Maritime education centre announced in Nelson

A proposed maritime education centre of Aotearoa aims to honour iwi guardianship of the ocean, and educate young people on its importance. The concept for the estimated $20 million Te Matau Marine Education Centre was announced in Nelson on Thursday...... Read More

Head knocks force Guyton to retire

It was a case of family over footy for Billy Guyton. When the Tasman Mako veteran found himself unable to play with his daughter due to concussion symptoms, he knew it was time to hang up the boots. The 28-year-old says when he was sleeping for most...... Read More

Woman convicted after Nelson crash

A woman who crashed her car on Rocks Rd, Nelson, last month appeared in the Nelson District Court yesterday charged with careless driving and driving with excess blood alcohol. Kelly McGuire was driving her Mini early in the hours of August 21, in...... Read More

Nelson photographer recognised for storm images

When Evan Barnes went to work after one of the biggest storms in recent memory he had know idea what would await him. The day after the remnants of Cyclone Gita came to the region was a time of recovery. Evan works as a linesman and was out that day...... Read More

‘No magic wand’ for housing problems

The demand for community housing in Nelson continues to climb, with one local provider fielding five requests for housing a week - but only having five vacancies a year. The Nelson Tasman Housing Trust owns 43 rental properties, and leases another...... Read More

Bowling over blind obstacles

Nelson blind bowler Gordon Oldfield may have lost his vision, but his competitive spirit is still clear to see. Gordon was one of dozens of visually-impaired players taking part in a blind bowls ‘have a go day’ at the Tahunanui Bowls Club...... Read More

Grace wins weightlifting gold

When Grace Cumming tells people that she is a weightlifter, most people laugh. However, the diminutive 17-year-old’s abilities are far from a joke, having just won gold at secondary school nationals for the second year running. Grace took out...... Read More

Sentenced for exploiting migrant workers

An Indian national New Zealand citizen has been convicted for exploiting Indian workers he employed. Davinder Singh has been sentenced at the Nelson District Court to nine months’ home detention, 200 hours of community service and ordered to...... Read More

CBD living ‘key’ to a vibrant Nelson

Nelson City Council and local developers are looking to the Government’s newly-announced Kiwibuild programme to see if it could help develop affordable homes to encourage inner city living. As part of the council’s latest Long Term Plan...... Read More

Woman charged for grave offending

A woman has been arrested in relation to the removal of items from graves at a Nelson cemetery. A police media spokesperson says the arrest is thanks to the help of a member of public. "The information they provided on the removal of items from...... Read More