Insanity defence after baby's death

Forensic teams preparing to enter the home following the incident.

A Motueka woman who killed her five-month-old baby was suffering from a “post-partum severe depressive episode” at the time of the death.

Stoke Memorial Hall to undergo earthquake strengthening

First built in the 1950s, the Stoke Memorial Hall requires significant earthquake strengthening which is expected to ...

The decision comes after a recent review estimated the hall's seismic rating was only 17 per cent of New Building Standard.

Survival blankets to support community

Trampers hold a survival blanket while walking on the Mt Robert ridgeline. The blankets can be used to keep warm in an ...

Thousands of survival blankets will be available for Nelsonians thanks to a rescue helicopter and NBS initiative.

Auckland man named as motorcycle crash victim video

S John, Police and Fire and Emergency at fatal crash involving a motorcyclist and truck at Collins Valley,   State Highway 6.

Auckland man Kerry Wayne Phillips was killed in the crash near Nelson on Monday morning.

Post-lockdown sugar rush running out of puff

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An aerial photograph of houses in Stoke. generic housing prices

It's all eyes on September for the national housing market, with predictions that the post-Covid rot could be on its way in many regions.

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Three assaulted by RSE worker

The assaults occurred on Bridge St, where a young woman was groped and another two were punched in the head. (File photo)

RSE worker Atunaisa Vakalahi pleaded guilty to several assault charges after an incident on Bridge St.

Hells Angels prospect dies in crash video

A police officer speaks to a man at the scene of a fatal crash at Collins Valley on State Highway 6.

The man who died in a motorcycle crash near Nelson on Monday was part of a group of Hells Angels riding from Nelson to Picton.

Project to restore water quality in Marlborough Sounds 'not about farmer bashing', says councillor

Work to restore the Te Hoiere/Pelorus catchment will begin this month.

Farmers are concerned about receiving fair treatment during a multimillion-dollar project to clean up a Marlborough catchment.

Kono: the company looking 500 years ahead video

Kono chief executive Rachel Taulelei says the company is delving into regenerative agriculture as part of its 500 year ...

After years working to expand its 'kete' of brands Kono is embarking on a strategy to ensure its operations are as sustainable as possible.

Nelson Marlborough Health takes a giant leap into meat-free menu video

Nelson Marlborough Health CEO Peter Bramley leads the way in helping Nelson Hospital cafe become the first in the ...

It's goodbye to ham sandwiches and hello to hummus. As two hospital cafes cut meat from their menus on Mondays and Fridays to promote a healthy planet and community.

Pukeko on the menu in Nelson video

With a population estimated to be over 600,000, pukeko can be hunted by those with a game bird licence in most parts of ...

It's usually overlooked as a game bird. But Pukeko dishes were a surprise hit at a special Nelson dinner.

Memorial gathering to honour Jock Edwards

Former Nelson cricketer Jock Edwards in his Stoke Street.

A memorial service to honour the late Nelson cricketer Jock Edwards is expected to draw a crowd.

Motorcyclist dies after highway crash video

A Police officer speaks to a man at the scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist and truck in the Collins Valley, ...

A motorcyclist has been killed in a crash near Nelson.

Solution sought for Nelson Cathedral's flag fatigue video

Nelson Cathedral Dean Reverend Mike Hawke is looking for creative solutions for the New Zealand flags that fly from the ...

It lasts longer than US Government recommendations, but Nelson Cathedral leaders are seeking an indestructible flag to weather the elements.

Former Air NZ staff pilot new businesses video

Former Air New Zealand engineers Andrew Jenkins, Graeme Mikkelson and Dylan Phillips at Dave Gilberd’s new mechanic ...

Airline engineers made redundant because of Covid-19 cutbacks have taken the chance to get their own businesses off the ground.

News

A quiet Queenstown: Picton wants 'best of both worlds'

Picton is about to consider its future, as a multimillion-dollar ferry terminal development gets fast-tracked by Government.

The Picton predicament: How much do you want your "undiscovered" gem discovered?

Fatal crash pilot didn't have right licence

A microlight pilot who stalled his aircraft and crashed into Raglan's mudflats in 2018 breached several CAA regulations.

