British artist Ben Clegg battling to stay in Nelson after being told his application to stay is unlikely to succeed.
Outgoing arts festival director wants the event taken out of council control and held every two years.
Groups affected by the closure of the Nelson School of Music have been a given boost by Nelson City Council.
REVIEW: The oratorio Elijah by Mendelssohn is a magnificent work and a hugely ambitious choice for any choir to undertake.
The curtain has come down on another successful Nelson Arts Festival.