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Cobb & Co turning Thai

It's the end of an era for Nelson's family-dining staple Cobb & Co.

Jews Brothers Band rides again

The Jews Brothers Band are playing at The Playhouse and the Mussell Inn.

The Jews Brothers Band is celebrating with a nationwide tour complete with the world's only one handed saxophone.

Don McGlashan coming to Nelson

Don McGlashan will play at Nelson's Theatre Royal in June.

"Lucky Stars" tour to launch Don McGlashan's new album will take him to Nelson's Theatre Royal in June.

Fringe Festival programme unveiled

Nelson Fringe Festival crew including Lisa Allan, left, Karolina Gorton and Laura Irish are set to launch in May

The Nelson Fringe offers an edgy programme of work all happening in one location - the Refinery Artspace.

Marahau artist continues creative journey

Detail of Hollidge's Plane made by Tim Wraight from Tales of Te Hau.

Marahau artist, Tim Wraight believes in a utopian community, where everyone shares their skills,

Poets perform in Nelson

Author Lindsay Pope working away in his writing den.

There will be warmth and maybe a cardigan or two at Nelson Live Poets Society next Monday evening.

Still fast and still furious

The Fast and the Furious 7’s cast includes, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Jordana Brewster.

REVIEW: Furious 7 offers a tonne of jaw-slackening motorised mayhem, lots of scraps and some pretty girls in micro bikinis.

Thai with a twist, and a view

Nahn-style Green Curry Chicken.

A newcomer on the Nelson waterfront dining scene, Nahm, has opened in the building adjacent to the Nelson Yacht Club, formerly occupied by Relish.

Mabel's story a sellout

REVIEW: All performances sold out and, with some adaptation, this play has enough gravitas and originality to go further.

Nelson’s railway to nowhere

Spooner Tunnel is only open to the public one day a month over summer.

Smack bang in the middle of Nelson's railway to nowhere New Zealand's longest unused rail tunnel.

Searching for ecstasy through dance

Choreographer and dancer Douglas Wright at his home in Mt Albert, Auckland. Wright has a new dance piece called The Kiss Inside which will be touring New Zealand later this year.

Acclaimed New Zealand choreographer Douglas Wright explores the search for ecstasy in human culture in his new full-length work.

Addams Family a must-see show

The Addams Family cast members Luke Burke, left, Shawn Stormann, Anne Williams, Jayden Bracey, Pip Collins, Louise Sables, Keith Marshall, Deanne Kilpatrick, Helena Savage, Jane Bayley, Chris Goodyear, Maree Lawson, Martin White, David Feathersone and Shawn Lines.

REVIEW: The Addams Family musical was ghoulishly witty, oozing with funny one-liners, and a plot that unravelled with some wonderful twists.

Kiwi ingenuity saves the day

Girls Just Wanna have Fun: Cait & Jess, from Canada & UK, enjoy Tasman Bay red gurnard action.

My body is stiff and sore, my face is wind-whipped, and my hands are all cut up from fish spines and teeth.

Graduates selected for Auckland exhibition gallery

Ceramic artist Michael Potter with a pin hole camera that will feature at Objectspace in Auckland.

Two Nelson arts graduates have been selected to show work in Best in Show at Objectspace in Auckland.

Exhibition of works by Barry Cleavin gallery

Suter Art curator Anna-Marie White with works by printmaker Barry Cleavin.

An exhibition which showcases a significant donation of art works by renowned printmaker, Barry Cleavin, gifted by Ann and John Hercus in 2014, opens this weekend.

Fairfield House play for Heritage Week gallery

Breigh Fouhy as Ruth, one of 12 characters she plays in Mabel, at Fairfield House this weekend.

The story of a woman who grew up at Fairfield House is the subject of a multi-media play written and directed by Jo Say, a local drama teacher and performer.

Anzacs remembered in brass concert gallery

Nelson City Brass who will play on Anzac Day at a concert at the Theatre Royal.

Nelson City Brass, one of the oldest brass bands in New Zealand with a military focus, will feature in a concert this Anzac Day to commemorate the Centenary of the Anzacs landing at Gallipoli.

Bonds of friendship reflected in depression-era classic gallery

A scene from Of Mice and Men, NT Live production, screening at State Cinemas

From Broadway to movie screens, a revival of John Steinbeck’s classic Great Depression-era novella Of Mice and Men will be presented by National Theatre Live.

Masterpiece by Indian director gallery

Madhabi Mukherjee, who plays Charu in the film Charulata.

Next week the Film Society will be screening another film from Satyajit Ray, India’s most renowned filmmaker. Charulata is very different from his film we’ll be watching tonight.

Different textural inperpretations gallery

Ana Aceves with works for the Texture exhibition at The Old Post Office in Upper Moutere.

Fleur Woods had an idea. What if she asked nine different artists to respond to the word texture? What sort of works would they make? Would their individual responses fit together as a cohesive whole?

Ultravox frontman in Nelson

Midge Ure will be on stage at the Theatre Royal in Nelson next week.

Ultravox frontman Midge Ure will perform at the Theatre Royal in Nelson next Monday.

Tantalising tastes of Nelson

Nick Morris with a small selection of his products.

A Nelson success story which started at the Saturday Market has grown into a range of 350 products catering for foodies.

Mirren all class in latest film

Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds take on the Austrian government in The Woman in Gold.

REVIEW: The Woman in Gold has lots to offer including a cracker of a story, a good cast and several photogenic locations.

Irreverence and whimsy

The Andrew London Trio, Nils Olsen, Kirsten London and Andrew London play at Mapua's Playhouse tonight.

Wellington-based singer and satirist Andrew London returns to Nelson to play at Mapua's Playhouse

Great North heads south to Nelson

Great North members Hayden Donnell and Rachel Donnell

Great North are celebrating their second Tui award win by hitting the road for a nationwide tour that doubles as a couples retreat.

Mel Parsons heads to Nelson region

Folk singer Mel Parsons will be performing at the Boathouse and the Mussel Inn in May.

Mel Parsons is coming to Nelson and Takaka as part of her nationwide tour.

Nelson production of Hairspray a hit

Zarek Wentzell, centre and the cast of the Nelson Youth Thearte production of Hairspray at the Thearte Royal.

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre's production of Hairspray gets critic's applause

Artists reflect on cultural issues gallery

Kaikoura based artist Matt Moriarty who is exhibiting with Gary Bassett and Candy Clarke at Red Art Gallery in Nelson

Three artists make comment on the environment and our culture through their varied methodologies in Graphic Habitat.

Ghoulish musical comedy beckons gallery

Addams Family cast members Luke Burke, left, Shawn Stormann, Anne Williams, Jayden Bracey, Pip Collins, Louise Sables, Keith Marshall, Deanne Kilpatrick, Helena Savage, Jane Bayley, Chris Goodyear, Maree Lawson, Martin White, David Feathersone and Shawn Lines.

A macabre musical comedy that will remind many of the popular 60s TV series, then the movie in the 80s, is about to spook Nelson audiences.

Photographers' many visions gallery

Photograph by Nicky Crawford

What We Saw is an exploration of photography through the eyes of contemporary, conceptual and abstract regional photographers.

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