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True legends on the road...again

Brendan Dugan will perform alongside Gray Bartlett, Jody Vaughan and Eddie Low at Nelson's Theatre Royal on Sunday. ...

Country music legend Brendan Dugan will join a host of other Kiwi icons at the Theatre Royal this Sunday.

Driven, Motivated and Successful

Nelson athlete Paula Canning in action.

Katrina Tikey catches up with top runner Paula Canning to find out what keeps her going.

Shedding light on Maitai Caves

Elizabeth Bean emerges from the Maitai Caves.

In this week's Our Places Elizabeth Bean explores the caves in the Maitai Valley.

Anything goes in fine debut

A scene from Anything Goes, Nelson Youth Theatre's latest production.

Anything Goes at the Theatre Royal until April 29

Fringe festival gets arty

Fringe Festival Visual Arts Project artists, Karolina Gorton, Klaas Breukel, Gaelynne Pound, Sally Shaw, Yoshi, Ishna ...

In a Nelson Fringe Festival first, visual artists are responding to the Fringe's performing arts through a Visual Arts Project.

Lively performance of Anything Goes

A scene from Anything Goes, Nelson Youth Theatre's latest production opening at the Theatre Royal tonight, until Saturday 29.

In typical comic fashion, Nelson Youth Theatre are about to deliver the romantic musical Anything Goes.

Don't waste event planning

Ecoland has stocks of compostable food containers and wooden cutlery.

A zero waste plan should be part of the planning for public events, says the Nelson Environment Centre.

West is best for fishing adventure

Phil Clark of Australia with one of the residents of lake Ianthe, South Westland.

West Coast of the South Island is one of the world's wildest outdoor adventure playgrounds.

Heritage Week play marks Newman's early flight

Pete Coates plays Tom Newman and Isaac Thomas plays 'Shorty' Fowler in Justin Eade's play for Nelson Heritage Week.

Heritage Week runs in Nelson from Monday to Friday next week, offering artistic insights into our regional history. 

Dunedinites celebrated at Red

Dunedin artists Robert West, Annie Nevin, pictured, and John Z Robinson, absent, open their exhibition at Red Gallery ...

Three artists from Dunedin feature at Red Gallery, with their show Brothers & Psalms II

Chef's new venture is in the bag

Pad Thai is just one of many delicious meals you can make at home thanks to the Inspire Meal Bags range.

Former Masterchef runner-up launches range of inspiring and simple meals you can create at home.

Show to put a smile on your face

Liam Brennan 13, who plays Daddy Warbucks and Michaela Carruthers 9, who plays Annie in the Nelson Youth Theatre performance.

The Nelson Youth Theatre's production of Annie was a lively and fun affair.

Moana's love of the ocean

Moana Maniapoto, Karlos Tunks-Saunders, Paddy Free and Trina Maniapoto bring My Name is Moana with Arts on Tour to the ...

Moana Maniapoto and friends are touring the South Island as part of Arts on Tour, performing My Name is Moana.

Celebration of youth talent at Fringe

A scene from When? by Gabbie Emerson, one of five youth productions at the Nelson Fringe Festival.

 Teenagers from Takaka to Nelson are taking part in the Nelson Fringe Festival this year.

Falcons make flying visit to Nelson

The Black Falcons thrilled the crowds at the RNZAF Air Tattoo at Base Ohakea in February. They will make a flying visit ...

Feeling the need for speed? The Black Falcons will turn and burn towards the Nelson this weekend.

Review: Fiddler on the Roof

Nelson Theatrix deserve plenty of bouquets for creating so many wonderful moments in this performance.

Looking at art illusions

The Suter Art Gallery curator, Sarah McClintock with works in From Afar, featuring Mervyn Williams and selected artists.

From Afar, inspired by the work of Mervyn Williams, has opened at the Suter Art Gallery.

Rolling Stones posters on sale

Kate Burness with a print of the Rolling Stones concert poster she created in 1973, now exhibiting at Art@203.

Prints of an original 1973 Rolling Stones poster are on sale in Nelson at Art@203. 

Chatting with Chomsky

A scene from next week's Film Society screening,  Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy

Father of modern linguistic talks with Michel Gondry about life and language.

To hear, or not to hear, that is the question

Something that is so small can make such a massive difference to those suffering from hearing loss.

One of the defining circumstances of my childhood was having a deaf mother.

International acts in Fringe Festival

Bodane Hatten performs at the 2017 Nelson Fringe Festival.

This year's Nelson Fringe Festival promises several international acts

Finding peace in Asbestos

Asbestos Cottage in the Cobb Valley

The walk to the historic Asbestos Cottage is worth every effort.

Running wild in the 'Naki

Top of the Mountain to You: Scott Mirfin, left and Zane Mirfin celebrate St. Patrick's Day on top of Paritutu Rock ...

Somewhere in the western North Island under the shadow of a dormant volcano is a place that the locals call Taradise.

Paul Ubana Jones at Playhouse

Paul Ubana Jones has played with some of the world's great musicians.

 Paul Ubana Jones shares his musical magic at the Playhouse in Mapua tomorrow night.

Reggae from Te Mata to the nation

Record label Red Robin is bringing Jamaican dance hall producer Naram to Nelson on April 1.

What is a Jamaican record label doing being run out of a farm in the remote Waikato?

Number one hit for Nelson singer video

Aly Cook's sixth single from the album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel hit  number 1 on the Australian Country Airplay Chart.

Aly Cook's single Western Line is a smash hit in Australia, topping the Country Airplay Chart.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Rooftop favourites on stage

The ghost scene from Nelson Theatrix production, Fiddler on the Roof, opening in Nelson next Wednesday, followed by a ...

The musical Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Nelson and Motueka.

Paintings from far away

Kristopher Thomas with a work from Home, at the Refinery ArtSpace.

Kristopher Thomas is showing oil paintings at the Refinery in a show titled Home.

Francis Bacon honoured

Viv Sellers and James Taylor, with the triptych Playing Bacon on display at The Framing Rooms.

British expressionist painter, Francis Bacon has a triptych painted in his honour.

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