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Nelson man sentenced for killing kea

Normally, the crime carries a fine of at least $15,000.

The Greens are being accused of releasing a fake poll.

Desperate Greens drop fake news 'poll' in Nelson

The Greens are guilty of releasing dodgy numbers, writes Patrick Gower.

Matt Lawrey.

Could the Greens wrest Nelson from Nick Smith?

The at-risk Green Party may have found a lifeboat in its Nelson candidate.


Nelson bans sleeping rough

But the city's most well-known homeless man is refusing to budge.

Nick Smith

Nick Smith attacked with poison, shoved at market

The Minister lodged a complaint with police after he had rat poison rubbed in his face.

Sabotage, protests and legal action have slowed the controversial operation.

Three arrested at Nelson poison drop protest

Sabotage, protests and legal action have slowed the controversial operation.


Cafe hikes up prices for male customers

The cafe is charging men more to illustrate the gender wage gap.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

Man killed in Nelson tree crash named

Police have named the man killed after a car ploughed into a tree on the Coastal Highway near Nelson.

The search is on for a dog that has bitten a two year-old in Napier

Toddler's face bitten by dog in Nelson

A two year-old was bitten a medium sized brown dog.

Police say they want to hear from anyone who saw suspicious behaviour around the centre, or saw the van at the time.

Burglars strike at Nelson Red Cross centre

A large amount of property, including emergency equipment and generators, has been taken.

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Man in hospital after being shot by police

Police shot a Nelson suspect in the elbow after he told them he was armed.

Police arrest three teens in relation to robbery of Nelson dairy.

3 teens arrested after Nelson dairy robbery

Police have arrested three males in relation to the robbery of a dairy in Tahunanui.

Flooding in the Okarito township, West Coast.

Rain and flooding hits West Coast and Nelson

Police are urging people to stay off the roads.

Ms Fulton Buckle's school only allows ankle socks, stockings, or long socks that don't show any skin.

Socks aren't sexual, says Kiwi schoolgirl

The teen is making a documentary after being told her socks with skirt outfit was "creepy porn-video looking".

Police say the majority of the product was ready to sell.

Police claim million dollar meth bust in Tasman

More than 1.2kg of crystal meth was found in a car stopped by police in Murchison.

A team of investigators arrived at the scene in the morning.

Fire guts abandoned psychiatric hospital

An abandoned psychiatric hospital near Nelson has been badly damaged by a fire, which is being investigated.

Nick Smith has held the seat for 27 years, but the Greens say it's time for a new MP.

Greens out to unseat Nick Smith in Nelson

James Shaw says Smith is on his way out rather than up.


One dead in Nelson fire

The other missing person was found safe and well.


Protection order proposed for Waikoropupu Springs

The springs contain some of the clearest water ever measured.


Cyclone scraps lashing NZ

The heavy rain has already hit Nelson.