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Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

Nelson could use crowdfunding to buy $16 million Pepin Island

Mayor Rachel Reese wants to see it locally owned.

01:46
Around 20,000 people have flocked to Bay Dreams South.

Crowds flock to Nelson for Bay Dreams South festival

All 20,000 tickets to today's event sold out within weeks.

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Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

Have a spare $16 million? Breathtaking NZ island up for sale

Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

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Previous governments have repeatedly turned down the idea.

Family of Christchurch man killed by drug driver launches petition calling for roadside tests

In 2017, more fatal crashes involved drugs than alcohol in New Zealand.

Abel Tasman National Park (file picture).

Searchers come to aid of woman and her two young children in Abel Tasman National Park overnight

LandSAR rescuers literally got the party back on track last night.

Private Nelson island goes on the market for $16 million

Pepin Island was bought by German businesswoman Viola von Hohenzollern (nee Hallman) in 1996 for $2 million.

One dead, three injured in Nelson crash

The deceased died at the scene, while the injured trio were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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When Rob Herewini agreed to be Nelson’s Polynesian inspired Santa he wasn’t aware how much backlash he would receive.

Māori Santa recounts 'shocked look on the faces of' Pakeha during Nelson parade

Rob Herewini told TVNZ1's Marae the backlash over his interpretation of St Nick has been "draining".

Three overseas visitors attacked, robbed in Nelson alleyway, one has broken jaw

The three men reported being attacked by up to six people early today.

After a long two years away from international rugby due to injury Milner-Skudder returns for the ABs named to start against Argentina.

All Blacks star Nehe Milner-Skudder weighs into Nelson Māori Santa saga - 'Santa is a white tradition and we can celebrate it in our own way'

"I feel like the comments and remarks that have come out have been far more damaging then the Santa himself," he said.

02:03
Breakfast weatherman Matty McLean has the latest forecast

Thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain could hit much of the country today

Storms could become severe with downpours over 25mm per hour and also large hail.

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The heat is on Tasman District councillors today as they decided whether to go ahead with the construction of the Waimea Community Dam.

Controversial Waimea Community Dam to go ahead after council votes 'yes'

Tasman District Council voted 9- 4 in favour of the project.

02:03
Brightwater residents were given leaflets claiming an 8m tidal wave could wipe them out.

Pamphlet drop warning of catastrophic impact if proposed Waimea Dam collapses, labelled misleading

"I think it's dirty and sneaky to be scaring the bejesus out of people," says MP Nick Smith.

Nelson police on the hunt for stolen mobility scooter, owner desperate to have it returned

The scooter is silver and grey, with ‘RSA’ and ‘21’ on the back.

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Glen Jones, who organised the float, says he never meant to offend.

'Redneck' Santa parade float owner told to drop Confederate flags before Nelson event

Glen James said he never meant to make a political or offensive statement.

Driver hospitalised after car driven into sea near Nelson

Police were called to Boulder Bank Drive in Glenduan just after 9am.

Two men arrested after stabbing at a Nelson beach

One person received a number of stab wounds in the incident and was taken to hospital.

Man dies in accident on bike track in Takaka

The incident on the Rameka bike track was reported to police shortly before 3pm.

Fears for missing woman last seen walking on rural road, car found crashed

Judith Nash, 75, was last seen walking with her dog on a rural highway south of Motueka.

01:46

Century-old Nelson waterfront venue damaged by storm set to reopen

The Boathouse was badly damaged by ex-cyclone Fehi in February.

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It's part of research in Nelson where thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists.

Salmon producers hope to curb environmental impact by changing how fish are fed

Thousands of king salmon are being carefully monitored by scientists in Nelson.

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Nelson’s airport is the fifth busiest in the country, with numbers rapidly increasing since the old terminal opened in 1974.

'It's the fifth busiest airport in NZ' - take a look inside Nelson’s new $30 million terminal

The new terminal is expected to cater for growth projections out to 2035.

Man, 29, charged with overnight rape in Nelson

A man who is believed to have helped the victim is being urged to contact Nelson Police.

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Sometimes a crime is so low it makes us ask if New Zealand might be losing its moral compass.

Boy, five, devastated after thieves steal cash from egg honesty box near Nelson

Sometimes a crime is so low it makes us ask if New Zealand might be losing its moral compass.

Motueka, New Zealand - June 14, 2015. Looking across the Motueka Estuary to Motueka's Marina, Nelson Region, New Zealand.

Council investigating oil spill in Nelson city marina

Two to three tonnes of vegetation had to be removed after the spill on Sunday.

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