Antarctic mission for engineer

With Little's help, the US research team will be able to access ice that hasn't seen the light of day for thousands of years.

5:02 PM  A little help could go a long way when a Nelson engineer heads off for a "once in a lifetime" Antarctic experience.

Protecting our smallest penguins video

Hunting for signs of penguin life along Rocks Rd, Nelson.

The world's smallest penguin lives all around the coast of Nelson and Tasman, but its population is on the decline.

Rabbit Island fire monitored

Crews attend the fire at Rabbit Island on Friday, which at one point was 30 metres wide and 100 metres long. It flared ...

The Rabbit Island fire site from Friday is still being monitored in case high winds cause it to flare up again.

Struggle for mental health help video

Mandy has been battling to get support but feels she hasn't been listened to.

A Nelson woman whose husband went on a six-day crime spree was told he needed to make "bigger mistakes" to get more help.

Little "profoundly wrong"

Our legal and health systems are complicit in re-traumatising victims, says a Nelson woman throwing her support behind ...

Victims have as much right to recover as the patients who attack them, says a Nelson woman.

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Beginner's luck brings fishing success

Our group of eight caught five fish, plenty for a decadent lunch and dinner.

As it turns out, you don't need to be a fisherman to reel in lunch for the whole family.

Phishing scam casts global net

A bogus email purporting to come from bosses at Nelson Marlborough Health should be ignored, warn staff.

Doctors in New Zealand and overseas have been targeted by a scam offering them fake jobs.

Victory Boxing heads to Sydney video

Victory Boxing's Paul Hampton and Nelson police youth aid officer Jason Rangi are heading to Sydney to visit other youth ...

The partnership between Victory Boxing and the Nelson police is set to reach new heights.

Cruising into Nelson video

The cruise ship Azamara Quest arrived in Port Nelson on Wednesday.

Watch: Take our tour on the Azamara Quest which paid a visit to Nelson.

Dam construction set to start

The Lee Valley location of the planned Waimea dam. Construction of the dam is due to start and is expected to take three ...

Construction of the Waimea dam is poised to get under way with the build expected to take three years.

Webcams used to monitor boaties

Director Bruce Vander Lee says he is delighted Project Janszoon webcams can also be used to promote safe boating at ...

Two Project Janszoon webcams in Abel Tasman National Park are being used to keep an eye on boatie behaviour.

Shackleton’s beer barrel gets new lease on life video

Cooper Jurgen Voigtlander with wine barrels at his workshop in Stoke.

Nelson barrel maker helps reconstruct 111-year-old Speight's beer barrel belonging to Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Rare turtle visits Tasman Bay video

Ruurd van der Wel was sailing with his daughter and friends in Tasman Bay when they came across this leatherback turtle ...

Watch: A encounter with a leatherback turtle in Tasman Bay brings delight and joy.

Two-car crash blocks intersection

Nelson senior firefighter John Newth checks on a dog in a vehicle that was involved in a two-car crash on Tuesday ...

A two-vehicle collision on Tuesday evening temporarily blocked an intersection in the Nelson suburb of The Wood.

Boatie behaviour praised

Tasman District Council harbourmaster Dan Cairney says better weather and safer thinking by the region's boaties have ...

How well have Nelson's recreational boaties behaved this summer? Just swimmingly, it seems.

Our People

Steve Fullmer: Five decades of damp dirt

Tasman potter, Steve Fullmer, has been "messing about with clay" for 50 years.

After 50 years spent exhibiting overseas, Tasman potter Steve Fullmer finally gets a major survey show here in his home region.

Back to the future

Raine with one of the vending machines that the public can get their milk from.

Oaklands Milk is making a name for itself, not only in Nelson, but around New Zealand.

Summer senses

The sounds of summer include dogs yapping and freshly weaned lambs at Joyce Wyllie's farm at Kaihoka.

How different city summer sounds are compared with the noises our rural ears enjoy, writes Joyce Wyllie.

Waste not, want not

Vivienne Parkes operates the Community Fruit and Veg stall at Champion Rd in Richmond.

Community vege stalls are feeding neighbourhoods and ensuring excess garden produce is not wasted.

The watcher and the watched

To some, cows are just figures in the human landscape. To others, these bovine beauties are individuals with particular ...

A mysterious cross-species communication gave Ro Cambridge something to think about during a recent walk in the Nelson hills.


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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