The really infuriating thing for artists is that sometimes you can get all the ingredients together for what should be a winning piece of work and still it falls flat.
An informal commemoration of the 70th anniversary of VJ Day will be held at Rutherford Park this year.
In mid -April I was driving near Cobb Reservoir and came across this brilliant flowering rata on a steep rock face beside the road.
Where do you go when it's cold outside and your tummy tells you it's lunch-time? Soup is a good winter option.
A show written by two Nelson women about the power of being your unique self was a hit with the crowd.
What's on in Nelson this week - big sing, weekly comedy, couch stories...
US "improv guru" known for spectacularly kissing Stephen Colbert visits Nelson to share tips with comedy troupe.
Call me a redneck but I love going hunting and fishing.
Tog up tight for a chilly night - but keep it loose and dance-friendly. That's the what-to-wear advice from Nelson's big Phat events organiser Dave White.
All Seeing Hand describes their brand of music as "a rather strange brew of hip hop and rock infused Mongolian dance music" and they start their biggest New Zealand journey yet in Nelson.
If you have the room and patience a crop of asparagus is well worth growing.
When Greg & Mylene Auphin established La Gourmandise in Hardy St they brought a wee slice of France to Nelson.
We come to the final week of the Jacques Tati retrospective with his last two films, Trafic and Parade.
Art Expo Nelson has once again joined forces with the Sprig & Fern Brewery offering the chance for a New Zealand artist to have their artwork on a beer rigger distributed nationwide.
This Sunday young musicians from all over Nelson and Tasman will gather for the Nelson Jazz Club youth jazz competitions at the Boat House.
Singer/songwriter Don McGlashan will perform onstage in Nelson next week, as part of his Lucky Stars album release tour.
The sounds of a Samoan sasa dance will ring out at Motueka High School next week.
The secret to health and longevity lies in the habits of centenarians around the world, says health researcher and author Jason Shon Bennett.
Aerial artist Damara Sylvester is just as comfortable dangling up side down as she is standing up.
Last week Hopgood's Restaurant on Trafalgar St created a new benchmark for fine dining in Nelson.
Let's see what new stuff is available within a 2km radius of the City Centre to provide an easily walkable couple of hours of joy
Nelson's performing arts school Soundstage is presenting the all-singing, all-dancing Phoney Awards.
In the autumn the fruits of many plants ripen. Often these are brightly coloured to attract birds which, in this season of lean pickings for them, feast on ripe berries and seeds.
Mid-winter may be a cold bleak existence for those stay-at-home types but it's always the perfect time to go duck shooting.
It is described as the internet's only New Zealand yurt-based comedy open mic night and it is happening in Nelson.
Nelson singer songwriter Aly Cook is launching her second album - Horseshoe Rodeo Hotel
A mother and daughter have teamed up to bring clean and nutritious meals to Nelsonians with new cafe Blackbird Eatery.
The Nelson Cathedral was filled with haunting harmonies and exultant euphony on Tuesday night.