Tourists taking honey home by the trolley load

Tourists stocking up on mānuka honey by the trolley load are turning it into a quasi export, a Nelson honey producer says. Producers told a public meeting yesterday there was nothing to stop tourists buying local mānuka honey and taking it offshore,...... Read More

Woman charged after fatal quad bike crash

A Uruguayan woman has been charged with careless operation of a vehicle following a fatal quad bike crash. The 28-year-old was driving on a farm at Wakefield, near Nelson, when it rolled yesterday, police said. Her passenger, a 29-year-old French...... Read More

Charges laid following fatal ATV crash in Nelson

Nelson Police have charged a 28-year-old Uruguayan woman following a fatal All Terrain Vehicle crash on a Wakefield Farm on the June 28. A 29-year-old French woman, who was a passenger in the vehicle, died at the scene when the ATV rolled. The 28-year-old...... Read More

Information appeal in Nelson robbery case

Nelson Police are appealing for information following a convenience store burglary earlier this week. The incident occurred at the Tapawara Four Square on Tuesday 24 July about 4.30am. Two offenders took cigarettes and scratchies, says a statement...... Read More

Asthma attack claims mum

The death of young mother, who was hospitalised last week after suffering a severe asthma attack, is an “absolute tragedy,” say those close to her. Aimee Hilton, 26, was hospitalised last week and died on Friday. She leaves behind a four-year-old...... Read More

Nelson paramedic gives birth to gay dads’ son

It was two years ago when local paramedic Aleisha Hart first answered a post on Facebook. The post was from two Auckland men, Christian Newman and Mark Edwards. They wanted a child and were looking for someone to help them on their journey. Aleisha,...... Read More

’Incredible support’ during Lake Wanaka search

Police are grateful to the many specialists and volunteers who provided invaluable support during the search for pilot Matthew Wallis. A body, believed to be that of Mr Wallis, was recovered from the Stevensons Arm area of Lake Wanaka last night. This...... Read More

Teen volleyballer returns from Iran

One players pain can be another’s gain, as New Zealand volleyball rep Harry Coltman recently discovered. The 16-year-old has just returned from Iran with the New Zealand junior men’s volleyball team after the withdrawal of another squad...... Read More

Helicopter crash: Wanaka community mourns loss of pilot

The Wanaka community is mourning the death of helicopter pilot Matthew Wallis, whose body was recovered last night from Lake Wanaka. Mr Wallis went missing while on a routine flight to Mt Aspiring National Park on Saturday afternoon. Last night some...... Read More