Lewis Stanton back on the street

Lewis Stanton, aka Hone Ma Heke, is once again taking up residence in front of the Farmers department store on Trafalgar St in Nelson. Stanton was sentenced to a three-month stint in prison on April 21 after punching a Nelson man in what was meant...... Read More

Nelson Giants hold off Hawks for much needed win

If ever the old cliche was true, the Nelson Giants played a game of two halves but clung on to beat the Hawke's Bay Hawks 86-74 in their NBL match at the Trafalgar Centre tonight. The Mike Pero Giants were missing captain Sam Dempster and Kyle...... 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

90 and still winning

Stoke’s Win Cozens turns 90 next month, but she proves age is only a number because she’s showing no signs of slowing down. The resident of the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village volunteers for Grey Power and St Vincent de Paul, plays...... 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

Aggravated robbery at Mapua Village Bakery

Nelson Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred early this morning at the Mapua Village Bakery. At around 3.30am three males smashed their way through the front door of the bakery, confronting a woman who was preparing food. One...... Read More

Downer to fix the region’s roads

Downer New Zealand Ltd will take responsibility for the full suite of road maintenance work needed on local roads throughout most of the region under new multi-million dollar roading contracts awarded by the Tasman District and Nelson City councils. “Our...... Read More

Four generations of law graduates

Jack Fletcher followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather when he walked across the stage of the Michael Fowler Centre to receive his law degree from Victoria University last week. Jack is the fourth generation of the Nelson-based...... Read More

Freezing works loses 126 years of experience

The Nelson freezing works is losing a wealth of experience after three old-timers with a combined total of 126 years service decided to hang up their white gumboots. Norm Gill was the first to call it a day, retiring late last month after 45 years at...... Read More