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On the trail: Go west

Peddling on a beautifully groomed gravel path.

The stunning West Coast Wilderness Trail, stretching from Greymouth to Ross, is recommended as a four-day ride.

Nelson readers' photos gallery

The holiday goon squad

A selection of some of the best images from around the Nelson Tasman region, taken by our readers.

Festival offers fun for all the family

Children and adults are sure to love Hinepau, from the children's book of the same name by Gavin Bishop and coming to ...

Organisers of this year's Nelson Arts Festival have ensured that there are shows suitable for young and old alike.

Tales of records and straw bales

Jillian Sullivan will talk about A Way Home, at Readers and Writers.

A music memoir and personal narrative bring nonfiction into focus at the Granary Cafe.

Museum features Nayland College anniversary

Nayland College students Chantelle Wall, 13, Denver Tomlinson 14, and Maya Jayasena 13, with works they helped curate ...

An exhibition has come together in a collaboration between students, teachers and museum staff.

Personal journeys told through art

Catharine Salmon with her installation, Bubble, at the Refinery Artspace.

 Enter the Refinery ArtSpace and you'll be met by an installation of spots.

Suter book showcases gallery works

The Bishop Suter Trust  chairperson Craig Potton, left, Julia Warren and Suter Art Gallery director Julie Catchpole with ...

A new book featuring artworks from The Suter collection is about to go on sale.

How our market became an institution

Nita Knight Managing Director of the Nelson Markets.

Nelson Market has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the jewel's in the city's crown.

Oliver production has Oom Pah Pah

Scenes form Nelson Youth Theatre's production of Oliver.

REVIEW: Oliver begs the question, where is love? He is a miracle to survive his happenstance.

Outpost of civilisation

Rose and Greg are the new owners of The Outpost, Mangarakau.

The most westerly and isolated settlement of the Nelson Province is Mangarakau.

Caravan of love

Bob Irvine's backyard labour of love, a teardrop caravan.

Surgeons bury their mistakes. Wood-butchers burn theirs. With another project on the go,  I sit before the log-fire every evening, feeding mis-measured pieces of plywood into the flames. 

Fighting fit performers show their best on stage

Triumphs and Other Alternatives at the Nelson Arts Festival

 For some performers in this year's Nelson Arts Festival, it's taken decades of training to make acrobatic feats and physical theatre look easy.

Young New Zealand musicians take the stage in Nelson

Joel Bolton conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Eight young musicians from all over New Zealand will perform in a "spotlight" concert with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Degustation event raises $14k for breast cancer

Annie Leather and Hannah Straker organised the Eat Nuture Love event in Nelson and raised $14,000 for the Nelson ...

Nelson event raises thousands to support those living with breast cancer in Nelson.

Youth performance of classic Oliver tale

The cast of Oliver, Nelson Youth Theatre Company's latest production which opens at the Theatre Royal tonight.

 If you're in the mood for a jolly good sing song then Oliver!, delivered by the Nelson Youth Theatre Company, is just the ticket.

First hand textile experiences

Adi Tait, left, Colleen Plank, founder of NZ Textile Experiences and Bridget Sanders, in the Railway Cottage studio ...

 An increasing overseas trend offering visitors and locals hands-on creative experiences has motivated a series of new workshops.

Award winning writers speak

David Coventry, whose debut novel The Invisible Mile has received critical acclaim, will speak at this year's Page & ...

Award-winning writer, Laurence Fearnley and David Coventry, author of an acclaimed first novel, will share insights into their writing.

Moving experience at Farewell Spit

Alison Abernethy is exhibiting Farewell Spit Residency at the Refinery ArtSpace.

 A long windswept spit at the top of the south island has become an inspiration for a Nelson artist.

Nuclear power plant setting for love triangle

A scene from Grand Central, next week's Film Society screening.

Grand Central is a love story set around a massive nuclear power plant somewhere in the French countryside.  It is French writer/director Rebecca Zlotowski's second feature film.

Endearing and elegant

Hammers & Horsehair musicians, Douglas Mews and Robert Ibell who performed in Motueka at the weekend.

Hammers and Horsehair, Period Pieces for Square Piano and Cello, Douglas Mews, piano, Robert Ibell, cello, Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka, Saturday September 18, reviewed by Ruth Allison

String Quartet sparkles

The New Zealand String Quartet have never sounded finer.

Carnivale brings colour to city streets

Organisers of the Nelson Masked Parade at the Hardy St entrance to Morrison Square.

The Masked Parade and Carnivale to kick off the Nelson Arts Festival will have a new setting this year.

Unlocking the secrets of a fresh, delicious breakfast

Sarah Hedger, Deliciousness director and manager Mike Cowlin with their product, Yum Granola.

Sarah Hedger and Mike Cowlin have found Nelson to be the perfect place to grow the fledgling food business.

Pipes bring legends to life

Nelson's Celtic Pipe Band perform Unloched - Myth and Legend at the Theatre Royal.

Review: Myth or Legend - Unloched Presented by The Celtic Pipe Band

Traffic woes? Take a tro-tro

One of the run-down tro-tro vans that has seen better days in Accra. PHOTO: STACEY KNOTT

Sometimes the traffic is so bad that the city will be at a standstill, like last week, when a heavily-used tunnel in Accra was temporarily shutdown.

Two tonnes of fish for 2000 mouths

Snapafest Trafalgar Events directors Aldo Miccio, left and Barry Galbraith with event manager Aly Cook in the Trafalgar ...

Organising Snapafest isn't easy - especially when you need to feed 2000 mouths in seven hours

Prepare yourself for the myths and legends of the loch

The stars of Scottish Myths and Legends ??? Unloched.

"Myths and Legends – Unloched" is full of strange creatures lurking within hidden glens and deep lochs.

Snapafeast takes a rain check

New Zealand's original Masterchef winner Brett McGregor is ready to share his culinary secrets at the first Snapafest ...

Nelson seafood festival Snapafeast has been moved to a new indoor venue due to a rainy weather forecast.

Writers share their journeys

Joan Druett will speak about her latest book The Notorious Captain Hayes at the Nelson Arts Festival.

 Helene Wong and Joan Druett, both celebrated New Zealand nonfiction writers are guest speakers at Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers.

Readings by celebrated Maori poet

Maori poet Apirana Taylor is guest speaker at this month's Nelson and Golden Bay Live Poets.

If you've seen the hit movie Poi E about the classic Kiwi anthem you would have seen celebrated Maori poet Apirana Taylor reading one of his poems.

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