Open day a chance to hit surf, sand

Jonny Lewis

Plenty of sun, sand and, most importantly, people ensured a successful day at the beach for Tahunanui Surf Club's open day.

Smugglers nabs top shop spot


Smugglers cafe and bar has been judged by the public and mystery clients as Nelson's top shop.

Riding the rails at sundown

train at twilight

Children and their parents braved the cold to experience train rides by twilight at Tahunanui.

King tides eat away at beach

 Culinary Challenge

A review of erosion at the Tahunanui Back Beach is to be carried out after high tides swamped the coastline this week.

RSA hopes to stay at Suburban

Nelson Returned and Services Association members are keen to stay with the cash-strapped Suburban Club if a deal can be worked out, association president Barry Pont said today.

New health hub for Tahunanui

Community centre expands services

Jo Edwards

The Tahunanui Community Centre will expand its services with a new health hub.

House's future queried

Green St CYF

An end use for a renovated Child Youth and Family home in Tahunanui has not been decided.

Members won't let Sub Club go under


Nelson Suburban Club members packed the debt-stressed venue last night and voted to secure its future by trebling their fees. | Club in crisis

Club's future in balance

Nelson Suburban Club

The future of the Nelson Suburban Club was debated at a special meeting last night, with a white knight possibly waiting to buy the troubled venue.

Poverty rife by golden sands

Tahunanui Community Centre

In the third of a series on struggling families, Stacey Knott finds appearances can be deceiving in Tahunanui. | Our struggling streets | Cold homes

Club to mull survival options

Nelson Suburban Club

Suburban Club members have been called to an extraordinary meeting to discuss options for the club's survival.

Gas leak fear at Natureland

Woman taken to hospital after suspected gas leak.

Centre lights up for Matariki

cara miller

Under a twinkling winter sky, children and parents gathered at Tahunanui Community Centre to celebrate Matariki.

The many joys of reuse shops

Villa Maria

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

No time for timid at Tahunanui

Volunteer Nelson

With hearty battle cries, Tahunanui School students braved the cold and charged into the ocean for their annual mid-winter swim.

Club faces fight for survival

The Nelson Suburban Club on Tahunanui Drive is looking at selling as it struggles to survive.

Flare triggers false search

False alarm sparks 'frustrating and costly' search.

Rules put riggers at risk

Ray Weston

Many Nelson bars will be unable to sell riggers after costs for renewing off-licences more than trebled.

Animal matters

Gary McManaway and Tony Fyfe

American zoologist and new Natureland co-owner has realised her dream of running an animal sanctuary, writes Tracy Neal.

Theatre boost on council agenda


The Theatre Royal and the Modellers' Pond are big winners in Nelson's draft annual plan.

Tahuna: Our big sandy beach

Tahunanui Beach

Elizabeth Bean takes a closer look at Nelson's 'gem by the sea'.

Big crowd puts fun in fundraiser

Dunking teachers and a mascot race added to the great success of Tahunanui School's gala.

Art for auction at Gala

 new framers

Anyone who has ever wished to own an original artwork can bid for it at the Tahunanui School Gala silent art auction this weekend.

Arson probe after Tahuna fire

Daile Eden

A suspicious fire at Tahunanui beach has gutted a building causing major damage, but its owner is trying to remain optimistic.

Tahunanui treasure trove opens

Secondhand dealer living his dream

Steve Lawson

Sunday market regular Steven Lawson has opened a new shop to house "his secret treasures" on Tahunanui Drive.

Pond's future splits community

modellers' pond

Views are split over whether to spend $500,000 on fixing the Tahunanui Modellers' Pond.

Human skull found on beach

human skull found on Tahunanui Beach

Mystery surrounds the grim discovery of a human skull and other bones found on a Nelson shoreline.

Clash over pond cleanup

Tahunanui modellers' pond

City councillors are at odds over a proposed $500,000 cleanup of the Modeller's Pond in Tahunanui.

Arrest after Tahunanui stabbing

Hospital corridor, generic

A man has been charged after the stabbing of a 53-year-old Nelson man in his home on Friday night.

Model trains voted top family fun

Modellers train at Tahunanui.

A family fun evening will be held to celebrate the model train at Tahunanui being voted most family friendly activity in Nelson.

Teens lead charge to protect sea

richmond fire

About 150 people held hands on the Tahunanui sands while others held banners opposing deep sea drilling at the Banners on the Beach protest.

Petrolheads' paradise

Pride and joy on parade at motor show

Nelson Motor Show

Classic cars and modified motors were among a huge range of vehicles on show at the Nelson Motor Show at the weekend.

Concern at Rocks Rd rockfall

Bonita Wilkinson

Bits of Nelson's waterfront cliff-face falling onto Rocks Rd has a cyclist worried that someone will be hurt.

Back Beach blues

Time and tide take toll on Tahunanui

Erosion on Tahunanui's Back Beach


The shifting sands at Tahunanui Beach are again prompting calls for the council to tackle nature head-on. Naomi Arnold investigates.

Young artists a treat at gig

Bands and BBQs at Tahuna beach party

Summer Beach festival

The Summer Beach Festival put on a show featuring some of the region's best young artists.

Camp under threat

Ann Cumpstone

Tahuna Beach Holiday Park won't exist if the council doesn't prevent beach erosion, says manager.

Great vibe at beach party

Truck project launches Summer Beach Festival


Relaxed beach vibes and a strong lineup of young Nelson musicians will set the scene for the Summer Beach Festival on Friday.

Food cart offers views to dine for

 Ali Rahsepar

Ali Rahespar is re-opening his Tahunanui food cart, which has arguably one of the best views in Nelson.

Joy at Tahunanui U-turn

Mike Thomas

The Tahunanui community is celebrating a U-turn on the layout of the centre's main intersection.

Smelly pond an ongoing headache

Tahunanui modellers' pond

Resolving the ongoing problems with the Tahunanui modellers' pond could cost council $1.2m.

Suburban Club in fight for survival

Nelson Suburban Club members are being asked to donate if they want the club to survive.

Motel guest hits snag on entry

A man had to be freed by firefighters after an attempt to get back into his motel room led to him getting stuck mid-way through a window.

Factory gutted by fire

A salmon at New Zealand King Salmon's Clay Point farm in the Marlborough Sounds.

NZ King Salmon is arranging emergency production after a factory was nearly destroyed in a fire on Monday.

Natureland's new owners move in


Taking over at Natureland is a huge turning point in Mike Rutledge and Meg Selby's lives.

Council seizes dogs


The owner of a pup alleged to have bitten a city councilor is devastated that her two other dogs have been seized. | Puppy faces death sentence

Jobs axed at Natureland

Natureland staff are preparing for a major transition, which sadly means most will lose their jobs.

Airport warning: Keep cars safe

A Tahunanui businessman arrived at work to find all of his car windows smashed in.

Laser tag coming to Nelson

A new laser tag centre is to open in Tahuna, featuring high-tech laser guns used by the US army.

Uncertain future for staff


Staff at Natureland will have to reapply for their jobs in the next few weeks.

Council clashes on boulevard

Rocks rd

Mayor says waterfront boulevard is not conditional on moving state highway off Rocks Rd.

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