Close them down

There is no room for racism in New Zealand, said Matthew Tukaki, the New Zealand Māori Council executive director.

''Old, exclusive little men's clubs" like the Nelson Club need to go, the Māori council says.

No signs of a struggle

Tyler Baillie, 27, and Rose Morgan, 31, appear at Nelson District Court charged with the murder of the 43-year-old ...

A forensic pathologist has said he found no evidence of suffocation or strangling in the death of Nelson woman Tracey-Anne Harris.

New footbridge in place

The three-metre wide replacement footbridge over Saltwater Creek will cater for cyclists as well as pedestrians.

A new footbridge over Saltwater Creek is for cyclists and pedestrians and is part of a plan to better connect the city with the waterfront.

'Pretty pest' in sights

The Taiwan cherry is a pest tree that can choke native vegetation.

It may be pretty but the Taiwan cherry tree is now considered a pest in the Nelson-Tasman region.

NZ has two dead centres video

A plaque marking the geographic centre of New Zealand's Extended Continental Shelf now sits in the Tararua Ranges.

Where is the centre of NZ? Officially there are now two answers - Nelson and Wairarapa.

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Port Tarakohe proposal tweaked

Mayor Richard Kempthorne says a lot of people are passionate about the proposed development of an environment precinct ...

A proposal to redevelop Port Tarakohe in Golden Bay nears completion.

Ice warning as mercury plummets

MetService meteorologist Sarah Haddon said the cool temperatures and fine conditions would likely stick around all day ...

It's been a freezing start to the week, with clear skies dropping temperatures below zero in places ahead of a change to gales and heavy rain.

Crash near Nelson

Police are responding to a crash near Nelson.

Police are at the scene of a single-car crash near Nelson.

Tour of trash

Des Watson quit his job to travel around New Zealand, collecting up to 80kg of rubbish each day from our public places. ...

West Coaster Des Watson is a one-man army battling New Zealand's rising tide of trash.

10% waste reduction target video

The Nelson and Tasman councils are working together to try and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Some submitters urged councils to aim for zero waste. A reduction target of 10 per cent has made the plan.

Candidates ready to rumble

Candidates for council and mayor have risen since the 2016 local governments election.

At least four new councillors in Nelson and a new mayor for Tasman are guaranteed as nominations close for local body elections.

Happy feet at Colombian Festival video

Great music, dance, delicious food and lots of Latin American energy took over Founders Park, in Nelson, during the ...

The sounds and smells of Colombia wafted across Founders Park as Nelson's Colombian Community's celebrated its colourful culture.

Farewell little blue bach

John Krammer is sad to see his bach demolished.

A 120-year-old bach on a council reserve near Kaiteriteri has been pulled down. It will be replaced by a public toilet.

Defects delay road project

Site works started in August 2018 on an upgrade of Bateup Rd in Richmond. It was still under way in early July 2019 when ...

It could be September before the road cones are removed along busy Bateup Rd in Richmond.

Winning ticket sold in Nelson

A Nelson Lotto player is sharing First Division with three other lucky ticket holders around the country.

A first division ticket was sold in Nelson this week with one lucky ticket-holder $250,000 richer.


Fined after possum hunting

A Nelson man was sentenced for being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated after he was caught with a loaded air ...

A Nelson man was sentenced for being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated after he was caught with a loaded air rifle in Marsden Valley.

Letting slum kids play

India's children are missing out on the right to play, a Nelson teacher says, so she's doing something about it.

Murder accused 'good friend' of deceased

Nelson College grounds out UC semi win


NZ has two dead centres

Where is the centre of NZ? Officially there are now two answers - Nelson and Wairarapa.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

The 50/50 Fundraiser Art Auction starts today at the Suter Art Gallery, with more than 100 anonymous art pieces from ...

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

See it on the grape vine

New Zealand winemakers are well known for punching above their weight, with Nelson wineries Seifried Estate and Neudorf, ...

Nelson vineyards hit the big screen in a festival wine documentary.

