Solar panels boost budgets

Future's bright for region's schools

Solar panels provide a financial and educational boost for Nelson schools, say school leaders who are urging political parties to boost funding for the power source.
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Support for lower limit

mural Residents living near a hazardous Nelson intersection welcome move to reduce the speed limit from 70kmh to 50kmh.

Members won't let Sub Club go under

Nelson Suburban Club members packed the debt-stressed venue last night and voted to secure its future by trebling their fees. | Club in crisis

Scheme to insulate homes of poor

A targeted group of low-income families in Nelson will soon have warmer, drier homes.

Crash causes power cut

The driver of a van that hit a power pole in Richmond yesterday was taken to hospital.

Free meal programme to expand

Nelson's free meal scheme is going mobile to respond to rising demand from struggling families.

'Beach bum' is living the dream

 Dennis Petch New Kaiteriteri Beach Motor Camp manager Dennis Petch has had to give up his camping spot of 30 years.

Pupils celebrate cultural diversity

A new mural at Nelson Intermediate School about promoting equality has its students thinking about other cultures and universal rights.

Back to school for tiny salmon

Vandals strike in city

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Contest to showcase Nelson's beer

Nelson's craft brewers are holding a photo competition to find a new cover shot for its beer trail brochure.

Last-gasp thriller forces draw

Richmond started the third round of premier one netball with another dominant display against Prices Pharmacy Black at Saxton Stadium last night.

Key game looms for Nelson College

Nelson College can confirm a home semifinal with victory over St Thomas of Canterbury College in tomorrow's penultimate round of the Press Cup.

Suburbs hoping history does repeat

Nelson too strong for Marlborough

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Cowan set for Makos debut

Jimmy Cowan will make his first appearance for the Tasman Makos when he starts off the bench in tomorrow's pre-season match against Otago.

Wine in a can a pleasant surprise

Pacific Open Water Challenge In recent weeks I have attended two functions where fine-wine importers Dhall and Nash have showcased a range of wines.

When a car came at our house

Our real-life renovation columnist recalls the first bit of 'demo' work that was done to his doer-upper.

Recipe for cinema success

Rev up at all night rave

Nelmac Garden Marlborough.

Taste the good life

Bookings are open for this year's Garden Marlborough, offering a bounty of garden treats and the usual high standard of horticultural workshops.

Good riddance to Novopay

novopay Novopay has been called many things publicly - "piece of junk," "a dog", "a lemon" - and no doubt much worse privately.

Booze battle gets welcome boost

Supermarkets' removal of a challenge to local alcohol policy is a welcome move.

Unions paying for militancy

Nelson's best family restaurants

Ugg boots

Slip into something more cosy

Whether you wear Glassons or Gucci, sweat-shop, opp-shop or Top Shop, your clothes say something about you even if you wish they'd keep quiet about it.

Cafe becomes winter studio

Muck the pig An artist has found a new element for her work after moving her mountain studio to a busy cafe.

Mastering a new set of skills

New Zealand's next generation of theatre technicians are waiting in the wings at Waimea College and their mentors say "they are a great wee bunch".

Writer launches two fishy tales

Kath Bee scoops top prize

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Amazing test of friendship

Former Nelsonians John Gbenda-Charles and Murray Roeske are competing in The Amazing Race Australia v New Zealand.

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