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Beacon helps capsized kayaker

A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crew winched a kayaker to safety on Sunday (file picture).

Rescue beacon pinpoints kayaker after capsize in chilly Golden Bay waters.

Precious and powerful exhibition

Curator Dougal Austin has been with the successful Kura Pounamu exhibition since it started as a temporary display at Te ...

From huge boulders to contemporary artwork, more than 200 pounamu treasures are on display in Nelson.

Crash victim improves

Emergency services attended a crash along Atawhai Drive in Nelson on Saturday. (File pic)

A crash involving a car and a van at Nelson left five people injured and forced the temporary closure of Atawhai Drive.

Big job tracking littlest penguin video

Kororā detection dog Mena gets plenty of attention from pupils at Takaka Primary School.

Detection dog Mena has been sniffing out the homes of the flightless seabirds across Golden Bay.

Two injured in Nelson crash

Emergency services at the scene of a crash along Main Rd Stoke in Nelson.

Traffic was diverted temporarily after a two-vehicle crash along Main Rd Stoke in Nelson.

Off track in Kahurangi

Nelson outdoor education students on the Gouland Range above Takahe stream during their  off-track tramp through the ...

My friend Brad Meiklejohn, a passionate adventurer and conservationist from Alaska, describes longer outdoor trips well.

Back to future with EVs

Mat Coats has transformed a standard combustion engine 1992 Mitsubishi GTO into an electric vehicle.

A Richmond man is plugging into his electric dreams by starting a company that converts classic cars into EVs.

Green groups want continuation

The environment has always been something the council has to deal with. How has Nelson done, and what do people hope for ...

Council elections are coming up - so how has Nelson council done on the major issues?

The tent abandonment issue

Most Bay Dreams campers took their gear home with them, but there were still around 500 tents abandoned after the festival.

About 500 tents were abandoned this year following Nelson's Bay Dreams gig.

Catching a killer in time

Nelson man Kevin St John was one of the first people to take part in the bowel screening programme. He had no symptoms ...

Kevin St John had no signs of bowel cancer. Fortunately a home test detected the disease.

'Happy hour' against racism

A last-minute "happy hour" protest with 50 people attending standing against racism

Nelson's citizens rallied against racism with a "happy hour" gathering in front of the controversial Nelson Club.

School's 'A for awesome' revamp

Year Nine Nayland College students, Kahu Sanson-Burnett, Lois Breukel, Ysabella Abel, and Lani Kalapu, at a classroom ...

Refurbished classrooms the latest transformation for Nelson high school.

Argument overheard on night of death

Tyler Baillie and Rose Morgan are on trial for the murder of Nelson woman Tracey-Anne Harris.

A witness says she overheard an argument between Tracey-Anne Harris and her partner on the night the Crown alleged she was murdered.

AI institute gets PGF loan

Fletcher Tabuteau, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Ben Coman of Coman Construction, and Pic Picot in ...

The Nelson Artificial Intelligence Institute gets $3.4m of $4.5m new Provincial Growth Fund investment in the top of the south.

Tree 'vandalism' in reserve

Barry McLeod discovered a 600 metre stretch of felled manuka and other trees while hunting goats in the Maitai Valley.

Maitai Valley is getting "overrun" with mountainbike trails, says a resident who found trees felled in the bush.

The Friday Poem

Chris Tse is part of the Friday poem pukapuka talk. Tse won the Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book in poetry in ...

The anthology The Friday Poem: 100 New Zealand Poems will be discussed at a Pukapuka talk as part of the Nelson Art's Festival.

Waimea girls win rugby title

Waimea College gave a large home crowd plenty to cheer about during Thursday's 64-7 win over Motueka High School in the ...

The crown is passed to the new queens of Tasman girls' secondary school rugby, as Waimea makes amends for last year's final disappointment.

Racist comments prompt gathering

An organiser of a group who will meet outside the Nelson Club, Debs Martin, said alleged racist comments made by a ...

A "Happy Hour" gathering will take place outside the Nelson Club on Friday to stand up to "bigotry and racism".

Unfairly dismissed after speaking out

The Employment Relations Authority found a homestay co-ordinator at an English language school was disadvantaged and ...

A woman who was made redundant after raising concerns about bullying was found to have been unjustifiably dismissed.

Showcasing young minds' creativity

School visits to the Suter are part of the Government's Education Outside the School (EOTC) programme.

Students show off their creativity in an inspired Suter exhibition.

Charge laid after truck crash

The truck tipped onto its side on Middle Renwick Rd, spilling chemicals.

The truck had tipped its load of chemicals onto the road, leaking into the gutters and stormwater drains.

Slip forces road closure

Peter Mulvihill, of Pioneer Energy, says the slip is an impediment to the company's hydroelectric power project.

Fresh cracks appeared during an inspection of a developing slip along Matiri West Bank Rd, near Murchison, and it could get worse.

Dutch courage

Former NZ U19s basketball player Gracie Roberts now plays for Dutch League side Lekdetec.nl Batouwe.

No agent, no EU passport, no worries - Kiwi basketball player Gracie Roberts is living her dream after signing to play in the Dutch League for the upcoming season.

More to do at Valley to View

Pony ride helpers, Mia Lalich, Sophie Mathews, Natasha Leech and Alisha King made sure that Maya Peacey and Nova ...

Hira School's popular fundraiser Valley to View is on track to be the the best yet in 2019.

Bursting the science bubble

Gabby O'Connor, pictured with artwork created by children in a sci-art-education research project she designed, with ...

Art can help communities adapt to climate change, top of south research suggests.

Legends of action and interaction

Legends exercise trainer Leigh  Dalzell and CLM's Gareth Cashin.

Community CentreĀ launchesĀ a new programme to build inner and outer strength amongst the mature, active population.

Poi power

Dr Kate Riegle van West swings poi between workshops in Nelson.

An American researcher is teaching New Zealanders about the health benefits of twirling poi.

Are these NZ's ugliest sculptures? video

Artist Sam Mahon unveiled a very large statue of MP Nick Smith squatting over a drinking glass, on the footpath outside ...

A "nightmarish" giant hand with a face isn't our only public sculpture lacking traditional good looks.

Murder accused changed story

Tyler Baillie and Rose Morgan appear at Nelson District Court charged with the murder of the 43-year-old Tracey-Anne ...

Rose Morgan said witness statements placing her at the scene of an alleged murder were based on "rumour and hearsay".

Principals' strike vote suspended

Secondary school principals' unions are recommending their members accept a pay deal drawn up in mediated bargaining, ...

Secondary principals' unions recommend members accept the Government pay offer.

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