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The dog swum into the water at a cove at a Nelson beach.

Dog rescued after being swept out to sea

The border terrier was about two kilometres away from where she entered the water.

Who was Guy Fawkes and is he responsible for New Zealand's fireworks?

Large bush fire blamed on fireworks

A fire spokesperson says it's "a shame if people were being irresponsible".

Royal Gala apples.

185 hectares of apples damaged by crop spray

Royal Gala apples have been affected across the country.


Virtual shop opens in Nelson

The shop allows customers a virtual experience when purchasing products.

Sugary soft drinks - bad for you.

Supermarket cuts back on selling sugary drinks

Fresh Choice Richmond won't sell juice, soft drinks or flavoured milk to kids before or during class time.


Medicinal cannabis campaigner Renton in court for cannabis offences

She had fought to treat her son Alex with CBD oil.


Cancer patients could keep hair with new treatment

It's hoped a scalp cooling machine will help future patients.


Person missing after stolen car plunges into river

Police say one person could still be in the water.

The low pressure system is also set to bring weekend wet weather to much of the North Island.

Nelson set for a weekend soaking

MetService has issued a severe weather warning for Nelson with heavy falls also set to soak Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Tongariro National Park.

Andrew Geddis, politics professor from the University of Otago, says counting is not foolproof.

Votes for National wrongly given to Māori Party

More than 100 votes in a small farming village intended for National were given to the Māori Party.

Nick Smith.

Greens' poll proved false as Nick Smith romps home

Nick Smith has held on to his Nelson seat comfortably, despite claims his support was sliding.


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.