About 80 people brought their animals along to Nelson's cathedral for a blessing on Sunday.
If my husband can make a good caesar, there's no reason Nelson's cafes shouldn't be able to blow my socks off.
Halloween doesn't have to be too over the top, as Jude Gillies explains.
FRITZ KUCKUCK AND MARIA GRAU - NelsonIn New Zealand we don't seem to drink lower alcohol beers if we don't need to.
MasterChef winner gets cooking in Nelson
Guests at the launch of Chelsea Winter's new cookbook last night were treated to a demonstration on how to cook the perfect steak.
Wine writer Neil Hodgson has some fine suggestions for Labour Weekend jaunts in Nelson's wine country.
REVIEW: It is courageous to stage a concert for two bands with entirely different styles, and the man to pull it off is the charismatic Mike Nock.
Homer's Odyssey has ended up in Nelson.
Broadgreen Intermediate's new show has taken kids' love for video games, added a competitive element and set it to music.
Mountain-biker Sarnim Dean shares his experience on the Rainbow Rage.
James Wheatley is an award-winning garden designer who is helping create a pop-up installation at Founders Heritage Park.
REVIEW: The Nelson Arts Festival needed a big opening act to launch its twentieth anniversary and Micheline Van Hautem, Belgian chanteuse, was a fitting choice.
Our inhibitions hold us back - but what if no one could see us dancing? Alastair Paulin goes dance-crazy with the lights down in Motueka.
Riders enjoy feast as Mapua to Kaiteriteri section of Tasman Great Taste Cycle trail opens.
My children cope well the school holidays for a brief time and then look at me in horror and say "I'm bored" and "there's nothing to do round here".
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.
The Aorere is my kind of flower show. Forget the big time glamour and freakish perfection of Chelsea.
Both my parents had green thumbs and wherever we lived there was a huge vegetable garden, created and tended by them.
Some mothers put so much effort into feeding their kids well that they forget about themselves.
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".
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.
Fashion show adds glamour to Hardy St
Fashion and flowers marked Late Night on Hardy St, with retailer Shine hosting a spring fashion show.
Win one of two $100 dining vouchers
Two Nelson restaurants are dishing up memorable dining experiences as they compete in a national contest.
Now that we go to Stoke several times a week, I know that it has a rich heritage, excellent recreation facilities, and good food and drink.
ZANE MIRFIN - The Nelson MailSpring is sprung and the days continue to get warmer and longer. It's not long until daylight savings kick in again and the world will be an angler's oyster.
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.