Man’s conviction over photographing girls on beach quashed

A man who was caught taking photos of bikini-clad girls on a beach in Nelson has had his conviction quashed by the Supreme Court. On the morning of 23 January 2016, Graham Rowe was discovered taking photos of three young girls on Kaiteriteri beach. He...... Read More

Largest fishing vessel arrives home

New Zealand’s most modern deep-sea fishing vessel received a warm welcome from locals as she arrived in Nelson on Friday. The brand new, state-of-the-art vessel docked at 9am, and is the first to be added to the country’s deep-water fleet...... Read More

Why are today’s children so anxious?

Society's unrealistic expectations of both parents and children are creating a generation of anxious kids, according to a Nelson psychologist. “Anxious parents often have anxious children,” Nelson child therapist Bridget Thompson says. Her...... Read More

New charges for man after baby dies after crash

A Nelson man charged in relation to a car accident after which an unborn baby died is facing fresh charges. Andrew Fleming appeared briefly in the Nelson District Court this morning, where he was again remanded on bail. The 47 year old was initially...... Read More

Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Residents living in areas across the country that are finally enjoying a relatively settled weekend, after a week of wet and windy weather, can expect a short-lived lull. MetService says another week of unsettled weather is in store. "A complex...... Read More

Nelson midwife honoured at placenta planting

For many, the placenta is something that feeds their baby through to birth, but for the estimated 700 families who have chosen to plant their whenua on the Botanic Hill in Nelson it holds something much more special. It was an emotional day for the...... Read More

Parents need to ‘get with the times’

Nelson principals say parents need to understand that education and society has moved on from the days of their own schooling and children are much more anxious these days. The comments come after a backlash from parents in relation to Nelson Bays...... Read More

Time to stop referee abuse, say codes

Respect our officials or lose grassroots sport. That is the warning from two local sports bodies who are trying to highlight the issue of abusive spectators. Nelson Basketball and Nelson Netball have teamed up in a collaborative effort to stop the...... Read More

Appeal for witnesses to Nelson crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in Nelson this afternoon. Two cyclists were knocked off their bikes by what’s been described as a four-door car at about 2.30pm. It happened at the intersection of Rutherford St and Van Diemen St. The...... Read More