Nelson

Homeowners handed insulation boost

Hard-up Nelson homeowners will now be able to afford to make their homes warmer and dryer thanks to a fortuitous meeting between the Energy Minister and local advocates. Last month, government extended the eligibility for Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy...... Read More

Dairy owner: I don’t feel safe

A Nelson dairy owner says she feels “terrified” following an attempted robbery at her store, and is resorting to installing a panic alarm to protect herself and her staff. Three fifteen-year-old boys, armed with knives, tried to rob the...... Read More

Boating safety course for women

Coastguard Nelson is running a course aimed at giving women sailors the knowledge to be able to take the helm if there is an emergency and they are suddenly left in charge of the boat. 'Suddenly in Charge' seminars have been part of Coastguard...... Read More

Police launch appeal after dairy robbery

Police in Nelson who are actively seeking a man in connection with a dairy robbery have appealed for the public's help. The authorities are looking for Vincent Kumeroa, who has a warrant out for his arrest in relation to the aggravated robbery...... Read More

The $10 mayoral campaign

From $10 t-shirts to $10,000 radio promotions, Nelson’s four mayoral candidates collectively poured more than $55,000 into their bids to run the city in the 2016 local body elections. But figures released by Nelson City Council have revealed...... Read More

Nelson Airport hits the one million mark

The last thing Abby Nalder expected when she stepped off her flight from Auckland was to be surrounded by cheering crowds. But that's exactly what greeted the 15-year-old Golden Bay local when she became Nelson Airport's one millionth customer...... Read More

Farmers’ market looking for new home

The Nelson Farmers’ Market is on the hunt for a new site in the CBD after being evicted from Morrison Square. But organisers are treating it as an opportunity to grow it into something “bigger and better". The popular market has been...... Read More

Group’s dark ideology causes concern

An organisation promoting an ideology it calls “Nelsonianism” is advocating for the top of the South Island to secede from New Zealand. However, it's raising eyebrows for its darker theories about the region’s future. United...... Read More

Family remember lost fisherman

Amanda Cuff knew something was wrong when she arrived at Duncan Bay and saw that her stepfather was nowhere to be found. She was just 14-years-old when Barry Wells went missing on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, 1999. Barry was meant to sail out...... Read More

Iconic WW1 uniform brought home

A single Twitter post has reunited Ruby Bay’s Annie Coster with her grandfather’s military uniform. Lt Col Cyprian Brereton, or Cyp as Annie calls him, was a famous World War One commander who survived being shot in the head in Gallipoli,...... Read More