Freedom camping officer attacked

Two parking enforcement officers were assaulted by a man in central Nelson last week.

12:00 PM  A man allegedly attacked a freedom camping officer and a parking warden while they were going about their jobs.

Hard yards to a new label

Stuart and Patricia Anderson of Flaxmore Vineyards in Upper Moutere.

10:58 AM  One Tasman couple knew it was important to play the long game when it came to setting up a top vineyard, writes Neil Hodgson

Rollo's to close

Rollo's Outdoor Centre in Bridge St, Nelson is closing for good on Saturday.

10:26 AM  Competition from online brands leads Nelson family business to pack up camp after 47 years.

Fire threat rises

Neil Coventry-Brown cycles in windy, dry conditions on Tuesday along Tasman’s Great Taste Trail at Hope.

Gales are forecast to strengthen on Wednesday, further drying out already parched land.

Rutledge gets letter of censure

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese laid the code of conduct complaint over Cr Mike Rutledge's behaviour.

Breaches of the Nelson City Council code of conduct by Cr Mike Rutledge are not acceptable, a letter of censure says.

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Antarctic mission for engineer video

Little will be using his expertise to help US scientists drill over 3km into Antarctic ice.

A little help could go a long way when a Nelson engineer heads off for a "once in a lifetime" Antarctic experience.

A tale of two camps video

Golden Bay local Sarah Manson says the freedom camping area needs to be cleaned up.

What the locals expect versus what freedom campers need in Golden Bay are very different.

Intersection to get upgrade, underpass

A concept plan showing how a planned upgrade of the intersection of Champion and Salisbury roads in Richmond might look. ...

An underpass below Champion Rd will make it easier, and safe, for cyclists and pedestrians travelling to and from Richmond.

Protecting our smallest penguins video

Hunting for signs of penguin life along Rocks Rd, Nelson.

The world's smallest penguin lives all around the coast of Nelson and Tasman, but its population is on the decline.

Rabbit Island fire monitored

Crews attend the fire at Rabbit Island on Friday, which at one point was 30 metres wide and 100 metres long. It flared ...

The Rabbit Island fire site from Friday is still being monitored in case high winds cause it to flare up again.

Struggle for mental health help video

Mandy has been battling to get support but feels she hasn't been listened to.

A Nelson woman whose husband went on a six-day crime spree was told he needed to make "bigger mistakes" to get more help.

Little "profoundly wrong"

Our legal and health systems are complicit in re-traumatising victims, says a Nelson woman throwing her support behind ...

Victims have as much right to recover as the patients who attack them, says a Nelson woman.

$36m to fight erosion

This hill had several slips after a downpour in 1990. It was planted with trees afterwards, and was not affected by ...

The top of the south will be sharing the Government fund to help hold its hills in place.

Man threw teapot at police

Pepper spray had little effect on Jade Smart, who headed down a corridor and then threw a teapot at a police officer.

Pepper spray had no effect on Jade Smart, who threw a teapot at a police officer while on custody.

Car crashes into college

The woman was taken to hospital by St John, suffering chest pains and shock.

It could have been a whole lot worse after an elderly woman crashed her car down a bank and into a Nelson school.


Minor issues a headache

The rollout of a 111 Clinical Hub should help keep the number of emergency call outs for minor events to a minimum says ...

Insomnia, earache and sprained ankles are among emergency calls made to ambulance 111 staff.

Nelson Mountain Bike Club goes up a gear in 2019

New trails and international events put Nelson Mountain Bike Club on track for a big 2019.

Unbridled acts of kindness video

Teen's poor driving record


Fire threat rises

Gales are forecast to strengthen on Wednesday, further drying out already parched land.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

Tata Beach Titanic Cup in Golden Bay is on January 26.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Esteemed conductor hosts summer school

Conductor Brian Kay is in Nelson for the Teapot Summer School.

He was "dear friends" with the late Beatles producer and has made "a ridiculous noise" for a Sir Paul McCartney track. This weekend he's running a summer school near Nelson.

