Kaitlin Ruddock
Now Fire and Emergency is looking to broaden its warnings about fire risks.
Fire chiefs working to stop another 'accidental' Pigeon Valley fire
Feedback’s being sought on a $28 million upgrade to the local port to cope with growth of marine farming.
Locals fear mussel farming expansion plan could spoil Golden Bay's 'outstanding natural character'
Kaitlin Ruddock had been with coastal residents as they prepared their properties.
Rough seas continue to batter West Coast as wintry weather rolls on
Huge waves have slammed the coast today.
Landfill close to being swept away as huge waves pummel West Coast
 A file image of a judge's gavel.
Blenheim teacher facing sex charges involving two boys granted name suppression
The Ministry of Health is adding more restorative justice forums to meet increased demand.
Kiwi women living with complications from surgical mesh describe day-to-day struggles
Two major pieces of law are set to be overhauled.
Big changes ahead for New Zealand's biosecurity system
The project has faced fierce opposition over rising costs to ratepayers and possible harm to the environment.
Waimea Dam project gets underway despite protests over cost, environmental impact
Rural contractors contributed $1.5 billion to GDP last year, but despite growth, business are struggling to fill positions.
'It's not just about steering a wheel' – growing need for rural contractors in NZ and around world
Census is back
Nelson man fined $300 for failing to fill out census forms
The attacker was diagnosed with being in a psychotic state before the vicious attack.
Nelson MP Nick Smith calls on hospital bosses to apologise to victim of brutal rape
Mental health units must be properly resourced, or more attacks will occur, PSA warns
Climate change activists dressed in blood red robes at Tasman District Council.
Red-robed, ghostly faced activists demand action on climate change from Tasman decision-makers
Local body elections are only a few months away.
Minister for Women says gender imbalance at Nelson, Tasman councils a concern
One of the Breakers' rising stars earns spot at NBA Summer League
Cycling nearly 5000km, Harper finished the race fourth overall.
'Nothing short of incredible' - Kiwi cyclist completes Race Across America
When people go missing at sea, their bodies are often never found, so families find it difficult to have closure.
Boaties gather for Blessing of the Fleet in Nelson to remember those lost at sea
Craig Harper’s crossed off nine of the 12 states in what’s dubbed the toughest cycle race in the world.
Kiwi near top of the pack in gruelling cycle race across US
A popular type of stone used to make benchtops has been dubbed the “new asbestos”.
Over 1000 Kiwi workers could have been exposed to 'new asbestos', specialists warn
Nine thousand bookings for next summer have been made in the first week of availability.
Department of Conservation huts selling out like in-demand concert tickets
Local conservation efforts have achieved what seemed impossible in the picturesque park.
Abel Tasman region cleared of Wilding pine pest
Ultra-cyclist Craig Harper has pushed through 43 degree heat in the Californian desert to sit in 6th place.
Blenheim builder off to strong start in race to cycle across America in 12 days
A group in Nelson has proposed the awareness day.
National Hi-Vis Day mooted to offer workers in high risk industries more support
Craig Harper has just 12 days to complete the journey.
'One hell of an adventure' - Blenheim cyclist embarking on gruelling 4,828km Race Across America
The $500,000 scheme was supposed to put job seekers to work on fire-damaged Nelson-Tasman properties.
"Not a single hour of work done" - govt slammed for shelved half million dollar fire clean up programme
Following the devastating Tasman fires, homeowners are being asked to consider simple planting and maintenance as a prevention measure.
Intelligent landscaping could be key to protecting your home from a wildfire
Nelson snippets has been reported to Netsafe and Facebook after threatening messages were sent in by users.
Nelson community Facebook page under fire after horse owner accused of animal abuse
Experts and Civil Defence are visiting 12 locations in the South Island that could be affected by a major rupture.
'Time to be prepared' - South Island's Alpine Fault communities briefed on big quake likely in lifetime of many
The number of accidents involving automated systems is on the rise.
Study suggests it's time to debate the morality of machines
A loss of control, land and millions of dollars are Nelson City Council's core concerns for the institute.
Nelson City Council concerned about impact of polytech reform for its biggest tertiary provider