Sarau success

Rain fails to dampen festival-goers' spirits

Some of the rain farmers were hoping for fell on Upper Moutere's Sarau Festival, dampening numbers but not the spirits of those who did attend.

Long wait on consents

16 min ago Local developers say local authority consent processes and planning make it "virtually impossible" to put an affordable section on the market.

Deluge brings little relief

16 min ago The start of February brought downpours to the region, but farmers need a lot more after a very dry January.

Hone issue taints the community

16 min ago OPINION: We all know that Hone is easier to wind up than a rubber band-powered model plane. So why bother?

Robbery distresses pub staff

16 min ago Two women were left upset and angry after an aggravated robbery at Ocean Lodge in Tahunanui.

Flights to Auckland for $29

16 min ago Nelson travellers are about to get cheap air fares, if they travel late at night.

Concert a musical adventure

It may not have been the modern music that children are used to hearing on the radio, but the young audience at Old St John's church were nonetheless entertained.

Councils' cash crisis

A looming cash crisis could see councils resort to user-pays for rubbish, sewerage, library and water services.

Sarau success

Beach Fest crowd rock in rain

Run gets cash flowing for Deanna

More than 200 people wearing crazy costumes and bright colours took part in a fun run to raise money for young cancer patient Deanna Marsden.

Speedway champions crowned

The Nelson speedway season is more than halfway done, yet new drivers are still turning up each meeting.

Bodybuilder 'doing it clean'

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

World Cup dream for footie teen

Bailey Banks top of the class

Griffins in do-or-die stand

The Golden Edge Nelson Griffins were fighting to keep their Hawke Cup challenge hopes alive.

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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