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Kind strangers solve wedding woes

"A desperate wife to be" whose dress went missing, got married thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Historic pub has cafe future

Travellers Rest One of the region's oldest pubs is up for sale.

Kath Bee gets big break on TV

Kath Bee Children's songwriter Kath Bee has finally achieved her long held dream of having her songs feature on a TV show.

Relish chef shares signature recipe

Stuart Cliffin Stuart Cliffin, chef at popular waterfront restaurant Relish, takes us through the creation of one of his signature desserts.

Club rugby fan zone

Nelson Club Rugby Thanks heaps to those rugby fans who sent in some great photos of their favourite teams from last weekend's games.


divergent If there is one thing I miss about the way New Zealand television used to be, it's long form interviews.

Less charm, more shine

The Winter Soldier finds Chris Evan's 1940s super soldier struggling to find his place in the modern world.

Solid bloke in tale of human greed

Good idea, shame about the movie

Film review: The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie is, on one level, the ultimate product placement experience yet, on another, it's a funny, thoroughly entertaining and clever celebration of creativity.

The funny guys are coming

Dai Henwood Kiwi comedians Dai Henwood, Ben Hurley and Vaughan King are on top of their game - and on their way to Nelson.

Caver extraordinaire

Caver Kieran McKay made history last week when he led the Extreme Caving Group on the first "through trip" of the Stormy Pot/Nettlebed system.

Down-to-earth activist

Passionate about cycling in Nelson

MarchFest through brewer's glasses

Since Riwaka brewer Simon Nicholas is a newcomer to the region's beer scene, we thought it would be fun to get his insider-outsider perspective on MarchFest.

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Students go MAD on wearable art

School students from the Nelson-Tasman region created a spectacular range of entries for this year's Purple Cake Day children's wearable art challenge held at the Theatre Royal last Saturday.

Raising spirits and cash

Elbow-popping action

Covered in mud and having a ball

Rain did not deter the record 1400-strong crowd which squelched through 2km of Moutere estuary mud last Sunday for the annual Muddy Buddy event.

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