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Penny Molnar, retires as a Be Well Community Nurse at Victory Community Centre.

Penny goes out on emotional high

For more than a decade, Penny Molnar has been the face of health at the Victory Community Centre. 

New SHA on its way

A new Special Housing Area has been approved at 416 Trafalgar St.

A five-unit special housing area has been given the green light in Nelson.

Passenger 'appalled' by Air NZ

A ragtag group was shunted from hotel to hotel, hungry and confused, a disgruntled passenger says.

Chaos at council

Angry resident vaults desks and refuses to leave during heated debate over protester.

Labour's pledge to Nelson voters

Nelson's economy might be strong but Andrew Little says all is not as it seems.

Cafe could be on the way for Stoke

Council has put out a call for a cafe operator for the new Stoke community centre.

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News

Air fares a business blocker?

An Air New Zealand flight leaves Marlborough Airport.

High air fares and a lack of options has one Blenheim company looking to recruit in Nelson.

New SHA on its way to Nelson's Trafalgar St

A five-unit special housing area will soon be developed on Nelson's Trafalgar St.

Police call to public to identify thieves

Cafe could be on the way for Stoke community centre

Sport

Sharks hit the road

Derone Raukawa has been ruled out of the Southland Sharks' games against the Nelson Giants and Taranaki Mountain Airs ...

Derone Raukawa out, Alex Pledger uncertain, as Sharks eye road trip.

Tahuna win Cameron Cup

Nelson's Robyn Sheeves serves against Tahunanui's Susan Rooney in the women's A Cameron Cup final at Hope on Tuesday.

Tahuna are this year's women's Cameron Cup interclub tennis champions.

Podium finish for Wilkinson

Richmond man Hayden Wilkinson (Yamaha YZ125), who celebrated his career-best result at the weekend.

Hayden Wilkinson has finished a career-best third in national rankings.

Giants' foreign exchange

The Nelson Giants have cut import Joe Slocum after just three games.

Winless NBL side cuts hapless American import to bring in Aussie replacement.

Code-hopping Ingham in positive mood

Nelson Giants guard Tom Ingham attempts to stand up Taranaki guard Alonzo Burton during their recent clash at the ...

Tom Ingham's summers follow a familiar thread.

Lifestyle & Entertainment

Francis Bacon honoured

Viv Sellers and James Taylor, with the triptych Playing Bacon on display at The Framing Rooms.

British expressionist painter, Francis Bacon has a triptych painted in his honour.

Footnote launch tour in Nelson

Footnote Dance company are presenting three new works in The Rebel Pink at Fairfield House.

 Footnote Dance company launch their South Island tour with The Rebel Pink at Fairfield House tonight.

Arrivederci from an Italian kitchen

Janine and Vinny Di Luca of The Italian Kitchen at their stall at the Wednesday Farmers Market.

A couple who have brought their fresh Italian treats to Nelson's Farmers Market for the past eight years are bidding farewell.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

Comedy classic from a bygone era

Hollywood's leading ladies Joan Fontaine, left, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in a ...

The Women is an outstanding example of Hollywood comedy featuring its most famous female stars.

Opinion

Hooked on a feeling

Urban life allows few opportunities to hunt and gather but fishing fits the bill.

Driving past the Rock's Road fishing platform, you'll almost always see at least one hopeful fisher.

A perfect birthday with daggy lambs

Sheep in the yards at Kaihoka for a combination team building and dagging exercise.

Spending a day in the yards sorting dirty lambs for dagging is not everyone's idea of a birthday.

A rockin' good time in Timaru

Rebecca Smith of Timaru at the Hospice Rock & Hop held at Caroline Bay this month.

"You wanna hit the portaloos early," Ali says dryly.

Turning back the pages of time

If you weren't interested in watching the Koran being read out on TV, then you had to occupy your time with other things.

I've been doing a spot of time-travelling this week.

Weakened by a week of weirdness

Professor Robert Kelly is interrupted by his daughter while filming a live interview with the BBC.

I answered texts. I changed TV channels. I tweeted. I downloaded photos on Facebook. I was turning blue in the face.

Our People

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Fight for lost Gallipoli diary video

Margaret Kearns with a picture of her father Hartley Palmer and a copied page from his World War I diary. Palmer's ...

After an English historian took her father's WWI notebook and refused to give it back, one Nelson woman went on a quest.

Rescued food finds new home

Nelson Environment Centre development manager Ruth Seabright, left, and waste minimisation manager Karen Driver with the ...

Food destined for the rubbish bin will soon be rescued and sent off to needy families.

Village care for mental health urged

Daphne Crampton would like to see more money spent on mental health.

Daphne Crampton, 91, worked as a mental health nurse.

Sprinting into his sixties

Dave Riddell of Stoke is about to compete at the World Masters Athletics Championships in South Korea.

Nelson runner Dave Riddell says he's fitter now at 63 than he was as a teenager.

Rugby

Kick off

Moutere centre Teone Filipo makes for a gap in the Harlequins defense during their game at the weekend. Moutere took the ...

COLUMN: The top of the south club rugby season looks to be another cracker, writes Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Lash helping to ease concussion issues

Mike Lash is preaching the blue card gospel.

Tasman referee Mike Lash is helping to turn the problem of concussion on its head. 

Tasman duo headed to Oceania tournament

Tima Faingaanuku, shown here in action against Waikato last season, is one of two Tasman players named in the New ...

Faingaanuku and Jordan will fly Tasman's flag at the Oceania Under-20 rugby tournament in Australia. 

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Playing Rugby at their own game

Leicester Faingaanuku has played a starring role for Nelson College in England.

Nelson College have finished in the top four at Rugby School's 450th anniversary tournament.

Arts

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

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