Councillors walk out in protest

Councillor Mike Rutledge, seen here with his wife Meg, allegedly 'harassed' other councillors over a decision to grant ...

Accusations of slander and 'appalling governance' prompted councillors to walk out of the chamber over the latest in code of conduct proceedings against Mike Rutledge.

Tasman rates to rise higher

A damaged bridge on Motueka River West Bank Rd after ex-Tropical Cyclone Gita hit the region on February 20. Tasman ...

Many Tasman district ratepayers are set to pay more rates in 2019-20 than anticipated and they won't get a say on it.

Port Nelson's $29 million boost

Port Nelson's new tug is being built in Vietnam and is scheduled to reach Nelson in April next year.

Port Nelson's $29 million infrastructure investment will bring larger container ships to the city.

Decks Reserve given nod for library

Decks Reserve, where the popular Motueka Kai Fest is held, has been chosen as the site for the town's new library.

A new $4.7m library will be built at Decks Reserve in Motueka, but it could come at the expense of some green space.

SH60 just got slower

The scene of a three-vehicle crash in January along the Appleby Highway section of SH60.

Drivers along a deadly stretch of State Highway 60, near Nelson, will have to reduce their top speed from December 18.

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Kiwi prospect lured to France

New Zealand winger Tima Faingaanuku is tackled in their semi-final with France on day four of the World Rugby U20 ...

Talented rugby player leaves New Zealand at 21 after failing to secure Super Rugby deal at Crusaders.

Sophie's purr-fect reunion

She's a little bit lighter, but Sophie is back home after 16 days wandering around the streets of Motueka.

More than two weeks after she scarpered away from the wrong owner, Sophie the cat has been reunited with her Motueka family. 

All-Star Josh books Asian trip

Josh Book was named in the All-Star Five at the recent FIBA under-15 Oceania basketball championship in Papua New Guinea.

This year he gave it to Guam - next year, Josh Book's international ascent has netted him a date with Asia's best basketballers in India.

"We are all Grace"

Grace Millane will be memorialised around New Zealand on Wednesday.

Candle-light vigil organised to honour Grace Millane in Nelson this Wednesday.

Water: 'We speak at our peril'

Professor Russell Death from Massey University addresses the crowd at 2017's March for Science.

Scientist are vilified for speaking out as NZ's rivers and lakes get worse, says ecologist.

Buyers snap up Richmond West properties

Richmond West Development Company Ltd directors Gary Donaldson, left, Graham Vercoe, Simon Collett and Andrew Spittal.

Work is under way on The Fields development at Richmond West.

The strange world of Pixie Town video

Getting a haircut at Pixie Town is serious business.

You better watch out, you better not cry – Pixie Town is back to haunt a new generation of children.

Jewel thief admits spree

Christopher Payne pleaded guilty to 19 charges of burglary at the Nelson District Court on Monday.

A jewel thief stole more than $200,000 of valuables from homes in a four-month spree across Nelson, Tasman, and Blenheim.

Major upgrade for top of south schools

Golden Bay High School student Jordan Harwood 12, gives MP Damien O'Connor a hug after he announced funding for their ...

Government announces $30 million to modernise three schools in top of the South.

Fuel pump foils escaping driver

After evading police, Corren Indigo Anderson-Melville was undone after she got a fuel pump bowser stuck in her car while ...

The lights were out and no one, apparently, was home after a Nelson driver's high-speed attempt at freedom unraveled at the petrol pump.

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News

Rescue helicopter kept busy

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was kept busy on Thursday afternoon with four callouts.

An axe injury and a tramper with a broken ankle were amongst the jobs for the rescue helicopter on Thursday.

Spotlight on the TDC

If you've had any dealings with the TDC in the last year, the Chief Ombudsman wants to hear what the experience was like.

