Secret highway fears

Rachel Reeseā€™s office

Group claims secret agenda to build motorway extension is behind proposal to close Brook Camp.

Trust seeks to plug gap

Te Korowai Trust is considering expanding its services into the Orchard St area of Stoke.

Fish dumper 'lazy, dirty'

Liz Evans

A Stoke woman is furious after she spotted a suspicious-looking 'fancy lady' dumping dead fish carcasses on her property.

Stoke development in spotlight


Ask the Mayor: Rachel Reese responds to questions about the city council's future plans for Nelson's 'forgotten suburb'.

Building for Nelson's future

Three Ridges

A 64-lot subdivision has started on The Ridgeway, offering affordable homes for under $500,000.

Residents want action on stormwater

Stoke residents are frustrated with having to fight rising waters during heavy rain.

House 44 unlikely to reopen


The House 44 community centre has shut, unable to secure funding after a financial scandal.

Body found in Stoke

Police are 'not ruling out anything' as they work to identify a man found dead in Stoke today.

School fire kept arsonist warm

A youth who set fire to Nayland College because "he was cold" has been sentenced.

Family's home gutted by fire

Stoke house fire

Video: A family returned home after a day's work to find their home "completely gutted" by a huge fire.

New venture for 'coffee genius'

Journeyman barista sets up shop in Stoke


Barista Derek Henry, formerly of Lambrettas, Zumo and Red Gallery, has taken over a cafe and bar in what he describes as "up and coming" Stoke.

Stoke village opens $10m expansion

Nick Smith

A Stoke retirement village has more than doubled its staff with the opening of a $10m "village centre".

Band exhilarated after 'triumphant' tour



Members of Stoke's Celtic Pipe Band are exhausted but exhilarated after their tour to Germany.

Stomach bug alert at rest home

Visitors are being warned about a vomiting bug at Whareama rest home in Stoke.

Outcry leads to axing of liquor store

A controversial application for a liquor store licence in Stoke has been withdrawn.

Saxton ready for shows

Stadium now city's main event venue

Music in the Mountains

Saxton Stadium, more used to netball than art, will also host cats, gardens and blokes this year as it takes over as Nelson's premier event venue.

Phone wires spark fire callout

stoke fire

A fire that quickly spread across 1500 square metres in Stoke is believed to have been sparked by newly installed telephone wires.

Cyclist denies 'hit and run' claim


A Nelson cyclist has fronted up to clear his name over a crash, saying he's not a hit-and-run rider.

More than a picnic for bears

Nelson teddy bears picnic

Gallery: If you went down to the woods in Isel Park yesterday, you were sure of a big surprise.

Classic bike show a hit

Shane Harwood

Treasured memories were on display at the Stoke Memorial Hall for the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club's annual show.

Applicants defend liquor store bid

Chirag Tailor

A Dairy owner criticised for selling legal highs in Nelson is under fire for trying to open a liquor store.

Man charged with assault

A man has been charged with assaulting a child following an incident outside Countdown Stoke.

Big Lotto win for Black Cat player

A Stoke man is hundreds of thousands of dollars richer after winning Lotto's top prize on Saturday.

Stoke Recognition and the McCashin story


A few weeks back we joined a celebration at McCashin's Brewery launching a new beer series and a new book called The First Craft Beer - The McCashin's Story and the Kiwi Brewing Revolution it Sparked.

Waste collection an eye-opener


An unscheduled rubbish collection has picked up bags of waste around Stoke streets.

Man suspected of assault identified

A man who allegedly assaulted a child outside Stoke Countdown has come forward after an appeal for information in a Nelson Mail story yesterday.

Police criticise 'vigilante' action

Group of 100 motorists used 'vigilante' tactics to recover a car stolen from a car show at Motueka.

Fire reveals grow rooms

Manson Ave fire

A Stoke house extensively damaged by a fire last week was home to a commercial cannabis farm. | Stoke home gutted by fire

Stoke house gutted by fire

house fire

Video: Loud bangs of windows blowing out alerted neighbours to a blaze that destroyed a Stoke house this morning.

Stoke: A quiet achiever that could do with more


Stoke is not a fashionable or trendy place - and we don't care. Stoke's strength is its atmosphere, strong community and facilities, not its retail zone.

McCashin's wins beer award

Dean and Terry McCashin

Nelson's McCashin's Brewery has won a sought-after Trans-Tasman award with its Stoke Bomber Bohemian Ale.

Stoke church on market

Gary Clover

Church that fails to meet quake standards and changing needs of congregation is up for sale.

Families keep history alive

Dean and Terry McCashin


Stoke and Founders breweries have been criticised for losing their connection to their local roots. But these families have no intention of letting go.

Crashed car cuts power

Stoke Crash

Video: Homes in Stoke went without electricity after a speeding car slammed into a power pole on Neale Ave.

Young musicians take the stage

Brightwater School

Nelson has plenty of up and coming musicians, judging by the 23 bands performing at the Rockfest at Stoke School.

Singles night popular

Sharon Macarthy

Cafe owner Sharon Macarthy who organised a dating evening for the over 40s said it was such a success she plans to make it a regular event.

We're not filthy pigs, say ex-tenants


A couple evicted from a Stoke rental property claim their former landlord forced them out of their home. | Quake 'victims' trash house

'Victims' trash house

Tineke Pauling

A Nelson homeowner has been left out of pocket after offering help to a family she thought was 'absolutely desperate'.

Stoke leads way in growth

Main Rd Stoke

The latest census data shows what Stoke residents already know; the suburb is growing and an attractive place to live.

'Naive' man groomed teen for sex


A 20-year-old Stoke man has avoided a prison sentence after admitting he groomed and did a sexual act with a 13-year-old boy.

Scooter theft ruins holiday

Cooper Keeler-Herd

Nine-year old Cooper Keeler-Herd is the latest victim of a spate of scooter thefts in Nelson.

Truck ramps up the fun for kids

Youngsters flock to skate and scooter contest


Skaters and scooter-ers took advantage of an empty carpark at Broadgreen Intermediate School to test a set of flash new ramps.

Fun night planned for singles

Sharon Macarthy

Dating in Nelson can be tough. Internet dating is not for everyone and neither is going pubs or night clubs in the hope of meeting Mr or Mrs right.

Neighbour worries about party noise

The city council is under fire for failing to notify residents about a Saxton Field nightclub serving as 'party central' for the Masters Games.

Oak tree trouble torments terrace

Stoke resident Brian Fairbairn wants the Nelson City Council to overhaul its system for listing protected trees.

Calendar duty 'lots of fun'

Mark Janssen

Stoke Volunteer Firefighter Mark Janssen is Mr October in the New Zealand Firefighters' Calendar 2014.

Trucks galore descend on school

Fundraiser to welcome more than 40 big rigs


Stoke School parents are thinking big for their next fundraiser - big trucks.

Fall in rates angers 'The Jackal'

John Lacey

A Stoke resident is mad as hell at the city council after receiving his rates bill - for less than he expected.

The battle for Stoke

MMotueka High School bal

Stoke is often regarded as Nelson's forgotten suburb, which is why election hopefuls are focusing on the area. Tracy Neal reports.

Selling tinnies paid for legal highs

A Stoke man sold cannabis so he could buy "legal highs", the Nelson District Court has heard.

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