Report recommends $2.3m artificial turf project for Nelson

Three assaulted by RSE worker

Video

Loan players stake claim with Warriors barbie

Eels duo 'absolutely butchered' day-one duet, but won over Warriors with juicy steaks.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's On in Nelson

Nelson's Atelier Studio and Gallery is currently showing the Painting Encounters And Revelations exhibition by Amanda ...

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

Change makers walking the walk

Nelson City councillor Rohan O’Neill Stevens, left, hosts a panel with Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members Hannah ...

It was a night of inspiration from Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members, comitted to helping change the future for a more sustainable, liveable future.

Decorating a rental to feel like a home stuff nation video

Imke Herzog and her partner Greg have been sourcing furniture, paintings, lamps and decorations since they arrived in ...

"You’ve got to know what you’re looking for and sometimes you just have to let it come to you."

Unforgettable night of chamber music

Violinist Amalia Hall appeared with pianist Stephen de Pledge at the NCMA on Thursday.

Hooray for the end of social distancing and the return to the NCMA of exciting professional recitals.

Gee, what a nice chair video

Author Maurice Gee sits in the refurbished chair dedicated to him beside Nelson’s Maitai River.

Reticent author shows up to sit down at the re-dedication of a chair made in his honour on Nelson's Riverside walkway.

Opinion

Change makers walking the walk

Nelson City councillor Rohan O’Neill Stevens, left, hosts a panel with Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members Hannah ...

It was a night of inspiration from Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members, comitted to helping change the future for a more sustainable, liveable future.

Vintage one for the ages

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Trudy Sheild of Middle Earth wine in Brightwater.

The first wine of Middle Earth's 2020 vintage was certainly one to savour, a serious, dry style rose that delivers on the hype.

Uplifting chamber music

Nelson audiences were treated to a performance by the Chroma Chamber Choir.

They strove for perfection and they almost found it.

Minister in need of some sage advice

Using a set net off the shore to get kahawai has been customary practise for many Golden Bay families. But no longer ...

Fait accompli from Conservation Minister over net ban a bitter pill to swallow for the generations of Kiwis who have grown up with this foraging right.

Natural gas can help nullify emissions video

From powering kitchens to creating jobs, natural gas is an economic lifeline. And until there is a viable, reliable ...

OPINION: Not only can natural gas help transition the country to lower emissions, it can help create jobs for Kiwis at the same time, writes John Carnegie.

Our People

Change makers walking the walk

Nelson City councillor Rohan O’Neill Stevens, left, hosts a panel with Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members Hannah ...

It was a night of inspiration from Nelson Tasman Climate Forum members, comitted to helping change the future for a more sustainable, liveable future.

Vintage one for the ages

26092017 FEATURE PHOTO BRADEN FASTIER / NELSON MAIL
Trudy Sheild of Middle Earth wine in Brightwater.

The first wine of Middle Earth's 2020 vintage was certainly one to savour, a serious, dry style rose that delivers on the hype.

Funding a massive boost for Moutere planting programme

A planting day done by Upper Moutere school last year on a landowner’s property.

The transformation of the Moutere catchment has been given a massive boost with the announcement of $1.9 million of One Billion Tree catchment funding.

Nelson man sells his inspiration back to boat crew

Nelson photographer and Atawhai resident Tim Cuff painted the DOF-owned supply ship Skandi Hercules as a finishing touch ...

An anchored ship in Tasman Bay provided inspiration to a Nelson photographer's slow-burning art project - and its crew were sold on the results.

Community garden gives 'OK Street' a place to grow

Jamison Shutkowski , 11, and Ella Henderson, 10, do their bit to get the OK Street garden under way.

Once a dumping ground for cars and mattresses, an empty lot in Stoke has been turned over to the residents.

Arts

Mask Parade gets $100,000 nod from council

Despite Covid disruption and a hefty price tag, the annual Mask Parade will go ahead at the end of an impromptu arts ...

An impromptu Arts Festival will run from mid-July and end with the Mask Parade, which has been granted council funding.

Casual choir heads to bay video

Tanya Nock and Ryan Beehre founded the Voice Collective in 2018, and are bringing it to Golden Bay.

A pop-up choir is coming to “sing music back to life” at the Mussel Inn with the very first Golden Bay session.

Bay-raised musician wins big

Jake Baxendale, saxophonist and composer of The Jac.

A stalwart Wellington musician raised in Golden Bay has been recognised for his hard-work and talent with a national award. Thumbnail

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.

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