'There isn't much holding it up': Disintegrating French Pass jetty on last legs

“You can actually see daylight through this pile.” Marlborough District Councillors have been shown photographs of the ...

0 min ago  “You can actually see daylight through this pile.”

Teenager serious in ICU

19042015 News photo: Martin de Ruyter/Fairfax NZ

Cindy Day paid $400 to be winched into the Nelson Marlborough Rescue ...

2:08 PM  A teenage girl has been transferred to Wellington Hospital after an equestrian accident in Motueka.

Farm lease argument turns ugly

A view of farmland in the Maruia Valley (file photo).

Smashed gates and a ripped-up paddock were the collateral damage in the dispute.

Local government review coincides with Māori Ward decision

Now is your once-every-six-year chance to have your say on how Nelson City Council should work – how many councillors, ...

Nelsonians are being asked to have their say on how the council will be made up – including how many wards it might have and how many councillors there might be.

Fog blanketing Nelson Airport causing delays

The fog is causing significant delays at Nelson Airport.

Passengers are being warned to check their flights as fog blankets Nelson Airport, cancelling some flights and delaying others.

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Kahurangi claim title

Kahurangi second-five eight Vito Lammers celebrates with teammates after scoring a try against Nelson during their 83-19 ...

History was made as Kahurangi etched its name on the Nelson Club rugby trophy for the first time, cementing its place at the top of the Stuff Tasman Trophy standings with a dominant win over Nelson.

Should the South Island road trip be an annual event? video

Hector dolphins play in the surf at Curio Bay in the Catlins.

A new VW campervan and a road trip exploring some of the South Island's hidden and not so hidden gems turns leaves Braden Fastier hankering for more.

NZ bike route stars in book on world's ultimate cycling trips video

The Old Ghost Road has been singled out for praise by author Andrew Bain.

The book features 35 handpicked destinations for the best slow travel on two wheels.

Random attack leaves man seriously injured video

The man suffered multiple injuries in an random attack on May 25 on St Vincent St.

A man beaten by a stranger in an attack on a Nelson street is hoping anyone with information will come forward.

'Traumatic' journeys as mobile surgical unit visits stymied

Even under the best conditions, the 20m long Mobile Surgical Unit requires a pilot to help it navigate the Tākaka Hill.

Patients are having to travel further and nursing staff are missing out on training as a 20m surgical unit vehicle can't navigate narrowed Takaka Hill highway

Council consent processes 'waste time and money'

Lewis said his main concern with pricing was not with whole-house construction or larger projects, but with the high ...

An architectural draughtsman says a new computer system has made council consenting processes around the country less efficient.

Eric Davy remembered as rock for family and community

Senior Sergeant Eric Davy outside Trafalgar Park in 2011, when he was the planning officer for the Rugby World Cup.

Long-serving police officer and Nelson city councillor Eric Davy has been remembered as a devoted family man who was passionate about road safety.

Pāteke spill out of national park

Pāteke in the Abel Tasman National Park.

New Zealand’s rarest duck the pāteke is spreading its wings and spilling out of the Abel Tasman National Park and into Tasman Bay thanks to predator control.

Legacy of trees to mark landmark year

Laxmi Pai, left, and Karthiga Kumanan said they were happy to support sustainability through the restoration project.

Cawthron Institute staff marked its centenary by dedicating a community day to planting trees along the Maitai River.

Appeal for witnesses after assault

The assault occurred in Sundial Square, near Richmond’s main street in the early hours of Sunday morning. (File photo)

A man was taken to hospital with head injuries after being attacked near Sundial Square in Richmond.


Drive-through drunk busted

Darryl Pont may have been hungry after a night out but it wasn't a happy meal, after the Nelson man was found by police asleep in his car at a McDonald's drive-through.

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What's On in Nelson

Nelson Farmers Market in Kirby Lane, Bridge St is open every Wednesday between 8am - 1.30pm.

What's keeping you entertained in Nelson.

No place gives window to refugee plight

Golden Bay artist Emma Lay's work entitled 'No Place' is on display in ...

As World Refugee Day approaches, hundreds of clay figures shine a light on refugees' plight.

Chopper set to drop the F bomb on New Zealand

Health Franklin brings his Chopper: The Silencer tour to New Zealand from June 17.

After a year of postponements, Chopper's tour of Aotearoa is finally coming over the ditch.

Marist announce title aspirations

Sam Briggs was a tough ball carrier for Marist in their win over Kahurangi at Trafalgar Park on Satrdurday.

After handing Kahurangi its first defeat of the season, Marist are right in the hunt for the 2021 Stuff Tasman Trophy club rugby competition.

From Russia, with love

The Chroma Chamber Choir, performing Russian Treasure, conducted by Pete Rainey at Nelson Cathedral.

A rainy Saturday afternoon in Nelson Cathedral was the perfect setting to listen to the Chroma Chamber Choir bring some of the finest gems of the choral repertoire.


Understanding structural words in te reo

Particles, have grammatical functions specific to te reo Māori.

A good understanding of the use of the particles is important in making progress towards fluency in te reo Māori.

Figurehead or inspiration? A bit of both video

L-R: Dr Richard Davies, husband of new Governor-General Cindy Kiro, and Cindy ...

OPINION: Incoming Governor-General Dame Cindy Kiro will have a largely symbolic role, but can be a powerful inspiration.

Transformers? Climate action will be biggest test

Calls for climate change action are growing louder.

OPINION: As the Covid crisis hopefully recedes, the mother of all transformational challenges is coming into sharper focus.

Family ties the perfect base

John Esposito with his sons Salvi, holding a Margherita pizza and Vito, holding The Salvito pizza at their pizza bar ...

When John Esposito opened a pizza bar named after his two sons, he was determined to bring authentic Italian flavours that reflect his family’s heritage.

Revinventing new library as 'living room of the community'

High level design of the proposed new library and Climatorium riverside precinct on the lower Maitai River, provided by ...

A Nelson civic group leader argues we are too focused on the problems of a new library, rather than its big economic and social opportunities

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Leaving his flock for 'God knows' what


 Mike Hawke is retiring as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral ...

After five years behind the pulpit, the Christ Church Cathedral Dean is getting ready to hang up his collar.

Enigmatic dinoprints continue to fascinate video

Dr Greg Browne last weekend at the site of the largest group of dinosaur footprints.

Getting the chance to walk, almost, in the footprints of 70-million-year old dinosaurs is something to behold. Finding them is another thing.

An organic journey of Hope video

Like most visionaries, trial and error was the initial name of the game, until they perfected their processes.

Converting to organic farming the next logical step in winemaker's progression, with new challenges and opportunities to evolve their vineyards and wines.

Practice makes one-person possessives tino pai

With practice, in classes or with reading, the principles of te reo Māori should become a lot easier to master.

In one-person possessives so-called “neutral forms” have come to be frequently used, and while it's a lot to get your head around, practice, as they say, makes perfect.

Family ties the perfect base

John Esposito with his sons Salvi, holding a Margherita pizza and Vito, holding The Salvito pizza at their pizza bar ...

When John Esposito opened a pizza bar named after his two sons, he was determined to bring authentic Italian flavours that reflect his family’s heritage.


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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