Councillor defends Indian yoga trip

Nelson city councillor Kate Fulton is defending spending a month in India studying yoga while phoning in to council meetings. The Nelson Weekly reported on the trip last month as it raised the ire of several councillors, with one calling the trip ‘a...... Read More

Golden Bay sport teams stranded

Junior footballers in Golden Bay will have to wait a little longer to start their season this year. Cyclone Fehi caused significant damage to the Golden Bay Football Club’s grounds and access to and from the small coastal settlement. GBFC committee...... Read More

New play is ‘the voice of every mother’

Laura Irish was with her new-born son in a studio apartment in South Korea when she first felt the petrifying isolation that can come with motherhood. “I had never felt so alone, with so much pressure to do a job I had no training to do and no...... Read More

Nelson Police seek witnesses to assault 

Nelson Police are investigating the assault of a teenage girl on the grounds of Nelson Central School on the evening of Tuesday. Between around 8.30pm and 9.20pm that night, the girl walked along Collingwood Street, into Nile Street through Nelson...... Read More

‘End of an era’ on Nile St

After 14 years of business, one of Nelson’s “little gems” has closed its doors at 28 Nile St. Owners of Tula and Niles, Christie Carlson and Larry Rueter, are leaving behind their charming corner of Nelson to start a simpler life...... Read More

Nelson man found guilty of murder

A Nelson man who denied killing a man living on a boat has been found guilty of murder. Martin Grant Price was accused of murdering John Murray Morton, whose body was found on the deck of a boat moored at Nelson Haven in Atawhai in 2016. The build-up...... Read More

Woman killed in fatal fleeing driver crash named

Police are now able to release the names of the three people who died following a fatal fleeing driver incident early on Sunday morning. The two occupants of the car fleeing from Police were 25-year-old Johnathan Tairakena and 33-year-old Phillip Jamie...... Read More

Kiwi kid solves puzzles on the run

Thirteen-year-old Lennox Crowe decided that the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon at Tahunanui wasn’t quite hard enough for him. So, as well as completing the swim, cycle and run parts of the race, he also took it a step further by solving two Rubix Cubes...... Read More

Reverend’s mother, wife and car stolen

Reverend David Barnes was finalising the details of his father’s burial at Marsden Cemetery, when he left his elderly mother and wife in his car with the engine running. “I would usually never do that, but I literally was only going into...... Read More

Takaka Hill closures put pressure on couriers

Courier drivers between Nelson and Golden Bay say timed closures of the Takaka Hill have added pressure to their schedule, but some have been granted special midday permits. State Highway 60, the Takaka Hill road, which was damaged by severe slips...... Read More