Lifestyle & Entertainment

Beer skills put to the test

Tricky task for tasters

Those who make beer and those who drink it both had their skills tested at the Great Beer Taste Off.

Ain't no mountain high enough

If you had to choose just one plant in life as your favourite, what would it be?

Perfect site produces handcrafted treats

It will probably be no surprise at all to you but this week I visited a winery, Kina Cliffs to be precise.

Sanctuary needs volunteer help

As the community looks forward to the start of pest-proof fence construction at the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary, set to commence in the next month or two, it's a good time to invite the community to join in the project.

Art along the riverside

Esme Palliser The third annual Art Expo Nelson reminded me to have another look at the art along the Maitai River.

$5000 boost for painting fundraiser

Nelson ratepayers will contribute $5000 towards a campaign to secure a Rita Angus painting.

Important to support local art

Suter in $160,000 bid for art work

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?

Game changers

Lee Henaghan looks at four of the most influential issues affecting gaming, and how they might shape the future of a multi billion-dollar industry.

Dance duo in the groove

Electric energy earns Nelson team first place in their category at hip-hop dance championship.

Johnnys line up a Topp gig

Singer follows American dream

Gentle, intimate air at Moutere

Continuing our series profiling music venues in the region, we chat to the Moutere Inn's Andrew Cole.

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