$100,000 in relief for the Tasman community

Economic Development Minister David Parker and Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the Government will provide $100,000 to support Golden Bay residents and businesses. The funding will help those adversely affected by Cyclone Gita, which...... Read More

Search continues for Christopher Bates

Police have confirmed a photo, taken from CCTV footage outside the Alexandra ‘I’ site Visitor Centre, which was originally believed to be missing man Christopher Bates, is in fact not him. The footage was taken on Monday...... Read More

Temporary accommodation extends to Nelson Tasman

Storm damaged households in the Nelson Tasman district can now access temporary accommodation. The Government is extending the Temporary Accommodation Service to assist more households affected by ex-Tropical Cyclones Fehi and Gita, says Associate...... Read More

Takaka resident says Gita should be a wake up call

A Takaka Hill resident says the storm that brought down slips and completely blocked the road should be a wake up call for many. The Transport Agency said the ex-tropical Cyclone Gita storm brought down at least 16 slips, cutting road access to Golden...... Read More

Police identify body found in estuary

Police have identified the body that was found in Motueka estuary on Wednesday. He was 54-year-old Motueka man Lance Samuel Ryder.  Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnston said: "We offer our sympathies to Lance's family and friends...... Read More

Body found in Motueka

A member of the public found a body in the Motueka estuary this evening. Police were called to the scene at 5pm. The body appears to have been there for some time. Enquiries are underway. The person has not been identified and anyone with information...... Read More

Tasman storm damage to be in the millions

The cost of the damage to the Tasman district is estimated to be in the millions after the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Fehi hit the region last week. Tasman District mayor Richard Kempthorne said there was significant damage to public infrastructure...... Read More

Heavy rain for South Island with more to come

Low pressure sitting off of the western coast of the South Island continues to bring wet weather across the area. MetService meteorologist John Law says not only is the western side of the island being hammered with rain but this is also spreading...... Read More

SH63 closed after truck crash

State Highway 63 in the Tasman area is closed as emergency services deal with a truck crash. Police are advising motorists that the highway is closed after a truck crash on Wairau Valley Road. "The road is closed between Renwick and Kawateri...... Read More