An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.
From music to comedy, film talks to burlesque nights - you won't be short of things to do in Nelson this week.
Nelson's newest creative boutique studio sells the quirky work of 15 artists from the region.
There were screams of joy and tears of happiness at the regional finals of the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.
A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.
Winter is a tough time for any hospitality business but in a relatively low population area like Nelson most try and make enough money over busy summer months to be able to survive through very slow winter months.
Teacher Kyle Proffit has already helped shape one of the country's biggest musical groups.
The gear captured OMC's world-wide sensation How Bizarre is the basis for a new recording studio in Nelson.
Rockin at The Boathouse
Irish music lovers can soak up quality music at the annual Ceol Aneas festival in Nelson at Queen's Birthday weekend.
The first of this winter's themed exhibitions at Takaka's ArtBank gallery, titled Shadow, Reflection, Transparency opened last week. Gallery Manager Grant Knowles considers the standard some of the best so far.
Nelson opera fans don't have to wait until next year's Opera in the Park to enjoy some of the best-loved hits from the classics.
Next week’s Nelson Film Society offering is one of the great racing movies of all time.
The other day after the rain I was cutting the lawn and found enough field mushrooms, Agaricus campestris, to make my favourite breakfast - mushrooms and bacon on toast.
From the shores of Gallipoli to a retirement village in Nelson - Rebecca Nelson entertained 250 avid listners at the Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village.
REVIEW: A future Michelin chef could be cooking your dinner at NMIT's Rata Room restuarant on Nile St.
Winter's on the way, and where better to nut out strategies for the family to thrive rather than just surive than in the kitchen?
REVIEW: This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening for both audience and musicians who played magnificently.
Thirty-seven teen acts were narrowed down to 13 at the heats of the Smokefree Rockquest on Saturday night.
The only death metal band in Nayland College hopes to take Nelson's Smokefreerockquest by storm.
It had been a brutal day at the office and I arrived home like a bear with a sore head. The kids were squabbling, and someone had even left the TV remote on top of the firebox to melt into oblivion.
A fundraising variety concert to help Nelson musician Suzi Fray in a bid to support her overseas cancer treatment is looking like a sell out.
Nelsonians in need of a good belly-laugh have plenty of option this week.
James Croot caught up with 7 Days star Steve Wrigley ahead of the Comedy Convoy rolling into Nelson next week.
DV8 Physical Theatre, the internationally renowned and innovative dance company, returns to the National Theatre with a powerful new production.
I love the glut of fruit and veg that appears this time of year.
Matt Lawrey meets a long-time reviewer and gives his own verdict on the movie 'The Age of Adaline'.
After seven years, organisers are still "blown-away" when hanging works in the Changing Threads -Contemporary Fibre Art Awards.
A joint exhibition between Nelson artists merges the study of lines with an examination of hidden emotions.