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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

Green by necessity?

Recently, my life has changed somewhat and, as always, turning a negative to a positive, this has given me a good opportunity to rethink my philosophy around the extent to which I live "green".

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.

Roads not the answer

Environment Centre placement was a win-win

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.

'Tis the season to be hungry

Brothers Both my parents had green thumbs and wherever we lived there was a huge vegetable garden, created and tended by them.

Echoes of the Med

Fortunately for us all, the wonderful anise tasting wonders of fennel have been brought to our shores.

Hot from the pot

Land of hops and honey

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.

The temporary garden

Founders pop up garden James Wheatley is an award-winning garden designer who is helping create a pop-up installation at Founders Heritage Park.

Grassroots flower show inspires

The Aorere is my kind of flower show. Forget the big time glamour and freakish perfection of Chelsea.

Hedgehogs a threat to wildlife

Ain't no mountain high enough

Moonshine and balderdash

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

Fingers crossed for vines after frosts

Felicity Thompson While the snow on the mountains may look fantastic and Rainbow Ski field is delighted with the fresh snow, it is the last thing grape growers want to see.

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.

Plenty to consider in deciding best bar

Brightwater refines range to great acclaim

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.

What does beer really taste like?

We've been reading a bit about taste lately and out of the five tastes (bitter, sweet, salt, sour and umami), bitter gets the strongest reaction.

Competition season

Homebrewers, have you ever entered your beer into a competition? You might wonder why you would bother when you just brew for yourself and your friends.

Vote for Nelson's best beer photo

Brewing obsession may grow from kits

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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