Hello Ian. We've not been introduced but that will soon change because boy have I got the sleeping bag for you.
"It's cool for us, being a little restaurant up the road."
David Eggleton is a mesmeric performance poet and writer. Words roll off his tongue with all the power of a locomotive bursting out of a tunnel into the light. And come next Wednesday and Thursday he will roll into the Nelson and Golden Bay Live Poets gatherings as the guest poet.
For a superb satire on Victorian manners no one can top Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Ernest, surely one of the funniest plays in the English language.
A ceramics exhibition that has taken months to organise, drawing artists from the Nelson - Marlboough and West Coast regions, opened at the Refinery Artspace last week , reports Judith Ritchie
Nelson's Marchfest is right at the top of the list of New Zealand beer festivals.
Carnival costumes, flamboyant bras and a five metre taniwha combined to light up Takaka's annual street party.
Outdoor summer holidays are probably a rite of passage for Kiwi kids of all ages.
Two Nelson born productions are heading to the New Zealand Fringe Festival in Wellington this month.
Tucked into a gentle slope in Sandy Bay near Marehau, sits an old tobaco kiln, built in the early 1940's. It is now converted into an expansive gallery space and workshop, while also providing space for community events, a sound studio and just a nice place to hang out, reports Judith Ritchie.
A simple home in beachside Marahau functions as a living space and art studio where comic artist Mat Tait creates stories, sharing tall tales and legendary myths, reports Judith Ritchie.
A new interactive exhibition has opened at the Refinery ArtSpace, inviting visitors to write their thoughts on what it's like to be human, reports Judith Ritchie.
The Nelson Civic Choir's performance last year of Sir Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace, received such glowing praise nationally and internationally, that the choir has been invited to perform in New York, reports Judith Ritchie.
Nothing like a restored wooden boat to get my eye, and last week I had the opportunity to closely admire two gems.
A crowd is needed for an audience scene at the Nelson Musical Theatre this Saturday from 7.30pm to 9pm.
REVIEW: Clarity, accuracy, colour and ensemble of collective voices add to Requiem's tapestry.
Over the years The Abbey complex on the Appleby Straight has been the home to a number of business and very good chefs but the current businesses operating there are, in my opinion, the best for some time.
There's a confusing story here in Ghana which makes me double over in laughter each time I hear of it.
Garry Davis is one local producer who has moved from having a few bee hives and sending the honey to a processor to building a significant business.
World class performers, eye-catching pyrotechnics and a special surprise are in store at Opera in the Park.
Frank Saxton loves nothing better than gliding silently through the skies above our country's breath-taking landscapes.
This summer there is every reason to get out and enjoy the weather, while sampling the region's art, food and cultural diversity. Judith Ritchie highlights some fairs, markets and festivals coming up.
Last week Fairholme Gallery in East Takaka provided an idyllic garden setting for a two day stone sculpture workshop, reports Anita Peters.
Take a look at some of the finest boutique and luxury accommodation our region has to offer.
Thirty years in any business is some achievement. In a cafe, it's remarkable. Warren Gamble talks to the owners of Marahau landmark, the Park Café.
As the Nelson School of Music heads into a major restoration and rebuild we hear from some key players about the role the school has played in their lives.
Competition is part and parcel of life.
It's come down to this. It's the Bay of Islands vs Nelson. What's your pick?
"These whites were really wicked," I hear a young Ghanaian woman say as she ascends a dungeon in the Cape Coast Castle.
The Nelson Fringe Festival returns in 2016, after a triumphant inaugural festival, and this year organisers are encouraging more entries from local theatre makers. Applications to perform or teach workshops are now open for the event tomorrow and close on February 14.