Crews battle Stoke house fire

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Emergency services attend to a substantial house fire in Willow Avenue, ...

Firefighters from Nelson and Richmond were called to a fully engulfed house fire in Stoke just after 3pm, with eyewitnesses hearing a "massive bang” before they saw smoke rising.

Rain prompts easing of some restrictions

Rain that fell across the Nelson-Tasman region this week will mean an easing of some water restrictions in the Motupiko ...

Water restrictions in the Motupiko and Dovedale areas will be eased from Monday after rain fell across the Nelson-Tasman region this week.

Summer brought 11th highest temperature on record

Sunbathers at Lake Taupō.

It was a summer of highs and lows. Boxing Day saw the Tasman region pelted with hail. In January, the mercury climbed to 39C in Ashburton.

Dam contractor hits back over delay claims video

The Waimea dam construction site in the Lee Valley, photographed in February.

In a leaked letter, the contractor building the Waimea dam says it considers the majority of delays, for the most part, been caused by Waimea Water Ltd and/or its consultants.

Thames test awaits Nelson boxer

Christine Gillespie won a national senior title in the women’s bantamweight division.

Boxing champ Christine Gillespie's next bout will take her into the lion's den of Thames, as she goes to-to-toe with Commonwealth Games medallist Tasmyn Benny.

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Shopping to protect the planet

Buying used clothes at places like the “Pretty Smart” second hand sale in Nelson is an example of everyday things people ...

Better for more people to take small steps to shop sustainably, than a few people making change "perfectly", schoolgirl eco activist says.

Students gets berms into gear with school bike track project

Sam Bryant 10, gets some air while (from left) Josef Houghton, 9, Pippi Taylor 8, and Lucas Ippolito 10, look on.

Appleby School pupils won't be disappointed with the layout of a new bike track on their grounds - they've had full steer of the design process.

Request for dam funds boost yet to flow video

The Lee Valley construction site of the Waimea Community Dam project, photographed in February.

Tasman District Council is yet to go cap in hand to Nelson City Council seeking extra funds for the Waimea dam project.

Full steam ahead for GODZone teams in Rotorua

Hours of training are about to be tested for hundreds of adventure racers as the ninth GODZone event starts on Friday.

True to its tagline of a race like no other, competitors in this year's GODZone race find themselves in new terrain and unprecedented circumstances.

Council must shake 'deep-seated belief' it is 'hard to deal with'

The council has changed its resource consent process, giving each development one point-person to help navigate the ...

The council must improve its communication to shake a difficult reputation, a Nelson councillor says.

Nelson man bites, throws faeces at police

Police had their hands full when they tried to move Fabian Bull to and from the cells at the Nelson Police Station.

Fabian Bull had been arrested but he wasn't taking any prisoners, biting, throwing faeces and trying to crush an officer's testicles while being transported to and from the cells.

Suspicious fire at croquet club

Fire crews from Nelson extinguished a fire at the Nelson Hinemoa Croquet Club on Wednesday morning. (File photo).

A small fire in a shed at the Nelson Hinemoa Croquet Club was seen by a member of the public.

Stars align for natural winemakers video

From hand-pruning to hand-picking, tasks are tied-in according to the astrological calendar, says Therese.

With winemaking flowing through his family's veins for more than 500 years, Han Herzog has grafted away to produce superb natural wines from their tiny piece of paradise.

Cemetery volunteer undaunted by grave trouble

Brian McIntyre says he'll continue restoring graves whatever the outcome of NCC's legal investigation.

The council and a stone mason have spoken out against his unorthodox methods, but Brian McIntyre has vowed to keep restoring graves.

Build-up of debris causes concern

Maureen Schmidt chats to a neighbour next to Reservoir Stream which was clogged with debris from heavy rain on Tuesday ...

A section of the Reservoir Creek in Richmond was heavily backed up after slash from the hills washed down the river after heavy rain, with one local "horrified" at what she saw.

News

Young rider on winning mountain bike streak

Tasman teen Ethan Woods claimed an incredible comeback win in the under 17 cross country race at the New Zealand ...

Four events, four wins with more potential success on the horizon - Ethan Woods is riding a hot run of mountain biking form.

Have your say on Climate Change Commission’s report

The report has implications for all parts of our lives. Coal, diesel and gas is used in many industries and these will need to switch to renewable energy, or cease operations. How we move around will change.

