Fortunately for us all, the wonderful anise tasting wonders of fennel have been brought to our shores.
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.
Forget metadata surveillance. I'm thinking hedgehogs are what we really we need to be afraid of.
DIY electric car saves money, planet
Takaka inventeor Albie Burgers' electric car can travel 50 kilometres and cost him $1.
Reporter Charles Anderson resumes his love affair with Nelson.
Good craft beer isn't always about clubbing you over the head with a sack of hops.
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.
It will probably be no surprise at all to you but this week I visited a winery, Kina Cliffs to be precise.
If you had to choose just one plant in life as your favourite, what would it be?
NelsonCharlotte Squire visits a special place in Golden Bay - Bencarri Farm - which is now under new owners.
Fashion show raises thousands for school
Around 245 people attended the annual Spring Fling fashion show on Saturday night, which is expected to clear $10,000 for Nelson College for Girls.
NelsonPerhaps 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.
The bi-annual Nelson Hospitality Awards function was held at The Rutherford Hotel last Monday.
It might not seem apparent in the current political landscape, but New Zealand rates as the fourth most peaceful place on the planet.
Beers and bands at New Zealand's oldest pub
Continuing our series profiling music venues in the region, we chat to the Moutere Inn's Andrew Cole.
If ever proof was needed, the results of this year's Brewers Guild of New Zealand Beer Awards are evidence of the growth and improving quality of Kiwi-brewed craft beer.
In this week's real-life reno' column, Adam talks through the pain and joy of salvaging old floorboards.
You'd be a brave individual to wade head-first into the 1080 poison debate: Conservation to some, and ecological vandalism to others.
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.