Mental health silence ‘slap in the face’

The driving force behind a petition to reverse changes to youth mental health services says the silence from the Government on the issue feels like a “slap in the face”. Zoe Palmer, 17, has already gathered almost 1300 signatures over Nelson...... Read More

Tough break for footballer

When Jamie Matthews heard the crack, he thought his football shinpad must have snapped - then he saw his foot "flopping around". Playing for Wakefield’s second XI side in the third division against FC Nelson on Saturday, Jamie went...... Read More

Young man left with gash to the head

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young man was found with a large gash in his head. A 17-year-old fisherman was found at his accommodation by work colleagues at about 3am on April 10, with a large laceration to his head. The young man...... Read More

Man stabbed in Motueka

Nelson Bays Police are investigating an incident in Motueka overnight in which a man suffered multiple stab wounds. Detective Sergeant Mark Kaveney says police were called by ambulance staff about 2am to a property in High St Motueka where a man, aged...... Read More

Council to look at helping charities dump junk

Nelson City Council says they are planning to meet with local charity shops soon to discuss solutions to their escalating dumping costs. This comes after last week’s revelation that the Salvation Army Family Store on Vanguard St is forking out...... Read More

Duncan family pours final pint at Founders

It was a bittersweet moment when Founders Brewery owner John Duncan closed his doors on Friday. The Founders Park brewery is a Nelson institution but its final beer has been poured. “It was with mixed emotions,” says John. The cafe has...... 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

Nelson jetboater wins national title

Fifteen-year-old Lee Merrion loves the adrenaline of driving at high speed. The Nelson teenager won the 2018 New Zeeland Power Boat Junior National Champs in Rotorua on March 6. Lee won his first race comfortably before being pipped in the second....... Read More

Cricket umpire retires after 36 seasons

After 36 seasons and about 900 days out in the middle, Nelson cricket umpire Errol Millar is calling an end to his marathon innings. His final match was washed out on the weekend, bringing an end to a storied career. Errol was elected a life member...... Read More