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Creative minds fill food gap

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

Moonshine and balderdash

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

People are going out a little more often but not spending up large, says owner of Harry's Bar.

Science meets art at Light Nelson

Jacquetta Bell talks to one of the prime drivers behind next month's Light Nelson project.

The ring's the thing

signet ring Justine Jamieson looks at men's engagement rings.

Watch it

Wrist watches, though no longer vital, have still stood the test of time when it comes to a fashion accessory.

Summer suitcase

Sandals for summer

Roads not the answer

Perhaps the question we need to ask is not how to improve moving cars into and out of the city. Maybe we should be asking how to improve moving people into and out of the city.

Environment Centre placement was a win-win

Nelson Environment Centre (NEC) has been delighted to offer two students studying the Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Social Work) degree at NMIT the opportunity to get stuck in over a 12-week placement.

Working for a sustainable future

Romance of veges

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.

Hot from the pot

Soup As we dip into the depths of winter it is not only satisfying to eat soups but making them is equally satisfying.

Land of hops and honey

Nelson is my home, and the craft beer capital of the country. Put two and two together.

Fine dining at the Oysterette

Eating on the street

There's no taste like home

After six weeks overseas, I thought about what tastes I would want when I got home and this is what I came up with.

We're a peaceful bunch, we Kiwis

Ani Waitai It might not seem apparent in the current political landscape, but New Zealand rates as the fourth most peaceful place on the planet.

Spring joy and hope for peace

Marvelling at the first blossoms of the season this week, I'm reminded why spring is such a wonderful thing.

Taste the good life

From twigs to flourishing flora

Moonshine and balderdash

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

Plenty to consider in deciding best bar

wine generic The bi-annual Nelson Hospitality Awards function was held at The Rutherford Hotel last Monday.

Brightwater refines range to great acclaim

One producer who has changed to meet the market and has continued to refine the exciting range of wines they produce is Brightwater Vineyards.

Wine in a can a pleasant surprise

Low-alcohol wine can ease hangovers

Villa Maria's wise move

When wines from the latest vintage are released, we often see new labels being launched at the same time - and this year sees a new range of wines from the Villa Maria stable.

Vote for Nelson's best beer photo

Nelson craft beer map Nelson's craft brewers are holding a photo competition to find a new cover shot for its beer trail brochure.

Brewing obsession may grow from kits

There's no shame in using kits or fancy machines to make homebrew. Just be warned that brewing might grow into an obsession.

Apprentice turns master brewer

Whisky and beer can pair well

Double hoppy; we're happy

Five exciting, delicious, medal worthy New Zealand Double IPA's - all available in the local supermarket. We got so excited, we bought them all.

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