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Freshwater everyone's taonga

Te Waikoropupu Springs is a wahi tapu, or sacred place, which was mentioned by Barney Thomas when speaking at a ...

The 50th annual freshwater sciences society conference has begun in Nelson, with a message on environmental responsibility for everyone.

Driver in court on vehicle theft charges

Scene of the vehicle crash on Haven Road on Saturday morning.

A man who was alleged to have stolen multiple vehicles in Nelson on Saturday morning has appeared in court.

Man sentenced for posting intimate pics

The 49-year-old man, who has name suppression, was sentenced on six charges of sending harmful digital communications. ...

A Nelson man has been sentenced for sending intimate images of a couple, including his ex-wife, to their friends and co-workers.

Fuel pump foils escaping driver

After evading police, Corren Indigo Anderson-Melville was undone after she got a fuel pump bowser stuck in her car while ...

The lights were out and no one, apparently, was home after a Nelson driver's high-speed attempt at freedom unraveled at the petrol pump.

Tasman industrial subdivision splits opinion

The proposed subdivision at Tasman village has split opinions.

Residents in the small village of Tasman, near Nelson, are concerned about the impact of a plan for a contracting yard.

Māori Santa shocked by racist backlash

Robert Herewini played the role of Santa in the 2018 Nelson Santa Parade. Not everyone was happy.

Māori Santa backlash takes its toll on man who played Hana Kōkō.

Mayor condems attack

The tourists were assaulted and robbed by a group of up to six when confronted the alleyway leading from Bridge St to ...

Nelson's mayor has condemned a robbery and attack on three tourists which left one with a broken jaw.

Bee-keeping it in the family

Tamahae Elkington inspects a honey frame.

With plenty to sell and some to take home, Ngāti Kuia's honey business keeps everyone sweet.

Lights on for Colombia

Alex Barcia and Sandra Ciro celebrate at Founder's Park on Friday evening to celebrate the Dia de las Velitas, or Little ...

For Nelson's Colombian community, the countdown for Christmas has begun. 

Kids clean up Mapua Wharf

Mapua School students clean up rubbish around the village and wharf area.

Cans, old newspapers, lollypop sticks, a toy car, a pair of tongs, and a T-shirt were some of the items Mapua School pupils picked up in a community clean up.

Māori name eyed for Abel Tasman park

Iwi lived in what is now the Abel Tasman National Park for hundreds of years. Some believe it's time it also had a Maori ...

The country's most popular national park should also have a Maori name, says the author of a new book on the Abel Tasman.

Tourists assaulted in Nelson

Three men were allegedly assaulted in an alleyway leading to Montgomery Square, Nelson early on Sunday morning. File photo.

A man's jaw was fractured as tourists were set upon by a group of men in central Nelson.

Spree leaves trail of destruction video

A man has been arrested after a string of vehicles were stolen in Nelson.

He started off with stealing a bike, then he was confronted by a man in a van, so he stole that, too. But it didn't stop there.

'Magnificent' medical staff save wife

RoseMarie McKenna in intensive care at Nelson Hospital after her bowel ruptured in September.

When Bill McKenna left his wife's beside in ICU, he wasn't sure if he would see her alive again. 

Potential firefighting recruits test skills

Anthea Shearer gets an insight into the work of a firefighter with Craig Grimwood during the open day at Nelson Fire Station.

Those keen on a firefighting career got to practice the physical requirements at a Nelson Fire Service open day.

Artist's dying wish granted video

Costume and Jewellery designer Claire Prebble, the youngest ever Supreme Winner for World of WearableArt, died of cancer ...

A late designer's final work has been finished by her colleague and accepted by Te Papa.

Man steals bike, van, cars

A man has been arrested after a string of vehicles were stolen in Nelson.

He started off with stealing a bike, then he was confronted by a man in a van, so he stole that, too. But it didn't stop there.

A monk's guide to using your mobile video

Resident teacher at Chandrakirti Meditation Centre Geshe Jampa Tharchin offers some tips for mindful mobile phone use.

Technology is marvelous, but better when used mindfully, says a Tibetan monk living in Nelson.

UB40: Monster basslines and family feuds

UB40 co-founder Ali Campbell proudly proclaims they are the loudest reggae band in the world.

UK reggae band UB40 is heading to Nelson as part of a national tour, and lead singer Ali Campbell can't wait.

Dog of a decision video

Maisy is one of a number of dogs up for adoption at the Nelson SPCA. Prospective dog owners need to make sure they do ...

It's a dog of a situation to be in when you have to get rid of your pet, but it's on the rise and showing no signs of going away.

Christmas cheer a great IDEA

Lesley Kuykendall and her daughter Sarah Kuykendall share a Christmas cracker during the IHC Christmas lunch at Wakatu ...

It was a tight fit, but there was just enough room at the inn for those celebrating Nelson's IDEA Services' Christmas party.

Tougher pokie rules on way

Almost 20 per cent of gambling proceeds from Nelson over the past five years returned to the community in grants.

Rules for pokie machines in Nelson are set to be toughened with a reduced total cap and fewer machines for new venues.

Speedway drops appeal

The Nelson Speedway Association has dropped its appeal and will apply for consent for two-day meetings instead.

The Nelson speedway has decided not to appeal a court decision stopping it holding meetings over two days.

Diseased shrubs removed

Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family, which includes pōhutukawa, mānuka and ...

The fungal disease myrtle rust has been found in some shrubs along the Queen St upgrade in Richmond as the number of infections grow.

Businessman left mark on Nelson

Graham Shirley was a businessman who gave generously to Nelson and beyond.

Graham Shirley was known to many as the local funeral director. However, he was so much more that that.

Young Ferns up for Fifa goal award video

Amelia Abbott (No. 8) is congratulated by her New Zealand team-mates after scoring the opening goal against Japan.

A goal orchestrated by disgraced former Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf shortlisted for goal of the U-17 Women's World Cup.

Police find missing man

Peter Marshall, 89, went missing from Milton St in Nelson about 10pm on Thursday. He was found at Tahunanui on Friday ...

Thanks to information from the public, a missing Nelson man has been found.

Fingertip severed by manhole lid

Tasman District Council utilities manager Mike Schruer says safety is paramount.

A Tasman District Council staff member had the tip of his finger severed by the falling lid of a manhole at Motueka.

Freedom camping at 1760m video

Look closely: Rainbow Ski Area from above, with the alpine road leading up to it.

Small South Island ski field wants to set up NZ's highest freedom campsite, and not just in summer.

Jazz Festival keeping the beat

The All Girl Big Band from Christchurch is one of this year's main acts.

It was almost over before it even began, but the beat goes on for Nelson's grooviest jazz festival.

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