Kids delight at cops with cakes

Shopping to protect the planet

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Dam contractor hits back over delay claims

In a leaked letter, the contractor building the Waimea dam says it considers the majority of delays, for the most part, been caused by Waimea Water Ltd and/or its consultants.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's On in Nelson

It'll be an evening of anthems and memories when Crowded House play Nelson's Trafalgar Centre on Tuesday March 9.

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

Stars align for natural winemakers video

From hand-pruning to hand-picking, tasks are tied-in according to the astrological calendar, says Therese.

With winemaking flowing through his family's veins for more than 500 years, Han Herzog has grafted away to produce superb natural wines from their tiny piece of paradise.

Up, up and away under my beautiful sail video

The views from the paraglider flown over Barnicoat Range stretched from Nelson city to Kahurangi ranges.

Paragliders descended on Nelson for a national competition, giving one reporter the experience to try the thrilling flying sport first-hand.

Kimono culture ad-dressed at presentation

Clare Williams is sharing her fascination with kimono by holding a presentation on the traditional Japanese garment at ...

Clare Williams has survived cancer and lived Japanese culture. Both aspects are now being combined to celebrate the intricacies of the kimono.

Little Nessie Cafe feeding hearts and minds

Hayley and Gareth Lewis, owners of Little Nessie cafe in Annesbrook, Nelson.

Nelson's newest addition to its thriving cafe scene is bringing a little slice of Scotland to its hungry and home sick customers.

Opinion

Bullies in blue an indictment on police culture

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Commissioner of Police Andrew Coster talks to media following reports of bullying.

OPINION: A boys club culture that promotes bullying and favouritism within the police remains stubbornly hard to shift.

Stars align for natural winemakers video

From hand-pruning to hand-picking, tasks are tied-in according to the astrological calendar, says Therese.

With winemaking flowing through his family's veins for more than 500 years, Han Herzog has grafted away to produce superb natural wines from their tiny piece of paradise.

Throwing out the rule book on spending

Why do you have to be a new you – especially after what you’ve managed to achieve in 2020?

OPINION: The latest chapter in the Nelson City Council's spending plans is a $44 million library, but is it a case of form over function?

Words in te reo with no English parallels

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Some base words in te reo have at least a possible translation. With particles, however, this isn't always the case.

Sewerage ponds need to shift to higher ground

The Bell Island sewerage ponds are protected by Rabbit Island, but its infrastructure is still exposed to tidal surges.

OPINION - Priority needs to be given to investigating all the options for relocating treatment plants now, says a former city councillor.

Our People

Doctor farewells career after 45 years

Dr Rob Riley is retiring after 45 years of service and an “amazing” career of various disciplines in the medical arena.

It's been an extraordinary 45-year career for Dr Rob Riley that's seen vast improvements in care. And after a lifetime of giving, the Nelson doctor has no plans to slow down.

Little Nessie Cafe feeding hearts and minds

Hayley and Gareth Lewis, owners of Little Nessie cafe in Annesbrook, Nelson.

Nelson's newest addition to its thriving cafe scene is bringing a little slice of Scotland to its hungry and home sick customers.

Confessions of a houseplant addict video

Meagan Goodman

It started with a common - you could even say garden-variety - monstera.

Our cup runneth over in collective knowledge

HAMILTON, BERMUDA - JUNE 26:  Emirates Team New Zealand in action and win race 9 against Oracle Team USA to win the ...

COLUMN: While we sometimes get asked to help people with some pretty serious problems, there's no topic that's off limits at Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Living the organic dream down on the farm

Rozmeri Leatham and her son Cooper Marsden at their Little Shaggery Farm stall at the Nelson Farmers’ Market.

Tasman couple travelled the world before finding their feet - and future - down on their Little Shaggery organic farm.

Arts

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.

Lockdown image wins Bay Art

Chris Watson with her photograph "The Quiet Revolution of Uncertainty. Lockdown 2020" which took home to supreme award ...

A photograph of a Golden Bay street during lockdown has been hailed the Supreme Award winner at this year’s annual 33rd Bay Art competition.

Rose Lu a fresh voice for immigrants

Rose Lu released a book last year of nine personal essays about heritage, the diversity of cultures and the struggles of ...

"Many minorities and immigrants in New Zealand will be able to relate to her feelings of alienation and the pressure to conform."

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