NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold meets Bridie Picot, a New York-based Nelsonian who is thinking big about small spaces.
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsA definitive history Nelson aviation is released this month, coinciding with Nelson Airport's 75th anniversary. Naomi Arnold meets the keen plane buffs behind it.
WARREN GAMBLE - © Fairfax NZ NewsFew people can reflect on 58 years in the same industry. The Nelson Mail's durable George McKenzie tells Warren Gamble how newspapers have evolved.
Fairfield House's history recounted by saviour
A stroke and motor neuron disease have not stopped Alan Stanton from writing a book about Fairfield House's 34-year refurbishment.
Winston Peters is one of NZ's great political survivors and he's not done yet, he told Bill Moore on a recent visit to Nelson.
Reese's all-or-nothing bid for top job pays off
TRACY NEAL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe porcelain veneer of Nelson's new mayor hides the cracks of a recently fought tough campaign which was an all-or-nothing bout for the red chair of power, writes Tracy Neal.
GERARD HINDMARSH - © Fairfax NZ NewsGerard Hindmarsh talks to Phurenje Sherpa about his love of the mountains, his Nelson connection, and his role in new movie Beyond the Edge.
Nelson co-working space Bridge St Collective has developed a strong community but it has yet to break even. Adam Roberts takes a look.
ZANE MIRFIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsOne night I asked Aimee what she thought my passion in life was. Aimee just started laughing and told me "fishing and fly tying".
Could Nelson become the greenest region in the country? And how would we do it? We picked the brains of some of our community leaders.
Karen Stade canvasses the history of Nelson's Church Steps, much of it recorded in the pages of the Nelson Mail.
Sprig & Fern chief's recipe for success
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsSprig & Fern Tavern head brewer and co-owner Tracy Banner celebrated her 30 years of brewing last month .She talks to Naomi Arnold about her part in building a craft beer nation
Region's farmers lead NZ's raw milk revolution
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealanders' taste for raw milk is on the rise and Nelson-Tasman farmers are leading the way. Naomi Arnold looks at its growth.
TRACY NEAL - © Fairfax NZ NewsAmerica might have shinier boats but in Nelson, we know how to have fun with them, writes Tracy Neal after visiting the country's premier boat show.
© Fairfax NZ NewsThe new Golden Bay Integrated Family Health Centre opened last week, to the relief of locals, staff and its planners. Naomi Arnold reports.
Tasman's ballooning debt has focused the minds of election candidates and ratepayers alike.
Stoke is often regarded as Nelson's forgotten suburb, which is why election hopefuls are focusing on the area. Tracy Neal reports.
80km, $4.5m trail scheduled for spring opening
GERARD HINDMARSH - © Fairfax NZ NewsGerard Hindmarsh takes a closer look at the longest trail carved through conservation land in this country for decades, the 80km-long Old Ghost Road.
© Fairfax NZ NewsZane Mirfin goes hunting on the West Coast with his son and father.
Battle for equality not yet over
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold tells the story of New Zealand's pioneer suffragist, Nelsonian Mary Ann Muller.
Visiting Nelson's Canadian namesake
MARTIN DE RUYTER - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson Mail chief photographer Martin de Ruyter found plenty of ideas to bring back home during a visit this year to Nelson, British Columbia.
MICHELE SURCOUF - © Fairfax NZ NewsNelson swimmer Michele Surcouf left behind Nelson's chilly waters for a festival of swimming in Samoa last month
ALASTAIR PAULIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsA senior student from Motueka High is turning heads in senior women's netball - and not just for athletic prowess. Alastair Paulin catches up with Joseph Cederman.
HELEN STANILAND - © Fairfax NZ NewsForestry is under scrutiny after a series of fatalities but the industry is about more than roaring chainsaws, and treacherous skid sites.
HARRY PEARL - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe proposed changes to the snapper allocation pits recreational fishermen against commercial operations. Harry Pearl reports.
The Fireshire Foundation has been helping Nelsonians in need for the past 20 years. Alan Clarke takes a closer look.
Wakapuaka workshop destroyed in blaze
SARAH DUNN - © Fairfax NZ NewsFire is the creative force in pottery - and proved devastatingly destructive at the Crewenna workshop earlier this year. Sarah Dunn reports.
KAREN STADE - © Fairfax NZ NewsAn exhibition about Riwaka's Keith Holyoake was opened at the Nelson Provincial Museum on Friday by John Key. Karen Stade looks at the story behind "Kiwi Keith"
ANDREA ANN KEPES - © Fairfax NZ NewsAndrea Ann Kepes meets a local screenwriter who is Hollywood-bound.
JUDITH RITCHIE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBill Nancarrow has designed the entire renovation for a Brook Valley house which will be part of the Ecofest home tours next weekend.
BILL MOORE - © Fairfax NZ NewsBill Moore meets the seafood industry's new mouthpiece, who says there's plenty of good news to tell.
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold talks to a globetrotting engineer from Mapua whose last adventure was working in Afghanistan hospitals.
ZANE MIRFIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsA hand-me-down hunting weapon has been customised and is now a well-used family treasure.
Pic Picot is nuts, naturally, about the 'really good' peanut butter he makes and now is selling across the globe. Naomi Arnold reports.
© Fairfax NZ NewsOne of the most-loved New Zealand book characters is a shaggy mongrel named Hairy Maclary. Today, a touring exhibition featuring his creator, Lynley Dodd, opens in Nelson.
Hunters search for black gold in Appleby
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold joins a weekend truffle hunt in Nelson.
DEBBY SMITH - © Fairfax NZ NewsMany Nelsonians are unaware that the first accident in New Zealand's history where passengers on a commercial flight were killed, took place in the Nelson region, in 1942.
ZANE MIRFIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsSingeing a sausage on a stick or steaming freshly harvested mussels in the red-hot embers, it all tastes good.
Lifting the lid on male sexual abuse
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsToo many males are the "invisible" victims of sexual abuse. Naomi Arnold asks how this under-reported crime affects lives, why they don't speak out, and what help is available.
Naomi Arnold takes a trip into the Abel Tasman with Project Janszoon, a new, 30-year, $25m conservation initiative.
© Fairfax NZ NewsNew Zealand is surrounded by ocean, but surprisingly little is known about the health of our coastal waters. Now, using technology developed in Nelson, councils throughout the country are trying to change that.
Bill Moore talks to the chairman of the Golden Bay company behind a controversial multi-million dollar seabed mining bid .
ZANE MIRFIN - © Fairfax NZ NewsThere's nothing quite so satisfying as catching fish on flies and lures that you've made yourself.
The population of Nelson's retirement villages is skyrocketing. Bill Moore takes a closer look.
Naomi Arnold asks if the region's fifth weather bomb in three years is normal, or part of a new reality of climate change.
NAOMI ARNOLD - © Fairfax NZ NewsNaomi Arnold takes a peek inside a multimillion-dollar Nelson company that flies so low under the radar that you might not even know it's there.
GERARD HINDMARSH - © Fairfax NZ NewsGerard Hindmarsh traces the highs and lows of ergot collecting during World War II.
Eradication still possible - expert
BILL MOORE - © Fairfax NZ NewsIt's unfortunate that the butterfly endangering Nelson crops shares the name of the most feared shark, the great white. The little invader is a serious problem, writes Bill Moore.
MEGAN HANSEN - © Fairfax NZ NewsMegan Hansen delves into the history of some of the region's street names.
TRACY NEAL - © Fairfax NZ NewsBoating holidays are never straightforward as Tracy Neal discovered yet again during a recent trip in Queen Charlotte Sound.