Vandals strike city shops

Retailers' fury at costly tagging spree

A spate of vandalism in central Nelson has business owners worried in an already stressful time of year.
Ann Banks

Club's future in balance

The future of the Nelson Suburban Club will be debated at a special meeting tonight, with a white knight possibly waiting to buy the troubled venue.

Richmond loses another shop

Richmond is to lose another niche retailer with its owner planning to go out in a blaze of glory.

When a car came at our house

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

Earlier bar closing time 'unfair'

A 2am closing time for bars would be unfair on responsible drinkers, says Richmond hotel owner.

Video store faces end credits

Piracy and downloads have spelled the end for video store which shuts up shop today after 15 years.

Nursing faces crisis

Wellington ICU More than 500 nurses in Marlborough and Nelson will reach retirement age in the next 10 years, leaving the region exposed to a skills shortfall.

Schools welcome news on Novopay

Nelson schools are relieved that the Government will take over the troubled Novopay system.

Peace vigil planned in Golden Bay

A taste of rugby for Asian kids

Ann Banks

Not just any night at Waimea

Waimea College's massive school production West Side Story opened last night after months of rehearsals by a cast of more than 100 students.

Coach has confidence in new squad

Shannon McIlroy Half of this year's Tasman Titans' squad will be making their representative debuts. although coach Phil Bergman is confident he's selected on form.

New blood 'sound' in Makos loss

Tasman Makos coach Kieran Keane hoped that some of his younger charges would heed important lessons in the wake of yesterday's 24-22 loss to Canterbury.

Edwards firmly entrenched at the top

No breather for Tasman pair

Shannon McIlroy

McIlroy focused on medals

Nelson's Shannon McIlroy had advanced to the Commonwealth Games medal hunt where he'll meet England's Sam Tolchard in the quarterfinals.

Rev up at all night rave

State of mind Nelson's Happy Collective, will present one of NZ's hottes telectronic acts, the Auckland-based State of Mind at a mid-winter all-nighter next week.

Drama resonates with our history

Tomorrow night, Chris Green stars in Coaltown Blues, one of Mervyn Thompson's most important plays and a fascinating piece of New Zealand theatre.

New art guide book on the way

Exposing the inner boy zone

Justina Harrison

Recipe for cinema success

Nelson Film Society secretary Chris Watson previews this years International Film Festival.

Booze battle gets welcome boost

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

Unions paying for militancy

Cornelius Devitt died in Wellington a couple of weeks ago. That name would mean nothing to younger New Zealanders, but to those of a certain age, Con Devitt was once a household name. In fact, you could almost say he was public enemy number one.

Nelson's best family restaurants

Key's refusal to lift age curious

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

david cunliffe and john key

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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