The route might not have the final letter of approval - but who cares about the paperwork when you can take in some amazing country on a cycle ride between Mapua and Kaiteriteri.
Nelson's craft brewers are holding a photo competition to find a new cover shot for its beer trail brochure.
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.
One producer who has changed to meet the market and has continued to refine the exciting range of wines they produce is Brightwater Vineyards.
Marvelling at the first blossoms of the season this week, I'm reminded why spring is such a wonderful thing.
Book-lovers and writers are in for an exciting time from this weekend onwards, with award-winning Kiwi author Elizabeth Knox visiting Nelson.
Alastair Paulin discovers an action-packed getaway to Ruapehu district doesn't depend on snow - but it does help.
Everyone has been guilty of consulting "Dr Google" by typing symptoms into a search engine, but a new initiative aims to connect people with more reliable sources.
My husband arrived home from Christchurch with a 25g Bianchetto white truffle in his bag and suggested we invite friends around for dinner to share this treat.
Ambient, task and accent oh my! Our reno columnist negotiates the best way to light his home on a budget.
Brewing beer has been a man's domain for decades, but women are surging back into the role.
Are you ready for the Big Shift? A big shift is afoot in the business world.
In recent weeks I have attended two functions where fine-wine importers Dhall and Nash have showcased a range of wines.
JUDE GILLIES - NelsonBookings are open for this year's Garden Marlborough, offering a bounty of garden treats and the usual high standard of horticultural workshops.
REVIEW: This show was a delightful inspiration and a credit to Peta Spooner and her team of helpers, dedicated to presenting a show that every young participant would enjoy.
Tomorrow night, Chris Green stars in Coaltown Blues, one of Mervyn Thompson's most important plays and a fascinating piece of New Zealand theatre.
Our real-life renovation columnist recalls the first bit of 'demo' work that was done to his doer-upper.
Elizabeth Bean samples the fare at two of Nelson's most popular family dining spots.
Five exciting, delicious, medal worthy New Zealand Double IPA's - all available in the local supermarket. We got so excited, we bought them all.
As we dip into the depths of winter it is not only satisfying to eat soups but making them is equally satisfying.
The arrival of a new addition proves there are perks to living next door to the mother-in-law.
New city bistro set to open next month
Alain Hauswirth, a main player in Marlborough's hospitality industry, is to open a bistro in Nelson's Morrison Square.
Stories of wine, laughter and friendship
KIM CHAMBERS - The Nelson MailKim Chambers investigates the book club phenomenon and what really is discussed.
My trusty tasters - Miss 13-year-old, Master 11-year-old and husband (simply old) - have been on a quest to find the best hot chocolate in Nelson.
What to do when the job tallies up to $150,000 and you only have $100,000? Get 'frugnomical' on it.
BILL MOORE - NelsonWhen degraded rivers are mentioned, the impact of plantation forestry is often part of the conversation. Is the criticism justified?
Hairdressers are predicting a comeback of the "groovy mullet" after a top of the South Island hairdressing competition.
With the return of Light Nelson just a few days away, Naomi Arnold shines the spotlight on the phenomenon.
Nick Ward looks back on four decades of music and memories as iconic Nelson record store Everyman shuts up shop.
JUDE GILLIES - Nelson
Nineteen families in Nelson and Tasman were happy last week to receive a $50 grocery voucher as a reward for completing a kitchen diary, in which they recorded every single item of food and drink that they threw away for one whole week - a big task!
Some years ago I watched a television interview in which a pregnant smoker was asked if she was aware of the evidence that smoking during pregnancy could harm her unborn child. She answered that she didn't think smoking could harm her child.
Anyone who enjoys a little too much wine occasionally will have experienced the nasty after effects of too much alcohol and for people who enjoy a moderate amount of alcohol regularly the effects are more subtle, particularly around the waistline.
SARNIM DEAN - The Marlborough ExpressKeen mountainbiker Sarnim Dean tackles the Heaphy Track with a group of friends.
There are hundreds of geocaches to be found in and around Nelson, so there is bound to be one close to home.
Queen's Gardens comes to life with new app
If you ever fancied talking with trees, Light Nelson may be your big opportunity, although it might be a bit of a one-sided conversation.
Two former Garin College students are making waves worldwide as Broods. Naomi Arnold meets the rising stars.
Meet Adam Hicks, who is renovating his 'big blue house' in Nelson but under a seriously tight budget ...
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.
Under the full moon, the fragile blooms of my Camellia sasanqua ‘Plantation Pink' looked eerily surreal.
People are going out a little more often but not spending up large, says owner of Harry's Bar.
Jacquetta Bell talks to one of the prime drivers behind next month's Light Nelson project.
There's no shame in using kits or fancy machines to make homebrew. Just be warned that brewing might grow into an obsession.
ELIZABETH LATHAM - The Nelson MailAfter six weeks overseas, I thought about what tastes I would want when I got home and this is what I came up with.
Garden Marlborough is a truly grassroots event, dreamt up and organised by gardeners for gardeners.
Restaurant serves up freshly shot birds
A Nelson chef is offering patrons to bring in their own game bird kill and have it transformed into a gourmet dish.
How has Tracey Walker navigated the Joan Whiting Rest Home's transformation into a luxury resort? Naomi Arnold reports.
Alan Clarke attends the unveiling of a very special car restoration project: the car Bruce McLaren learnt to drive in.
OPINION: Nelson is my home, and the craft beer capital of the country. Put two and two together.
NEIL HODGSON - The Nelson MailIf you are a follower of this column you will know that each year my partner and I help organise a fundraising dinner and auction for the Suter Art Gallery.