'Watershed' iwi fisheries deal

The Sealord vessel Thomas Harrison Hoki fishing in Cook Strait. The Nga Tapuwae o Māui agreement  signed on Tuesday will ...

Sealord signs on to access 60 percent of Māori-held deepwater fisheries quota.

Rain could hamper family search video

Land Search and Rescue members search for missing Marlborough woman Jessica Boyce in bush around Lake Chalice, west of ...

Search and rescue leader worried heavy rain could wash away clues, such as footprints, as family and friends continue search.

Pests gone from Abel Tasman

Motuareronui Adele Island in the Abel Tasman National Park is back to being a native paradise after all pests were ...

Monitoring has shown Adele, Fisherman and Tonga islands are free of rats and mice.

Costs may end Hone's case

Lewis Stanton, also known as Hone Ma Heke, has now finished his new cart but has yet to find a new horse.

Former protester Lewis Stanton's case against the SPCA will be thrown out unless he can find $15,000 as security.

Nine years for meth dealing

Brent Peter Miller was arrested in Murchison in 2017 after a search of his vehicle uncovered 905 grams of ...

A Nelson man found to have 905 grams of meth in his car has been jailed for nine years.

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New Natureland director

Grant Abel has been appointed as the new acting director of the Natureland Wildlife Sanctuary in Nelson.

International zoological adviser Grant Abel has replaced Meg Rutledge as the acting director of Nelson's Natureland Zoo.

Street Art - walls to the world video

Amanda Sears says you never know where street art will appear.

Urban murals around the country are going from the streets to cyberspace.

Thousands flock to Race Unity Day video

David Kettley, left, and Amara Darling, 5, enjoy a taste of Race Unity Day 2019.

Race Unity Day crowd falls silent in Nelson to remember the victims of the Christchurch terror attack.

Call to close freedom camping site

A banded dotterel, pictured here with a chick, is one of the bird species that has been spotted near the Taupata Gravel ...

Forest & Bird is calling on Tasman District Council to close a freedom camping site in Golden Bay where birds roost.

Teen's bowel surgery botched

After surgery at Nelson Hospital, Georgie Ferris spent 12 days in debilitating pain before it was realised her bowel had ...

Georgie Ferris was left in pain for 12 days after a surgeon wrongly stitched her bowel shut at Nelson Hospital.

Marlborough woman missing

There are concerns for Renwick woman Jessica Boyce, 27, who was last seen on Tuesday.

Police are looking for a red ute after 27-year-old Jessica Boyce disappeared on Tuesday.

Meth plague grows video

Winnie Luthje is calling on the Nelson community to provide a residential centre where meth addicts can go to heal.

If the DHB won't fund a drug rehab facility, community should do it, meth user's mum says.

United in love video

Nelsonians stood together in solidarity to remember the 50 people who died last Friday at Linwood and Al Noor mosques in ...

Thousands of people stood together in a silent vigil in Nelson for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

Natureland debate opened to public

Former Natureland director Meg Rutledge stepped down from role as an employee at the park on Friday.

The public will be asked how it wants to fund Natureland despite the council not reaching a position itself.

Hands rise for Tasman mayoralty video

It looks likely a few people will be vying to sit in the mayor's place at the top of the table in the Tasman District ...

Early indications point to a competitive race for the office of Tasman district mayor.


Woman bites police officer

Corren Anderson-Melville got into three separate altercations with police in the past three months.

Over the past three months Corren Indigo Anderson-Melville had on different occasions run from, threatened, and bit police officers.

Novice titles for Victory Boxing

Nelson's Victory Boxing continues to punch above its weight with a winning show at the South Island Novice Champs.

Stags celebrate fantastic year

Tramper injured


Rain could hamper family search

Search and rescue leader worried heavy rain could wash away clues, such as footprints, as family and friends continue search.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

The Mapua Boat Club Regatta is on March 31.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Broods with emotion after attacks

Broods' Georgia and Caleb Nott performed a one-off free show in support of emergency and other services that fought the ...

 Nelson sibling stars Broods returned to their hometown for a one-off show to support those who fought the wildfires.

Nevermore comes rapping at theatre's door

Oliie Bellis plays Edgar Allan Poe in the Nelson Musical Theatre's production of Nevermore.

A famous American mystery writer's life takes the stage in Nelson.

Bryan Adams shines a light in Nelson

Bryan Adams dedicated his song Shine a Light at his Nelson concert to the victims of the Christchurch shooting.

Canadian rocker Bryan Adams took to the stage in Nelson on Saturday night, dedicating his Shine A Light song to the people of Christchurch.

Tutus and pointed toes pirouette into Suter

The Royal NZ Ballet Event at the Suter features ballet dancers from Tutus on Tour.

Pirouettes and poise dance into the Suter.


Rum-tastic reason to drink

David Phillips from West Indies Spice Traders is on a mission to bring the flavours of the Caribbean to New Zealand.

One man is on a mission to bring the flavours of the Caribbean to New Zealand.

Reflecting on ourselves

Kaihoka misty morning - a time for reflection.

OPINION: There is much negative, unnecessary content online often written hiding behind silly pseudonyms.

Turning a new page

In the good old days before the internet, anything considered offensive would have been cut off before it went out on ...

Companies that allow hate to be shared online have blood on their hands and should be held accountable.

Questioning why I hide myself

Sumeera Dawood in Christchurch with her family

OPINION: A Muslim mum on being Muslim in Christchurch after the terrorist attack: "It feels like finally being seen."

Standing united as one

Few people outside of Christchurch would have ever heard of the Al Noor mosque. Now, the entire world knows about it.

The entire nation has a collective responsibility to ensure the events of that deplorable day are never repeated.

Our People

Rum-tastic reason to drink

David Phillips from West Indies Spice Traders is on a mission to bring the flavours of the Caribbean to New Zealand.

One man is on a mission to bring the flavours of the Caribbean to New Zealand.

Feijoas all year? video

On holiday in Italy, Ian Wastney's interest was piqued by ingenious terracing. Back home in Nelson, he began experimenting.

An experiment that began in a dairy farmer's kitchen is about to take on the world.

Fabulously frozen treats

Jon Alexander with one of his creations that he makes from his store in Hardy St, Nelson.

Letting you in on this little secret may burst your bubble, but there's some delicious being made in Nelson, writes Neil Hodgson.

Tale of two towns

Tata Beach in Golden Bay - why would you want to be anywhere else?

Life in the City of Sails will shred every nerve you have, but life at the end of the Golden Bay rainbow will feed your soul, writes Bob Irvine.

Power to the people

Harrie Wells was a young man working for the Golden Bay Electric Power Board when he was tasked with getting power to ...

It's easy to forget the effort that went in to establishing electricity supplies in this country.


Actors to bring history alive

Actors Caitlin Brennan, left, Matthew Edgar, Judene Edgar and Anton Bentley are set to bring stories of the Washbourn ...

Visitors to Washbourn Gardens in Richmond may think they have stepped back in time.

K-pop group to perform at Race Unity Day video

The Nelson College for Girls K-pop group set to perform at Race Unity Day are, from back left: Rebecca Amos, Michelle  ...

If you've never seen the sights or heard the sounds of a K-pop dance group, you're in a treat at Race Unity Day.

'Allo 'Allo! reprisal trip down memory lane

It will be a ride down memory lane for Stephens. left, and McInerney, who played the same roles 20 years ago. McInerney ...

Two actors are set to reprise their roles 20 years after they last performed in a Nelson Repertory Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo!

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.

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