Tasman Rugby League’s Duke Climo steps into new role

The man tasked with raising the profile of rugby league in the top of the south lives and breathes the game. Duke Climo has been a player, coach, manager and board member. Now as Tasman Rugby League’s new club capability and development manager...... Read More

Nelson Giants gritty in loss to Southland Sharks

It may not have been a win but these Nelson Giants are a team that's worth getting behind. The Mike Pero Nelson Giants lost 95-83 to the Southland Sharks in Invercargill tonight, halting their two game unbeaten run in the process. However, the Giants...... Read More

Giants cause NBL upset

The Nelson Giants have caused the biggest upset of the National Basketball League season with a 92-82 win over Canterbury Rams in Christchurch. The magnitude of the victory is significant after the Rams thrashed the Giants 114-80 at the Trafalgar Centre...... 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

Tomahawk-wielding thief robs dairy

A tomahawk-wielding man robbed the On the Spot Dairy in Tahuannui yesterday evening, threatening the owner and taking cash and cigarettes. Nelson Police say the man walked into the dairy on Muritai Street around 4.55pm yesterday evening. He threw...... Read More

Heaphy mountainbike season extended

The Heaphy Track mountain biking season is being extended by two months in spring to run from May 1 to November 30. The New Zealand Conservation Authority has approved an amendment to the Kahurangi National Park Management Plan allowing the longer seven-month...... Read More

Rubbish causing concern

The load of rubbish resulting from increased traffic volumes through Murchison following the Kaikoura earthquake continues to cost Tasman District Council staff, councillors and ratepayers, time and money. Businesses in Murchison are booming with traffic...... Read More

Kakariki released into Abel Tasman

The recent wet weather did not dampen the excitement as 16 kakariki (yellow-crowned parakeet) were released into the Abel Tasman National Park earlier this week. A total of 54 kakariki have now been released into the Park by Project Janszoon and the...... Read More

Police launch appeal after tomahawk robbery

Nelson Police have launched a public appeal after a man robbed a dairy armed with a tomahawk earlier this evening. The incident took place at the Tahuna On the Spot Dairy in Muritai Street at around 4:55pm. The authorities were alerted after...... Read More

SeniorNet faces battle to survive

For 86 year old Nelson man Gordon McIndoe, learning how to use a computer has been one of the best things he has done in his retirement. But SeniorNet, the organisation that has taught him and many others, is in danger of closing if they do not boost...... Read More