Employment project rises in Motueka

Māori Santa welcomed

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Māori Santa welcomed

With a ho, ho, ho, Nelson's Māori Santa will be welcomed to Wellington.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

What's on in Nelson

James Robinson is exhibiting his art at the Quiet Dog Gallery until December 15.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

Artist's dying wish granted video

Costume and Jewellery designer Claire Prebble, the youngest ever Supreme Winner for World of WearableArt, died of cancer ...

A late designer's final work has been finished by her colleague and accepted by Te Papa.

UB40: Monster basslines and family feuds

UB40 co-founder Ali Campbell proudly proclaims they are the loudest reggae band in the world.

UK reggae band UB40 is heading to Nelson as part of a national tour, and lead singer Ali Campbell can't wait.

Jazz Festival keeping the beat

The All Girl Big Band from Christchurch is one of this year's main acts.

It was almost over before it even began, but the beat goes on for Nelson's grooviest jazz festival.

The call of the hop

The brains behind the Workshop Brewery have succeeded in creating a funky place for Nelsonians to eat and drink.

No longer a work in progress, the Workshop Cafe is very much a destination on Nelson's entertainment scene.

Opinion

Falling for Trump's trap

United States President Donald Trump calls the news media the enemy of the people. He has weaponised public distrust of ...

OPINION: Parts of the news media have been suckered into playing Donald Trump's game.

Say cheese, sheep cheese

Dave Barrett of Thorvald with an aging round of sheep milk cheese.

Feeling sheepish over your lack of cheese knowledge? An artisan cheesemaker in Nelson wants to change that.

Woolshed gives way to carols for a day

Joyce Wyllie, left, joins the carol singing on the farm at Kaihoka, near Collingwood.

OPINION: Today the yards were full again but not with sheep this time. A muster of people gathered to celebrate carols in our woolshed.

Operation Spirit of Christmas

Children love Christmas, and mine are no exception. But when they start making their list in July, the march of ...

Operation Spirit of Christmas is a go, and we need all hands on deck to stop the flow of department store propaganda, writes Elise Vollweiler.

Clichés for good reason

They may have been smiling for the cameras at Ratana, but Simon Bridges and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern both want to ...

It's been a long year for politicians, some more than others, writes Richard Griffin.

Our People

Say cheese, sheep cheese

Dave Barrett of Thorvald with an aging round of sheep milk cheese.

Feeling sheepish over your lack of cheese knowledge? An artisan cheesemaker in Nelson wants to change that.

Weightlifters win gold

Lester Keene set a new NZ clean and jerk record in the 50-54 years' 69kg class and was named the best overall male ...

Nelson contingent leaves NZ Masters Weightlifting Championships with well-earned gold and silvers.

Businessman left mark on Nelson

Graham Shirley was a businessman who gave generously to Nelson and beyond.

Graham Shirley was known to many as the local funeral director. However, he was so much more that that.

Adored caretaker hangs up hat

Hampden Street School's personable caretaker Ray Adams, flanked by Tom Perkins, left, Jackson Slattery, Gus Hildreth and ...

He was a caretaker, handyman and above all else a friend. And at the end of the year, the man they call "Raymondo" is calling it a day.

The call of the hop

The brains behind the Workshop Brewery have succeeded in creating a funky place for Nelsonians to eat and drink.

No longer a work in progress, the Workshop Cafe is very much a destination on Nelson's entertainment scene.

Arts

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.

Unravelling the mind

Mind Unravelled by InsideOut Circus & Physical Theatre finished with a sold out show at Riverside Community.

Show designed to make you think twice about how society deals with the mentally ill.

Scrooge gets steampunked video

Richmond actor Lester Oakes plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Nelson Repertory Theatre production of A Christmas Carol ...

Nelson Repertory Theatre has taken Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and given it a steampunk twist for its latest production.

Armistice play at Church Steps

Penny Taylor performs at Mapua School in an interactive play for some pupils that outlined the events of the Great War ...

The signing of the armistice that ended First World War hostilities will be dramatised at Nelson's historic Church Steps.

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