Kaitlin Ruddock

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The Nelson campaigner, who fought for her late son to have access to cannabis products before he died, appeared in court today.

Medical cannabis advocate Rose Renton in Nelson court on drug charges

Rose Renton faces three charges of possessing and supplying a Class B drug.

02:04
The 1866 killing of five men near Nelson continues to fascinate locals.

Watch: A true 'whodunnit story' murder mystery right here in NZ brought to the stage

The 1866 killing of five men near Nelson continues to fascinate locals.

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The link was only just reopened following the Kaikoura quake, and is now out until the end of the month.

'Mother Nature's played a hard game' – no date yet for reopening of Kaikoura rail line

Thirty-one slips have seen the rail link out of action once again.

00:27
The region's mayor says some good could come from the devastating Kaikoura quake.

'Single biggest benefit out of Kaikoura quake' – praise for proposed $9m cycle trail

The findings of a report into a proposed cycle trail between Picton and Kaikoura have been released today.

02:02
Jack Kos and American filmmaker Ben Pierce premiered their work detailing the 'untold story' of brown trout in Christchurch.

'I stumbled onto a really interesting story' - history of brown trout's journey to NZ detailed in new documentary

The Introduction: 150 years of Brown Trout in New Zealand premiered in Christchurch today.

02:01
The Coolsips brand of mineral water is found in many tuck shops around the country.

Parents perplexed to find Kiwi kids are drinking foreign water at school

A Nelson company has been selling water in schools for 15 years with some parents and schools not realising it was imported.

Six of the endangered native parrots have been killed by motorists in the past few months.

Nelson man sentenced for shooting kea dead

Robert Derek Aberson was sentenced to 200 hours community service in the Nelson District Court.

01:52
Business owners are worried they’re missing out on opportunities with the summer tourist season looming.

Plan to build container mall to help quake damaged shops in Kaikoura

Retailers need to raise enough money to set up the space for the town.

02:03
Richmond's cemetery has been hit twice in the past few days, causing pain to already grieving relatives.

Nelson headstones smashed in desecration that leaves grieving relatives aghast

More than 70 headstones were broken at Richmond Cemetery, near Nelson.

01:09
Emotions ran high as residents gathered to voice outrage over the  brodifacoum drop.

Three arrested as group voices outrage over poison drop in Nelson

The Brook Valley Community group lost its legal challenge on Thursday to stop the brodifacoum drop from taking place.

Long awaited report into controversial Nelson Southern Link expected to be published next week

It follows a Green candidate's complaint to the Ombudsman over NZTA's handling of the report.

02:01
New Zealand's first aid guidelines have been refreshed this year.

What to do in a life or death situation? Many Kiwis confused about basic first aid

New Zealand's first aid guidelines have been refreshed this year.

Nelson Green Party candidate Matt Lawrey

Nelson 'left in the dark' over Govt's failure to release findings into Southern Link road - Green candidate

National's Nick Smith Smith says he remains in "strong favour for the Link".

00:50
Green Party candidate for Nelson Matt Lawrey.

Stakes increase for Nelson candidate after Green Party's shock poll plunge

Matt Lawrey is trying to take Nelson off National's Nick Smith.

01:58
There are just 20 houses available to rent in Blenheim which has a population of more than 30,000.

Many moving to Marlborough struggle to get housing

There are just 20 houses available to rent in Blenheim which has a population of more than 30,000.

02:07
The bacterial disease, the first of its kind in New Zealand, has infected 150 cows in South Canterbury.

Cow disease went undetected in New Zealand, says owner of infected stock

Van Leeuwen Dairy Group’s Morven property in South Canterbury is under MPI control.

Kaitlin Ruddock

Kaitlin Ruddock is a 1 NEWS reporter based in Nelson, covering the Upper South Island.

00:42
The city's mountain bike club has used Google Street View's camera to showcase 50km of tracks.

Watch: Nelson mountain bike trails virtually documented using Google Maps Streetview

The city's mountain bike club has recorded 50km of Nelson track online.

02:04
Farmers are demanding action so Chilean needle grass doesn't become a billion dollar problem.

Invasive 'CNG' weed has potential to wipe out New Zealand sheep sector at a cost of $3 billion

Farmers are calling for more to be done to prevent the spread of Chilean Needle Grass.

00:31
Josh Junior's family are celebrating with confetti and champagne in Wellington.

'I can't believe we won' - family hears from ecstatic America's Cup sailor

Josh Junior's family are celebrating with confetti and champagne in Wellington

00:32
The 1920s property was at risk of collapsing in strong winds or by a moderate quake.

Video: Run-down house demolished to avoid collapse in Wellington wind

There were concerns the 1920s house could topple over in strong wings or by a moderate quake.

00:12
Footage shows the full ferocity of the fire which burned through a one-storey home in  Stoke overnight.

One person still missing after fire engulfs house in Nelson

It took six fire crews to contain the blaze which raged for almost three hours this morning.

00:40
Animal advocate organisations are calling for animals subject to lab testing to be given homes.

Petition to re-home research animals after testing presented to parliament

The 'out of the labs' petition has received 15,000 signatures with the hope of saving research animals from being euthanised.

01:00
The landslip, caused by heavy rain, ruptured gas and water mains in Millward Street, Wellington.

Watch: Car teeters on edge of 10m-wide Wellington landslip causing 'absolute mess' in Newtown

The landslip, caused by heavy rain, ruptured gas and water mains in Millward Street.

02:09
Residents are concerned clients living at a halfway house are putting families in the area at risk.

Video: 'If you cannot guarantee my kids and my family are safe there's no place for that respite home being next to us'

It follows an alleged attempted abduction of a toddler by a man admitted to the facility last week.

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