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The large blaze near the Nelson CBD flared up on February 8.

Police seek woman in Nelson fire investigation

She was seen stopping to pick up an item on the corner of Collingwood St.

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Remaining evacuated Tasman residents can return home

But they might have to leave at a moment's notice.

Watch: Nelson helicopter pilot meets boy behind stunning fire painting.

Mystery heroes drive 5.5 hours to Tasman fire to deliver curries

Firefighters want to track down the Christchurch locals, who made the trip two nights in a row.

The lack of rain is having a major impact on growers in the Nelson area.

Drought conditions force early apple harvest in Nelson

It's a tough time for growers and farmers coping with a lack of water.

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Fire spinners perform at Nelson festival, despite fire ban

It was just 80km from where the Tasman blaze is raging.

Some farmers have been hit hard by the fires.

Opinion: Help is here for Nelson farmers - please ask for it

They mustn't let their pride prevent them from asking for help, writes Jan Gillanders.

Pilot Alan Beck was captured in action by 11-year-old Leon Fenemor.

Nelson helicopter pilot meets boy behind stunning fire painting

Pilot Alan Beck was captured in action by 11-year-old Leon Fenemor.

Eleven-year-old Leon painted the picture of the Tasman fire.

11yo boy's painting of Tasman fire goes viral

One local firefighter's keen to give it pride of place at the Fire Station's reception.

The was still the boss on day nine.

Tasman fire: 200 Pigeon Valley residents returning home

Residents of other valleys have restricted access to their homes.

The fire was still the boss on day nine.

Tasman fire still a significant risk - FENZ

"There's still a fair bit of life in there."

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Tasman fire 'still the boss' on day nine

Crews are dealing with flare-ups, but the community's rallying around them.

The Tasman region is coping with fire and drought.

Devastating blow for Nelson growers as water restrictions announced

"It will have severe implications for our horticulture sector and seasonal workers."

There has been an amazing response from farmers to help those affected by the Nelson fire.

Tasman fire: Hay convoy en-route to Nelson farmers

"I was thinking a truckload, but it has just snowballed."

The Prime Minister thanked More FM host Gary McCormick for the reminder about Valentine's Day.

'I'd completely forgotten': PM thanks More FM for Valentine's reminder

"You have just proven your worth in gold."

Wakefield residents were allowed to return home on Monday afternoon.

Tasman fire hot spots still causing trouble for firefighters

The fire is contained, but not under control.

Wakefield residents were allowed to return home on Monday afternoon.

Tasman fire: Firefighter hospitalised, state of emergency extended

The state of emergency is place for the next seven days.

Wakefield residents were allowed to return home on Monday afternoon.

Freedom campers allegedly lighting fires, removing signs near Tasman fire

"It's simply too dangerous to be there."

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Tasman Fires: Blazes may remain active for months

Civil Defence is warning residents not to become complacent.

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Tasman fire: Valley residents could be days away from returning home

There is still a fire risk in the area.

Wakefield residents evacuated due to the Tasman fire can now return home.

Tasman fire: Farmers, contractors warned not to use machinery

"One spark could be enough to cause a fire in these conditions."