More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

Are six month rental terms causing a summer housing squeeze?

Amy Ridout Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Six-month leases are becoming more common in Nelson as landlords realise they can gain more income from marketing their properties to tourists over summer.

Renters are finding themselves evicted at the busiest time of year, when everyone is looking for accommodation.

Has this happened to you or anyone you know? We'd love to hear your comments. You might be contacted for a story we'd like to do on six month rentals.

3 hours ago

Funny wildlife photos

News Director Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Here's something to cheer you up on a Thursday. Click on the link to have a look at the winners of the Funniest Wildlife Photos competition. I love this otter, but there are so many great shots - it's worth a giggle :) Reply with your favourite photo.

1 day ago

Is the donations scheme fair?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Do you have a child at a high decile school that can't opt into the Government's donations scheme, effective next year? Some decile 8-10 schools say their communities are no wealthier than those at neighbouring lower decile schools, and they should be allowed to sign up to the programme too. What do you think?