Generosity swamps charity group
A huge response to a new Facebook group set up to help the less fortunate has left its founders overwhelmed.
Sun May 19, 2013
Rescuers kept busy
A 64-year-old Nelson man who broke his leg after slipping on the Cable Bay walkway north of Nelson was airlifted from the area late yesterday afternoon.
The New Zealand Herald
Man rescued after Cable Bay fall
The man was seen to fall around 4.30pm this afternoon by other track users, they raised the alarm and cared for him until the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter arrived.
Fri May 17, 2013
Blenheim earthquake grant angers
The Canterbury Community Trust confirmed the grant for the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre - a popular tourist destination in Blenheim.
Thu May 16, 2013
Deal to retain hospice volunteers close
The region's two hospitals are close to agreeing a deal with Hospice Marlborough to continue providing reception cover at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.
Hobbit star Back Again?
One of the stars of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit has made an unexpected journey of his own, reportedly returning to Nelson as part of filming for a documentary on New Zealand.
Tue May 14, 2013
Health group calls for action
A campaign group set up to fight service cuts at Wairau Hospital has called on members of the public to attend the next Nelson Marlborough District Health Board meeting in Blenheim on May 28.
Mon May 13, 2013
Man rescued from fire dies from injuries
A 66-year-old man badly burned in a house fire in Blenheim last month has died in hospital from his injuries.
Wed May 08, 2013
Rata Room run with relish
SERVICE WITH A SMILE: Students working in the Rata Room, from left back row, Jeff Howe and Alex Herbert; middle, Mac Clark, James Ferris, Alex Cohen; front, Amber Harrison, Brydee Sutton.
Tue May 07, 2013
Eight DOC staff axed
The major shift in how the Department of Conservation operates will see at least eight jobs lost in Nelson and Marlborough, and regional offices will no longer be one-stop-shops for the public and community conservation groups.
Mon May 06, 2013
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Sun May 05, 2013
Shellfish still off-limits
A ban on commercial harvesting of mussels was lifted from East Bay in Queen Charlotte Sound on Thursday last week, but remains in place for Tory Channel.
Thu May 02, 2013
Smokes sold to kids
During a controlled purchase operation by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service in Marlborough and Nelson this week, volunteers aged 14 and 16 tried to buy cigarettes and herbal products from 17 outlets in the region.
Wed May 01, 2013
Government cutbacks increase plant pest threat
Government cutbacks increase plant pest threat Cuts to frontline conservation staff, combined with reduced biosecurity funding, could have serious implications for New Zealand's market gardeners and for our native flora, Labour's Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.
The Otago Daily Times
Health boards to share planner
The Southern District Health Board will share another health board's planning executive for nine months while it reviews the role being vacated by Robert Mackway-Jones. Dr Sharon Kletchko is general manager of strategy and planning at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Trampers safe after night in the bush
Two teenage boys spent the night lost in the bush after taking a wrong turn while tramping in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
The New Zealand Herald
Driver injured as truck rolls in Motueka Valley
A 39-year-old truck driver sustained moderate back injuries after their truck rolled in the Motueka Valley this morning.
Young protester joins march
STARTING THEM YOUNG: David Chamberlain, Sarah Kerby with ten week old Baillie, and Skye Powell-Jones with 19-month old Ruby, during Saturday's march.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Hospital land sale proposed
The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will ask for ministerial approval to move forward with the sale of 5 hectares of land at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Computer system gets DHB nod
The Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will spend more than $1 million on a new computer system that will allow regional sharing of radiographic images, despite facing a $3m budget deficit.