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Richmond remembers soldiers' sacrifice

Poppy laying during the Anzac Day service at War Memorial Gardens, Richmond.

Crowds overflowed into the streets around Richmond's war memorial gardens for the Anzac Day service.

Nelson: The new Silicon Valley?

Markus Erdmann and Vivian Escorsin are part of the entrepreneur group Local.Foundation who are organising a business ...

A group of entrepreneurs says Nelson has what it takes to become "the start-up hub of New Zealand".

Flowers revive wartime memories

World War II veteran Allan Carson holds poppies from Flanders Fields in Belgium, brought back from a visit there in ...

A Nelson man's souvenir from a WW1 battlefield stirs up two generations of war memories.

Early risers honour the fallen video

Anzac Day dawn parade and service at Anzac Memorial Park, Nelson.

Thousands of people woke before dawn to attend Anzac Day commemorations in Nelson.

Grape escape from unseasonal summer

Sauvignon blanc grapes in pristine condition on a well-managed vineyard.

The wonderful summer sunshine Nelson is famous for seems to have been hiding in 2017-18.

$165k for victims' families

Kenneth Michael Wolnak has admitted careless driving causing death and injury.

A surgeon who dedicated his career to saving lives has been ordered to pay $165k for causing the deaths of two men in a horrific crash.

NZ's clean green fallacy

Angler and freshwater advocate, Dave Witherow, says the decline in freshwater  quality mirrors the rise in intensive ...

 It's not exclusively dairy farming - but the industry is a major part of why our waterways are so dirty, says Dave Witherow.

Woman confronts sexual abuser

Crown prosecutor Jackson Webber said the man's offending amounted to a "gross breach of trust".

Violated at 15, the "privilege of being a child was taken away" by a man she trusted.

War games, teddies and Tai Chi

The Women's Royal Naval Service (the Wrens)

Upper Hutt's Audrey Harper has an interesting naval history.

Support for families over WWI diary battle

A copy of a page from Hartley Palmer's war diary.

Kiwi war memorabilia locked in a United Kingdom university are items of "national significance" and will be pursued by the New Zealand government.

Being fashionably slow

Becky Wyatt of ReStore with a rubbish skip at the Quarantine Rd shop that is emptied every two weeks having been filled ...

Drowning in clothes might sound like a great business model for op shops - but it isn't.

Puklowski seas off circumnavigation challenge

Russell Blowers, left, with David Puklowski as after circumnavigating his way around the South Island to raise money for ...

After braving high seas and mechanical blips during the last 23 days, Nelson's Dave Puklowski returned home to a welcome befitting his epic efforts to help a mate.

Nelsonians support pro-medicinal cannabis rally

Kelly Patchett, wants to see safe legal access to Medicinal Cannabis as part of a nationwide rally.

Campaigners rally to demand safe, legal and affordable access to medicinal cannabis.

Kiwi-dug WWI tunnels virtual tour

A map of WWI tunnels, quarries and trenches overlays an image of modern day Arras, France. The blue lines represent ...

Important World War I tunnels dug by Kiwis under France have been surveyed with exacting detail and will be converted into 3D virtual reality tour.

Driven, Motivated and Successful

Nelson athlete Paula Canning in action.

Katrina Tikey catches up with top runner Paula Canning to find out what keeps her going.

Shedding light on Maitai Caves

Elizabeth Bean emerges from the Maitai Caves.

In this week's Our Places Elizabeth Bean explores the caves in the Maitai Valley.

Blue mussel throwaways to become food, fertiliser

Marlborough mussel farmer Jonathan Large pictured with two-year-old son Archie, is part of a group looking at ways to ...

Blue lipped mussels are considered a pest by Marlborough aquaculture companies.

Pin on a poppy

John Wilkins of Nelson at a Poppy Day stall on Trafalgar St, Nelson.

Generosity and growing respect this Poppy Day appeal.

Missing veteran mystery solved

Lukas Oakley places poppies on the grave of Royal New Zealand Air Force warrant officer Denis Scrimgeour on Singapore's ...

American military staff in Singapore help bring peace of mind to a NZ veteran's family in Richmond.

Maister to speak among Lions in Nelson

Barry Maister - Member of the International Olympic committee and Gold medallist at the 1976 games in Montreal - will ...

The Olympic movement is still a winner, says NZ Olympic stalwart.

Injured tramper rescued

A search and rescue team were flown into the Nelson Lakes by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter on Friday night to ...

A search and rescue team were flown into the Nelson Lakes to locate an injured tramper.

Riders saddle up for crazy horse

It has taken six weeks of digging, compacting and grooming to get the trail ready.

More than a hundred mountainbike riders share the honour of being the first to tame Crazy Horse.

Pest controller's call to arms

Shane Warland ready to do battle against pests.

It may seem like a dirty job, but for Shane Warland it's a way of helping others... he's waging war on Nelson pests.

Hunt Jet making a hull of a difference on the river

The Hunt Jet craft, designed by Wakefield man Andy Bowron, has been in high demand by hunters and boat enthusiasts from ...

A Nelson boatbuilder's full throttle hunting accessory has sold outdoors enthusiasts up the river - and customers are extremely grateful.

Heaphy MTB season extended

Nick Brown rides along the West Coast between Heaphy Beach and Kohaihai.

Mountainbikers will get to enjoy two more months of spring riding on the Heaphy Track.

Diesel spill on SH6

Police are still investigating the source of the spill. (FILE PHOTO)

Motorists in Nelson are urged to avoid the area after two minor accidents.

Runaway deer in cemetery

Bryce Buckland rounded up six of the runaway deer at Marsden Valley Cemetery on Wednesday.

Where they came from isn't known, but they've made a new home in a Nelson cemetery.

Stopping exotic invaders may be impossible

New Zealand's biosecurity laws are the most stringent in the world. Yet there is probably little chance of slowing down ...

Invasive species "homogenise" indigenous environments.

Murder-accused 'lost it'

Philip Quayle died after being attacked on a street in Cairns, Australia, about 100 metres from his home.

Man accused of murdering Nelson man in Cairns allegedly told friends they should "roll" two strangers before the attack.

Letting Gravity take over

Alistair Matthew of Gravity Nelson takes Stu Hunt out for a ride at Codgers.

Stu Hunt recently tagged along with Gravity Nelson's Alistair Matthew for a few tips on making the most of a mountainbiking mecca.

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