Heavy rain for South Island with more to come

Low pressure sitting off of the western coast of the South Island continues to bring wet weather across the area. MetService meteorologist John Law says not only is the western side of the island being hammered with rain but this is also spreading...... Read More

SH63 closed after truck crash

State Highway 63 in the Tasman area is closed as emergency services deal with a truck crash. Police are advising motorists that the highway is closed after a truck crash on Wairau Valley Road. "The road is closed between Renwick and Kawateri...... Read More

Fatal crash on Appleby Highway

One person has died following a crash on the Appleby Highway (SH 60) in Tasman District. Emergency services were called to the collision between a ute and a car, on the highway between Bartlett Road and Blackbyre Road,  just after 9pm. "There...... Read More

Man in custody after stabbing

Tasman Police have placed a 39-year-old man in custody after a stabbing in the town of Takaka this afternoon. Emergency services were called to Commercial Street shortly after 3:45pm after another man, aged 64, was stabbed in...... Read More

Rail returns between Picton and Christchurch

The first rail freight service between Picton and Christchurch in almost a year is due to start this Friday. The track has been closed since the line suffered extensive damage in last November's earthquake, which diverted thousands of heavy trucks...... Read More

Nick Smith attacked with rat poison

National Party member Nick Smith said poison was thrown at him and his family were threatened during a visit to Nelson market yesterday. Mr Smith said he laid a complaint with police after a couple protesting over a pest operation threw poison at him...... Read More

New housing ares for Nelson and Tasman

The Tasman-Nelson SHAs were established as part of the renewed Housing Accords between the Government and the Tasman and Nelson councils in May and June of this year. The Tasman Accord set targets of 800 sections and 1100 homes over the next three...... Read More

Toddler and puppy found 3km from home

A two-year-old girl who was reported missing along with her family's puppy has been found safe and well in bush some 3km from home near Motueka. The youngster went missing from a property on Little Sydney Road at approximately 4pm yesterday, sparking...... Read More

Search underway for missing two-year-old

A large-scale search operation is underway for a two-year-old girl who has been missing in bush near Brooklyn, Motueka since 4pm this afternoon. Tasman Police and Search and Rescue teams are combing the area after being alerted shortly after 6pm. The...... Read More

Southern District Police warn motorists to take care

The cold snap is making driving across parts of the Southern Policing District dangerous this morning and Police want motorists to plan ahead and drive carefully. Ice is causing issues for many drivers, particularly in the Invercargill area and on the...... Read More