Kaitlin Ruddock

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Ngaire Lane, 92, is getting ready to watch her granddaughter compete at the Youth Olympics.

Granddaughter following in sporting footsteps of New Zealand's oldest living Olympian

Ngaire Galloway is getting ready to watch 17-year-old Gina Galloway compete at the Youth Olympics.

01:44
They’ve been seen swimming up a town culvert near Nelson to see if conservation efforts are working

Fluorescent whitebait unleashed near Nelson in native fish conservation effort

Nearly 75 per cent of NZ freshwater fish species are in decline.

02:36
The city's main street was packed with proud locals and thousands of visitors yesterday.

Nelson locals buzz with rugby fever as All Blacks play first ever Test at Trafalgar Park

The city's main street was packed with proud locals and thousands of visitors yesterday.

00:20
Tasman councillors voted in favour of an offer of additional funding put forward by supporters of the scheme.

Controversial Waimea Dam project resurrected by Tasman District Council

This afternoon, that decision was overturned with a vote 9-5.

01:51
It’s raised concerns that major decisions on big projects shouldn’t be left up to local councils.

'Broken local government system' blamed for scrapping of Tasman dam project

After 17 years, the $102 million project was ditched yesterday.

01:51
Opponents and supporters of the Waimea Dam clashed in a protest over its future.

Fate of Tasman's polarising 53-metre high Waimea Dam to be decided today

Council meeting to choose sides on issue that has divided a community.

01:45
The dramatic drop in numbers has sparked an urgent tagging programme.

What is happening to these rare Marlborough Sounds seabirds?

A recent survey recorded a drop of 200 birds. But now scientists are a step closer to understanding the king shag.

Ripe apricots on a tree branch

High Court orders MPI to reconsider ruling on destruction of 47,000 fruit trees

AgFirst claims orchardists have suffered up to $1.5b in losses as a result of MPI's actions.

01:48
That’s because of toxic algae blooms which are being described as “unusual” for this time of year.

Warnings against collecting shellfish extended for parts of the country following spread of toxic algae

The blooms are being described as 'unusual' for this time of the year, with commercial fisheries having to cut their harvest short.

00:25
Around 30 Gateway Trust employees took strike action for one hour today.

Nelson mental health workers walk off job over 'years' of employment contract issues

Around 30 Gateway Trust employees went on strike one hour today.

00:40
It's been nine days since 35-year-old Jason Campbell was last seen. His silver Nissan van was found last Tuesday on Takaka Hill.

Search for missing Motueka man being reviewed after 11 days without a sign

Search and Rescue personnel have been looking for 35-year-old Jason Campbell since August 7.

Jason Campbell

Police hopeful better weather will aid hunt for Motueka man missing for nine days

Around 20 people continue to search for Jason Campbell on Takaka Hill.

01:51
Opponents and supporters of the Waimea Dam clashed in a protest over its future.

Dam near Nelson could be dead in the water after $20m shortfall revealed

Opponents and supporters of the controversial Waimea Dam clashed in a protest over its future.

01:30
If you think you've got what it takes to strut your stuff at the world's most famous cabaret now's your chance.

Choreographers from the Moulin Rouge holding NZ auditions for the first time - 'It will change their life'

If you think you've got what it takes to strut your stuff at the world's most famous cabaret now's your chance.

01:44
Road safety experts say the current curfew keeps the number of accidents down.

New bill proposed allowing restricted licence drivers behind wheel day or night

The AA says there are good reasons for the current curfew due to the increased risks at night.

01:48
That’s according to environmental groups after parts of the South Island have been opened up for exploration.

South Island prospecting threatens to undermine Government's 'no new mining on conservation land' promise

Environmental groups are concerned after some South Island land's been opened for prospecting.

01:33
But they’re warning more needs to be done to fight "period poverty".

Charities welcome major supermarket's decision to help tackle 'period poverty'

The Salvation Army says more needs to be done from the Government.

01:39
It comes after the company removed 20 boxes in the region in the past year.

Older customers say they're being marginalised by NZ Post as post-boxes removed

The company removed 20 boxes in the Nelson Tasman region in the past year.

00:42
Hundreds of public servants took to Wellington streets to protest current wage conditions.

'Your pay systems are 1990s relics!' PSA tells striking public servants

Hundreds of IRD and MBIE workers in Wellington were among 4,000 nationally to walk of the job.

01:52
Ruby Knox, severely autistic and disabled, was killed by her mother after years battling the health system.

Review into death of autistic woman warns of more murders if nothing's done to address needs of adults with disabilities

It's been two years since 20-year-old Ruby Knox was killed when her mother Donella Knox drugged and suffocated her at home.

01:19

Nelson retirees choosing to give their winter energy payment to those in need - 'An amazing thing'

Don't opt out, pass it on, is the advice a group of retired community workers are giving.

00:52
Zoe Palmer presented her petition, with 2278 signatures, to Green MP Gareth Hughes on Parliament steps today.

Teen's fight to keep 24 hour mental health service in Nelson reaches Parliament

Zoe Palmer, 18, presented her 2278 strong petition to Gareth Hughes and Paul Eagle.

Fire

Man who died in fatal Nelson house will be 'sorely missed', says neighbour

Fire and Emergency services were called at 11am to the house in Toi Toi.

01:39
More than 50,000 people are expected to check out Light Nelson.

New art exhibition lighting up night sky above Nelson

"It's a magical mystery tour," says artist Vincent Ward.

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