligible.

Jacket sleeves rolled up for 80s musical

Shayne Hendry, left, Pearl Hutchinson, Rowan McKay-Simpson and Sylvia Reith are among 25 students performing in the ...

Students bring back 80s pop classics and fashion, as Nelson colleges put on a combined musical from the era.

Good Food City declaration back on council menu

Nelson Marlborough Health is encouraging the Nelson City Council to develop a joint Good Food City declaration.

Some of the proposals include reducing food waste, banning the advertising of unhealthy food on council owned property, and developing a food procurement policy to support sustainable foods.

Singing starling and cat calls at unique concert


Most talented and cute starling, Mattisse will feature in the world premiere of  Mary ...

Matisse the pet starling has made her concert debut with Nelson's Chroma Chamber Choir.

Strong partnership with iwi sought video

Flooding this week affected Higgins Rd, near Brightwater.

Iwi will be invited to nominate a representative to attend meetings of the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Group.

Play gives poignant insight into twilight years


Actor Mark Hadlow will be in the production, Winding Up by Roger ...

Actor Mark Hadlow is excited to bring Sir Roger Hall's play Winding Up to Nelson and Blenheim with long-time colleague Alison Quigan.


Small bakery's veggie pie wins gold video


Brad Dalton of Ginger Dynamite at Riwaka,Êwith his award ...

Ginger Dynamite brings home the gold for a second time in five years with its lentil curry pie.

Top of the south pushes back on 'costly' cross-regional RMA proposal video

The region’s three mayors have written to Environment Minister David Parker to highlight their concerns.

'Perfect storm' causes wastewater to flow into estuary

Police on lookout for man wanted for attempted rape at Saxton Field


Pups from breeder had parasites and rotten teeth, buyers say

“The sheer numbers of animals being pumped out ... it’s puppy milling, there’s no other word for it," vet says.

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The Sarau Winter Sale has books for everyone this weekend at the  Moutere Hills Community Centre.

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

Singing starling and cat calls at unique concert


Most talented and cute starling, Mattisse will feature in the world premiere of  Mary ...

Matisse the pet starling has made her concert debut with Nelson's Chroma Chamber Choir.

One-woman play Aperture captures the life of photographer Ans Westra video

Actor and director Martine Baanvinger's one-woman show, Aperture, based on photographer Ans Westra's life and work has ...

Something “clicked” when actor and director Martine Baanvinger invited an acclaimed New Zealand photographer to watch one of her award-winning theatre performances.

Youth Theatre's purr-fect production

Grizabella (Sophie McCarlie) is attacked by Demeter (Michaela Carruthers) and Bombalurina (Lauren Loghry) in CATS by ...

REVIEW: The costumes are delightful, accompanied by the convincing feline behaviour of the cast, this performance of CATS captures imaginations of audience members of all ages.

Time and light explored in layered exhibition

Hall's artwork is designed to be participatory. They change depending on where the viewer stands.

“For me, it is taking my painting further and deconstructing it, so it can be interactive and participatory.”


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

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.

It's not politics, it's common sense

Rachel Sanson at in the Maitai Valley with plantation forest and clear felled land.

OPINION: Is the return on our city's forestry investment sufficient to continue ploughing money into pine? Councillor Rachel Sanson argues that it's not.

A solution to Nelson’s high school zone

Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls could combine and have a junior and senior campus, suggests former student ...

OPINION: A former Nelson College student has a potential solution to Nelson's co-ed dilemma.

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Not all dictionaries are created equal.

They are our go-to when it comes to understanding words, but when you're learning a new language like te reo, not all dictionaries are created equal.

Geologist and orchardist lived a life less ordinary

Dr Harry McQuillan developed a deep love for Iran, spending years working there as an oil geologist.

Obituary: Dr Harry McQuillan had a deep connection to Iran and spent years in the country he loved with the people he held in the highest regard.

New Zealand's oldest Olympian passes away video

Ngaire Lane (third from left), with her team-mates who represented New Zealand at the 1948 London Olympics.

Ngaire Lane held multiple national swimming records during the 1940s, and went on to represent New Zealand in backstroke at the 1948 London Olympics.

Bishop's wife the new Vicar video

Reverend Watiri Maina, the new Vicar of Victory.

Watiri Maina was inducted as the new vicar in Victory, potentially the first time in New Zealand that a Bishop's wife has also had a parish of her own.

'Big kid' leaves the classroom for the rugby field video

'Kids are easy to get along with, you can be silly, have fun,' says Antonio Shalfoon, whose learning support role at ...

For Antonio Shalfoon, the fun and games of the playground are making way for some serious training with the Tasman Mako.


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.

Cobb Valley's raw beauty reflected in long-awaited exhibition

Illustrator Kate Burness said it was the “contrast between the natural environment and the man-made” power station and ...

Ten artists from Golden Bay and Nelson spent five days immersed in the heights of the Cobb Valley in 2019 to produce a bold exhibtion from a vairety of different media and disciplines.

Sinbad steals the show

Some of the cast of Sinbad the Sailor (Retired).From left, Cutthroat Maggie (Michaela Sheehan), Sinbad (Robin Ringwood), ...

Nelson Repertory Theatre's fresh take on this seafaring classic made for a show that was like a gallion in full sail, bring fun and frivolity to the stage.

Angels bring Broadway to Nelson in a musical night to remember

The Nelson Centre of the Musical Arts was the scene of some angelic singing.

Covid pulled down the curtains on Sophie McCarlie's Edinburgh Fringe Festival dream, so the talented song bird and her friends carried on the show, in true style.

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