Bodybuilder 'doing it clean'

Jail was 'the most frightening thing ever'

Bodybuilder Dylan Stephens, jailed after taking steroids and ecstasy, reveals how his life fell apart.
Dylan Stephens

Where's the doctor?

Confusion saw a mother with her injured daughter desperately knocking on the wrong door for after-hours medical help.

Hardy St - a feast of choices

Nine new eateries have opened on Hardy St in the past year, and three more are planned.

World Cup dream for footie teen

Young all Whites Sam Wilson is hoping he will be picked for the World Cup squad in October.

Broods to play their home town

Nelson's Broods have played to big crowds overseas but home-town gig is most nerve-racking.

Thriving town sprouts on hilltop

The 4000-strong Luminate campsite is the region's 'fourth biggest town'.

Neighbours fed up with 'quarry'

A Brightwater landowner seeking to change his existing consent to commercial quarrying has had his request rejected.

Jaws drop at buskers' show

Buskers challenged the limits of gravity putting on a show for the opening day of the Buskers Festival yesterday.

2000 set for Monster Slide

Stanton arrested again

Bodybuilder 'doing it clean'

Bodybuilder Dylan Stephens, jailed after taking steroids and ecstasy, reveals how his life fell apart.

Matthews sets sights higher

Nelson runner Julian Matthews has six months to shed two seconds.

Nelson backing themselves

Last November's loss to Canterbury was an aberration, Nelson Griffins coach Garry MacDonald says.

Top Gun will find best

Life is a drag for Hartleys

Bailey Banks top of the class

The motocross racing career of South Islander Bailey Banks has just launched on an exciting new trajectory.

Nelson stars in crowdfunded sitcom

A Nelson actor took matters into her own hands to create a sitcom pilot, using local people, local places and helped by local generosity.

Buskers with a laugh and twist

A seal-tamer's son, a Mexican acrobat and a pint-sized contortionist are just some of the crew coming to town for Nelson's annual Buskers Festival.

Bars and stripes

Land of Hope and growing glory

Tribute to Nelson's country legend

Nelson-based singer songwriter Aly Cook has performed another local country legend's classic song to welcome inductees into the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame.

Lost meter money is worth it

More than $400,000 - that's a significant amount of lost revenue for any organisation to recoup.

Beware being spied upon

So you look up and there it is, your neighbour's new toy, a $1600 drone, hovering outside your window.

Balancing act needed in RMA revamp

NMIT needs to resolve issue

Selling state houses a thorny issue

It's important not to forget that the large numbers in the Government's plans to sell off some state houses also represent people and their homes.

Fashion veteran shuts up shop

After 25 years in Nelson's retail fashion scene, Boutique owner Vanessa Griffin is ready to move on.

Students fooled by 'promises'

More Indian and Nepalese tertiary students are coming to Nelson, and for some it is a huge disappointment.

Worker spreads word on job rights

World War II veteran reaches 100

Celebrating the region's successes

Celebrating success in any community is paramount in helping it to thrive and grow. Without recognition, a region can become stagnant.

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