Kaitlin Ruddock

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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.

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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.

A delegation from GM-free Hastings met with the Environment Minister over reforms they say will destroy their export markets.

Nelson woman found guilty of offensive behaviour in poison protest against MP Nick Smith

The court found Rose Renton's actions also exposed the public to rat poison unknowingly.

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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.

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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.

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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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Golden Bay man warned 'wheels would fall off' his farm after slashing fertiliser use – 13 years later 'it’s going fine'

Mark Manson uses the soil nutrient management system called Kinsey-Albrecht, which targets individual nutrient levels.

The Minsiter of Health answers on Q+A how the government will have enough to adequately fund New Zealand’s health sector.

Health Minister calls for immediate review of DHB move to alter Nelson after-hours mental health service for kids & teens

Four political parties sent a letter urging him to stop the planned changes to the Child Adolescent Mental Health Service.

Drink drive charges laid against man accused of causing death of baby born after Nelson crash

The baby was unborn at the time of crash and later delivered through emergency C-section, but died.

01:38
The condemned building is due to be removed by the local council to make way for a car park, infuriating community groups.

Protesters refuse to abandon 119-year-old Golden Bay grandstand facing demolition

The building is due to be removed by the Tasman council to make way for car parking.

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The Ministry for Social Development brought the 17-apartment property for just over $3.6 million.

Families facing homelessness in Marlborough move into converted Blenheim motel

The Ministry for Social Development bought the 17-apartment property for just over $3.6 million

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It's hoped the new rules will make it harder for firearms to fall into the wrong hands.

'We want people to be safer' – gun owners will soon have to pass more stringent test

It's hoped the new rules will make it harder for firearms to fall into the wrong hands.

'I didn't know that I was on trial for my decisions as a minister' - Nick Smith testifies in court over poison protest

Nelson woman Rose Renton is facing a charge of offensive behaviour following a protest against Dr Smith in September last year.

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In an election promise an inquiry into mental health is underway.

Nelson teenager concerned about level of mental health support for youth

In an election promise an inquiry into mental health is underway.

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The tourist was found dead at the Rutherford Hotel, with a 62-year-old man charged over her death.

Man, 62, charged with murdering fellow tourist appears in Nelson court

The man was granted name suppression as he entered no plea.

01:34
The industry is warning prices will continue to climb if our gravel stocks are not managed better.

Looming gravel shortage could throw housing, roading projects into doubt

The industry is warning prices will continue to climb if our gravel stocks are not managed better.

01:42
Yasmeen Jones-Chollet is sewing for 16 hours a day to put a face on those making clothes in poor conditions.

'I can't stand the massive injustice' - Nelson student simulates plight of Bangladeshi garment workers

Yasmeen Jones-Chollet is working 112 hours sewing bags on the street to raise awareness about ethical shopping.

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The partnership comes as the government announces new tax incentives for research and development in the innovation sector.

Nelson company partner with Israeli biotech firm to produce valuable algae

Supreme Health is an example of how good R and D can bring benefits to NZ.

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An application to protect NZ’s largest freshwater springs has begun today near Nelson.

Public hearings begin in bid to protect New Zealand's largest freshwater springs

More than 2000 submissions have been made on Te Waikoropupu Springs in Golden Bay.

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The material from Gita is now spilling into the sea, and threatening the pristine image of one of NZ’s most popular national parks.

Abel Tasman National Park's pristine image threatened by cyclone-driven sediment

Silt and debris brought down in ex-cyclone Gita has smothered rivers near Abel Tasman.

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Tracey Martin says employers and developers need to prepare now for a huge increase of over-65s in the next few years

Affordable housing, employment high on agenda of new Senior Citizens Minister

Tracey Martin says employers and housing developers need to act now to prepare for a huge increase of over-65s.

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Thousands have petitioned Tasman District Council to guarantee there'll be no new water consents granted in the area.

Protesters fight to protect some of the world's clearest water near Nelson

More than 13,000 people to date have signed a petition to protect Te Waikorupupu Springs.

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Marlborough Sounds peak water temperatures were well above normal in December and January.

Salmon farmers link unusually warm seas with lower fish survival rates

Marlborough Sounds peak water temperatures were well above normal in December and January.

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Heavy rain is disrupting flights and causing flooding across Nelson.

Video: Nelson floods create havoc for supermarket staff as they desperately sandbag entrance

Heavy rain is disrupting flights and causing flooding across Nelson.

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Eighteen of the native birds have been released in the Kahurangi National Park.

'You can’t not love a takahe' - native takahe adds new chapter to survival story

Eighteen of the native birds have been released in the South Island's Kahurangi National Park.

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The region will draw in around 1000 for this year's harvest.

More foreign winemakers travelling to Marlborough to learn their trade

The region will draw in around 1000 workers for this year’s harvest, many of them from overseas.

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