Wet start to the week but fine weather to finish

Residents living in areas across the country that are finally enjoying a relatively settled weekend, after a week of wet and windy weather, can expect a short-lived lull. MetService says another week of unsettled weather is in store. "A complex...... Read More

Man injured during caving trip

A man injured during caving trip to the Pearse Valley Rd area of Motueka Valley is being taken to hospital by helicopter. Four other people are being walked out by specialists from Nelson Cave Search and Rescue. Police were called at 9.41pm last night...... Read More

Overdue cavers in Motueka

A search team has found five people who were reported overdue from a caving trip to the Pearse Valley Rd area of Motueka Valley. Police were notified yesterday at 9.41pm. Searchers went into the caving system overnight and found the five this morning. One...... Read More

Tasman fatal crash victim named

Police can now release the name of the woman who died in a crash on State Highway 63, near Speargrass Road in the Tasman region, on Friday 25 May. She was Tania Maree Anderson, aged 49, of Ashburton. The family have requested privacy at this difficult...... Read More

Tasman kayaker clocks up 1000km

Tasman Kayaker Scott Donaldson is currently positioned half way between Australia and New Zealand, roughly 1000km to the east of Cape Reinga. Donaldson’s wife Sarah spoke with the adventurer briefly yesterday via satellite phone and says despite...... Read More

Wild weather on the way for South Island

A wet, windy and snowy week is forecast for much of the South Island this week. Between eight to 12 centimetres of snow is expected to fall around the Southland region tonight and tomorrow, and heavy rain and winds up, to 120 kilometres per hour around...... Read More

Tasman seasonal labour shortest in years - growers

More needs to be done to deal with severe horticultural labour shortages, which will only get worse, fruit growers in Tasman say. Two big storms at the height of summer dented not only the region's reputation as a nice place to visit, but much...... Read More

Gas leak at Picton Railway Station

People are asked to avoid the area around the Picton railway station due to a gas leak. Emergency services were notified around 9:45am of a gas cylinder leaking at the station. There is a 200m cordon which Police is assisting the Fire Service to enforce,...... Read More