Nelson

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

Man who played ‘Santa’ speaks out

The man who appeared as Hana Kōkō at the Nelson Santa Parade has spoken out about the toll the saga has taken on him and his family. Rob Herewini, who appeared on Santa’s sleigh complete with red feather korowai, told the Marae programme that...... Read More

Community group loses appeal against poison drop

A Nelson community group has lost an appeal challenging the lawfulness of an aerial drop of poison in a nearby wildlife sanctuary. The Brook Valley Community Group has been waging a legal battle against aerial drops of brodifacoum at the Brook Waimarama...... Read More

Three tourists robbed, one injured in Nelson

Three overseas tourists have been attacked in an alleyway in Nelson. The police are appealing for witnesses to the aggravated robbery early this morning. The three men were attacked by up to six people in an alleyway near Montgomery carpark at about...... Read More

Police appeal for witnesses after robbery

Nelson Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated robbery early today. A police spokesperson says three men visiting from overseas were reportedly attacked by up to six people in an alleyway leading from Bridge Street to Montgomery...... Read More

NZ A look for Bay Oval bounceback after first loss

New Zealand A will be looking to lift their all-round game tomorrow when they take on India A in their second ODI at the Bay Oval after falling just short in yesterday's high-scoring series opener. They did well to set the visitors a formidable...... Read More

Nelson man found

UPDATED: An 89-year-old Nelson man missing from the Milton Street area has been found. He was located in Tahunanui this morning and has been transported to hospital to be assessed. "Information from the public assisted Police in finding...... Read More

Fighting driver distraction this December

Nelson Police will be focusing on fighting driver distraction this December. Last year distraction was a factor in 36 fatal road crashes and 192 serious injury crashes in New Zealand. “We still see far too many people using mobile phones while...... Read More

Santa in korowai divides Nelson locals

Not seeing Mr Claus in the Santa Parade has left a town divided over spotting a Māori man wearing a korowai in the sleigh. There has been backlash on social media after the main float in Nelson's Santa Parade didn't feature a traditional Santa. Instead,...... Read More

MP welcomes go-ahead on Waimea dam

Nelson MP Nick Smith is praising the Tasman District Council for its decision to proceed with the Waimea Community Dam. The result follows a lengthy meeting on Friday which saw a 9-5 vote in favour. "This is a hugely positive decision for...... Read More