Council behind on capital

Nelson Mayor Rachel Reese congratulated staff on their $2.6 million in savings, but said reporting needed to be clearer.

Nelson City Council's capital expenditure, the same thing which previously blind-sided councillors, is $10m behind its projected level.

Tech company sold for $45m

Annette Schleiss and Ian Craig have been running CORE Transport Technologies from Nelson since 2008.

It tracks cargo from locations all over the world, and now has been bought by a Canadian company.

Stranded whale dies video

An excavator moves the Gray's beaked whale from the beach at Nelson's Rabbit Island to a burial site.

Two kayakers tried in vain to rescue a Gray's beaked whale that stranded at Rabbit Island.

Big plans for mountainbiking

Mel Schroder has taken the helm of the Nelson Mountainbike Club at a time when the sport is starting to realise some of ...

Melanie Schroder has taken the helm of the Nelson Mountainbike club and has big plans for the flourishing club.

Striking out on climate change

Over 2000 students joined the global Schools 4 Climate Action movement in Nelson in March, but local high schools are ...

Schools don't support ongoing action by students: "The point has been made."

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Fire stress weighed in drink-driving case

A Nelson woman was found to be over the limit after being forced to evacuate from a domain during the Pigeon Valley ...

A woman sleeping in her car after being evacuated from the Nelson wildfires was told to move by police, but she had been drinking.

Car crashes into power pole

A car hit a power pole on Blackbyre Road, near Appleby Highway, knocking it over and taking out power to several ...

Police are responding to a crash near the Appleby Highway in Tasman where a vehicle has knocked over a power pole.

Meth a factor in crash

Paul Raymond Branson was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine when he caused a crash on Appleby Highway in ...

A man who caused a crash with a truck had methamphetamine in his blood.

Drug driver petition gains support

Karen and Peter Dow and their son Angus Dow. Karen Dow launched the petition on the anniversary of her son Matthew's ...

A petition asking for random roadside drug testing is picking up steam, more than tripling the amount of signatures received in the past week.

Groups after more money

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust is asking for extra funding from the Nelson City Council.

Two major groups in Nelson, the Centre of Musical Arts and the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, have asked for more council funding.

New tug for Nelson

Port Nelson's new tug the Huria Matenga II arrived through The Cut on Saturday morning. The Vietnamese-built Damen 2411 ...

A welcoming party of tugs old and new greeted Port Nelson's latest arrival in pulling power.

Nelson tramper stable

Police and search teams have been called to locate the whereabouts of two trampers in the Mt Richmond Forest Park, near ...

As one missing tramper was found in the Richmond Ranges a search was being organised for another.

Mail photographer scoops big award

Crowds walk through an exhibit during the Light Nelson festival. Fastier was praised for his technical expertise to ...

Nelson Mail visual journalist Braden Fastier was named Photographer of the Year at the prestigious Voyager Media Awards.

Wasp Wipeout wins again

German wasps like this one cost the New Zealand economy hundreds of millions of dollars.

Despite a challenging year, the wipeout closed out another successful summer replacing the drone of wasps with birdsong.

Charged for not doing census

A Nelson man is one of 60 Kiwis being prosecuted for not completing the 2018 Census. File photo.

A Nelson man is one of 60 Kiwis being prosecuted for not completing census forms.

News

Lake Killarney clean up to start

A discoloured Lake Killarney after heavy rain in winter 2017.

A swale drain is to be built to divert contaminated water away from Lake Killarney at Takaka.

Concert a rollicking ride

Orchestra and choirs combine earn a standing ovation for their joyous performance of the enduringly popular Carmina Burana.

Brook drop appeal dismissed

Kaiteriteri may get chlorine repeat

Video

Tech company sold for $45m

It tracks cargo from locations all over the world, and now has been bought by a Canadian company.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

It'll be a laugh a minute when Cohen Holloway takes to the stage for Laugh Nelson later this month.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Feeling Italian

Grisly deaths and coffee, two things Gomorrah have in bucketloads.

After watching the filthy underbelly of Italian crime families, you could almost excuse yourself for feeling like you're part of the gang.

Etching out living in Golden Bay

Kathy Reilly's exhibition at the Nelson Suter McKee Gallery is on until May 26.

Golden Bay artist Kathy Reilly "felt like some sort of spy" as she sketched the architecture in secretive North Korea.

School show spellbinding video

Key characters in the Nelson College for Girls' production of The Witches of Eastwick (clockwise from left) Jasmine ...

After waiting for what seemed an eternity, the simmering cauldron of talent at Nelson College for Girls is about to weave its spell once again.

Dovedale's 150th reunion

There's been hundreds of students through Dovedale School's doors, including these students from 2011. From left, Edward ...

Students young and old will have a chance to celebrate at Dovedale School's 150th reunion this weekend.

Opinion

Climate declaration sets new course

Thousands attend Nelson climate change protests on the Cathedral steps in March.

OPINION: There was no escaping the mood that this was a critical proposal whose time had come.

Feeling Italian

Grisly deaths and coffee, two things Gomorrah have in bucketloads.

After watching the filthy underbelly of Italian crime families, you could almost excuse yourself for feeling like you're part of the gang.

Never surrender in Battle of Autumn

When you're in combat with Mother Nature, you don't evac, you leaf-blow the nasties off the face of the earth.

Never have so few given so much to keep the beloved backyard free and clean of foreign enemies.

The issue with issues

Citizens Advice Bureau have branches around the country, with staff skilled up and ready to help.

There's more than 5000 issues currently being looked at by select committees so if you need to know something, we can help.

Neudorf's natural evolution

Neudorf head winemaker Todd Stevens, left, Rosie Finn and founder Tim Finn.

When you get one shot a year at making the perfect drop, the learning curve is a long and satisfying one for a local Nelson winery.

Our People

Doris and her German sausages

If you've ever had the pleasure of visiting the Nelson Saturday Market, there's a fairly good chance you've come across ...

One local food producer has brought German meat treats to the mainstream in Nelson.

Seabird restoration scheme a winner

Establishing mainland colonies of nesting seabirds is one of the aims of the Farewell Wharariki Healthpost Nature Trust.

New joint venture scheme being rolled out this week could make a big local and even international difference.

Treasures in store for shoppers

Fossickers may spot a snakeskin inside the store.

A mother and son retail team are behind a new Richmond store that is filled with new and secondhand wares.

Neudorf's natural evolution

Neudorf head winemaker Todd Stevens, left, Rosie Finn and founder Tim Finn.

When you get one shot a year at making the perfect drop, the learning curve is a long and satisfying one for a local Nelson winery.

One step at a time

Stoke fire fighter Kevin Shea completed the Sky Tower Challenge in 2018. This year, he's back for round two, but with ...

Five firefighters are preparing to climb more than a thousand steps this weekend in the Sky Tower Challenge.

Arts

Cook-off for Motueka Kai Fest video

Mary Ann Wrigley, Stevie Chambers and Alysha Wrigley enjoy the taste of the 2018 Motueka Kai Fest.

A local celebrity cook-off is planned for the third annual Motueka Kai Fest, to be held at Decks Reserve on Sunday.

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.

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