Rail returns between Picton and Christchurch

The first rail freight service between Picton and Christchurch in almost a year is due to start this Friday. The track has been closed since the line suffered extensive damage in last November's earthquake, which diverted thousands of heavy trucks...... Read More

Nick Smith attacked with rat poison

National Party member Nick Smith said poison was thrown at him and his family were threatened during a visit to Nelson market yesterday. Mr Smith said he laid a complaint with police after a couple protesting over a pest operation threw poison at him...... Read More

New housing ares for Nelson and Tasman

The Tasman-Nelson SHAs were established as part of the renewed Housing Accords between the Government and the Tasman and Nelson councils in May and June of this year. The Tasman Accord set targets of 800 sections and 1100 homes over the next three...... Read More

Toddler and puppy found 3km from home

A two-year-old girl who was reported missing along with her family's puppy has been found safe and well in bush some 3km from home near Motueka. The youngster went missing from a property on Little Sydney Road at approximately 4pm yesterday, sparking...... Read More

Search underway for missing two-year-old

A large-scale search operation is underway for a two-year-old girl who has been missing in bush near Brooklyn, Motueka since 4pm this afternoon. Tasman Police and Search and Rescue teams are combing the area after being alerted shortly after 6pm. The...... Read More

Southern District Police warn motorists to take care

The cold snap is making driving across parts of the Southern Policing District dangerous this morning and Police want motorists to plan ahead and drive carefully. Ice is causing issues for many drivers, particularly in the Invercargill area and on the...... Read More

Serious crash on Coastal Highway in Redwood Valley

Police and emergency services are in attendance at a serious crash on the Coastal Highway, Redwood Valley, near Nelson. Police were called at 7:41am after a single vehicle with two occupants crashed into a tree. One of the occupants is trapped and has...... Read More

Two missing after Nelson house fire

Two people are unaccounted for following a house fire in the Nelson suburb of Stoke overnight. Emergency services were called to the scene on Main Road Stoke just after 4am, between Lemari Av and Evergreen Way. Police are working with the Fire Service...... Read More

Rain comes down, vege prices go up

Vegetable prices keep going up as the rain keeps coming down and wiping out vast tracts of plants on market gardens around a water-logged Tasman district. Lettuce prices at supermarkets and vegetable stores reached $4.90 last week after the second...... Read More

Police dismay at shooting near residential areas

Police apprehended three males in Marsden Valley, near Stoke, Nelson around midnight last night after one of the hunters had shot at a stag in the reserve. Two shots were fired from the vehicle from a .22 rifle in the area of Quail Rise. “One...... Read More