Road accidents  quickly return

Road accidents quickly return

Heightened traffic activity under Alert Level 2 means that the region has already seen a series of accidents on the road in the last week. A motorcyclist was airlifted to Nelson Hospital on Saturday, after a single-vehicle accident on the Hope Saddle. A police...
Will councillors take a pay cut?

Will councillors take a pay cut?

Following the lead of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, some mayors and councillors are taking voluntary pay cuts, but some are saying that the move does nothing to help ease the burden on ratepayers. Elected members of local government do not have the ability to reduce...
Level 2 still hurts small operators

Level 2 still hurts small operators

The reintroduction of domestic air travel under Alert Level 2 will be a huge step forward for the Nelson and Tasman region, says Nelson Airport CEO Rob Evans. Rob says that the rules around air travel for level 2 are “much better than expected”. “We can see a real...
Connings cautiously optimistic for future

Connings cautiously optimistic for future

Connings Food Market’s Simon Conning is hopeful his store can make it through the Coronavirus pandemic. The family-owned and run produce store at Appleby was initially forced to shut under the level four restrictions, but was deemed an essential business a fortnight...
Family steps up to help residents

Family steps up to help residents

When the announcement was made that the country was going into Level 4 lockdown Oakwoods Retirement Village went into a lockdown the Prime Minister would have been proud of. From the start, all entrances were locked bar one which is manned from 6am to 11pm, signing in...