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Fugitive hiding in Taranaki

Taranaki police are seeking information about Rambo Barton who is believed to be on the run in the region after failing ...

He skipped bail and now Rambo Barton could be hiding out in Taranaki.

Line drawing with twist and message

Nelson artist Maggy Johnston with her work that made the finalist selection for the Parkin Drawing Prize.

Nelson artist Maggy Johnston pushed the boundaries of drawing with a work using fishing line.

Knox report mirrors 20-year-old case

Casey Albury, left, was killed by her mother in 1997. Ruby Knox died in a similar situation in 2016. Both girls had autism.

Ruby Knox' murder led to calls for better support services, but that recommendation isn't new.

Toilet cam doctor loses suppression

Former Nelson Hospital surgeon Sam Wilson, who secretly filmed colleagues in a toilet, at his sentencing in the Nelson ...

A cardiologist who secretly filmed women in a toilet at Nelson Hospital has lost his name suppression bid.

Dam costs blow out by $26m video

Waimea Irrigators Ltd strategic adviser John Palmer, left, mayor Richard Kempthorne and Tasman District Council chief ...

A huge $26m blowout in costs for the Waimea dam could bring an end to the controversial project.

Ministry for Vulnerable Adults?

Blenheim resident Donella Knox with her daughter Ruby Knox in 2016.

A service devoted to protecting vulnerable adults could help prevent another murder like that of autistic woman Ruby Knox, advocates say.

Motueka hosts Seddon Shield

John Brown of the Motueka-Golden Bay rugby team prepares to pass in a game against West Coast on Tuesday July 10th at ...

The grassroots were well hydrated, but Motueka's rugby grounds were raining points as a popular rep tournament returned for another year.

Dawn touch down

The Takaka aerodrome saw 27 planes touch down last Saturday for an annual breakfast meet-up.

Small planes and pilots from all over the country were seen touching down at the Takaka aerodrome last weekend.

Promotion proves to B good fit

The Nelson City Brass Band.

B-grade band Nelson City Brass placed second at the National Brass Band Championships.

Weightlifters lead Nelson's 'Stella' effort

Nelson weightlifters, including Frazer Clarke(pictured) set numerous personal bests and national records at the recent ...

Three national records for teen and a master class from the seniors underlines a successful South Island Champs for Nelson weightlifting.

Kebab kindness

When Yusuf Corten bought Kebab Kitchen last September, he began posting his free meals on Facebook.

In an updated version of an ancient Islamic tradition, Yusuf Corten is giving away free meals on social media.

Royal recognition for teacher

A high school teacher is one of six women named Companions of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Waimea dam process under fire video

Louise Coleman says councillors should be demanding to see the indicative costs for the construction of the proposed dam.

Retired British chartered public sector accountant Louise Coleman is staggered by some of the process around the Waimea dam project.

'There will be more Rubys'

Blenheim resident Donella Knox with her daughter Ruby Knox in 2016.

Mother at crisis point smothered her autistic daughter after lack of cross-agency support, report says.

Bringing song to Nelson

Singer songwriter Ryan Johansen.

Songwriting's better with others, says Ryan Johansen.

Mr Potton's penguins

Craig Potton, as patron of the West Coast Penguin Trust, is giving a talk at his gallery about his visits to Antarctica ...

Everyone loves penguins. But have you ever seen one that was 300 years old and mummified?

Art and science join forces

Dr Julie Hall, Vicki Smith, and Dr Charlotte Sunde stand in their "social nets" in front of the Light Nelson short film ...

Community, art, and science came together during Light Nelson to reach out and raise awareness for marine environmentalism.

Mental health leader unfairly dismissed

A woman who developed a mental health service for youth was found to have been unfairly dismissed from her job by the ...

A woman who developed a mental health service for youth was found to have been unfairly dismissed from her job.

Five-year battle for a sign video

Sandra Hardcastle protests on Main Rd, Stoke outside the retirement village.

All retirement village resident Sandra Hardcastle wanted was a sign to her apartment. It took five years and a street protest pushing her walker to get it.

Crash blocks road

A head-on collision has blocked the single-lane bridge on Edwards Road, near Motueka.

A head-on crash on a one-way bridge near Motueka has blocked the road.

World event setting sail for Nelson

David Gibb readies his Flying Dutchman sailing boat in Nelson Harbour. The Nelson Yacht Club has won hosting rights for ...

Nelson will host the Flying Dutchman World Sailing Championships next year.

Bennett recommits to Dutch team video

George Bennett has signed a three-year extension with LottoNL-Jumbo.

George Bennett signs new long-term contract with Dutch cycling team.

House fire victim named

Emergency services were called to the Murphy St home about 11am on July 8.

Police have named the man who died in a Nelson house fire.

Toilet-cam man's secrecy bid

A man who secretly filmed his colleagues on the toilet is appealing the public release of his name.

A health professional who filmed his colleagues in the toilet has continued in his bid for name suppression.

Man dies at Nelson river

Emergency services at the scene where a man died in the Maitai River on Tuesday morning.

A passerby jumped into a river to pull a man out, but despite giving him CPR the man died.

Forestry victim named

A forestry worker has died south of Nelson. File photo.

A man who died in a forestry accident south of Nelson was a 31-year-old Tapawera resident.

Dead tramper named

Mt Robert, in the Nelson Lakes National Park, has a number of popular walking tracks. A tramper died on the Mt Robert ...

The tourist who died while tramping in Nelson Lakes National Park has been named.

Call-block trial popular

A national trial of call-blocking units should enable participants to pick up their ringing phones without worrying ...

Almost 90 potential trialists step up to test 25 call-blocking units in nationwide test.

Driveway tragedy

Ramon Dexter Box pleaded guilty to a charge of careless operation of a vehicle causing death in the Nelson District ...

 A man caring for his wife with Alzheimer's made a fatal error when he reversed down their driveway.

Landfill gas threat measured

The old Atawhai landfill is now covered by Founders, Miyazu and Neale parks, and bordered by houses.

More intensive tests for former Atawhai landfill site to manage potential gas risks.

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