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

Napier loan company banned from lending

Napier loan company Cash to You Loans Ltd has been banned indefinitely from operating as a lender. The ban comes after the company charged borrowers unreasonable fees and excess interest, and failed to disclose correctly fees charged, the Commerce Commission...... 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

Slip blocks West Coast highway

Police are tonight advising motorists that a stretch of State Highway 6 on the West Coast is blocked following a "significant" land-slip. The slip has occured near Nine Mile, just before Greymouth. A statement released by the authorities...... Read More

Nelson diesel spill causes two crashes

Tasman Police have tonight issued a warning to motorists after attending two minor crashes following a large diesel spill in Nelson. The spill is on State Highway 6, from Haven Road to Whakatu Drive in Richmond, and is affecting more than 5kms...... Read More

Tasman youth to gain voice in local government

The Tasman District Council is moving ahead with plans to give young people a voice in local decision-making. Members of the Tasman Youth Council will now be able to participate in local government meetings, as agreed on by Council’s Community...... Read More

Fatal helicopter crash in Tasman

One person has died following a helicopter crash in Tasman, near Reefton last night. Police were called about the crash at about 7pm. A Rescue Coordination Centre spokeswoman says they received a distress beacon and a search and rescue helicopter...... Read More

A church for every day

Snow-capped mountain views, high ceilings, leadlight windows and wooden floors. Sounds heavenly right? A 1904 heritage-listed Methodist church in Brightwater near Nelson is up for sale, either as a new home or business premises. The property won the...... Read More

Fisheries survey underway in Tasman

Boaties in Tasman and Golden Bay are likely to notice a larger than usual vessel working close to shore over the next few days. It’s NIWA’s research vessel Kaharoa, which is undertaking a fisheries survey for the Ministry for Primary Industries...... Read More