Lorde producer spotted teen's talent

Anna Robinson is known for her hits Nothing To Regret and Medicine.

Two months after leaving school, Anna Robinson got the attention of the man behind Lorde's breakthrough album.

Thirsty work at Bay Dreams video

Nelson's Trafalgar Park was full to capacity with 20,000 crowding the stadium on Friday afternoon.

The queues for water were longer than the queues for alcohol at Nelson's Bay Dreams on Friday.

Magical Mix video

Paul Tane, left, Missing Goat and Sergius spend the new year period doing some soul rejuvenation.

An eclectic group of festival-goers gathered in Moutere Valley to celebrate the beginning of the new year.


Culling to be kind

Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm with her perfectly calm style of household decluttering.

We all want a tidy house, and getting rid of things helps us achieve that, writes Elise Vollweiler. But it's easier said than done.

Photos and a loved one's funeral

When a loved one passes away, all you have are memories. And photos. How you interpret them is the hard part.

Preparing for your mother's funeral by sorting through old photos was surprisingly soothing, writes Angela Fitchett.

The path of least sleep resistance

We know it's still light and you want to stay awake, but ask any parent during summer and they will say they just ...

Everyone loves summer, writes Elise Vollweiler, but as the day turns into night, your little darlings can become wee devils.

1080 only a temporary fix

Fiona McQueen: Kea are at high risk of death by 1080, because they are naturally curious and attracted to baits

OPINION: Poisoning of our forests can only do harm.

Converging as one

It's hard not to feel loved up with a sense of peace when everyone around you is riding the same wave.

What a great excuse,

Our People

Hard yards to a new label

Stuart and Patricia Anderson of Flaxmore Vineyards in Upper Moutere.

One Tasman couple knew it was important to play the long game when it came to setting up a top vineyard, writes Neil Hodgson

Steve Fullmer: Five decades of damp dirt

Tasman potter, Steve Fullmer, has been "messing about with clay" for 50 years.

After 50 years spent exhibiting overseas, Tasman potter Steve Fullmer finally gets a major survey show here in his home region.

Back to the future

Raine with one of the vending machines that the public can get their milk from.

Oaklands Milk is making a name for itself, not only in Nelson, but around New Zealand.

Summer senses

The sounds of summer include dogs yapping and freshly weaned lambs at Joyce Wyllie's farm at Kaihoka.

How different city summer sounds are compared with the noises our rural ears enjoy, writes Joyce Wyllie.

Waste not, want not

Vivienne Parkes operates the Community Fruit and Veg stall at Champion Rd in Richmond.

Community vege stalls are feeding neighbourhoods and ensuring excess garden produce is not wasted.


The NZ band you never heard of video

Bass player Paul Woolright is hoping to get the old band back together ...

They were named to support Black Sabbath on a world tour. Then it all fell apart. Now, there are hopes Christchurch band Ticket could reunite ...

Teen actor shows many faces

Matthew Edgar as Tweedledum, right, with Becky Davies as Tweedledee in Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Nelson actor Matthew Edgar has had a busy year in the performing arts.

WWI history comes alive

Actor Darryl Ware in action as German Admiral Ernst Vanselow.

World War I has been brought alive for many pupils at schools across the Nelson-Tasman region.

Unravelling the mind

Mind Unravelled by InsideOut Circus & Physical Theatre finished with a sold out show at Riverside Community.

Show designed to make you think twice about how society deals with the mentally ill.

Scrooge gets steampunked video

Richmond actor Lester Oakes plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Nelson Repertory Theatre production of A Christmas Carol ...

Nelson Repertory Theatre has taken Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and given it a steampunk twist for its latest production.

Armistice play at Church Steps

Penny Taylor performs at Mapua School in an interactive play for some pupils that outlined the events of the Great War ...

The signing of the armistice that ended First World War hostilities will be dramatised at Nelson's historic Church Steps.

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