12,000 homes hit by power outages

Power has been cut to about 12,000 properties in the Nelson region this afternoon. Transpower said it was working with the lines company Network Tasman to repair the fault by re-configuring the network. Network Tasman says the outage affected properties...... Read More

Stanton protest over?

It has taken six years, several jail stints, an acid attack, a fist fight, $100,000 in parking fines, many verbal arguments and thousands of comments on social media, but it appears Lewis Stanton has now ended his long-standing protest in Nelson’s...... Read More

Soft plastic recycling comes to Nelson

Plastic shopping bags, bread bags and food wrap can now be recycled in Nelson. New World, Pak’nSave and Countdown supermarkets have introduced soft plastic recycling bins as part of the Love NZ soft plastic recycling programme that was rolled...... Read More

Tyre slashers target Nelson

A number of Nelson residents woke up and jumped into their cars only to find their tyres had been slashed over the weekend. Senior Sergeant John Price says police have had multiple tyre slashings reported in the Nayland area and Nelson’s U-Save...... Read More

Fire makes empty house ‘dangerous’

An abandoned house on St Vincent St that was the target of another fire on Friday night is “dangerous” and needs to be pulled down, say firefighters. The empty wooden house, which has been abandoned for years, is no stranger to fires, having...... Read More

Emergency housing shortage

Two new emergency houses have opened in Nelson, but it's still not enough to keep up. Community agencies are saying there is "not enough" emergency accommodation in Nelson, despite two extra emergency houses opening this month. In total,...... Read More

Metal price drop leads to more car dumping

Tumbling international prices and increasing freight costs for scrap metal have seen the market for scrap metal bottom out, and a 37 per cent increase in abandoned vehicles in the Tasman district, mainly dumped on river banks and in forestry blocks. The...... Read More

Man charged following sexual assault in Nelson

A West Coast man charged with sexual assault, aggravated wounding and burglary has been remanded in custody after appearing in Nelson District Court earlier today. The 28-year-old appeared in relation to an incident at a...... Read More

Man arrested after Nelson sexual assault

Police have made an arrest following a sexual assault in Nelson last night. A 28-year-old man is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman at an address in The Brook at around 8pm before fleeing the scene. However, the man, who...... Read More

Rough sleepers defiant in wake of bylaw change

Nelson’s rough sleepers are vowing to defy a new bylaw that seeks to remove people from living on the central city streets. The Nelson City Council last week adopted the controversial City Amenity Bylaw, forcing Nelson’s homeless community...... Read More