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Comedy classic from a bygone era

Hollywood's leading ladies Joan Fontaine, left, Paulette Goddard, Mary Boland, Rosalind Russell and Norma Shearer in a ...

The Women is an outstanding example of Hollywood comedy featuring its most famous female stars.

A funny, sunny trip to Nelson gallery

Boats sail on the sea in Nelson.

Georgia Forrester develops a deeper appreciation of the beauty of her own country during a trip to Nelson.

What's on in Nelson this week

A South African touring production is performing at Nelson's Theatre Royal for a limited season of Stimela 'The Gumboot' ...

Stuck for something to do? Check out our selection of the hottest tickets in town for the week ahead.

Bringing 'proper beer' to Nelson

Mic Dover is running the first Nelson Beer Week in the lead-up to Marchfest on Saturday..

Nelson Beer Week co-founder Mic Dover as been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution for the past 16 years.

Last Amazonian shaman subject of film

A scene from Embrace of the Serpent screening next week at the Nelson Film Society.

Embrace of the Serpent tells of the last remaining Amazonian shaman in next week's Nelson Film Society screening.

Couple never tire of estuary as inspiration

Rosie Little and Bruce Hamlin with work from An Attachment to Place, at the Atkins Gallery in Nelson

Rosie Little and Bruce Hamlin are exhibiting paintings, drawings and fused glass at Atkins Gallery.

The Free House that beer built

Owner Eelco Boswijk outside the Free House in Collingwood St.

A former Collingwood St church has gained a reputation as one of New Zealand's best craft beer pubs.

Exploring in style with Dora in tow

Dora parked up and in full camping mode.

Among the sea of white motorhomes at was fairytale-like "Dora" the caravan.

Slapstick comedy shines

The cast of One Man Two Guvnors which is beign performed at the Theatre Royal.

REVIEW: If your life is taking you a bit too seriously lately, this is your antidote.

Animated film tells of political repression in Iran

A scene from Persepolis, screening at the Nelson Film Society next week.

Persepolis, an animation film depicting Iran during and after the Islamic revolution through the eyes of a young girl, screens next week at Nelson Film Society 

Energised gestural works by Lance Kerr

Luke Dell of Nelson City Framers & Gallery, with a work from Lance Kerr's exhibition Logic of Sense.

Westport artist Lance Kerr's latest exhibition references graffiti writing and calligraphy. 

Nayland Primary gets its dancing shoes on

Nayland Primary School's principal,  Board of Trustees, parents, teachers, former parents and the caretaker prepare ...

Fishnets, dancing and lip-syncing are set to hit the stage in a school's Confessions of a Shopaholic production.

NZ's top pipers in town for blowout

Pipers march down Trafalgar St during the last Celtic Pipe Band National Championships to be held in Nelson in 2015.

Nelson will host more than 2000 bagpipe players and supporters from all over the country this weekend.

Suter Art Society Autumn exhibition bold and fresh

Nelson Suter Art Society secretary, Kate Coote, and president Larisse Hall, viewed through a fused glass work by Roz ...

The Nelson Suter Art Society has opened the Autumn Exhibition while welcoming in a new president.

Life on the road

Gavin MacKenzie says the Gypsy Fair life isn't about money -  it's travelling meeting people and simply doing what you love.

Katrina Tikey tags along with the Gypsy Fair to learn more about the colourful bunch of travellers

Learning to be 'agents of positive change'

Takaka Zen teacher, Dr Sean Weaver (pictured) will teach alongside a prominent Deep Ecology figure, John Seed, and ...

A prominent leader in the Deep Ecology movement is coming to Golden Bay to teach alongside Takaka Zen Buddhist teachers.

Springsteen shows who's The Boss

Bruce Springsteen and members of The E Street Band.

With his human touch and with an eternal fire in his belly, Bruce Springsteen will forever be The Boss to his loyal fans.

Fun times on the water with the fairer sex

Rebecca DePole with a typical NZ brown trout.

With a flick of the wrist, females show they have more than what it takes to be great anglers.

Road trip film shares connections and love

A scene from On My Way, starring Catherine Deneuve.

Nelson Film Society screening next week is On My Way, starring Catherine Deneuve

Repertory theatre deliver 1960s rocker comedy

Cast from One man Two Guvnors, from front left, Dolly (Pip Collins) and Francis (David van der Veldon), Stanley (Simon ...

Repertory Theatre deliver 1960s rocker comedy, One Man Two Guvnors

The prodigal son returns

Guy Williams, centre, poses with Claudia Wallace and Isabella Stafford during his visit to Nelson in 2014.

Nelson funnyman Guy Williams is taking a break from stalking stars for a triumphant homecoming gig.

Aly Cook's exclusive new video video

Aly Cook is releasing the sixth single from the album Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel.

Stuff has the exclusive preview of Nelson musician Aly Cook's new music video.

Film speaks of loss in modern Iran

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears ...

Nelson Film Society screens their first film, About Elly, telling of a young middle class Iranian woman who disappears while on holiday.

Keith Hawke – A Life Telling Stories

The NZ Himalayan Expedition to Mt Jannu in 1975 was one of the most rewarding.

Keith Hawke's office gives no hint to his years of adventures as one of NZ's pioneering documentary film cameramen.

Bay's hidden gems

Jacques Cousteau's Espressoship at Tarakohe.

Golden Bay is NZ's version of the Costa Del Sol writes Elizabeth Bean.

Cabaret for the adventurous

Isabella Miller Bell aka Ma Bell, the host of Le Cabaret de la Vie, tonight at the Boathouse

Blues siren Isabella Miller Bell and guests bring their cabaret of life to Nelson tonight.

Irish sounds come to Nelson

Irish singer-songwriter Mundy will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal on February 28.

Irish singer songwriter Edmond "Mundy" Enright says early exposure to music when he was a child led him to a lifelong musical career.

Duality of the landscape

Suter Art Gallery curator Sarah McClintock with work by Reuben Paterson from The River Lie.

 The River Lie has opened at the Suter Art Gallery with works by nine New Zealand artists

Winning a short story comp

Jo Dippie, owner of Page & Blackmore in Nelson.

 Organisers of this year's national Page & Blackmore Short Story Competition are helping to get as many entries as possible.

Learning to love nature

Jo Campbell, left, and Sean Weaver will run the Zen and Deep Ecology workshop in Golden Bay.

The sense of sacred nature has been eroded in modern culture to the extent we sometimes find ourselves apologising for loving the earth, loving forests, loving rivers, whales and wetlands.

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