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Police investigate after school threat

Principal of Waimea College Scott Haines.

A threat made to Nelson's Waimea College in a social media post has seen police involved.

Raw sewage 'likely from boats'

A sign at the Boulder Bank carpark showing the permitted sewage outfall.

Raw sewage found floating in Tasman Bay likely to be boat-related, not council pipe leaks, the council says.

TDC finances in 'positive space'

An underspent capital budget is partly responsible for a forecast drop in net debt at Tasman District Council.

Tasman District Council expects to end the financial year with almost $35m less debt than budgeted.

Staying alive in an emergency

Senior Constable Grant Heney was one of those who spoke at the workshops, and said the unwritten rule is that everyone ...

"If it doesn't work, you've done everything you can, and that person has stayed dead."

Frosty mornings on their way

Snow covers the Western Ranges after fresh snow over Monaco earlier this month. After a cold start to the month, the ...

If you are feeling winter has yet to make its presence felt, you are about to feel its full frosty nature in the next 10 days.

Nelson speed skaters stay on a winning track

South Canterbury were the ones to beat but Nelson's speed skaters proved they are nipping at their heels during the NZ ...

No winter wind down for Nelson speed skaters as several solid results in Blenheim bookend a successful racing season.

A trophy apiece

Naycol Chorale, directed by Nayland College Head of Music Nigel Weeks, were runners up in the "Other Styles" category at ...

Choirs from all three regions awarded prizes at the competition in the top of the south.

Proper way to compost

The plant-based packaging was made from a blend of GMO-free corn sugars and wood pulp.

Nelson's Proper Crisps is putting some of its chips into bags that can be composted at home.

Art runs through family

Old New Zealand postcards replicas, a landscape on a window that interacts with the exterior and remarkable examples of ...

​A mother-daughter duo have combined their artistic talents and produced an art exhibition that paid homage to their artist grandmother. 

Poultry on show video

Flynn White, 11, with his modern game bantam which won an award at the New Zealand Poultry and Pigeon Association ...

Rare and exotic chickens, ducks and geese from around New Zealand were on display in the region's first national show.

Elder abuse 'hidden' issue

Age Concern Elder Abuse response advisor Farishta Peterson-Ihaka wants to raise awareness for Elder Abuse week.

Age Concern calls for awareness on the hidden epidemic of elder abuse.

Mapua upgrade project begins

Sunrise lightens the sky over Mapua after a blessing on Monday at the start of a $6.2m project to upgrade water and ...

It's highly likely material of interest will be unearthed during an infrastructure upgrade project at Mapua, says a Tasman district councillor.

NZ's forgotten deadly quake video

Morel's house, destroyed by a slip in Matakitaki Valley after the 1929 Murchison earthquake. Landslides caused 14 of the ...

Ninety years ago on Monday, Murchison was torn apart by NZ's third-deadliest quake.

Motueka's rising motocross star

Motueka's Roma Edwards has tasted success across the Tasman and is revved up for more.

With one of the best in the business backing her, Motueka's teen motocross queen is taking on the big guns at their own game.

Nelson landlords sell up video

Nelson house prices continue to rise and more out-of-town buyers are looking to get a foothold in the market.

As house prices in Nelson continue to climb some property investors are choosing to sell their rental properties.

Replace Crown lands commissioner

Merino numbers dropped at Mesopotamia Station following tenure review of pastoral lease land (file photo).

Appoint an accountable board to make decisions on Crown-owned South Island pastoral land, submitters to the Government say.

Off devices and on expression

Emily Preston-Thomas, Sophie Weenink and Shayla King show their hula hoop moves during the Off the Wall event on Saturday.

A Nelson interactive event organised by youth aimed to provide a platform for expression.

Connections key for business boss

Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce CEO Ali Boswijk wants people to know the chamber is "open to everybody".

Chamber of Commerce chief executive Ali Boswijk is putting a community focus into the role.

Illegal seeds reap heavy fines

Biosecurity New Zealand has launched a new in-flight video to remind visitors about the importance of keeping pests and ...

Two Kiwis returning home from Myanmar fined for bringing plant material into New Zealand.

Boost recognises stopping violence workers

Poto Williams says effective services are often those that have developed models that are fit for purpose locally.

Labour MP says $320m Budget package recognises passion and commitment of people working to stop family and sexual violence.

'Dreadful' elder abuse in spotlight

Age Concern Nelson Tasman manager Caroline Budge and elder abuse response services adviser Mal Drummond encourage people ...

Cases of elder abuse are unacceptably high, says Age Concern Nelson Tasman.

AI and the ocean

Brian Russell says artificial intelligence can take a large volume of data and interpret it like a human can to make it ...

Artificial intelligence technology could be a key driver of future prosperity in the top of the south.

Kaikōura quake on steroids

GNS Science principal scientist Dr Kelvin Berryman doubts last Sunday's quake was on the Alpine Fault and says there are ...

West Coasters are getting the message about the inevitable, devastating Alpine Fault quake.

Tasman flyer farewells France

Nixon Marfell, left, Ayla Marfell, and Jack Goodman with Tasman Makos player Tima Faingaanuku at the Tasman Makos Family ...

France was fantastique, but the chance for a Tasman triumph is the reason for Tima Fainga'anuku's return to the Mako.

'The hymn book is dying out'

Organist Alan K.Gray says many churches are shifting to more modern music and away from the organ.

A global lack of organists and pianists is being blamed for the death of church hymns.

Journey to middle of nowhere

Arriving at Hanavave village on Fatu Hiva in the far flung Marquesas Islands.

The remote Marquesas Islands offer spectacular landscapes and an insight into the origins of Pacific culture.

Sewage ruins Nelson waves video

Nelson surfer Mark Nichols is unhappy with untreated sewage discharges that occur off Nelson's Boulder Bank. He says it ...

Nelson surfers say they see faeces and toilet paper in the best break in Nelson.

Aorere event on track at last

Nelson will finally get to host the Aorere Enduro mountainbike event, with a spring date locked in to open the EWS ...

Nelson's biggest international mountainbike event finally fires up for an October debut.

High school's transformation

Nayland College principal Daniel Wilson says the school's selection as a finalist in the Prime Minister's Education ...

The lesson started five years ago, but a "learning revolution" at Nayland College has seen it shortlisted for national education excellence awards.

Magistrate eases load

Community magistrate Brigid Corcoran will sit in the Nelson District Court, dealing with offences punishable by a fine ...

A new community magistrate in the top of the south will allow judges to focus on more serious and complicated cases.

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