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

Work begins on massive slip at Ohau Point

A significant milestone has been reached in the effort to restore the coastal road and rail corridor north of Kaikoura. Work commenced this week at Ohau Point, the site of one of the largest of slips which came down in the November 14 earthquake. “The...... Read More

Serious crash on Tekapo-Twizel Road in Pukaki

Motorists are being advised to avoid State Highway 8 in Pukaki this morning after a serious crash involving a truck and two cyclists. Two people are in a critical condition following the crash on the Tekapo-Twizel Road, near the Mount Cook turnoff,...... Read More

Drugs, guns and cash seized in raids

About 900 cannabis plants, firearms and $1700 has been seized in raids in the Tasman area. Police have executed a number of search warrants aimed at reducing social harm in the community. About 30 staff took part in an operation to prevent the supply...... Read More

Police urge drivers to slow down in the rain

Motorists urged to drive to the conditions in the rain as heavy rain puts an end to the recent dry spell across the Nelson District, Police are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads. “This is the first lot of heavy rain we’ve...... Read More

Buy a Beach campaigners win award

Two men who got Kiwis behind a campaign to buy an Abel Tasman beach for the nation are among the 2016 Walking Access Champion award winners announced yesterday. Duane Major and Adam Gard’ner helped raise more than $2 million through a high-profile...... Read More