Instead of sitting on the ground to eat lunch, Stoke School's 210 pupils tucked into a long lunch at a long table set up on the playing fields yesterday.
A planned new community hub for Stoke is a step nearer.
Budget service 'there to help'
Struggling Stoke mum says not-for-profit agency helped her get finances and life back on track.
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.
Jim Palmer is the meat in a Labour sandwich and he's not happy about it.
Labour's big red bus rolled through the streets of Stoke yesterday morning, emblazoned with supporters' signatures from around the country.
Round two of public meetings on the future of Stoke attracted a smaller, but more "feisty" crowd.
Lengthy consultation process on Stoke's future reveals multi-use community centre high on public's wishlist.
Community feedback has revealed a desire to see more retail and recreational growth in Stoke.
The driver of a crashed car on Main Rd Stoke had to be cut free from his vehicle after a three-car pile-up.
'Barry White of beers' wins gold in London
Stoke's McCashin's Brewery has won gold at the prestigious International Beer Awards in London.
The results of feedback on how to shape Stoke's future will be shared at a public meeting.
Residents living near a hazardous Nelson intersection welcome move to reduce the speed limit from 70kmh to 50kmh.
Stoke School tackles deprivation head-on
In the fourth part of a series looking at struggling families, Stacey Knott checks out initiatives in Stoke, one of Nelson's most deprived areas.
More missiles thrown from Stoke overbridge serve as a reminder of the potential danger to drivers, say police.
Another 325 units will be added to the Nelson region's retirement village inventory with planned new developments and expansion of existing villages.
Stoke pulled off a stunning 22-20 upset Tasman Trophy rugby win over Wakatu Hotel Marist at Greenmeadows on Saturday.
Property in Stoke, which burnt down while housing a cannabis crop, transformed into new artspace.
Red, white and green were the colours decking out Stoke Seniors Hall as they celebrated the Italian national republic day.
An overheated light fitting is believed to be the cause of a devastating fire at the Wakatu Industrial Estate.
OPINION: It's not surprising that councillors voted against the Stoke skate park. But we need to remember that young people were the losers.
Fire that gutted a house in Stoke caused by smoker falling asleep. | Fire destroys Stoke house
A 73-year-old man was treated for burns after he escaped a fire that destroyed his Stoke house yesterday afteroon.
OPINION: The current focus on Stoke is both overdue and an important and necessary aspect of planning for the region's future.
A project to boost Nelson's "ignored" suburb of Stoke has been launched with the community being asked for ideas.
Cheap rental space in Stoke has driven a recent surge in demand which is now straining supply.
Group claims secret agenda to build motorway extension is behind proposal to close Brook Camp.
Te Korowai Trust is considering expanding its services into the Orchard St area of Stoke.
A Stoke woman is furious after she spotted a suspicious-looking 'fancy lady' dumping dead fish carcasses on her property.
Ask the Mayor: Rachel Reese responds to questions about the city council's future plans for Nelson's 'forgotten suburb'.
A 64-lot subdivision has started on The Ridgeway, offering affordable homes for under $500,000.
Stoke residents are frustrated with having to fight rising waters during heavy rain.
The House 44 community centre has shut, unable to secure funding after a financial scandal.
Police are 'not ruling out anything' as they work to identify a man found dead in Stoke today.
A youth who set fire to Nayland College because "he was cold" has been sentenced.
Video: A family returned home after a day's work to find their home "completely gutted" by a huge fire.
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.
A Stoke retirement village has more than doubled its staff with the opening of a $10m "village centre".
SASHA BORISSENKO - Nelson
Members of Stoke's Celtic Pipe Band are exhausted but exhilarated after their tour to Germany.
Visitors are being warned about a vomiting bug at Whareama rest home in Stoke.
A controversial application for a liquor store licence in Stoke has been withdrawn.
Stadium now city's main event venue
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.
A fire that quickly spread across 1500 square metres in Stoke is believed to have been sparked by newly installed telephone wires.
A Nelson cyclist has fronted up to clear his name over a crash, saying he's not a hit-and-run rider.
Gallery: If you went down to the woods in Isel Park yesterday, you were sure of a big surprise.
Treasured memories were on display at the Stoke Memorial Hall for the Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club's annual show.
A Dairy owner criticised for selling legal highs in Nelson is under fire for trying to open a liquor store.
A man has been charged with assaulting a child following an incident outside Countdown Stoke.
A Stoke man is hundreds of thousands of dollars richer after winning Lotto's top prize on Saturday.
FRITZ KUCKUCK AND MARIA GRAU - Nelson
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.