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

Man arrested in Blenheim aggravated robbery

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the aggravated robbery of the On the Spot Dairy in Blenheim on December 29 last year. He has been charged with being an accessory after the fact and will appear in Blenheim District Court on Monday. "A...... Read More

Fatal crash closes Tasman highway

A man has died following a truck crash on the Moutere Highway. Emergency services were called to the single vehicle crash at 7.52am. The road is closed and diversions are in place, says police. "The truck and trailer unit is down a bank and...... Read More

Serious crash Moutere Highway, Tasman

Police are attending a serious crash on the Moutere Highway near Upper Moutere. Emergency services were called to the single vehicle crash involving a truck at 7.52am. The road is closed and diversions are in place at Maisey Road and Old Coach Road,...... Read More

Tasman district bill for cyclone damage likely $12m

The Tasman District Council says the bill for repairing cyclone-damaged public infrastructure will be close to $12 million. Two ex-tropical cyclones struck the top of the South Island in February, causing widespread damage to homes, roads, bridges,...... Read More

Strong winds for Canterbury and lower North Island

A severe weather watch has been issued for parts of central New Zealand, from 9am until midday. Periods of strong west to northwest winds is in store for inland Canterbury and the lower North Island, according to MetService. "A front moving over...... Read More

Sad end for yellow-eyed penguin chick

Takaraha, a juvenile yellow-eyed penguin that captured attention in recent weeks, has been euthanised after suffering a non-survivable injury to its left flipper, believed to be inflicted by a predator. Takahara was one of 23 juvenile yellow-eyed penguins...... Read More

Heavy rain and gales to hit South Island

Heavy rain and northwest gales is set to affect parts of the South Island on Tuesday. MetService says an active front is forecast to move northwards across the island. “This will be accompanied by a period of heavy northwesterly rain into the...... Read More

Hospice may have to charge users

The head of the Nelson-Tasman Hospice says charging users for the service is something it may have to consider in the future. The comment came during discussion on the Nelson City Council's refusal to waive a $142,000 development levy on the region's...... Read More

Bad weather delays Cook Strait swim

Senior Sergeant Karley Hunt from New Plymouth in Taranaki has been left lamenting the windy conditions as she waits for the right time to make her attempt on swimming the Cook Strait. “We are all set to go but the wind and tides are against us,”...... Read More