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Mice plague fattens 'magical' trout

Australian angler Meg Gordon with the 5.7kg (12.5lb) brown trout she caught in mid-April "on a river somewhere in the top of the South Island".

An upsurge in mice numbers has lead to a steady supply of huge trout in top of the south rivers.

Owner despairs as dozen dogs disappear

Rob Coombes'  is upping the reward for his stolen hunting  dog  Queenie.

Rob Coombes is gutted - his best mate is one of 12 dogs reported missing or lost in Nelson in just over a week.

Neudorf releases wine library gallery

Simon McGuire, left, and Todd Stevens unpacking older vintages in the mudbrick library.

Neudorf Vineyards is releasing the first of its wine library as it down-sizes its 35-year collection.

Rescued dog happy in new home

Jason Wood with rescued English bulldog Poppy at home in Motueka.

An abandoned dog whose plight prompted an outpouring of support has enjoyed her first week of peace in a long time.

Upcycling store gives nod to the past

Judith Ritchie in her Gorgeous Retro + Upcycled studio on Collingwood Street.

Nelson's newest creative boutique studio sells the quirky work of 15 artists from the region. 

Huge crowd for Super clash

Crusaders fans Elisha Fleming (left) and Caleb Binns (right) have had a season-long rivalry with Hurricanes fan Campbell Rollo.

With 12,500 tickets sold, the Hurricanes v Crusaders clash is set to be Nelson's biggest sporting event in years.

Lecture to shed light on Anzac legend

Dr Damien Fenton of Wellington, military historian and Massey University honorary research fellow in Gallipoli

A detailed discussion about the Ottoman Empire and Anzacs in Gallipoli during WWI is to be held in Nelson's Masonic Hall on Thursday evening. 

Muslim community requests burial area

Nelson Muslim Group treasurer Nissa Mowjood says Nelson needs a Muslim burial area.

Nelson's Muslims are asking for a dedicated burial area in recognition of their culture and diversity.

NMIT centre 'wicked waste'

The abandoned NMIT and Brook Waimarama Sanctuary facilities in the Brook Valley.

A set of abandoned classrooms on unstable land on Brook St have cost $15,000 in lease and security fees.

Firefighters battle to control blaze video

Nelson Fire Service senior firefighter Grant Fraser at the Brunning Street fire on Tuesday.

Nelson woman "terrified" after discarded fireplace ashes sparked scrub fire seen across the city.

Chinese friendship celebrated in Nelson

Professor Xinming Zhao Chen shows off her calligraphy skills at the New Zealand China Friendship Society national conference at Tahunanui School on Saturday.

Tea tasting, calligraphy and tai chi were on display during a celebration of the friendship between New Zealand and China.

Bid to save historic church

The historic old Seafarers Mission building on Haven Road, formerly owned by Jack Guard and now owned by Jose G Cano.

A Nelson photographer who purchased a historic church on Haven Rd is confident the unique old building can be saved.

Freedive for dolphins video

William Trubridge Plunge Free Dive.

Wellington game studio teams with NZ's top free diver to help save endangered dolphins.

Books, books and more books

Founders Book Fair event assistant Rory Littlejohn with a table made of Dan Browns books.

Over 50,000 books and a whole lot of genres are set for this year's annual Founders Book Fair

Grown-ups going back to school

Joesph Batchelor, an adult student at Tapawera Area School

Adult learners are hitting the books at Tapawera Area School - the first time the school has had older students for a decade.

Council risks 'killing sport'

Barton Smallbore Rifle Range building on Paru Paru Road.

Rifle club members in Nelson will have nowhere to go if their building is demolished says past-president Don Fraser.

Dangers of snow tyres need addressing

Wayne Stronach with his daughter's Suzuki Swift which arrived in the country fitted with snow tires.

Parents of Nelson woman who crashed in a car fitted with snow tyres want vehicles flagged and risks identified.

Free course for fearful mums-to-be

Anna Wilde.

Nelson antenatal support practitioner offers new course for mums-to-be who worry about going through childbirth again.

Woman discharged for holding child's wrist

Nelson District Court.

Woman who held onto the wrist of a stranded child while arguing with his mother for leaving him alone found guilty of assault.

CCTV cameras come at a cost, but police want more

A CCTV camera was installed in April to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in Victory Square

A CCTV camera watching over Victory Square is costing the Nelson City Council $7000.

Council shouldn't be in business of running zoo, says councillor

Natureland Wildlife Trustees and Natureland operators Mike and Meg Rutledge.

Although the vision is a good one and the operators are dedicated, if the council gives Natureland more funding it will signal that it is running a zoo, says councillor Pete Rainey.

New owner and new look for Cafe Istanbul

Cafe Istanbul will reopen at Cafe Max by new owner Victor Flores.

New owner and new look for Cafe Istanbul 

Tears of joy at rockquest

Tetra band members Lara Cammock, Emma Common, Carmen Puklowski and Madi Fulton Buckle of Nelson College for Girls, after winning first place for the band category at the Smokefreerockquest Nelson finals held at the Theatre Royal.

There were screams of joy and tears of happiness at the regional finals of the Smokefreerockquest on Saturday.

When cancer is a laughing matter

Steve Wilson and Rachel Yerbury-Wilson are organising Cormac's Laughing at Cancer Cabaret for hospice fund raising.

A Nelson couple is calling on performers, tech assistants and collectors to come and laugh at cancer with them.

'Step up' on Fluoride

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Tempany Williams 4.
Has her dental check.
Fluoride story.
Community Oral Health Service

Fluoride for water supplies should be a central government decision, says Nelson mayor Rachel Reese.

Excellent finish to busy season

The Tides Restaurant and Delorenzo's Studio Apartments have been given certificates of excellence by TripAdvisor. From left, Trailways Hotel general manager Garry Munro and food and beverage manager Lexie Wilson.

Two Nelson businesses have been awarded certificates of excellence by international review website TripAdvisor.o

Performances wow Victory community gallery

Fifteen year old Hannah Reade of Ruby Bay performs during Victory's Got Talent 2015 in the Victory Community Centre on Saturday night.

Singers and dancers from the Victory community took to the stage at the annual Victory's Got Talent event.

Oops! That's our name

Chris Allison (left) and John-Paul Pochin pictured at  the new cycleway on St Vincent St last year.

Vision Nelson Tasman, launched last week, didn't look hard enough when it chose its name. A very different group got there first.

Back to Nepal for Nelson director

First Steps Himalaya charity director Durga Aran

The Nepalese director of a Nelson based charity heads home to get children back to school after devastating earthquakes.  

Coastguard open day interrupted by callout

Operations crew members Peter Herrick (left) of Richmond and Neville Shields of Nelson on board the Talley's Marine Rescue CRV during Sunday's Nelson Coast Guard Open Day.

Visitors at the Coastguard open day in Nelson got a close-up view of how the crew works when they were called out on a job in the middle of the event.

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