Canvas without a name

Nelson Suter Art Society president Larisse Hall holds an anonymous piece of art from a selection of more than 100 on auction.

Anonymous art goes under the hammer at Suter.

Mini celebration a big affair

Nelson Mini club president Jim Baker and his 1993 Rover Mini Mayfair are getting ready for the upcoming 60th birthday ...

The Mini's popularity remains as spritely as ever ahead of its 60th birthday celebrations.

Fly My Pretties free concert

Fly My Pretties, led by Barnaby Weir, will be entertaining the crowds during the free event at Tuia 250.

 Fly My Pretties ramps up 250 year anniversary.


Filthy over dirty dogs

The sign says it all - so unless you're blind, don't let your precious pooch leave anything behind, especially if it's ...

OPINION: Having to clean up after other people's dogs really gets my goat.

Reading the Boulder Bank signs

Evidence of storm surge breaking over the Boulder Bank and washing rocks onto the estuary side in December 2018.

OPINION: Nelson's Boulder Bank is a delicate ecology and sea-level changes could threaten the central city.

Place to call home

When you're buying a home, there's more than just bricks and mortar to think about.

A fork in the road or streets ahead? Choosing a home isn't easy, but it will live in your memory lane for ever.

Time out to support rural women

Joyce Wylie's painting of her Kaihoka farm in Golden Bay.

A day off the farm for rural women proved relaxing and inspirational for Golden Bay farmer Joyce Wylie.

Path to te reo fluency

It's better to learn to speak (and sing) te reo in a group.

If you want to start learning te reo Māori, here are some suggestions about how to begin.

Our People

Guardian of the bay

The spotted shag can dive to depths of 40 metres.

Most of us never get a look at what's going on beneath the waves. If we did, maybe we'd treat our oceans better, says Stew Robertson.

Caravan of love

Annette Meyer and her food caravan Ellie are a popular sight at Nelson and Tasman markets and festivals.

A self-confessed "migrant bird" and her caravan of love are now a staple diet on the Nelson food scene.

Daffodil ride for Cancer Society video

Monique Dare-Ward gets ready to jump into Jim Wareing's 1913 Ford Model T.

The Nelson Vintage Car Club rallies to ease the journey of families dealing with the effects of cancer.

Sea salt sweet business

South Pacific Salt is some of the purest salt in the world, and it's produced right on our doorstep.

Marlborough sea salt is some of the purest in the world. So it makes good business sense to share it with the world.

Delicate, rich and rare showing

It was an adventurous concert that was performed to perfection.

The Nelson Symphony's performance made for an enchanting evening that embraced the very best of European and Maori music.


Living on the edge

Chessie Henry (27), nabbed the E.H. McCormick Prize for General Non-Fiction at this year's Ockham New Zealand Book ...

 This year's Nelson Arts Festival readers' and writers' sessions will see two debut authors discuss what led them to write intimate memoirs.

Grease production extolled in Edinburgh

Nelson Youth Theatre have garnered rave audience reviews and a mention in The Times of London during their eight-day run ...

Audiences say 'You're The One That I Want' to a Nelson theatre group taking Grease "with real teenagers" to Edinburgh.

Tailored to perfection

Mary Turner has been entering the World of Wearable art competition since 2000 and has used mathematical ideas as an ...

It's all adding up for one Nelson designer who keeps making it to the WOW stage again and again.

Troupe tells story of WWI safe sex pioneer

Writer and director Penny Taylor says the production isn't about making a heroine of Rout.

World War I safe sex campaigner Ettie Rout's story is to be brought to life on stage at Nelson. 

Smash hit returns

Thousands of people showed up to watch Piki Mai the last time it was in town and organisers are expecting a similar ...

A popular light installation on the Church Steps that tells the story of Nelson's history will return in October.

Arts Festival told to be bolder

The new Nelson Arts Festival Trust have been told to aim higher by some councillors.

Some councillors believe the new trust was too modest in its first year goals.

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