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After the Rameka

Elizabeth Bean pays a visit to Canaan Downs and finds a striking landscape, great mountainbiking and the ideal cafe.

Tchaikovsky ballet has heart and soul

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Academy of Ballet Arts performers Leonora Voigtlander and Jacob Chown onstage at the Theatre Royal 2015

OPINION: We were there for something special: Tchaikovsky! a ballet story of friendship created by brilliant Louise Hawke.

Original stage production Buzzz is full of delight

A scene from Nelson Repertory Theatre's production Buzzz at the Theatre Royal. Queen Bee Beatrice (Pip Collins) and the ...

OPINION: How often do you get a chance to see the premiere of an original stage production?

Dining on relationships

The cast from Dinner with Friends, Scott Frater, left, as Tom, Jennifer Amosa as Beth, Hugh Neill as Gabe and Susanne ...

 A sensitive and touching look at the nature of modern relationships is explored in Dinner with Friends, a play opening at the Suter Theatre next Wednesday evening.

Conceptual art at Refinery ArtSpace provokes reaction

Artist Daniel Campion, left, and curator of Worth, Nicholas Haig with one of Campion's pieces from the exhibition at the ...

 Worth, an exhibition featuring new work by six of the region's inventive, challenging and provocative artists has opened at the Refinery ArtSpace.

Tchaikovsky honoured in ballet

Academy of Ballet Arts performers Leonora Voigtlander and Jacob Chown onstage at the Theatre Royal 2015

The story and music of the composer Tchaikovsky will come to life in a ballet on Friday evening.

Contemporary jeweller wins Excellence Award

The Jen Hansen Excellence Award was presented by Halfdan Hansen, left, to Bachelor of Arts and Media graduate Katie Pascoe

Bachelor of Arts and Media graduate, Katie Pascoe, has been awarded the Jen Hansen Excellence Award in Visual Arts and Design for 2016.

Perfecting the pub lunch

Lincoln Womersley, left and Jody Keefe-Laing at McCashin's Kitchen and Bar in Stoke.

A Nelson chef has gone from from Melbourne's top restaurants to a Stoke brewery to create perfect pub tucker.

Full of colour, fun and nostalgia

Cast from Nelson Musical Theatre's latest show, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Charlie Brown - Saul Gibney, Sally ...

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

Breaches of trust forgotten in the kindness of strangers

The writer had to admit some dark clouds had formed in her life.

OPINION: It wasn't until I woke the next morning and lay sleepily scanning the titles of the piled books that the message from my unconscious finally broke through: I was feeling unhappy.

High note marks 50th

Soloist Raffaele Bandoli provided one of the highlights during the Nelson Symphony Orchestra's 50th anniversary performance.

NSO 50th, conductor John Rimmer, guest soloists Buz Bryant-Greene and Raffaele Bandoli, Old St John's, Saturday night.

The artist tends to her garden

Ceramic artist Christine Boswijk with her work at her last show.

Over the past 40 years Christine Boswijk has grown into one of the country's foremost and respected ceramic artists.

Luminate Festival bigger than ever

The Twisty Twins on a circus parade with Sunny Ray playing guitar. Twisties will be performing at Luminate 2017. Sunny ...

The Luminate Festival is back this February for another earth-friendly celebration.

Off the Cuff welcomes new Aussie member

Linda Calgaro has joined the Off the Cuff team from Australia.

Australian jack of all performing trades Linda Calgaro joins the Nelson improvisation team of Off the Cuff.

Light Nelson earns big bucks for region

Neon perform at Old St Johns, at Light Nelson.

Light Nelson lit up the city's bank balance.

Symphony celebrates 50 years with guest soloists

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra during rehearsals for NSO 50th, at Old St John's on Saturday night.

As the finale in a year of five celebratory concerts, the Nelson Symphony Orchestra is offering NSO 50th on Saturday night. 

What's on in Nelson on the weekend

Kemp English

The Raven Mavens play at Fairfield House on Friday December 2 at 8pm.

Live Arts seek financial boost

Live Arts Nelson students Brodie Seelen, left, Noah Edmonds, Gabriel Ching, Poppy Robin and Millie Pumphrey are ...

 Live Arts Nelson need community support to raise funds for storage units via Boosted, the online arts crowd funding site.

Graduates reveal works in BAM

BAM graduate Jean-Luc Buczinski with his work, Antithesis.

 Arts and media graduates celebrate their final year with BAM, an exhibition of diverse works.

Charlie Brown comes to life on stage

The cast from Nelson Musical Theatre's latest show, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Poppy Lingard as Sally, left, ...

Nelson Musical Theatre's latest production, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, will leave audiences enjoying the little things in life.

Trio spin web of musical delight

The Dolmen Ensemble: Som Howie clarinet, Carson Becke, piano and Edward King, cello

REVIEW: These lively and enthusiastic young men are at the start of what might become a long-standing relationship.

South American flavour to show

Chris Lukies conducts The Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra.

REVIEW: The Nelson Civic Choir took on the challenge of three works which revel in the rhythms and melodies of South America.

BAM graduates explore multiple themes

BAM graduate Kim Ireland with her work, Imaginarium.

 Bachelor of Arts and Media students showcase a broad cross section of artworks as the culmination of their studies.

Nelson's Glen enjoying a wave of popularity

Cawthron Aquaculture Park.

In this week's Our Places Elizabeth Bean visits Nelson' own surf spot Glenduan.

Teen talent Megan a musical multi-tasker

Megan Younger conducts the Nelson College For Girls' choir.

Nelson College for Girls student Emma Kynaston chats to Megan Younger about what music means for her.

Ensemble play for children

The Dolmen Ensemble, Som Howie, clarinet, Edward King, cello, and Carson Becke, piano, perform at Old St Johns as a ...

The Dolmen Ensemble perform in Nelson to raise funds for Save the Children.

New work at Giesen gallery

Detail of a painting by Jeana Packer

 Jeana Packer and Pauline Shoemack are exhibiting at the Morri Street Giesen Gallery to December 3.

New York fundraiser for Civic Choir

Wim Oosterhoff with artworks for the Nelson Civic Choir silent art auction to help raise funds for their trip to New York.

 A fundraiser concert and art auction will help Nelson Civic Choir members get to New York next year.

Aussies hooked on our rivers

Rodd Cunico of Melbourne with a South Island brown trout taken on the dry fly.

Australian anglers are increasingly being lured to the South Island's trout rivers.

Musician to shoot video in Nelson

Admire Magazine fashion stylist Sonya Leusink-Sladen gives fashion advice to musicians Ted Brown, left and Greg Johnson ...

US-based musician Greg Johnson is here to shoot a music video as well as perform at the Cider Festival.

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