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Cafe plans for historic building

The new owners of the former Greengrocer Store in The Wood will keep its facade and hope to put in a cafe.

After 20 years housing a greengrocer, a heritage building in Nelson's The Wood could soon be home to a new cafe.

Calls to defer Waimea dam plan

Lindsay McKenzie says the degree of uncertainty about the level of commitment to the dam project is of concern.

Lack of binding commitments by other potential funders of the dam frustrates TDC.

Tool time returns to preschool video

Phoenix Brimble-Morrison uses tools donated by Mitre 10 Mega to Healthkids Preschool after its previous tools were stolen.

Hand drills, hammers and saws stolen from Nelson's Healthkids Preschool have been generously replaced.

Restructure puts kids at risk

Concerns have been raised over a proposal to consolidate the on-call crisis services in Nelson Marlborough.

Proposed restructure of child mental health could have dire consequences for vulnerable youngsters.

One trapped in Appleby car crash

A man has critical injuries after a car hit a tree on the Coastal Highway.

One man has been cut from the wreckage of a serious crash near Nelson with serious injuries after a car hit a tree.

Car crashes into house

A house that was damaged after a car drove into it on Toi Toi St, Nelson.

A car has crashed into a Nelson home causing substantial damage.

Educational cafe part of college facelift

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson with college students Will Roddick, left, Victoria Cockerell and Zoe Fitzgerald ...

Nayland College is set to step into 2018 with a new look as the school upgrades it facilities.

Nelson nurse passionate about child protection

Nurse and child protection consultant Willow Duffy has been nominated as a finalist in the national Women of Influence ...

Nelson nurse Willow Duffy is very passionate about educating people about how to spot signs of child abuse and what to do about it.

The purrfect crime

A cheeky cat burglar has been caught in Blenheim

A furry, late night prowler stealing clothes from an unsuspecting resident has been caught on tape.

District nurses will move to hub

The district nurses will have a similar amount of storage space at the health hub, the review panel says.

Where they need more staff, new technology and better communication, review finds.

Grandstand gets three-month reprieve

The grandstand may be a drawcard for spectators again.

Golden Bay Grand Stand supporters have three months to come up with a preservation and funding plan.

Nurses 'gutted' over move

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board member Gerald Hope stands by his promise to get the best outcome for the community.

Five months of lobbying has failed, and Blenheim's district nurses will move to the health hub, whether they like it or not.

Nelson home broken into

Police are hunting two thieves who broke into a Nelson house.

Two men who broke into a Nelson home ran off after someone at the property saw them.

Log truck overturns

A logging truck overturned at Appleby near Nelson.

Logging truck crash closes road near Nelson.

No flying fish yet for Blenheim

The runway at Marlborough Airport, which NZ King Salmon wants to see extended. (File photo)

Salmon farmed in the Marlborough Sounds can't be flown out of the region because the local runway's too short.

Jetstar accused of predatory pricing

Passengers disembark the first Jetstar flight from Wellington to Nelson. (File photo)

Regional airline boss says "it's a race to the bottom, and we're caught up in it".

College sees red over dyed hair

Year 11 Nayland College student Macy Sutcliffe was told her dyed hair, initially pink then red, left, did not meet ...

Student Macy Sutcliffe wanted to express herself so she dyed her hair red. Her school told her it wasn't on.

Home detention for pokie fraud

Michael Joseph O'Brien had denied being significantly involved in the management of a gambling industry trust.

A short spell in custody shattered Nelson businessman Paul Max, court told.

Arrest made following crime spree

One man has been arrested as police continue to search for two others following a number of crimes across Nelson last ...

Nelson Police have made an arrest in relation to several incidents that occurred in the area over the weekend.

Blenheim bemoans unfair fares

Air New Zealand said it would not be reinstating direct flights to Christchurch from Marlborough Airport.

"It's almost like we've offended Air New Zealand somehow and they're making us pay," says unhappy resident.

Call for a radiotherapy unit in Nelson

Patients in Nelson Marlborough who need radiotherapy have to travel to Christchurch or Wellington for treatment.

Cost of sending patients away for radiotherapy tops $1m while support grows for the treatment to be available in Nelson.

Eco apartments charging ahead

An artist's impression of the apartments due to be built on Malthouse Lane next year.

Another inner city apartment complex is in the works for Nelson.

Health board finances in good shape for rebuild

The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board says it is in good financial shape.

The health board has ended the financial year with $3.2 million in the coffers.

The stages of love on stage

Love in the Spotlight

Did you know there were five stages of falling in love? 

Nelson teens make Rockquest cut

Nelson College for Girls, year 11 student Estella Romagnoli has made it to the next round in the 2017 Smokefreerockquest ...

Nelson schools nab two of the six national positions in the Smokefreerockquest solo/duo online round.

Fashion for furry friends

Robyn Reynolds, left and Alli Mitchell with dogs Bonzo, left and Rosie promote the Robyn Reynolds Nelson ARK  ...

Raising money for dogs on the catwalk.

Bee buzzing over new book

Kath Bee with her book Dragons Under My Bed.

After years of trying to get her children's book published, Nelson singer songwriter Kath Bee has finally succeeded.

Hell and murder in packed festival

"Hudson & Hall" actors Todd Emerson, left, and Chris Parker with Nelson mayor Rachel Reese at the launch of the Nelson ...

The 23rd edition of the Nelson Arts Festival is launching with more than 120 events spread over 17 days.

Nelson winery sold

Awatere River Wine Company founder and winemaker Louis Vavasour.

Well-established Nelson wine company sold to KiwiSaver investment company.

Dam plan tops review of water augmentation options

TDC warns of a possible "water gap" for some urban residents in Tasman district.

Some urban residents face a "water gap" in dry spells without augmentation.

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