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Life in a mid-reno' home can suck

It's been eight weeks since we started this real-life reno journey: we've gone from hope to despair.

Record trade and sale day a hit

A record selling afternoon at The Free House has proven so popular that its founder, Grant Smithies, wants to make it into a regular event.

Sea change for Little Oceans

Nelson-born alt-pop group Little Oceans has just been awarded a NZ On Air Making Tracks grant worth $10,000.

Animals bring 'wow' to festival

Big crowds expected for circus spectacular

Nelson Arts Festival director Sophie Kelly describes Beyond as "a jewel" in the festival's 20th birthday crown.

Schoolgirl duo living the dream

Nelson teens set for rockquest finals

Two friends in their final year at high school are in the running for a shot at a Smokefreerockquest title.

Kids' art warms hearts

My Kid Could Do That Second annual children's art show, My Kid Could Do That!, is warming hearts and lifting spirits.

Dancer's dream comes true

Nelson highland dancer Holly Webster is performing in the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Knox to help writers and poets

Arts fest is Nelson's time to shine

Moonshine and balderdash

Villa Maria Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.

The many joys of reuse shops

Nelson Reuse & Recycle Centre has operated in Tahunanui since 1992. It is at the entry to the transfer station, and accepts and sells items that might otherwise go to landfill.

Nelsonians dining out more often

Science meets art at Light Nelson

Creative minds fill food gap

How soon could you double the current food production from your home garden?

Famous foodie gets taste of Nelson

Jo Edwards Nelson berries and apples were on the menu for Nadia Lim when she visited the region for new TV show.

Kids combat bullying in school show

Tales of triumph, telepathy and inter-galactic bullies are playing out at Clifton Terrace School.

Delightful dancing with the stars

Recipe for cinema success

Uplifting concert from star pairing

Two mates singing together; songs from the heart, songs of protest, celebration and desire; Dave Dobbyn and Don McGlashan covered them all.

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