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.
Rather than silver candelabras or fine furniture, some of my most treasured possessions include an heirloom crayfish pot and a bed of violets.
NEIL HODGSON - The Nelson MailProbably the most frequent question I am asked is "what wine should I have with xyz food ?"
How soon could you double the current food production from your home garden?
KIM MACDONALD - The Nelson MailMost changes that we make start in our own homes and then as we get more passionate about something it starts to affect other circles of influence in our lives.
Behind the adobe style wall on the corner of High and Courtney streets lies one of Motueka's favourite destinations, Up the Garden Path Cafe and Gallery.
It's that time of year again. My hands are covered with telltale stains, the incriminating proof of walnut gathering.
As the name of the restaurant suggests, oysters are central to the experience.
For a long time, 8 Wired Brewing and Søren Eriksen were synonymous.
Unfortunately, my little winter cole pear tree lost three-quarters of the crop in the recent storms.
Nelson wine columnist Neil Hodgson spends a long weekend in Marlborough enjoying the wine and food the region has to offer.
A novel flying saucer-shaped home in Nelson's Port Hills has attracted astronomical interest as visitors flocked to its first open day.
Globetrotting chef shares signature dish
Most of the food carts in Nelson are run by enthusiastic foodies but there is one cart in particular, Streat Kitchen, where the chef has an illustrious past.
It's time to talk about the elephant in the room - the protected trees that went belly-up in the recent storm.
Today, as we remember those who fought and died to give us the luxury of freedom and a place to call home, more than two million Syrian refugees are simply waiting for a life.
Black Estate's location at the northern end of Waipara makes it a great place to stop for lunch if you are travelling to Christchurch.
Trust a guy who would rather be out gliding to build a house with walls that'll be maintenance free for 30 years.
Solar power (PV) technology and pricing has come a long way in recent years. Efficiency levels of solar PV panels continue to rise and the price of installed systems has decreased by 60 per cent since 2011.
Stuart Cliffin, chef at popular waterfront restaurant Relish, takes us through the creation of one of his signature desserts.
FRITZ KUCKUCK AND MARIA GRAU - NelsonAlthough the proverbial pint and a whisky chaser have been around as long as there have been barkeeps to serve them, pairing whisky and beer is relatively new in New Zealand.
The boutique Kina Beach Vineyard is owned by a couple who live in Zurich and visit their piece of paradise in Nelson "not as often as we would like".