Man sentenced for assault with a sword

John Edwards has been sentenced after he cut a man's skull with a sword.

A man's been sentenced after he attempted to resolve a dispute over cannabis with a sword.

Home detention for indecent assaults

Ian Hopkins appeared in Nelson District Court on three charges of indecent assault.

A 75-year-old Nelson man drove his victims to secluded spots before indecently assaulting them.

Golf fundraiser exceeds expectations

Jamie Brown, left, Garry MacDonald, Chris Franklin and Richard Capenerhurst formed one of 27 teams at the prostate ...

Golf fundraiser for prostate cancer exceeds expectations

Who are you voting for?

Who are you voting for?

How are you voting on Saturday? Have your say in our election poll.

The generation game

The chutney-taste test is a serious business for members of the Women's Institute.

The cavalry is coming for one of New Zealand's oldest institutions - and they've brought chutney.

Tahunanui and Motueka lead house price growth

Tahunanui saw the biggest growth in house prices in the two years to June.

First home buyers and investors have helped Tahunanui see the biggest growth in house prices in Nelson and Tasman district suburbs over the last two years.

Schools slam the Southern Link

Schools in the Victory corridor have banded together to speak out against the proposed Southern Link.

Three Nelson schools and the kindergarten association have co-written a statement about the Southern Link.

Kebab shop given a roasting

Upper Hutt kebab store owners must pay a Turkish couple more than $80,000 following the Employment Relations Authority's ...

Upper Hutt eatery fired worker because she wanted to have another child.

Driver critical after crash

A 40-year-old male was flown to Wellington Hospital in a critical condition following an accident involving two trucks ...

A two-truck crash on SH65 south of Murchison left a person in a critical condition.

Port Nelson announces $10.8 million net profit

Port Nelson has announced a $10.8 million net profit for the 2016/2017 financial year.

Port Nelson buoyant after announcing $10.8 million profit this week.

Senior doctor shortage in Nelson Marlborough, survey finds

A union survey has found there is a shortage of senior doctors at Nelson Marlborough Health.

Hospitals across the top of the south are inadequately staffed with senior doctors, their union says.

$35m tourism infrastructure wish list

Westland District is hoping to get Government funding for car parking at the Hokitika Gorge which is expected to attract ...

The first round of grants from the Government's $100m tourism infrastructure fund attracted 43 applications for visitor facilities.

Sheppard relative joins Suffrage Day walk

Elizabeth Coleman, a relative by marriage of Kate Sheppard, leads walkers from the Church Steps in Nelson during the ...

Suffrage Day walk at Nelson draws 80 people.

Rocks Rd pledge in Green leader's visit to Nelson

Green Party leader James Shaw, left, and Nelson candidate Matt Lawrey walk along Rocks Rd in Nelson where Shaw announced ...

Green Party leader James Shaw makes a campaign visit to Nelson.

Ruby Bay coastal road under threat

Kerry Swan controls traffic in 2008 at Ruby Bay, where slips reduced traffic to a single lane.

Sea level rise or a massive slip could one day spell the end of the Ruby Bay coastal road.

Brook Stream all clear after poison drop

Landcare Research water testing of the Brook Stream (pictured) post poison drop shows "no detectable residue" the Brook ...

Testing of the Brook Stream post poison drop shows "no detectable residue", the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary says.

Nelson poll 'dodgy' - National

Incumbent Nelson MP Nick Smith is still in the lead to win his electorate, but a new poll suggests his 7600-vote margin ...

A new poll shows National's Nick Smith could be in for a hard campaign, but it's controversial. 

Shaw pledges $23m to Rocks Rd cycleway

Green Party leader James Shaw, left, and Nelson candidate Matt Lawrey walk along Rocks Rd in Nelson where Shaw announced ...

Green Party leader James Shaw makes $23m pledge for Nelson waterfront.

Shaw backs poll 'indications' for Nelson seat

Nick Smith says he's been contacted by "dozens of Nelsonians" offended by the Green Party poll.

Green Party leader James Shaw says it's a tight three-way race for the Nelson seat.

Farewell Sir Pat

Members of the Goodman family carry the casket of Sir Patrick Goodman into the St Peter Chanel Catholic Church Motueka.

Prominent businessman and philanthropist Sir Patrick Goodman has been laid to rest in his home town of Motueka.

Advance votes popular in Nelson

Electoral worker David McKee congratulates first time voters Casey Ogilvie and Josh Smolenski at Richmond Mall on Sunday.

Advance votes in the Nelson electorate continue to stream in as candidates for the "bellwether" seat trade claims over a phone poll.

Search widens for man

Police are appealing for sightings of missing Dunedin man Stephen Lowe.

Police appeal for sightings of Stephen Lowe's distinctive vehicle three days after he went missing.

Fighting cancer's 'ticking time bomb'

Cherie "Ginger Crunch" Drummond takes lead jammer status in a game of roller derby this year.

Orchardist Cherie Drummond put off her first mammogram for six months. She was lucky it wasn't longer.

Traditional building course near Collingwood

Two English timber framers want to teach people how to craft their own structure from scratch using traditional building techniques.

Day of free advice

Senior Sergeant Grant Andrews and Betty Soane of the Te Korowai Trust are behind the Nelson Community Information Day ...

A range of free services will be on offer during Nelson Community Information Day.

Contaminated lake's decline alarms

Stormwater and runoff from a neighbouring farm and residential area have turned Takaka's Lake Killarney into a ...

Lake Killarney, nestled in the heart of Takaka, used to be clear blue. Now, even after a small amount of rain it's a discoloured mess.

Mum's struggle for tongue tie diagnosis

Kate Sheldon with her son Bodhi Sissons, 5 months, who was born with the tongue and lip-tie condition.

It took three months for new mum Kate Sheldon to get a health professional to look inside her son's mouth.

Music festival in support of mental health

Tagan Stringer and Charlie MacLennan, during their performance at Te Tau Ihu Festival, at Founders Park, on Saturday.

A group of Motueka High School students were behind the all-ages music festival held at Founders Park.

Car course for women

Learning the basics of car maintenance.

A series of courses run by Riverside are aimed at giving women the skills they need to keep the family car on the road.

Hero dog sounds house fire alarm

Barney the border collie overlooking Penzance Bay. Barney woke his owner up in the middle of the night and alerted her ...

Barney the dog usually "does nothing but eat" - but he helped save a rural community from a fire.

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