Nelson could use crowdfunding to buy $16m Pepin Island

The mayor of Nelson wants the public to buy back Pepin Island, just as it bought a beach in the Abel Tasman National Park. The island is on the market for $16 million, and it has also been suggested by a former iwi trust chair, that Ngāti Tama buy...... Read More

BOP athlete’s kayak stolen

Calls are being made all over social media in an attempt to reunite a Bay of Plenty athlete with his stolen kayak. Zack Mutton, one of the up and coming Canoe Slalom athletes, had his custom made Galasport Slalom Kayak stolen from Okere Falls at the...... Read More

Stoke crash victim named

Police are now able to release the name of the second person who died following a crash on Whakatu Drive, Stoke, which occurred on 20 December. He was 29-year-old Rupert Pritchard, says a police spokesperson. "Police extend their sympathies to...... Read More

Second person dies following Stoke, Nelson crash

A second person has died following a crash on Whakatu Drive in Stoke shortly after 12.30am on Thursday 20 December. A 29-year-old man died in Wellington Regional Hospital yesterday, says a police spokesperson. "Police extend our condolences to...... Read More

Police pleased with Nelson’s first Bay Dreams

Police are pleased with results of an alcohol/impairment operation conducted in Nelson Bays during the Bay Dreams festival. Canterbury and Tasman District Police Impairment Prevention Teams have been at checkpoints over the past three days conducting...... Read More

Crowds flock to Nelson for Bay Dreams South festival

A large-scale music festival staged in Nelson today is a trial run for an even bigger event in 2025, says the mayor of Nelson. Up to 17,000 people have arrived in the city for today's sell-out Bay Dreams South Festival - the first time it has been...... Read More

Missing family found in Abel Tasman National Park

A missing woman and two young children have been found after being reported missing last night. Nelson Police assisted Land Search and Rescue to find a missing 32-year-old woman and two children under 5 years old who went missing in the Abel Tasman...... Read More

West Coast woman killed in Stoke crash

Police can confirm the person who died in a crash in Stoke in the early hours of this morning was a 25-year-old woman from the West Coast. While inquiries are ongoing to understand the circumstances of the crash, we can confirm the vehicle involved...... Read More

One killed, three injured in Nelson crash

One person has died and three people are injured following a crash in Stoke, Nelson overnight. The crash occurred on Whakatu Drive shortly after 12.30am. One person has died at the scene and three people have been transported to hospital with serious...... Read More

Port Nelson expansion to handle larger ships

Upgrades to the main wharf of Port Nelson will allow visits by larger container and cruise vessels, and will increase the port's resilience in a major earthquake, according to the chairman. The company has announced a $30 million wharf upgrade,...... Read More