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Watch; Duncan Garner bashes Nelson's Māori Santa

Maori Santa could be heading to Wellington

A Givealittle page to bring him to the capital has raised more than $1000.


Bid to bring Māori Santa to Wellington gains momentum

"We just wanted to show him some support and some love."

Aziz talks to The AM Show about the vigils happening nationwide.

Nationwide vigils for Grace Millane: Where they're happening

British tourist Grace Millane was killed in Auckland last week.


Three tourists attacked and robbed in Nelson

Police say up to six men were involved in the violent robbery.

Restaurant Association GM Nicola Waldren speaks to The AM Show.

Nelson cafe owner who banned kids says upset parents can 'go anywhere else'

He says children don't know how to behave.


Why Patrick Gower is 'bloody angry' about Māori Santa

"At the end of it, Santa is about love and happiness."

Watch: Duncan Garner wasn't happy about the Māori Santa.

Nelson Christmas Parade 'truly sorry' for Māori Santa

It's promised a more traditional Father Christmas at next year's parade.

"The kids weren't there to see a Māori Santa."

'Māori don't have to own everything': Garner bashes Nelson's Santa

"The kids weren't there to see a Māori Santa."

"It doesn't look remotely like a Santa!"

Don Brash not a fan of Nelson's Māori Santa

"It doesn't look remotely like a Santa."

Duncan Garner is not impressed by the Māori Santa.

New Zealand divided by Nelson's Māori Santa

The designer calls it "bi-culturalism leading multi-culturalism".

Nick Smith.

Controversial dam project gets the go-ahead

Tasman District Council has voted to go ahead with the Waimea dam, despite vocal opposition.


Opinion split over approval of $100m Tasman dam

The opposition has been strong, with many locals slating it as a sham.


Six rushed to hospital after crash on SH60 near Nelson

Two vehicles were involved in the accident.


'A balls-up': Man wants payout after police shoot dog

Todd Douglas says the AOS was at the wrong address when his bulldog Mud was killed.


Elderly Tasman woman found safe after 36-hour search

Her car had been found crashed on the Motueka Valley Highway.


Police plead for help in finding missing elderly woman

Judith Nash has been missing in the Tasman region since Friday night.

The boaties otherwise did everything right, police say.

Boaties forgot to tell police they were fine

A search and rescue operation was needlessly carried out on Saturday night, police say.

KT's Takeaways.

Firewall stops Motueka blaze spreading

The fire started at KT's Takeaways just after 1am on Sunday.

Buxton carpark in Nelson.

Police seeking man who helped alleged rape victim

He was seen on camera approaching the victim's vehicle following the attack.

Footage shows the RV repeatedly swerving across the centre line.

'Beyond a joke': RV swerves wildly over centre line in Marlborough

The irate driver had a rather unusual excuse when he was pulled over.