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Easter entertainment guide

Mapua Easter Fair

A round up of all the best events, gigs and live entertainment for Easter Weekend across the Nelson region.

Field of drums

heavy rain

A family dance party event at the revamped Abbey Cafe on Appleby Straight will make a new use of a familiar location.

Food bank gets helping hand

food bank

The Salvation Army and ANZ bank have teamed up to help fill the Sallie's food banks which are running low because of unprecedented need.

City's shark-infested waters

Z Energy

A group of young Nelson spearfishers have provided visual evidence that large sharks are in the water at the Glen.

Owner told to remove boat

boulder bank boat

Nelson's Boulder Bank boat builder has weeks before the council confiscates his "structure".

Beggar just wants kids back

Tania Hinks

Video: A woman who hit 'rock bottom' is ashamed to be begging in Trafalgar St but says she has no other option.

Gigatown gathers momentum


Gigatown Nelson campaigners are aiming for a million votes this month as Nelson sits firmly in third place in the nationwide competition.

Scores join 10km fun run

car meets house

More than 200 people got moving in the second annual City2Saxton fun run from Victory Community Centre to Saxton Field yesterday.

Trafalgar train station on track

Pic’s Peanut Butter’s new warehouse

The Nelson Railway Society hopes to see its dream to build a train station Trafalgar Park come to fruition.

Moutere's 'third world' internet

'Highway's empty but the goat track's chokka'

slow internet

A group of Moutere residents say their internet access is worse than in Third World countries.

Crime goes through the roof

richmond mall

Brazen burglars broke into Richmond Mall by punching holes in the ceilings of shop store rooms.

Secret highway fears

Rachel Reese’s office

Group claims secret agenda to build motorway extension is behind proposal to close Brook Camp.

Paula's offshoot falls flat

paulas plate

MasterChef runner-up Paula Saengthian-Ngam is to close her 'grab-and-go' Paula's Plate offshoot after just three months.

Bikes built for commuting

Alton Street Cycles.

The wheels of Nelson's burgeoning bicycle revolution have taken a Danish turn, courtesy of Alton St Cycles which opened at the weekend.

Five great trips for Easter

Great Taste Trail

Elizabeth Bean suggests five ideas for making the most of having a public holiday during the last of our beautiful autumn weather.

Flash proposal gets a 'yes'

Broadgreen lawns.

Video:Kathy Barton went to lunch in Richmond Mall on Saturday without an inkling she would soon be the star of a very public proposal.

Central-city living beckons

Nelson for lease

Plans to get the heart of Nelson beating again could involve turning empty offices into inner-city homes.

Smell the blood and gore

Lewis Stanton

The annual theatre of war set up by a Nelson performance group will take a darker twist this year.

Time-travellers' picnic

Broadgreen lawns.

A stylish collection of time-travellers turned up at Broadgreen Historic House for a particularly posh picnic.

Animal matters

Gary McManaway and Tony Fyfe

American zoologist and new Natureland co-owner has realised her dream of running an animal sanctuary, writes Tracy Neal.

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